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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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comment How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
@Aryabhata I suggest splitting the question in 2, as we're now collectively trying to answer two different questions, one about long suits, and the other about why many bridge players suggest that beginning to intermediate players put off learning to bid certain types of hands. I think this second question is very worth getting asked and answered for all new bridge players, so I'll post it separately in a few minutes. A clear answer to this 2nd question will help you make sense of why bidding systems ignore certain types of hands, and why most bridge players think this is a good thing.
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accepted How do you make Settlers of Catan work well for 2 players? (Problems and play-tested solution described, alternatives requested)
Jan
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comment How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?
10+ card suits are so rare that it's not worth learning about if you're just beginning. Much more common is 6 or 7 card suits, for which there various sets of conventions. I've played well over 10,000 hands and have yet to see a 10 card suit held by any player.
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answered What is a good resource to discover new games?
Jan
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comment How do you make Settlers of Catan work well for 2 players? (Problems and play-tested solution described, alternatives requested)
Is there a slow-the-leader mechanism? Or do you find in Cities and Knights that the player who takes a substantial lead first usually wins?
Jan
17
comment What are the differences between the various versions of Stratego?
@Apreche What prompted my question was an Amazon search that showed me at least 2 new versions. (1) Spinmaster Games version with a planetary setting, 30 pieces, and a "Spotter." (2) Milton Bradley has a fantasy themed version with 30 pieces. Quickly bewildered by the proliferation of versions that all have exactly the same name (Stratego), I figure it's worth getting a precise answer from someone who has played several versions rather than wading through several dozen Amazon reviews to try to get to the bottom of it.
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asked What are the differences between the various versions of Stratego?