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I play a number of board and card games with varying degrees of skill, but using "algorithms" to avoid the most obvious mistakes. Depending on the game, if you can beat me, you are probably not a beginner, and perhaps a pretty good player.


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comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Oddly enougn, I have more leeway in a tournament than I do with my (rather contentious) tablemates. Apparently, if I take 2-3 minutes to study a difficult hand, then play "quickly" after that (because of what I've learned) I'm ok. – Tom Au 0 secs ago edit
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accepted What Makes Buildings Valuable In Puerto Rico?
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accepted In Axis and Allies, Is There A Way to Measure the Benefits of Various Techs Against Each Other? And the Cost of Discovery?
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comment What Crazy Bridge Bidding Systems Actually Work In Practice?
@TimLymington: I'd welcome your comments/answers on my other bridge questions. I've asked a few.
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comment In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
Welcome to the site. Thanks for the answer (a good one). An upvote AND an acceptance.
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accepted In Bridge, Is There A Way To Shorten “Reaction Time” For “Real Time” Play
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accepted In Axis and Allies, When (and How) Would You Adjust Your Opening Strategy?
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answered How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
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answered Card Games for Three Players?
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asked In Poker, What is the Significance of “Betting on the Come”
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accepted Which Experts Seem to Interchange Trumps and Points in Bridge Bidding?
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comment Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it ?
@Lo'oris: Maybe in Italy. But the questioner is not from there.
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comment Can I create my own version of Monopoly and distribute it ?
@Chad: Basically, the new version has to be "different" enough from the old, so they can't be confused, however defined. New "knockoffs" do expand the reach, but not infinitely. Apparently, the questioner is a foreigner who wants to create a "local" version outside the US where these issues probably don't apply. That's what I was encouraging him to do.
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answered Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?
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accepted What are rules for an overcall that have wide acceptance?
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answered How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
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