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Feb
6
comment What kingdom set would lead to the highest scoring games of Dominion?
You might want to clarify if you're looking for a set that has high scores when players are playing to win, or when players are cooperating to obtain high overall scores.
Feb
4
comment How does the cost of designer board games compare to other forms of entertainment?
It would be appropriate to add Music and Video on Demand. For music, If I have a collection of about 100 albums at a cost of about $15/album, which I listen to about an hour a day over ten years (random rotation), I'm paying $1500 to enjoy 3650 hours of music or about $0.41/hr. For Netflix, I watch about 50 hours per month for a cost of $10/mo. So that's $0.20/hr.
Jan
30
comment With Print&Play board games, should the focus be beauty or simplicity?
I haven't printed a game in a good long time, but I just downloaded one, and my first thought was "wow, this looks like crap" and I was far less inclined to print and play it. Take that for what it's worth.
Jan
28
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
I'd put #3 as #1, but the other two are also true.
Jan
25
comment Do good bridge players memorize all cards played?
This gets to semantics around 'good'. If you're playing casually, usually partners won't have detailed sequential defensive signalling techniques. If you're playing in a tournament setting, then you likely will want these. However, I posit that you can register defensive signals without memorizing every card, just like you can understand a written paragraph, and repeat its meaning, without being able to exactly replicate each word in order.
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
23
revised What's a good strategy for Shadows over Camelot?
fixing spelling, etc.
Jan
23
comment What's a good strategy for Shadows over Camelot?
I tried to find it on BGG, but I failed. I believe it was in the strategy/files download section (instead of the forum). If anyone finds it, please link it. It was quite interesting, involving drawing up all the cards, adding catapults to be able to accuse, accusing around the table, and keeping piety going so no one ever had to draw a black card.
Jan
23
comment What has been your experience with random villager roles in Werewolf?
No-reveal prevents beginners from learning from their actions as the game progresses, and instead only allows learning across games. This longer cycle makes it more difficult to achieve proficiency. I assure you the game is still very fun without it.
Jan
23
revised In a two-player Texas Hold'Em poker hand with blinds, which player posts the small blind?
edited title
Jan
22
answered What impact will Kickstarter have on how Designer Board Games are released?
Jan
22
comment What is the best method to choose whom to lynch on the first day?
No-reveal games are much more difficult. I don't recommend this type of game except for very expert players.
Jan
21
answered What's a good strategy for Shadows over Camelot?
Jan
21
comment What's a good strategy for Shadows over Camelot?
There are different ways to lose. If you enhance the question with how you tend to lose we can be more specific.
Jan
20
answered What has been your experience with random villager roles in Werewolf?
Jan
20
comment What has been your experience with random villager roles in Werewolf?
Sorry for the confusing wording there. I meant that determining which players are on the good or evil sides wasn't more difficult because of this 'chaos' theory. I say 'sides' because in the games I play we often have additional 'evil' player roles (not just werewolves), so we talk about what 'side' you're on, and not 'if you're a werewolf'.
Jan
20
answered What kinds of table talk are allowed in Shadows Over Camelot?
Jan
20
answered What is the best method to choose whom to lynch on the first day?
Jan
19
comment What has been your experience with random villager roles in Werewolf?
It's true that using standard playing cards with custom roles gets confusing. I suggest using printed roles. I can recommend this free set: werewolfdarkarts.com
Jan
19
comment What has been your experience with random villager roles in Werewolf?
downvote: I've played Wereworld many times with different groups of varying levels with a variety of special cards. Choosing sides wasn't any easier or more difficult. The trick is balancing 'good' specials and bad specials. Certain good specials actually make it way easier to figure out who the werewolves are.