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Aug
31
revised Are There Any Real-Life Applications of Chess?
fixed a typo / clarified a point about Lasker's book
Aug
29
answered Using the Baron
Aug
17
answered One vs Many board games
Aug
16
awarded  Excavator
Aug
8
comment What are the standard time settings in chess
Game times have changed a lot since the rise of computers, as a formerly active chess player I'm quite interested in what people who are more current in playing tournament chess write. Historically at the highest levels you might have games that adjourned after a time control was met - something which today's computers no longer allow.
Aug
1
accepted What is a good way to store multiple expansions of Dominion?
Jul
18
comment Quick engaging card games that can be learned quickly by a new group
The Great Dalmuti is one of my favorite party games - friends still talk about epic games held at parties years ago. The fun is that you can play to "win" (i.e. become the great dalmuti) but you can also play to just rank a bit higher than last tine and/or to rank higher than your friend/boyfriend/husband/wife/partner (playing with a bunch of couples emphasizes this element). The President version of the game can be played with multiple decks to accomodate very large groups.
Jul
15
revised What is a good board game to use for a programming competition
fixed typo in subject
Jul
15
suggested suggested edit on What is a good board game to use for a programming competition
Jul
2
asked What is a good way to store multiple expansions of Dominion?
Jul
1
comment General advice for maximizing fun playing multiple games of Dominion
as I noted playing with 3 or 4 people isn't really an option for us - we play at home, after work when it is just the two of us. Yes, playing Dominion with multiple players is a different game but it isn't one we get to play that way very often. We have played some of the suggested combinations but frankly we enjoy the aspect of the game of trying to figure out on the fly cards that will work well together - we enjoy the randomness.
Jun
26
comment General advice for maximizing fun playing multiple games of Dominion
Yes. Hence my question. We do like playing this way to get to see all of the cards but also realize that it isn't the only way we might play. We do however enjoy the variation between games - it is good to alternate strategies and to try different approaches.
Jun
25
comment General advice for maximizing fun playing multiple games of Dominion
hmm I hadn't thought about this twist - perhaps we'll try keeping any card we either didn't buy or only bought one of (i.e. both players didn't try playing with it).
Jun
24
comment General advice for maximizing fun playing multiple games of Dominion
thanks - we might experiment with something like this to get a mix of chosen & random cards - definitely a good alternative approach we'll try.
Jun
24
asked General advice for maximizing fun playing multiple games of Dominion
Jun
23
answered In chess, when is it appropriate to resign?
Jun
23
answered How can I tell if these vintage boardgames are worth anything?
Jun
21
revised Good board games for single player
fixed a minor typo
Jun
21
comment Comparisons Betwen Deck-Building Games
Should a non-card but similar in gameplay game like Puzzle Strike also be considered as part of this question? I've heard it referred to as a deck building game - except with chips in place of cards for easier shuffling/randomization - but I haven't yet picked up a copy and played it
Jun
6
comment How Would I Get A Modern Diplomacy -“Like” Game Produced?
for just a few random examples see this blog that covers among other topics board game patents - purplepawn.com/2011/01/january-board-and-card-game-patents-3 - design patents & patents on methods can cover a lot of things. That said, it does require something which is "nonobvious" and new so simply updating Diplomacy with different flavor text probably doesn't qualify.