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Jan
9
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.
Jan
9
comment Which country's playing cards have CBR as the JQK?
The problem with this is that the face cards in other languages might not be called Jack, Queen, and King - for example, in French, the word for Queen is "Dame", which means "lady".
Apr
18
comment House rules to improve Pokemon Master Trainer
If you allow rolls to ace, make the 6 roll still add only 5 - just so that you don't skip all the multiples of six.
Apr
10
comment What are some good introductory rules to bridge?
Wait, how did you know I live in Toronto?
Apr
6
comment Are there multiplayer equivalents to trading places after the first move?
Thanks for the link.
Apr
5
comment Are there multiplayer equivalents to trading places after the first move?
In which games have you ever seen this?
Mar
16
comment What are some good introductory rules to bridge?
Turns out it was 2003.
Mar
16
comment What are some good introductory rules to bridge?
The book was from at least 1997, I believe. (It was from a book called the Giant Book of Card Games, and was called "Bridge Whist" in the book.) I'm not sure if it took its resources from somewhere else, though.
Mar
12
comment What are some good introductory rules to bridge?
So kinda like the Golden Snitch in Quidditch, then?
Mar
12
comment What are some good introductory rules to bridge?
One of the things that confused me was the win condition. If winning the rubber wins you the game (like I saw in that book), what purpose do the bonus points serve? Or is it not actually the rubber that wins you the game, but the points?
Mar
11
comment Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6
I actually meant it lightly (with an implied XD), but I suppose you could explain yourself as well.
Mar
11
comment Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6
Hooray for violating the integrity of board games!
Mar
9
comment What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
I try not to pass the 2 of Clubs if I have it, even if I void everything else in the clubs suit.
Mar
9
comment What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
I had a friend who would always troll in Hearts and always attempt to shoot the moon, so he would always pass low cards to other players. He actually succeeded about 1/4 of the time.
Mar
9
comment Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6
"Instead on a 7, you simply grab any one card from the bank." Do you still play with the "discard half your resources if you have more than seven", though? I know some house rule variants that don't play with this.
Mar
9
comment Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6
Exactly why I proposed it. However, the other numbers would still be even.
Mar
8
comment Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6
One way to alleviate the dead number is to have the robber pop up when either 1 or 7 is rolled.
Mar
7
comment What are the standard time settings in chess
There is also "correspondence chess", which has time limits on the order of days or even weeks.
Mar
7
comment What are the standard time settings in chess
In my experience, anything under three minutes is called "lightning" or "bullet" chess rather than blitz, and blitz can be anything from 3 to 10 minutes.
Mar
7
comment What is the average lifetime of a pack of casino cards?
Well, now it's clear. :P