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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.


Aug
7
revised Strategies for playing The Masochist in Cosmic Encounter?
another correction related to Filth, which is available with an expansion; edited body
Aug
7
accepted Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
Aug
4
revised Strategies for playing The Masochist in Cosmic Encounter?
minor clarifaction
Aug
4
revised Strategies for playing The Masochist in Cosmic Encounter?
minor change to reflect that the Filth is not in the latest edition
Aug
4
answered Strategies for playing The Masochist in Cosmic Encounter?
Jul
29
revised Differences between Steam and Age of Steam?
added game tag
Jul
29
revised Removing the Luck from Stone Age
added game tag
Jul
13
answered Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
Jul
12
revised Is it right to refrain from making a takeout double in borderline situations?
bidding tag added
Jul
12
comment Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
I read over the rules several times and saw the video as well and ended in the same place you did. Probably yes. However, it does seem odd because it is easier to find 2+2=4 swishes than a 4 swish that can not be decomposed into 2 sets of 2. Meanwhile, the scoring treats these two situations identically.
Jul
12
comment Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
From your reply, I'm not sure you understood my question (maybe I should take pictures of 4 cards to illustrate). Let me state it in reverse. If you have what seems to be a valid 4 card swish per the rules you've quoted, is it still valid if the 4 cards can be rearranged into 2 sets of 2 swishes?
Jul
12
asked Are 2 2-card-swishes a valid 4-card-swish?
Jul
6
revised What can I do to avoid being stuck being able to do nothing in Settlers of Catan?
added strategy tag
Jul
6
revised What can I do to avoid being stuck being able to do nothing in Settlers of Catan?
typo
Jul
5
revised What can I do to avoid being stuck being able to do nothing in Settlers of Catan?
added a new idea in intro: experienced players advising newbies on initial settlement/road placement
Jul
4
revised What can I do to avoid being stuck being able to do nothing in Settlers of Catan?
improved and better balanced my comments on the importance of wheat/ore
Jul
3
answered What can I do to avoid being stuck being able to do nothing in Settlers of Catan?
Jun
28
revised Why are beginning to intermediate bridge players told to delay learning how to bid certain types of unusual hands?
teaching tag added to serve same purpose as the removed beginner tag
Jun
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is optimal end play in Settlers?
Jun
23
revised What is a Gateway Game?
fixed grammar