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Can experts roll dice with non-uniform distribution?

Is it possible to roll a fair, n-sided die with a controlled throw such that a particular face is landed on with a probability higher than 1/n?
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Playing a draw 4 after another player has played a draw 4

The first player lays down a draw 4 card. The second player draws 4 cards. The third player lays down a draw 4 card as well. Does that mean the second player puts back their 4 cards. While the fourth ...
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Freecell expert solve [closed]

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To which game would these dice belong?

Someone on Facebook happened on these old dice. Characters are engraved on some of them : 345 L D (?) HILLTOP, and some symbols. Can someone identify the game from which they come?
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What are good general strategies for Forbidden Desert?

In the same vein as the question "What are some good general strategies for Pandemic?", and what the consensus is on the luck-difficulty curve (how luck-based the game is as a function of ...
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What boardgames are the most strategy- rather than tactics- based (relative to others)? [closed]

question: Victory at what boardgames depends more on strategy as contrasted to tactics? That is, more conducive to 'positional' than 'sharp' play (as compared to other boardgames if not with respect ...
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Is a deuce of clubs considered a spade?

Is a deuce of clubs/hearts considered a spade? I played where some people argued that they put it in their suite of Spades.
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In my turn, can I just take an “accessible” card into my hand and not play it yet?

When selecting cards in Duel, can I select a card and keep it on my hand until I collect money/resource or do I have to sell/play the card immediately? If I can take the card and not play it yet, can ...
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What are some medium/large scale strategy board games for 3+ players? [closed]

A couple examples in that realm for me would be Root, Risk, Twilight Imperium, Axis and Allies and the like. Reason why I ask is because I'm making a board game myself and I want more board games to ...
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Which board game is the family Banks playing in Fresh Prince of Bel Air S4E19?

I’m rewatching The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In season 4 episode 19 “You’d Better Shop Around” the Bankses are playing a board game with cards and pawns. Carlton reads a card to Hilary asking “You’re ...
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Lifelink and multiple triggers

I control Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and two 1/1 creatures with lifelink. I attack with these two creatures, my opponent doesn't block them and they deal combat damage to him. My question is if Vito'...
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Marrying Mr. Darcy - Can Kitty Bennet play one more turn after the last turn?

In the card game "Marrying Mr. Darcy", Kitty Bennet's special power states that When it's time to draw an Event Crad, she can choose to draw the top discarded Event Card instead. Usually, ...
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Getting home in parcheesi

If I am on the home path and need a 3 to get into home, can I get in if I roll double 3's? This was my last pawn. We weren't sure if I was the winner or not.
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Is it possible to win in MTG when you don't have enough cards in your library to complete your draw phase?

I am confused about the following MTG rule: 104.3c. If a player is required to draw more cards than are left in his or her library, he or she draws the remaining cards, and then loses the game the ...
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Is the number coins a private information

Do I have to show how many coins I have, or can I keep this information private? When I play with Cities or Armada expansion, Debts and Taxes have to be paid, and in some cases I would like to know if ...
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Tabletop heist game

I don't remember a thing about the name but here is what I remember from playing: The stats/ability side of character creation was done with 3 cards (probably have the names wrong) a family, a class, ...
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Leonin of the Lost Pride and undying creature

How would Leonin of the Lost Pride interact with an opponents creature who has undying? The player with the undying creature sacrificed it and he also had out Dictate of Erebos, which when the undying ...
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Does the “unnatural” blackjack after splitting push with the dealer?

Actually, the title says it all. If I split aces, and get an "unnatural" (as they say in casinos, does the ante push if the dealer draws into a blackjack too, or does the dealer win? I know, ...
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What are some stock market board games that i can make by myself and play at home? [closed]

I have been searching for a stock market board game that I can make by myself and play with family . However, my search has been fruitless. Please name a game and give a description.
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Can you trash fortress indefinitely with donate?

So the two cards* in question here are Fortress, which reads: +1 Card +1 Action When you trash this put it into your hand and Donate which reads: After this turn, put all cards from your deck and ...
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Phase 10 Adding to another players run of 3 or more [closed]

Let’s say I play 3,4,5,6 for a run of four. Next player lays out their phase and adds a 7,8. Next player lays out phase and wants to add a 7,8,9. Part of this addition;7 & 8 should not allowed. ...
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Why is Tolarian Kraken worded this way?

Tolarian Kraken has this ability: Whenever you draw a card, you may pay {1}. When you do, you may tap or untap target creature. So if you choose to pay {1}, this causes a separate triggered ability ...
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Deciding winner with flush on table (Texas Hold em no limit) [duplicate]

I am creating my own poker game prototype as a hobby project. The game calculates the combinations every player has and decides a 5 card hand to be used when calculating a winner if players have the ...
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What happens if I tap a creature in response to Tolarian Kraken's ability?

Tolarian Kraken says: Whenever you draw a card, you may pay {1}. When you do, you may tap or untap target creature. Let's say I pay {1} and target my opponent's Merfolk Looter with this ability. ...
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What do you respond to a 1-of-a-Minor opening with 4-card support and no 4-card major?

With 5-card support for the minor, I would always raise it and let opener decide if a game in notrumps would be preferable. With exactly 4-card support, should you raise it or bid NT (probably with a ...
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World legacy Key Ruling

I have my board completely filled with mekk-knights and world legacy key is face-up on the field. My opponent activates fiendish chain on one of my mekk-knights. Does the effect of fiendish chain ...
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How to complete a district in Ticket to Ride London?

