Questions tagged [balance]

Balance is the concept and the practice of tuning a game's rules, usually with the goal of preventing any of its component systems from being ineffective or otherwise undesirable when compared to their peers.

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What are the most busted cards in Agricola?

There's quite a few Occupations in Agricola that elicit a traumatized shudder from hardened Agricola players. I'm thinking of cards like the Taster, which basically allows one player to be in a ...
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Are the A-sides and B-sides of the wonder boards really balanced?

I know the rules claim the sides are balanced and can be mixed in the same game, but I have my doubts. In general, the B-sides feel a little stronger to me, but it's sometimes hard to compare because ...
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Seating orders effect on Puerto Rico

Within my group its taken for granted that some seats in Puerto Rico are better (if only slightly) than others. There's a general consensus that 3rd and 4th seat are strictly better than 1st, where ...
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In Axis and Allies, could a house rule upgrading the German navy finally "balance" the 1942 game?

Because of the historical strength of the Allies, Axis and Allies is somewhat Allies favoring, despite numerous attempts to "balance" the game. I was wondering if curing the Axis' "achilles heel," the ...
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How to balance Dixit?

The rules of Dixit that the game ends when the deck runs out (leaving players with full hands at the end). Every time I have played, the players have commented that this means that some players have ...
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Battlestar Galactica: How to balance core game

I never saw the human team win and I would like making it a little bit easier for humans to finish the game without losing. How can I balance that? Is there anywhere a new set of rules that balance ...
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How can I determine whether two decks are equally strong?

I am making a homemade TCG using cartoon network card wars as a backbone. How can I determine whether the deck of any two specific characters are equally strong, including the floops and not battling ...
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