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(update) - My board game was funded on Kickstarter last summer (~$28500)!


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Apr
9
answered What is optimal robber placement in Settlers?
Apr
7
comment What is optimal end play in Settlers?
@David: Really?!?! I can't believe it! Indeed, MANY an argument has resulted from this (non?) rule :)
Apr
6
comment Should I trash Copper or Silver with Mine?
This answer is a "go-to" for copper FAQ! Upvoted long ago.
Mar
28
comment What is optimal end play in Settlers?
Things have changed a lot in the 11 years since I first played. It used to be the rule that trading and buying were separate phases in one's turn, and once you had started to buy, you couldn't return to trade (even 3:1, 4:1 etc)
Mar
27
comment What is optimal end play in Settlers?
Doesn't the limit on playing dev cards apply to all types (with Victory cards being revealed, rather than played)?
Mar
8
comment How is the “Longest Route” calculated in Ticket to Ride?
@Matthew: That is helpful and definitive. I guess most times that I've played (live or on iOS), it hasn't come up since the winner of Longest Route usually has... well... one really long route!
Mar
8
comment How is the “Longest Route” calculated in Ticket to Ride?
I'd better (re)consult the rules before going further :)
Mar
8
comment How is the “Longest Route” calculated in Ticket to Ride?
Pat, I'm not sure on the best course of action (1 - edit your answer, or 2 - make my own answer). Those of us who know the rule can interpret/apply your first sentence (and @Matthew 's comment about 11 cars vs 8 cars) correctly, but "longest continuous number of train cars" is very imprecise. Without citing a bunch of wolfram math definitions, maybe we could say "The owner of the longest simple (non-self-intersecting) route, as measured by number of trains,..." or something like that? It is certainly possible for an 11 car (non simple) route to be "shorter" than an 8 car route.
Mar
5
comment What are some good ways to transition to more complex strategic thinking games?
Thanks for that, @StasK. A friend has that game - guess it's time to check it out!
Mar
2
answered What are some good ways to transition to more complex strategic thinking games?
Mar
1
comment Does mixing Dominion expansions lessen the power of card combinations in random kingdom setups?
@Pow: Thanks, but I'm sure the meaning is clear from the context! I'll work on my parenthetical phrasing in the future. With 3000+ games logged online, I'd like to think that I haven't been "cheating"...
Mar
1
comment If Possession is played while executing another Possession, who takes the next turn?
POSSESSION-CEPTION
Mar
1
comment How do Possession and Throne Room interact?
What if, while possessing the other player, you play a Possession card? POSSESSION-CEPTION
Feb
29
comment Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?
Also, by your reasoning, you could "buy" (thereby gaining) a curse from an empty deck and (instead, though not really) gain a silver.
Feb
29
comment Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?
To be more pedantic still... :) but seriously forks. I have yet to hear of a programming error on isotropic, so I recommend just playing a game with the card(s) in question in the future.
Feb
29
comment Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?
Right. "instead of gaining a card,... " means "instead of taking a card and adding it to your discard...".
Feb
29
revised Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?
added 175 characters in body
Feb
29
answered Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?
Feb
29
comment How is Settlers of Catan different when playing with the 5-6 player expansion?
You don't have to stop. Players have to vocalize their intent and/or throw resource cards towards the banker before the dice are rolled or they miss-out. (*) - the way we play, that is
Feb
29
comment Do you get a gold when playing Trading Post?
It took me WAY too long to realize that this question (and answer, obviously) is about 7 Wonders, and not Dominion!