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Jul
3
comment How can I set up a game of the Resistance without anyone needing to close their eyes?
@Johno - too many cards so as to be impractical - I disagree. More than 6 or so sets makes it an effort to learn the secret, especially if the games are spread over time. More than 12 and it gets hard quickly. If there are 10 players, then each set will be 10 cards. So you're looking at 120 cards to create a reasonably hard to learn system. Bear in mind that in any given game instance, the complexity is still flat - you only use one set of 10 cards at a time.
Jul
2
comment How can I set up a game of the Resistance without anyone needing to close their eyes?
If you were only going to play one game, with one group of players, then a single set would be fine. You need multiple sets because the bad guys in each game will know the secret at the end of that game. If the secret is easy to discover, then the good guys might know too. The players can try the code solution in subsequent games. So you need a large enough number of sets to make it hard to guess which set is in play at any given time. If you were doing ciphers, I'd guess around a dozen sets would be sufficient. It depends on how good your player's memories are, and how hard they are trying!
Jun
24
comment Is Harvey Walters immune to the Man in Black?
@KatieK - As worded, I think it's valid to argue that, yes. I personally agree with Jefromi, that this wording is for rule simplicity, rather than intent, which is why I play it as a cumulative addition - 1. But that's just my opinion.
Jun
18
comment Is the four move checkmate the fastest way to win a game of chess?
@ColinD - Yes, although a slightly unusual move order. The OP has Qf3 on move 2, which is easily countered by Black's Nf6. This is the Napoleon Opening.
Jun
7
comment In Bridge, What's the Difference Between the Blackwood And Gerber Conventions?
Hi Rosemary, welcome to the site. While somewhat useful, your answer would be much better if you linked to the resource you describe, and if you summarised the information available there. Can you answer the OP's questions based on the content of your manual?
Jun
6
comment Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply
@Pieter Geerkens - Board game development questions are perfectly on-topic here. The site you linked is focused on video game devel: see meta.gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/316/…
May
22
comment What is this brick-based board game?
This is pretty vague. Any other details you can provide would be very helpful. Size, materials, object of the game, vertical or horizontal stacking..?
May
21
comment 1-on-1 unorganized tournament scoring system
@Pieter Geerkens - The link looks fine to me. It's a very simple standard academic webpage that doesn't even use Javascript.
May
9
comment Mini game within a game
This is a poll question, where every answer is equally valid. As Jefromi says, it encourages many answers, each listing one example of the mechanic. Think about what you really want to know, and try and reword the question so that a single answer could give you that. In other words, focus on the motivation for asking for the list. I'm closing this for now to prevent more of the same answers. Feel free to flag for reopening after you've adjusted the question.
Apr
14
comment Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?
Do you have a link to the archive you mention?
Apr
13
comment Infractions/Player Communication - Infernal Tutor and Lion's Eye Diamond
@Samthere - I've brought this up on meta.
Apr
13
comment Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?
Yes, that was my thinking... until we actually tried playing it. Without stations, it's really a very claustrophobic board, even with only four players. I can't imagine how it could work with five.
Apr
5
comment What are the rules for Harry Potter: Rescue at Hogwarts Game?
It may also be worth contacting Mattel directly. The website has an email or chat form. Since they have so many of their instructions online (including a load of other Harry Potter games), it may be possible for them to post this.
Apr
4
comment Can I sacrifice a permanent to pay an ability cost while the permanent's spell is still on the stack?
I think this question is coming from a wrong premise. Your opponent can only target your creature if it's made it into play. And if it's made it, and they Bolt it, then you can respond by sacrificing it...
Mar
29
comment What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
295. Sorry, don't have time to fully answer this. Leaving for someone else to explain. :)
Mar
27
comment How can I become a better Connect Four player?
@Tacroy - Of course. Just because it's been solved doesn't mean that you've solved it (or can solve it), or that your opponent has perfect play.
Mar
26
comment Can one 40k army fight another of the same?
If you don't like Space Marines, why not just pick something else? Orks, Eldar, Tyranids..?
Mar
21
comment What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
We always used to call Black and Blue decks "bruiser decks", back in the day.
Mar
13
comment D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons?
Are you talking about these? Product number seems to be XQ0004 or XQ0060. The link also has 8 and 12-sided d4s.
Mar
13
comment Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?
Woo! Scathe Zombies. What an awesome card... </sarcasm>