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Kei-Yen - an ancient board game [on hold]

I wrote a board game in C++ using minimax algorithm in the hope of reviving the ancient game called Kei-Yen (meaning Tiger vs Rooster). The game is simple like a tic-tac-toe game, but the board size ...
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Appetite for the Unnatural and Clone Legion vs. hexproof creatures [duplicate]

Clone Legion For each creature target player controls, create a token that's a copy of that creature. Appetite for the Unnatural Destroy target artifact or enchantment. You gain 2 life. Will ...
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In a chain, if a card will be banished : can I still activate its effects ?

So here's the situation : my opponent has a Vendread Chimera with the following effect (thanks to houndhorde) : "Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls; ...
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Omnispell Adept and Entrancing Melody

I want to use Omnispell Adept's ability 2U, Tap: You may cast an instant or sorcery card from your hand without paying its mana cost. to cast Entrancing Melody. Its effect reads Gain control ...
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Which crystals can a Geologist collect?

The rules say "When the treasure is split, a Geologist gets as many Gold Pieces as there are crystals visible in the maze of tunnels." I find this ambiguous. How should I interpret this? Is it that:...
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Can Rummikub be played on the Linux platform? [on hold]

I have Linux Ubuntu on my laptop as it is an older model. My desktop died and I had the Rummikub (Windows version) on it. Is there a Linux version of this game?
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Exploding kittens. How many turns can an attack card “really” skip?

Scenario: P1 plays attack P2 plays attack. P3 has 4 turns on her. P3 plays a turn and draws a card. P3 has 3 turns left. P3 plays her attack. What happens?
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In risk, which country is the best for good but not expert players? [on hold]

I really don't know what country seems to be the best for a good but not great player. I am probably the go equivalent of an SDK or 5k in risk. Any help? I'm also sorry if my question is broad, I'm a ...
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Will “enter the battlefield” triggers happen if I gain control of an opponent's creature?

If I gain control of my opponent's creature (a Ravenous Chupacabra, for instance), does that creature's "enter the battlefield" trigger happen again?
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Clarification of rulings on Carrionette

It is my understanding that the individual card rulings on Gatherer are essentially clarifying comments. i.e. they are "just" an application of the comprehensive rules to that specific card. With ...
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Winning avalanche with all pebbles on avalanche mode?

Is it possible to win avalanche mode with all 48 pebbles able to only use your side? IE the game pidgeon version? If so, how?
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A complicated interaction with Sakashima's Student

I want to be able to do the following chain of events, but am not sure if it's possible. Please help! Setup. At start of turn I have Etrata, The Silencer on the battlefield with Grappling Hook ...
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Does the legacy version do anything to devalue taking Australia early in the game?

In the base game if you conquer Australia early, you gain the advantage of 2 extra units a turn with only one territory required to defend it. Does this change at any point in playing the Legacy game?
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Does Sultai Ascendancy interact with cards that care about surveil?

Does Sultai Ascendancy interact with cards that care about surveil? Like Dimir Spybug for instance.
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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

In the card game War you deal a standard 52 card deck between two players. The players than flip cards with the higher card winning. In the case of ties (wars), each player plays N additional cards an ...
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Which features are scored first in Carcassonne?

I am playing with the The Gold Mines expansion in Carcassonne and I was wondering what the scoring order of features is. Which features do you score first? I was playing and I placed a piece that ...
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Can I play a straight with phoenix on top of a 1-A straight?

Is it authorized to play a 2, ..., Ace, Phoenix straight on top of a 1,..., Ace straight ?
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Soul Sculptor and creatures with cast triggers

Suppose Soul Sculptor has turned a Ramos, Dragon Engine into an enchantment, and the Ramos player casts a (colored) creature spell. Will they get the +1/+1 counters for it? More generally, if Soul ...
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Is there any limitation with Chimeratech Overdragon and Future fusion?

It seems that I can ban as much monsters as I want from my deck with Future Fusion and so I will have an overpowered Chimeratech Overdragon monster that can attack ten times with 8000 ATK. Is there ...
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3-of-a-kind bonus in Ruk Shuk

In Ruk Shuk, can the 3-of-a-kind bonus be scored for using 3 white rocks? And if so, do bridge rocks count as white rocks for this purpose?
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Triominos Bridge Rules

I recently had an argument with my wife about a "correct" bridge in triominos. I got a "bridge" figure, but with a flaw: the numbers at the tops of the two tiles didn't match. (see image). So my ...
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Can “board wipes” kill creatures with protection? [duplicate]

Can Crux of Fate kill a creature with protection from black? My friend says it can't because protection gives it complete defense from black.
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Order of triggered abilities - will the abilities on the stack resolve after the player who owns the ability loses?

Let's say in a three-player game, Alice and Bob are playing Poison-Tip Archer. It's a 2/3 creature with: Whenever another creature dies, each opponent loses 1 life. Carol has 10 1/1 Saproling ...
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Replacing popped cards in play

After popping cards in play, the 2nd to last thing in your turn is to replace the cards you popped on the board. When replacing them, are they required to be in the same orientation as the ones you ...
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Gloomhaven: Does it count as me landing the killing blow if a monster dies to my retaliate?

Related to Does it count as me landing the killing blow if a monster dies to a Wound that I inflicted?, will a character get credit (for Personal Quests/Battle Goals) for killing a monster if the ...
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Can I put Lich's Mirror into play with The Ur-Dragon's ability to save me after drawing out with the same ability?

