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Apr
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revised How can I play Dominion with 5+ players without expansions?
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Mar
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answered Re-rolling secured red/yellow dice in Elder Sign?
Mar
8
comment Effective way of shuffling small form cards
I just pulled out a Relic threat deck (60+ Mini American cards like the ones I think you're talking about from Arkham) to test corner riffling on them. My first attempt flopped, but my second attempt went fine, and I tried a few more times after that without trouble. So, it's definitely possible. No sleeves on mine, though.
Mar
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answered Effective way of shuffling small form cards
Feb
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Feb
4
comment Why is Femme Fatale so expensive to install?
Oh, great point. I did not realize that about "bypass". :) Skeptical, I tried to find a way to refute you, but in fact FF says "When you encounter...", while Chum says "The next piece of ice the runner encounters...". So you are totally correct. Interesting stuff!
Feb
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answered Why is Femme Fatale so expensive to install?
Jan
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
10
comment Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion
It should be said that I'm mostly just describing my collection: boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Anglophobe
Jan
10
revised Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion
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Jan
10
answered Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion
Dec
18
comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
I think there's always a newer game, but I'm not aware of one that's catching on really huge or anything. My own experience with Pokemon is that the cards do not retain their value. There are a small handful that do, but rule additions as new expansions come out make the older cards really wimpy and irrelevant.
Dec
18
comment What are good standard tactics for Dominion?
Having played a bunch of Ascension now as well, I'm pretty convinced this is the most important strategy in any deck building game. Well-deserved place as top answer. :)
Dec
18
comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Sorry @CodeMaverick, I don't mean to put you off. I've tried to put a really thoughtful answer in the answer section, which I hope will help. The problem with it is that it's VERY subjective, which is not really the realm of this forum. There are other sites (e.g. boardgamegeek.com) with lists of games you can search by various attributes, and see ratings from a bunch of people. Having said all that, the right deciding factor may just be, what are his friends playing right now? I know that when I was 8, that was what was important to me.
Dec
18
revised What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Adding moar thingz
Dec
18
comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
I feel like this question is pretty vague. As far as the collectible bit, searching boardgamegeek.com for "collectible components" should give you a good survey. But nobody can predict the future value of the investment. A bunch of people at my work still play Magic, and as far as I know the franchise is still going strong (it's pretty active on this site as well). But that's only anecdotal evidence of its popularity. I can't really answer for sure.
Dec
18
answered What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Dec
10
comment Where can I find a list of cooperative “beat the game” games?
So for example you could check here: boardgamegeek.com/tag/cooperative. @sitnaltax's answer is really good. My point is that 95% of it is also applicable to the questions, "Where can I find a list of 2-player games?", "...worker placement games?", "...deck building games?", "...Lovecraft-themed games?", etcetera. So this is a very specific question with an answer that is very general. I would also say that the identify-this-game tag seems to generally consist of questions for which the answer is very specific (boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/…).
Dec
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comment Where can I find a list of cooperative “beat the game” games?
By the way, I think this question is really just an instance of, "Where can I find a list of games that meet specific criteria?"
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