Questions tagged [expansions]

An expansion is an addition to an existing Board or Card game. These add-ons usually add new content to a complete and already released game. Please use the game's own tag as well, and consider using the tag specific to the expansion itself (if it exists).

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How to design a ticket to ride fan expansion? [on hold]

I want to design a unofficial map for ticket to ride. I as wondering why gave which cities 7-8 connecting cities, and others two and how he decided which colors to make each connection. if theres a ...
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Ticket to ride: What is the math behind the point values of city pairs?

I want to make a custom ticket to ride map. I am trying to figure out what the mathematical formulas are behind the design. why alan moon decided which city pairs to put on the cards, and how to value ...
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Mother of Dragons, Walder Frey, and Vassals

The Dance with Dragons expansion for the Game of Thrones Board game includes a Walder Frey combat card, whose text reads: Any player (other than your opponent) who grants support to your opponent ...
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Using 4th Edition Talisman Expansions with 2nd Edition Talisman

I've recently acquired a few Talisman expansions for the 4th edition of the game. Anyone have any experience modifying them to work with the 2nd edition?
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Ticket to ride, wareouses and depots : how to collect traincards?

We have T2R Europe, and just tried out the 1912 Expansion pack which includes warehouses and depots. To my knowledge one must put the first train card to any given players warehouse before drawing to ...
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Can I omit Advanced Missions in Star Fleet Battles?

Do I still need the Advanced Missions box, if I have got the Advanced Missions countersheet, the accompanying SSD book, the Master Rulebook and Module G3? Is there anything else in there I wouldn't ...
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Can I move the fairie on a bonus turn due to the builder?

I was playing Carcassonne with both the Traders & Builders and the Princess & Dragon expansions. Traders & Builders adds the builder meeple, which gives a bonus turn if a tile is added to ...
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Boss Monster expansion problem

I Have both Boss Monster and Boss Monster The Next Level. If I was to combine the two of them would a shuffle all the decks together or is there a maximum number of cards for both decks.
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What are some good unofficial scenarios for Robinson Crusoe? [closed]

Enjoying this great game and have finished all the scenarios. I know that there are several official mini-expansions and The Voyage of Beagle. I already own The Voyage and have no interest in buying ...
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How accessible are the many German-only expansions for Catan?

The website catan.com gives a good overview of the many and varied editions and expansions for Catan available in English. However, it doesn't take long to find a slew of additional material for the ...
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Stone age expansion How trading works question

Just played our first game of Stone Age with the expansion and we have a question. All the examples show a single use of the trading ability. Does that mean that you are limited to a single trade ...
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Where can I find a list of Magic expansions?

I always have problems to remember expansions. I am looking for a cheat sheet list of all Magic expansion with symbol, name, year, border color and translated name (to french). Where can I find it?
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Ticket to Ride, UK Expansion: are technology cards kept after use?

Are technology cards treated like the colour train cards and discarded once played, or do you keep them for future use?
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Bang! pocket and expansions

I'd like to ask two questions regarding bang! Is bang! pocket sold elsewhere? Or just in Brazil? I could not find it in amazon.com, so I guess it only exists here. Are there any expansions compatible ...
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7 Wonders Duel: Age cards before or after Wonder selection?

I have a question about the initial setup of a 7 Wonders Duel game. In the basic game, the rule book describes the initial setup of the board, then the wonder selection phase, then how to set up the ...
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Which expansions are safe to mix?

Eldritch Horror has a plethora of expansions all with their own symbols at the bottom of the cards separated into many decks. It seems unfeasible to go through each deck and remove all the expansions ...
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BANG! Can I use the “Lady Rose of Texas” card to lock out the other player when it is down to two players?

In the expansion pack Wild West Show, for the game BANG!, there is a card called "Lady Rose of Texas". It states that: During his turn, each player can swap places with the player on his right, who ...
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Do I need to keep the Ascension expansion boxes as I have the original one?

I have the original Ascension box with wooden separators (pictured below), what makes for a nice, long lasting storage for cards - I would say, a lot of them, as the separators seem quite empty ...
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Command cards (Star Trek Catan) for vanilla Catan? [duplicate]

I played Star Trek Catan for the first time last night and really enjoyed what the command cards (Sulu, Kirk, Spock) added to the game. I would like to purchase a deck of command cards themed to ...
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BANG! Where do cards played in phase 2 go when “Abandoned Mine” is in effect

In the Fistful of Cards expansion pack for the card game BANG!, the Abandoned Mine card states in both languages used on the card: Nella propria fase 1, il giocatore pesca dagli scarti (se ...
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German Carcassonne fan expansions - available in English?

I was browsing the Hans im Glück website and found two 'official' fan-made expansions for Carcassonne. The expansions are called: Die Stadttore (The City Gates) Der Osterhase (The Easter Bunny) ...
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Are newer editions of Carcasonne compatible with older expansions?

If I have the new edition of Carcasonne with the river and abbot mini expansion, are all the old expansions still going to be compatible? Mostly I'm looking for a compatible expansion that will add a ...
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In Eldritch Horror, how much complexity and extra playing time do expansions add?

How much more complexity in terms of additional rules, things to remember, do either of the expansions (Mountains of Madness, Forsaken Lore) add to the base game. I don't really consider new cards, ...
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Do Ascension's small box expansions work well with the other big boxes?

