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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 Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Reading through my own answer, it occurs to me that I would win more Monopoly games by pretending to have less skill than I do. For example I could say silly sounding things like "my favorite color has been blue all my life so I really like the blues . . . can I trade you . . . ." If I could make it look like I was stumbling my way to victory despite my seeming lack of skill, perhaps I could go many more games before getting embargoed.
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revised Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
overhauled answer to make up for overly brief question and respond to comments and other answers
Feb
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comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Despite having acquired some skill in the game, I don't like to play Monopoly because the part that involves great skill and has a large influence on the game outcome - trading - only comes up just a few times in a several hour game.
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comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
This is a good question that should not be closed. I have heard the question several times in my life. In one case, I proved my answer that Monopoly has skill by playing a game with fresh opponents and winning handily, using skill. In my experience, most beginners greatly underestimate the importance of and skill required in trading. I answered the question to describe this important and complex skill and what goes into acquiring and mastering it.
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answered Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
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revised Strategies for playing The Masochist in Cosmic Encounter?
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revised Who wins if the game ends with one player having 6 colonies and 1 or more players with 5 colonies?
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accepted Who wins if the game ends with one player having 6 colonies and 1 or more players with 5 colonies?
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answered Who wins if the game ends with one player having 6 colonies and 1 or more players with 5 colonies?
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asked Who wins if the game ends with one player having 6 colonies and 1 or more players with 5 colonies?
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comment Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?
Note that the latest (fifth!), somewhat expensive FFG version of cosmic encounters includes the rough equivalent of the base game plus expansions 1-4 (and even a little more). So variability is plentiful, which justifies the higher cost.
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