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Dec
21
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
How does your game score 2,3,4,5? It's not 2,3,4+3,4,5...
Sep
11
comment Please recommend a good shuffling machine
Elsewhere I saw an interesting idea: If you have a lot of Munchkin expansions you will have such huge door/treasure piles that you could treat them like the question cards in Trivial Pursuit. Just use them sequentially for a while and only shuffle infrequently.
Mar
3
comment Games to learn a foreign language or to enrich your vocabulary in your native language?
My wife and I tried Quiddler but we lost interest pretty quickly. On many hands one or both players are in a position to lay down their cards immediately after the deal. I should post a question about good alternate rules.
Feb
22
comment Please recommend a good shuffling machine
That looks like the exact machine we tried (in a 2 deck size) that I referred to in my question.
Feb
22
comment Is his nobs/knobs separate from a flush in cribbage?
The flush/starter card special rule you may be thinking of is that a flush in the crib must include the starter. So four hearts in the crib with a club starter is not a flush.
Feb
16
comment Please recommend a good shuffling machine
Any information is useful. Perhaps there's not one machine suitable for Munchkin and single-deck applications.
Feb
3
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
I agree on the "unanswerable" angle, but thanks for answering what I was trying to ask, which is about why the game design favors a lower-scoring exception to the more general "score every subset of the hand independently" rule.
Feb
3
comment Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?
@Adam If a 4-card flush scores 4, then with 5 there are 5 ways to remove a card and still have a 4-card flush.