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Mar
11
comment Do any precolumbian board games survive?
@murgatroid99, apparently "precolumbian" is the magic word here. I tried searching with other terms, like "new world" and "americas", but got too much noise. Somehow "precolumbian" didn't occur to me till writing the question.
Mar
10
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
So are you saying that such games do or do not exist? If you're not saying one way or another, I don't think you're answering the question.
Mar
10
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
I'm asking the question as part of the process of designing a new title, trying to find out if this end-game behavior is already in use or not. What I'm not looking for is a recommendation of a game to try out.
Mar
10
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
@ire_and_curses, I don't need examples to prove the existence of the class, but a single example would suffice to prove it. I could reword it as a game identification question "What's the name of that game where X" instead of "Are there any games where X" and it would be functionally identical.
Mar
10
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
@ire_and_curses, but in order to show that the class has at least one member, you'd have to give an example. As an analogy, "Are there any primes greater than 10?" can be answered with a single example, yet it isn't asking for a recommendation.
Mar
10
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
@ire_and_curses, I'm asking whether that class of games has any members; I'm not asking for a recommendation in any way.
Mar
4
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
@tsuma534, the referee situation is what the second diagram in the question covers.
Mar
3
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
@tsuma534, I'm not asking how winning and losing ought to be defined (a question for philosophy), I'm asking if this specific definition is in use by any games.
Oct
27
comment Tic-Tac-Toe card games?
So you're looking for games that a) use cards and b) have a goal of getting three of your symbol in a row? I think that's specific enough.
Oct
27
comment Tic-Tac-Toe card games?
How similar are you looking for? There are many games where the goal is to form a line of your own pieces -- too many to make this a good question unless you're looking for something more specific.
Oct
26
comment Do you still pay 10x the dice when getting the chance card that takes you to the nearest utility if the property is mortgaged?
@Samthere, that would make an excellent follow-up question. Both of the cards referenced above would be relevant to it.
Aug
17
comment In warhammer 40k can I combines these armies?
Are you asking if you can combine two units in a single army, or are you asking if you can use one of them as your HQ?
Jul
14
comment In axis and allies 1941 do fighters have to take off to participate in an attack?
If you clean it up, I'd be happy to upvote it. Upvotes get you reputation which lets you do more on the site.
Jul
13
comment In axis and allies 1941 do fighters have to take off to participate in an attack?
This is a very difficult question to follow. I'd edit it to make it clearer, but I can't figure out what you're actually trying to say in some parts.
Jun
24
comment How do I mitigate 'alpha playing' in Pandemic?
You might find this question interesting: What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
Jun
23
comment Roll-and-Move Board Design
Richard, as it is, this question is unlikely to be useful to anyone else. I'm going to try to edit it in such a way that it might be more generally applicable. If you think my edit ruins the intent of the question, feel free to revert it back to your version -- I won't be offended!
Jun
5
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
So at the end, you could have a winner, a loser, and a neither-winner-nor-loser?
May
29
comment What do you do when one or more adults is upset or acting inappropriately?
This is a broad question, but I think it could be answered well from a boardgamer's perspective.
May
28
comment Randomly but Evenly Distributing Tokens on a Board
If you're making the board sections yourself, you could always cut the edges so each terrain type can only be adjacent to types you want. (Disclaimer: I'm the designer for that game.)
May
27
comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
@bwarner, that raises a different question. As far as I'm concerned, if it's not cheating, it's socially acceptable unless the group comes to a social agreement otherwise.