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Mobile Solutions Consultant at SAP (by way of Syclo acquisition)


Jan
16
answered Is this card game found in casinos?
Jan
16
answered Statistical Approach to Winning Monopoly
Sep
5
revised In Monopoly, Is it OK for a third party to make a trade with a player who is about to lose?
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Sep
5
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
3
answered Monopoly: Strategy in trading --how do I compute the expected value of a trade?
Aug
10
answered In the Great Dalmuti, should I be attempting to improve my seat position or shoot for the win?
Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
21
comment Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions
I now recommend the following simple house rule: Any new bid must be at least 10% higher than current high bid. This is simple and enough to keep the bidding from dragging on and on. Been playing this way with my sons and need to help my 1st grader by announcing the next allowable bid.
Sep
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
18
answered What are the rules for the card game “High Nines”?
Feb
18
accepted Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions
Feb
18
answered In Monopoly, Is it OK for a third party to make a trade with a player who is about to lose?
Feb
18
answered Sell and Buy houses from bank in the same round?
Dec
12
comment Clarifying house rules for Monopoly
I like buying up houses to block other's development as a good bit of strategy. But it does catch some other players off guard, so best to get agreement on this. Have allowed player's to sell the get out of jail free card, but only to another player and usually at a significant discount from $50.
Jul
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awarded  Scholar
Jul
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answered Short-version of Settlers of Catan
Mar
11
awarded  Teacher
Feb
11
comment Minimum bid rule for Monopoly auctions
Basically these rules come from a mixing of the eBay rules (#1) and a diluted version of poker min raising rules (#2). Rule a little more complicated than ideal, but the auctioneer can keep things moving with a "Do I hear [min bid]?" call.