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Sep
10
comment Is checkers just tactics?
It's a new question, although it's rather hard to answer. If you asked the equivalent chess question, that would be hard to answer too. Feel free to ask though.
Aug
15
comment Potting red and last piece together
What does "covered" mean? Win, lose or retry?
Aug
14
comment How do I identify the role of a singleton in a well-tuned deck?
Given the excellent answer, which covers both the general and the specifics, I think the general question title is a good one, and helps more future searchers. The clarification from the OP ("I don't particularly care about that deck, but was concerned I'd get closed down for being too general") also makes his intentions clear.
Jun
26
comment What's the name of the theory that the player with the most options has the advantage?
I'm not deleting this. Attempting to prove the theory invalid as an argument for why it doesn't exist is a reasonable answer. Whether the proof is any good is a different question. Feel free to vote appropriately.
Jun
5
comment Speeding up complicated games by limiting player interaction
+1 for iron fists.
Apr
8
comment Gild and the Gold tokens it creates
It's also an explicit Oracle ruling: You will control the token, no matter who controls the target creature.
Apr
4
comment What happens when I copy Precursor Golem with Rite of Replication?
...get. Each copy targets a different one of those Golems.". When you have multiple Precursor Golems their abilities all go on the stack at the same time with the same number of spells. This means that the second kicked Rite of replication leaves you with 186 Precursor Golems and 1402 golem tokens in total (rest of redr's comment)
Apr
1
comment Where to buy or how to cut blank hexes for own game prototype?
Hi Bob, welcome to the site! To protect us against spam, even relevant self-promotion requires disclosure. Since your answer does address the question at hand, I've made the necessary disclosure on your behalf.
Mar
20
comment Are there similar games to “Love Letter”?
@Justin808 - For recommendations, good options are the boardgames subreddit or Board Game Geek. You can also ask in our chat room.
Mar
20
comment Are there similar games to “Love Letter”?
@Justin808 - Regarding escaping Beta - Many sites across the SE network have similar prohibitions against generic recommendations. See the linked question above. Their beta status or otherwise is independent of those choices. The recommendations tag exists to cover historical questions that we have chosen not to delete. I'm sorry if its existence led you to believe such questions were on-topic.
Mar
20
comment Are there similar games to “Love Letter”?
@Justin808 - I sympathise with your frustration. This meta question explains better the rationale for why these kinds of questions are not allowed: Should we ban game recommendation questions?. In a nutshell, there are basically unlimited answers, and they are all opinions. Please understand that this is not personal - the role of a moderator is to enforce the community consensus of the site, that's all.
Mar
12
comment Small World: Why does it use 3-point coins?
@Steven Stadnicki - I believe the rules for SmallWorld specifically state that score should be hidden. I expect this is to make king-making scenarios more difficult.
Mar
6
comment Best places to buy board games online?
Hi, and welcome to the site! I'm afraid shopping and recommendation questions in general are off-topic here, so this question has been closed. Please see boardgames.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic for more information.
Feb
28
comment How can I best assess the quality of a game of Scrabble?
@closers - After editing, and in light of the answers provided, I don't agree that this is "primarily opinion-based". Please feel free to raise this on meta if you feel strongly, so we can discuss the boundary in more detail.
Feb
26
comment Cause of abbreviations on Yu-gi-oh! cards
+1 This is a great answer.
Feb
26
comment Whats the perfect set for Agricola solo series using E, I, and K decks?
It sounds like you've thought this through pretty carefully already (in fact half of your question is really an answer). Is there something specific you want to know? As it stands this is hard to respond to.
Feb
23
comment Looking for a horror boardgame used to play as kid
Relic Raiders: Haunted Ruins looks like the game - it is 3d pop up, and has four rooms. Problem is it was released in 2008. Perhaps it's based on an older original?
Feb
6
comment Backgammon with negative value dice
Sorry. What's the question?
Jan
25
comment Which computer board game designer works best for card games?
Please could you add some detail, summarising something about why this site would help answer the question? As it stands, such a short answer is borderline product spam.
Jan
23
comment What is the original purpose of Bazaar of Baghdad?
Attunement is another older card (Urza's Saga) with this mechanic. It can be reused over and over, like the Bazaar.