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Jan
25
answered Evaluating an opponent in a game you're familiar with?
Jan
24
comment Aftermarket Cases for Board Games
Man, I totally need a storage solution for Dungeon Lords! It takes a LONG time to set up from everything just being mixed up in the box. Upvoted you for giving me some impetus to solving that particular problem :D
Jan
20
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
Useful resources, thank you!
Jan
19
comment Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains?
Upvoted because, what better game to play on a train journey than Ticket to Ride?
Jan
18
revised What is the logic behind the bean cards to be removed from the deck in Bohnanza?
added 99 characters in body
Jan
18
accepted How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
Jan
18
accepted Are the Goons un-fun?
Jan
18
comment What is the logic behind the bean cards to be removed from the deck in Bohnanza?
Good question, made me think!
Jan
18
answered What is the logic behind the bean cards to be removed from the deck in Bohnanza?
Jan
17
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@Scott Mitchell: This page en.wiktionary.org/wiki/… shows what's going on with "zo". It is internationally legal, but not legal in the US, Canada, Israel, or Thailand. I confuse people (including myself) a lot by having learned to play Scrabble in the UK!
Jan
17
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@warren: per Wikipedia - "The Dictionary Committee of the National Scrabble Association (of North America) in early 2006 added five two-letter words to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary: fe, ki, oi, qi, and za. Oi and qi were already allowed in Official Scrabble Words International, and the remaining words have since been adopted into SOWPODS play, along with ja in SOWPODS." It'd be fun to find out when qi first appeared in any Scrabble wordlist. The reason why this question is so interesting is that different wordlists seem to play by different rules, and different paces of change!
Jan
17
comment Consume>Trade in RftG Base game
@Tuxhedoh: Consume->Trade does allows you Trade only one card. But then you can (and must) Consume as many cards as able. I think your confusion is understandable: the Trade and Consume halves of the operation work in pretty different ways. But that's just Race for the Galaxy really...
Jan
17
revised Consume>Trade in RftG Base game
added 133 characters in body
Jan
17
comment Transitioning to Dominion late-game
Nice answer. I wish I was close to having such a good feel for the average value of the cards in my deck!
Jan
17
answered How will using counters to represent money instead of facedown cards change the game?
Jan
17
awarded  Announcer
Jan
17
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@Pat: Thanks for the edit. I didn't mean to make trouble for you, I'm just a humble seeker after the truth! Especially where Scrabble is involved :D
Jan
17
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
As "Lez" is certainly valid in Scrabble I'm pretty sad this has become the accepted answer (in its current form). See the first review here for confirmation that the "Official Scrabble Dictionary" is not actually complete, due to missing out swearwords that are perfectly valid, at least off air and amongst consenting adults: amazon.com/Official-SCRABBLE-Players-Dictionary/dp/0877792208
Jan
16
comment Are slang words allowed in Scrabble?
@Scott: It took me 3 seconds to Google "zo" and find it on, e.g., this page: mattelscrabble.com/en/adults/tips/tip1.html. I have a feeling it's legit in SOWPODS/UK Scrabble, but not in American Scrabble. Then again, UK Scrabble is full of kerrrazy 2-letter words like "gu" ("a type of fiddle from the Shetland Islands", if memory serves) so it's very possible that the US wordlist could be considered a more sensible way to play...
Jan
16
comment How would these Ticket To Ride variants change the game?
The catapult expansion raised a smile. I wonder if the Catapult expansion for Carcassonne would do the job? There's got to be room for a mashup of those two games - Ticket to Carcassonne? - in the world...