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Jun
26
suggested suggested edit on Discarding Destination Tickets in Ticket to Ride
Jun
25
answered How can I clearly detail all possible destinations from every point of the map in my game?
Jun
20
answered Counting multi-runs in cribbage
Jun
18
answered What techniques do high level SET players use when looking at a layout of cards?
Jun
1
awarded  Scholar
Jun
1
accepted Alpha, Beta, and Arabian Nights in Tournaments?
May
30
awarded  Student
May
30
asked Alpha, Beta, and Arabian Nights in Tournaments?
May
18
comment What is a Gateway Game?
I would also add that a Gateway Game is one that is relatively easy to learn how to play. i.e. the game mechanics and concepts are accessible to completely new players.
Apr
18
comment Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
Since wins are given the highest priority in the Swiss part of the tournament, the game play is really no different in the qualifiers vs the finals. A win will get you in so everyone is going for the win. The pressure to win is just ratcheted up during the single-elimination rounds. It is fairly rare that someone will have zero wins in the Swiss round and qualify for the finals based on points. I would equate this to The Amazing Race. During the Swiss rounds you are playing to not be in 17th place or lower. A win almost guarantees that. 2 wins definitely does.
Apr
17
answered Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
Feb
3
answered Where can I play Carcassonne or Colonists of Catan online?
Feb
3
awarded  Supporter
Feb
3
answered How does the cost of designer board games compare to other forms of entertainment?
Jan
23
awarded  Tag Editor
Jan
23
revised mahjong wiki excerpt
Expanded Excerpt and description for clarity
Jan
23
revised mahjong wiki description
Expanded Excerpt and description for clarity
Jan
23
suggested suggested edit on mahjong tag wiki excerpt
Jan
23
suggested suggested edit on mahjong tag wiki
Jan
23
answered Are there any English servers where I can play Mahjong online?