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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?
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 Where can I find 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>
Mar
12
comment Are counters (noun) physical things?
At a desperate pinch, when absolutely nothing else has been available, I have even used other cards (face down and offset stacked) as counters. Unwieldy, inelegant and annoying, but better than nothing.
Mar
12
comment Are counters (noun) physical things?
@Discord - As long as you don't knock the dice over.
Mar
7
comment In Smallworld, do Fortresses pay the +1 VC only on the turn they are placed, or do they each pay for every turn that the race is active?
I'm not clear how this answers the question..?
Mar
6
comment Teaching Arkham Horror to new players
Does this answer your question? What do you recommend putting in an Arkham Horror quick reference sheet?
Mar
6
comment Playing the Role of an Arkham Master in Arkham Horror?
Hi, welcome to the site. Interesting post, but I think a bit too murky for a single question, and unlikely to get a satisfying answer. There are really three different questions here. I'd suggest you split them accordingly: 1) What should I do to 'gamesmaster' a game of Arkham?, 2) What's the best way to teach a new player to play Arkham?, 3) Are there any house rules to play as the Herald?
Mar
5
comment How can I speed up the setup of Eclipse?
Set it up before your players arrive?
Mar
5
comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
@markovchain - No problem. Welcome to B&CG!
Mar
5
comment Am I at legal risk if I use a mechanism from another game in my own design?
@SocioMatt - let's leave it here and try the experiment.
Mar
3
comment Can we fake-advance any card?
I see the quote on the BGG thread you link to, but is there a reason we should believe it? In other words, what makes it authoritative, rather than just someone's opinion?