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comment What Mahjong set of rules can be recommended to beginners?
If you believe it, there's one regional variant in China that allows chowing winds.
Jun
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comment Postal board games out there besides chess
That sounds like how real diplomacy worked before the invention of telecommunications.
Jun
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comment Information gain from discarded tiles in Mahjong
In all variants I've ever seen being played except for Japanese mahjong, everybody simply discards all the tiles into a common pool. Furthermore, nobody keeps track of who chowed or punged which tile from whom - they simply expose the set with all the tiles facing the same direction.
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asked Where does the term “sacred discard” come from?
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accepted Is there a valid Blokus configuration where all the pieces are on the board?
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accepted What is the appropriate way to snipe a king that castles through check?
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accepted What is a four-wind game called in Japanese mahjong?
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asked What is a four-wind game called in Japanese mahjong?
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comment What classic playing card game has the most complicated (standard) rules dictating the replacement of cards on the table?
Oh, there's a shortlist? I had no idea. I'll flag it.
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comment In Catan, how to ensure nobody lies when monopoly card is played?
As soon as people start cheating, you know they're playing to win and nothing else. Such environments can get pretty unfriendly.
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comment Unique and fun rules for UNO
For the 3rd rule, people I've played with always did 4 cards instead of 7, and it's only if somebody else says "uno" before you do.
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comment Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
@EpsilonVector: Basically, it's not illegal, but they can still kick you out for it.
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comment Are there any card games that enforce “Dealer's Respect”?
It's also the reason I stopped playing it after one round. The rules of the game are too dependent on the group of people playing them, and it's impossible to even play the game properly until you're an "insider" of the group you're playing with, which requires stumbling around getting penalty cards left and right until you've learned all the rules that everybody else already knows. It's a hazing ritual in the form of a card game, and I find it intolerably stupid.