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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.


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accepted What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
Oct
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comment What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
@Hackworth Regarding duplication, I searched B&CG for 10 minutes before posting this question and was not able to find the question you referenced. I also searched the internet for a couple minutes. While that question's answer pretty much answers my question, the title and question is not what I was asking and is therefore pretty hard to find for someone asking my more general question - which seems to me a natural question to ask for someone new to this game (such as myself).
Oct
13
comment What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
Alternative to coins: dice (1 through 6), which is handy if they go up (or down) in value through enchantments or other means.
Oct
13
asked What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
Oct
7
accepted Must a player disclose what deck they are using before play?
Oct
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Oct
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Oct
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asked Must a player disclose what deck they are using before play?
Jul
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Jul
4
revised What are good placement strategies for Stratego?
clarified reference to best pieces (differs in original and newer versions)
Jul
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May
29
comment What is the best starting planet in Race for the Galaxy (base set)
I saw stats somewhere that showed New Earth having a hard time when expansion sets are included, and that accords with the games I play. But I don't have the stats to prove it. Alpha Centauri and ELC seem to win most often in my games though I don't really new which is better between the two.
May
23
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
@thumbtackthief With no house rules, Monopoly will last several hours if there is little or no trading and no player achieves a Monopoly. I have seen such games, especially when 1 or more players are greatly feared for their trading prowess. Other players embargo or trade very cautiously and infrequently.
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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awarded  Famous Question
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