The rule says: To complete a District, a player must link each Location with each other Location in that District, in no particular order. Therefore my understanding is that the white player has ...
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“Counter target spell unless its controller pays X” spells

If I cast for example Miscast to counter an instant my opponent controlls, and my opponent pays 3, what happens to Miscast? Is it countered? And what about priority? Do I have a chance to put next ...
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How to download SGF from Fox Go Server? [closed]

How do I download an SGF record of a game shared to me on the fox go server?
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Is using a distinct pitch or tone in your voice for your hint legal in Codenames? I.e., “colddd” to link “blanket” and “Arctic”

To link "blanket" and "Arctic", "cold" could be a clue because the Arctic has subzero temperatures and a blanket is something you put on if you are cold at night. Saying &...
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In The Crew, if I do not have a color, do I have to play a rocket?

The Crew – Quest for Planet Nine is a trick taking game where cards can be number of colors or rockets acting as trumps. If in my hand, I do not have the requested color but I do have a rocket, do I ...
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How can I make Wall of Roots's toughness 0 and still sacrifice it?

In the ruling about Wall of Roots is written the following: 2017-11-17: If you must sacrifice a creature to pay a casting or activation cost that also includes mana, such as that of Bubbling Cauldron’...
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How many vowels and consonants should you keep at the end of the turn in Scrabble?

I'm no professional player at all, but it seems like a balanced rack could be keeping a certain number of vowels/consonants. Considering there are 100 letter tiles, 56 consonants and 42 vowels, with a ...
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What two-vowel combinations are important to keep in Scrabble?

For example, there is a free "r" on the board. I have the letters "endueoe". I could do either the word "endure" or "enduro". The former would leave me with an '...
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If using an anagram solver is possible/permitted in Scrabble, what additional strategies should you use?

Often on online multiplayer apps of Scrabble and Words With Friends, you have unlimited time to make your move. As a result, most people use anagram solvers to "cheat". However, because this ...
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If a Devotion God had a tap ability, would it be able to tap on the turn it came in if you didn't have enough devotion?

If a Theros God that requires a certain Devotion enters the battlefield where you do not have enough devotion to fulfill the requirement to make it a creature does it still have summoning sickness for ...
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Are basic lands legal in every format by definition?

I've been told offhand that basic lands are always legal in every sanctioned format, as a special rule. This would mean that I could play a Wastes in a Standard deck, since they're basic lands. ...
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Is it legal to use poetry elements/sound devices as hints like “alliteration 3”, “assonance 3”, and “rhyme 3” in Codenames?

Poetry elements/sound devices include alliteration, assonance, consonance, and rhyme. An example of a clue would be "assonance 3" for "code", "control", and "candy&...
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If you have two words left to link as spymaster, but they are extremely related to an opponent's word, what should you do?

In about 10% or more of my games, I find myself in a tricky dilemma, where it seems almost impossible to link two words without hitting an opponent's card or a black card. I don't know if using a two ...
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How long can the spells exiled with Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast be cast?

The question is simple when does a creature exiled by Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast's first ability lose "You may cast this card from exile as long as you control a Lukka planeswalker" ability? ...
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Can Feasting Troll King be countered when it returns to the battlefield?

If I return my Feasting Troll King from my graveyard using its activated ability: Sacrifice three Foods: Return Feasting Troll King from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only ...
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Name of card game of lowest sum in four cards with half-blind trading

Each player is dealt 4 cards face down, 3 cards are placed in line and the fourth card is placed horizontally on the top of the other 3. Each player will take a card from the deck and replace any of ...
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What if somebody used counterfeit/proxy basic lands in an official MTG tournament?

It seems clear to me that if you use counterfeit nonbasic/nonland cards in an official tournament you're likely to get disqualified or even banned. But what happens if somebody would play counterfeit ...
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Can I get my Exquisite Archangel back by bouncing it in response to the lose the game trigger and still not lose?

If I cast Boomerang targeting my own Exquisite Archangel in response to the Exquisite Archangel trigger will the trigger still reset my life total or will the trigger fizzle because it can't see the ...
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Is It Possible To Trade Before Rolling In Catan

In Settlers of Catan, are players allowed to trade before they roll, or like most actions, should it happen after?
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How do I develop a strategy for the board game, Santorini?

I'm new to a chess-like board game called Santorini (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194655/santorini) The basic rules are: The rules are simple. Each turn consists of 2 steps: Move - move one ...
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LOTR CG: May I keep the resource tokens of a dying hero?

Do I discard the resource tokens of a hero that dies or may I keep them? I assume I need to discard them. But I didn't find this info in the rulebook. The resouce token belong to a certain sphere of ...
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Does reading strategy guides before a game night count as cheating?

We play a board game once a week. Before our last session I have read a good strategy article for Great Western Trail followed the strategy suggested there and won by a lot. (This was not our first ...
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What is the highest score recorded for a single play in Words with Friends

You can only play 7 tiles in one turn in Words with Friends, so that makes a maximum of eight words you can make at once. By maximizing use of the bonus squares (Triple Word Score etc.) you can get ...
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Runed Halo against Field of the Dead

Is it possible to protect oneselves with Runed Halo against Field of the Dead's tokens? If so, what card name has to be named?

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