Let's say I have The Ur-Dragon and a ton of dragons on the field. I attack with enough dragons to draw my remaining library (as per The Ur-Dragon's ability "Whenever one or more dragons you control ...
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Does the legend rule affect 2 creatures with the same general name? [duplicate]

Suppose I have Squee, Goblin Nabob on the battlefield. Does the legend rule apply if I then play Squee, The Immortal?
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How it is physically possible to play ONUW with 10 players?

We were playing with only 6, and we found it is virtually impossible to reach for cards across the table without making a lot of telltale noise. I opted for crowding in and keeping my arm raised on my ...
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Among good players, should one base one's play on the assumption that the opponents will play deceptively?

Here is another Frank Stewart example. I am showing only the N-S hands since this is a declarer problem. N-S vulnerable, the bidding could have been 1NT-3NT; E/W pass throughout (but the actual N-S ...
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How much 'table talk' is OK - and when?

We played a couple of dozen games over the weekend. Is it all right to talk about things that are transpiring during the 'night' phase? There does not seem to be anything that discourages it. For ...
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Alternatives to Mulligans in Magic: The Gathering

!edited: Added non-opinion-based question I am currently looking into ways of doing Mulligans in another way, or replace Mulligans altogether, for casual play around the kitchen table. I don't like ...
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Underrealm Lich and Divination

Underrealm Lich's static ability reads: If you would draw a card, instead look at the top three cards of your library, then put one into your hand and the rest into your graveyard. Divination ...
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Increasing Savagery: can you change the target?

In MTG can Increasing Savagery flashback to a different target if the original target is removed from the battlefield?
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Can Bruna, Light of Alabaster take my opponent's auras?

Bruna, Light of Alabaster says: Whenever Bruna, Light of Alabaster attacks or blocks, you may attach to it any number of Auras on the battlefield and you may put onto the battlefield attached to it ...
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Can Alolan Muk use Tri Hazard GX attack even if opponent has no benched Pokémon?

If the opponent only has the Active Pokémon left and no benched one, can the Tri Hazard GX attack still be used even if there is nobody on the bench?
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“Selecting” a monster that is “unaffected by card effects”; is it possible?

So, if my opponent activates a card that makes me select one monster to destroy, I have 2 monster, 1 unaffected by card effects while the other can, can I select the unaffected? I mean, as far as I ...
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Contract Bridge Better minors

Using better minor convention partner open one club, and I have five diamonds with three honors. I answer two diamonds to show the diamonds. Is this correct?
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Where is this six-sided die from

Gaming with my daughter's boyfriend, I noticed this die. I asked him about it, but his tl;dr was it was a found die, and he has no idea what it's for or from. Any ideas? I do note that 3 & 4 are ...
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Multiple Lathliss, Dragon Queen - multiple Dragon tokens?

If I have 2 of the same creature in play and I activate the ability by playing another card, does it trigger twice since I have 2 of them or does it only activate once? Example: I have 2 Lathliss, ...
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Action Tiles Optional?

In Betrayal Legacy there are some tiles that are eat and drink. Drink is an action so the question is whether or not these tiles are mandatory when you enter the room?
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What Are Guilds of Ravnica Guild Kits?

What is a Guilds of Ravnica guild kit? Are they legal to use? What's special about them over other preconstructed product?
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Sending to GY a monster that can't be targeted

So, if my opponent activates this effect: Your opponent selects one monster they control and SENDS it to the GY. However, I only own 1 monster and it has this effect: Your opponent cannot target or ...
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Identify the source of this white die

To which board games does this die belong? It is a white die with 2 blank face, two faces with one pip, and two faces two pips. Been wondering for a while. Thanks in advance
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best way for one character to check multiple other characters loyalty cards, without know who each card belongs to, then returning them

I'm designing a game with loyalty mechanics similar to Secret Hitler or Battlestar Galactica. In it I have character abilities. I want to have a character that can do this; choose three players, take ...
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Can someone be “one trick” better at bridge against “club level” competition?

There is a player on the site who claims to be able to play bridge "one trick" better than some opponents. I don't doubt this if the opponents are say, advanced beginners. But beyond a certain level ...
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Giving cards away in Catan [duplicate]

I’m playing Catan and my brother-in-law has 9 points with the longest road. I was sitting at 7 points and another player had a pretty long road with only 5 points. So I gave that other player brick ...
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Is it ever advantageous to pretend to be the “hidden” team if you are on the majority team?

According to this BoardGameGeek post, it is never advantageous for a “good” character to pretend to be part of the “bad” team in a social deduction game. every. single. time. you explain these ...
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Guiding Ariadne's counter trap effect issue

Do I need to have three or more counter trap cards in my deck to activate Guiding Ariadne's monster effect, or will two do? Because it becomes an issue when the deck gets thin.
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How do dash costs work with commander tax? [duplicate]

If I have the card Zurgo Bellstriker as my commander, and I cast it for its Dash cost, do I have to add commander tax to it? Or does the Dash cost override it? My gut tells me I would still have to ...
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When is a re-meld legal in two-handed pinochle?

Before the stock has been exhausted, the player who just won a trick in two-handed Pinochle may make a meld, which falls into following categories (reproduced below for convenience). What are the ...

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