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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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8
answered Double after a pre-empt?
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2
awarded  Socratic
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awarded  Inquisitive
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awarded  Curious
Jul
2
accepted How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
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revised How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
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Jun
30
comment How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
@Aryabhata: That's very good to know.
Jun
30
comment How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
@TimLymington: I would consider this as a great answer, even though I technically did not ask the Texas transfer question. (But I did add a line to obliquely refer to it.) I like to wait a day or two before actually accepting this as the best answer.
Jun
30
asked How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
Jun
28
revised Monopoly hotel sell to pay debt to opponent
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Jun
28
answered Monopoly hotel sell to pay debt to opponent
Jun
19
comment For one who likes trading games like monopoly what's the closest 2-player game with similar dynamics?
I'd try Easy Money.
Jun
17
comment What games are similar to Risk?
"Are there any other board games that have similar game mechanics to Risk?" In what way? Which mechanics are of most interest to you?
Jun
17
comment For one who likes trading games like monopoly what's the closest 2-player game with similar dynamics?
This is not a true "recommendations" question. The difference is that it is a "close substitutes" question, which is much narrower. Which is why I voted to reopen. See my answer on the related meta question.
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revised substitutes wiki description
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wiki created substitutes description
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wiki created substitutes excerpt
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16
revised For one who likes trading games like monopoly what's the closest 2-player game with similar dynamics?
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Jun
14
comment What Is the Preferred Strategy For the US in Axis and Allies? Why?
Welcome to the site. An upvote for a good answer. See my comment under Scott Mitchell's answer about "weather rules."
Jun
12
comment Has the value of a five-card suit in no trump contracts been demonstrated?
I'd say 26-27 would do if the hand was 4-4-3-2, but you need 28-29 for 4-3-3-3, and can "make do" with 24-25 and 5-3-3-2, provided that the "5" is reasonably solid.