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I like a wide variety of games. My favorite is the card game of Bridge. In recent years I find myself far more often playing Settlers of Catan, and, lately, Ticket to Ride. I played a lot of Cosmic Encounter (EON Games version), Stratego, and Risk as a kid.


Jan
7
accepted Who wins if the game ends with one player having 6 colonies and 1 or more players with 5 colonies?
Sep
9
accepted When Governor and Alchemy cards are in same game, how does gaining a card for trashed card work?
Apr
2
accepted How can I minimize Black Market set up and clean up time?
Jan
11
accepted How to use Chapel card to its fullest potential?
Jan
10
accepted How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
Oct
3
accepted In Ticket to Ride, how do you overcome bad initial tickets?
Aug
7
accepted Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
Jun
16
accepted What is a Gateway Game?
May
25
accepted How is game feel and strategy different between the 1st and 3rd edition scoring rules?
May
25
accepted Is it better to go first or last in Vinci?
May
25
accepted What is optimal robber placement in Settlers?
May
23
accepted What are the differences between the 3 versions of Carcassonne?
Apr
20
accepted Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
Apr
19
accepted What is optimal end play in Settlers?
Apr
2
accepted In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Apr
2
accepted What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Mar
26
accepted How do game designers come up with suggested (or minimum) age requirements for games?
Mar
21
accepted Bottom card drawn during epidemic: Are 3 cubes added to the city pictured, when the disease in that city's region has already been eradicated?
Mar
14
accepted Do the vast majority of Rat-a-tat Cat rounds end very quickly?
Mar
12
accepted Is Duplicate Bridge (standard Matchpoints) a game of pure skill?