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comment In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
I thought this was a terrific additional answer as it suggested ways to avoid losing that many people might not think of. I also agree with you that for many setups it would be difficult to prove manually whether or not it is impossible to win. However, computer simulation might be able to provide such proof, if it's not too computationally expensive to explore every possible set of player choices.
Apr
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revised In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
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Apr
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accepted In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Apr
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asked In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Apr
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comment What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Great answer but I'm left with a question: Is there still a very wide range between the best and worst powers, or was that range tightened? As you can see from the stats I posted here (boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/6140/…), powers like the Aristocrat, Disease, and Mesmer won about 4x more (in the Eon version) than Warrior, Mutant, and Witch.
Apr
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revised What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
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comment What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Even though Tynam's answer was awesome, I appreciate the links - I had no idea there was a Cosmic Encounter Wiki. Perhaps it would make more sense to post my Cosmic Encounter stats at the wikia site rather than (or in addition to) Board and Card Games. As you can see, hardly anybody views my stats here: (boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/6140/…)
Apr
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accepted What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
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asked What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Mar
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revised Is Duplicate Bridge (standard Matchpoints) a game of pure skill?
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Mar
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revised What is optimal end play in Settlers?
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Mar
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revised What is optimal end play in Settlers?
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Mar
28
comment What is optimal end play in Settlers?
@alexP Your answer is good and mine does overlap somewhat but I shifted the emphasis from unplayed dev cards to sneakiness, which doesn't always require dev cards (see my 4th and 5th points above related to useless settlement sites and connecting disparate roads).
Mar
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answered What is optimal end play in Settlers?
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asked What is optimal end play in Settlers?
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accepted How do game designers come up with suggested (or minimum) age requirements for games?
Mar
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comment How do game designers come up with suggested (or minimum) age requirements for games?
I'm not getting what you're saying, but this seems like more of a meta thing. So I just posted a question about this on meta. Note that I do like your answer and will likely accept it after waiting a couple more days to see if anyone else chimes in with an answer. I certainly learned more than I expected to when I asked the question.