I'm interested in playing boardgames competitively. I want to know if there are any unwritten rules or written rules when the stakes are high.
I'm really concerned that cross talk (conversation between two players) can promote collusion in a multiplayer game. What are the common rules on table talk for tournaments? Can you point me in the direction of good resources on tournament etiquette or examples therein? For instance, poker tournaments have their own traditional social mores (most of which I don't know or understand). Are there any similarities to board games?