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Apr
4
comment How does the RATUKI card work?
Ooh yeah, Skip-Bo definitely looks to be the same family of game, good spot. So if a Ratuki card is on the top card of the pile, can you play any card at all on top of it? Can you only claim the pile if the Ratuki card was "played as a 5"?
Apr
3
comment What happens to destroyed districts in Citadels?
Does the District deck ever get exhausted in a normal game of Citadels? I can't really remember it doing so, which makes me think the question may be rather academic...
Apr
1
comment What does the Yoke card mean when it says “Plow”?
Yeah, what REALLY makes the Yoke suck is that you can't even play it in the early game when you might need to grab first player. (Lots of Minor Improvements that cost 1 Wood are rather playable in the early game, but the Yoke's requirement of a cattle totally kills that...)
Apr
1
answered How are excavation permits handled if the turn you dig in straddles a year-end?
Mar
30
comment What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
Success! After only a day of sporadic trying, I managed to score 265, connecting Vancouver, Montreal, LA and Miami and picking up about 15 routes. It would have been 272 if I hadn't pushed my luck by picking up more routes on my final turn :(
Mar
29
comment What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
Having played a few games using this for inspiration, it certainly gives you a fighting chance of breaking 200 (against a weak AI anyway), but I'm all the more impressed by my wife's score of 246 now. So much has to go right to even stand a chance of hitting a score like that...
Mar
29
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Mar
29
comment What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
Cool! I should've known that BGG would have been a sensible first port of call, but obviously I'm a BG:SE loyalist. I'm going to go read up...
Mar
29
asked How does the RATUKI card work?
Mar
29
asked What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
Mar
27
answered Can somebody continue a road after it has been cut off/separated from its nearest city?
Mar
27
comment What does the Yoke card mean when it says “Plow”?
I play, or used to play, a fair bit of Agricola draft and I think it's fair to say that the Yoke is almost always a last-pick card. Even given that Plows are usually very good, and people will generally play them if they can get them, the Yoke... isn't. Maybe in a 4 or 5 player game where everyone has ended up with a Plow?
Mar
25
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Mar
25
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Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
21
comment What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
Okay, I thought this was a silly question, but +1 just for insane levels of completism :)
Mar
21
comment What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
I agree with Alex fully on that point. They may accurately suggest the colour combination, but they have no actual terminological "currency" among most Magic players.
Mar
21
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
answered What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
Mar
20
comment Are Basic Lands (Mana) Block/Set Agnostic?
The question is a mistaken one. Basic lands ARE block/set agnostic. Though we all love new art on our basic lands, I hope, Magic would get very dreary if we had to look at the same pictures for decades on end.