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Oct
16
reviewed Close Do “interaction” effects cause people to buy buildings in tandem in Puerto Rico?
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open In Puerto Rico, how do you avoid “losing a game after having the most victory points?”
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open How to teach strategic thinking to non-gamer players?
Oct
16
reviewed Close In Axis and Allies, how do you choose which player plays which country?
Oct
16
reviewed Close Are there common themes in “settlement” games?
Oct
16
comment What to do in long games with players who are way behind?
This sounds like it's going to extend the game, much like handing out money on Free Parking in Monopoly. It gives the doomed player something to do, and it tears down the current winner, but doesn't give the doomed player any significant chance of winning -- they're just going to have three bonus hours of staring at a hopeless position.
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed In the card game “War”, what happens when a player plays their final card in a War?
Oct
4
reviewed Leave Open Should I buy 2 core sets of Star Wars: the card game LCG right from the start?
Oct
4
reviewed No Action Needed What are the results of combining Minion Reflector, Doubling Season, and Kalonian Hydra?
Sep
24
reviewed Leave Open Online Rules for Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced
Sep
24
comment Best game for two couples, median age 20?
@Stephen, I suspect you got your downvote for encouraging bad questions. B&CG doesn't handle game-recommendation questions, so answering them is poor form: it means that you can ask game-recommendation questions here and get good answers, despite the policy. The meta is here: meta.boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/663/…
Sep
23
reviewed Reviewed Nivmagus Elemental interactions with nivix cyclops, guttersnipe, and young pyromancer
Sep
23
accepted How do bonus tiles and booty tokens work?
Sep
20
comment Axis & Allies - Opening strategies for the U.K.
This is a good answer, but the question is about UK strategies, not Japan strategies. If you'd like to contribute to Japan strategies, look at questions like this one: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4943/…
Sep
19
answered How do bonus tiles and booty tokens work?
Sep
19
answered In Puerto Rico, does it make sense to shift to a corn-based strategy mid-game?
Sep
18
awarded  Quorum
Sep
18
revised Effective combinations of Shermans out of Blood, Guts, and Glory
Formatting and a wee bit of copy-editing.
Sep
18
comment Choose from discard pile ability: put into play simultaneously?
Post that as an answer, then. I very much see your point, but I disagree; I don't think that the various special abilities are intended to be at all complicated. If Halikarnassos is supposed to go first, then let Halikarnassos go first and be done first. Don't confuse the issue by having Halikarnassos do half of something, wait for other players, and then do the other half.
Sep
18
revised Choose from discard pile ability: put into play simultaneously?
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