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May
28
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.
May
10
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.
May
5
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.
May
5
comment Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
@EpsilonVector: Basically, it's not illegal, but they can still kick you out for it.
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.