Krišjānis Nesenbergs

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answered How many moves can I make in a single turn in Maharaja?
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comment How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
@thesunneversets - About the second part of yur comment - I think it is deffinately not nicer than not asking, because, by asking you not only hustle the information, but also instill false hope of possible deal and your argument of not saying anything if you really NEED resource yourself doesnt hold its own in different groups (almost allways at least that resource is needed, but another or even two might be better, so will encourage people to voice their readiness to trade). Also blaming a victim is usually not a morally acceptable answer :)
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comment How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
@thesunneversets - I would say, that it is more lying because you are not hiding (obfuscating) your intention under another "true" (Not implying false information) sentence , like "anybody knows, if there is still some stone available?", but implying that you are asking for the sake of a trade, which you are not actually going to make. In the obfusction category would fall a similar move, where you trade away something and in the same turn claim it back with a monopoly - here you didnt cheat out any information, but just acted maybe a bit unsportmanlike.
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answered How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
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comment Games that are quick to teach to new people, yet still fun and strategical
There is a community wiki question partially covering this one, with light strategy party games. boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/2050/…
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comment Dominion randomizer deck confusion
I have placed my placeholder cards in wider colored Magic-The gathering sleeves - that way they stand out under the pile, and you can't accidentally mix them with the others.
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comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
I would say that Agricola (if started with family version) is quite easily teached to newbies (from experience - can start in 15 min), mainly because the rules can be explained as the game progresses. Basically the big rules are - try to build the nicest farm by sending a worker to a free action space each turn - and that is it. AFterwards just explain shortly each action spot and new card as they open. You dont have to delwe in deep strategies in first few sessions, then it will be quite satisfying to even non-gamers.
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comment How to reduce slow starts at the beginning of the game?
I would like to point out, that it is a dangerous road you are thinking of - some starting positions look weaker at the beginning, but are much stronger at the end (and the opposite), so if you give extra boost at the beginning to someone, who will have a strong end game, his chances of winning will not grow at the same pace as the chances of others with the same amount of help but much more rapidly. Also, I agree that lack of any resource can be offset by good production of others, and even more - the type of resources produced is many times less important than the quantity.
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