I currently own Chronicle of the Godslayer and Return of the Fallen, which are a paired set, so they work very well together. I'm having trouble locating a copy of Storm of Souls, but I could pretty ...
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Carcassonne Bazaars and other expansions after the bid

When you play a Bazaar and bid though the pieces do the pieces still cause their stuff? To be more specific, lets start with Wheel of fortune, if one of the Bazaar pieces has a Fortune mark to move ...
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Bridges, Castles and Bazaars with Die Belargerer (the Siege)

I was playing with the Bridges, Castles and Bazaars and Die Belargerer (a rerelease of The Siege with 6 tiles). If you have one in a city, it causes the city to score 1 point per tile and 1 per ...
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Is there a good place to keep updated on Carcassonne News?

I'm not sure if this fits, if not let me know and I'll delete it. I have many/most of the Carcassonne expansions and have spent way too much money doing so. However my biggest problem is finding out ...
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Is there a way to play Twilight Imperium's “age of empire” variant with Shattered Empire's strategy cards?

The third edition of Twilight Imperium has become one of the most-played games as of late, and we have finally begun to incorporate the first expansion into the game. In the core TI3 rules is an ...
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settlers of catan expansion: Can I trade with the bank during the special building phase?

Can I trade four of a kind to the bank on my special building phase?
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Can I buy a development card in the special building phase?

Can I buy a development card in the special building phase that occurs between player turns?
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Do I need On The Brink to play In The Lab?

I bought the Pandemic base set, and In The Lab, as I saw it plays up to six people. (Though I notice now that's for team play). When I got home, I saw the box says that you need both the base set ...
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How To Play Coup: The Resistance with more than one set of cards?

I recently purchased 2 sets of Coup: The Resistance So that I could play with more than 6 people. However, The included rules don't state how many of each card to use when dealing with more than 6 ...
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Dance with Dragons: Margaery Tyrell vs. Mance Rayder

In the Dance with Dragons expansion, the house card for Margaery Tyrell reads "If you are defending your home or a territory that has power token on it, the final combat strength of your opponent is 2"...
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What happened with Chronicles?

I often read on the internet people referring to Chronicles expansion as a disaster, the worst mistake ever made by Wizards, the biggest drop value in Magic's history.. but nobody explains what ...
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Do Ticket to Ride expansions work with the Europe set?

I have and love Ticket to Ride: Europe, and would like to try out some of the new expansion packs (Switzerland, Asia, etc... Don't really care about 1910). I was just wondering if I would have to buy ...
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Which Dominion Expansion Should we Buy for Passive Play?

We love Dominion, and it's about time we buy an expansion, but there are so many! My wife and I like to play less directly competitive setups, focusing on cards like Woodcutter, Village, Mine and so ...
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What are the differences between Pandemic and Pandemic 2013?

I have seen that there is a new edition of Pandemic for 2013. What are the differences between Pandemic and the "New Challenge" version? Can I convert my original edition to use any of the new rules?...
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Can House Arryn be used under the rules of the base game?

In the Feast for Crows expansion a new house (House Arryn) was introduced along with a new set of rules for a 4 player game that changed the way you scored victory points. Is it possible to use House ...
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Does Feast for Crows Expansion balance 4 player Game of Thrones?

Feast for Crows expansion came out relatively recently for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd Edition. The core set is playable 3-6 players, however, 4 player was terribly unbalanced. The expansion ...
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Game of Thrones 2nd Ed vs 1st + Expansions

I've got the GoT 1st Ed, and was wondering: is it better to get the 2nd Edition straight, or is it somehow worthwhile to get the two expansions (Clash of Kings + Storm of Swords), on which I ...
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Is there any reason to buy the Ascension base game?

Since Ascension: Storm of Souls is both a standalone and expansion to Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is there any reason to buy COTG? SOS adds new mechanics and seems to have better artwork.
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How much space do I need to play with all the Arkham Horror expansions?

How much table space do I need to play with all the Arkham Horror expansions? The main game Arkham Horror and the expansions Dunwich Horror, Kingsport Horror, Innsmouth Horror and Miskatonic Horror, ...
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Is there an official way to speed up Elixir?

We've been playing a bit of the excellent (and silly) Elixir, but we often end up with long periods of inactivity. When players are unable to cast spells, we have several rounds where all players draw ...
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Does mixing Dominion expansions lessen the power of card combinations in random kingdom setups?

Although they can be mixed together, Dominion sets seem to have many cards that were designed to combo with other cards in the same set. Scout works better with the cards that are both victory cards ...
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How do the Investigators Collectively Decide?

So in Arkham Horror, we're playing with the "Lurker on the Threshold" expansion. It introduces the idea of 'pacts'. When these pacts are received, cards from the 'reckoning' deck are resolved. We ...
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I have the Alhambra base set only, in which order should I buy the expansions?

I have the Alhambra base game, and now I'm curious about the expansions: In what order would you suggest I buy the expansions? What does each one add to the game? How do the added components affect ...
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Can The Haunted Tower be played without the base game?

My girlfriend received Dungeons & Dragons: The Haunted Tower for Christmas. Can it be played without the The New Easy to Master Dungeons & Dragons? I figure that it would be possible to ...
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How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?

My wife and I were playing Carcassonne last night with several of the expansions and we found that the game was taking a ridiculously long time. We had the base game, the River, Inns & Cathedrals,...
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Can I sell a third party expansion?

I've got an expansion for a semi-popular board game that my friends and I have been having a lot of fun with. I was wondering if I could package and sell the expansion to the game without consent ...
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Is the Talisman Upgrade Pack worthwhile?

I own the Talisman 4th edition game published by Black Industries. Talisman revised 4th edition is now published by Fantasy Flight Games. I have seen an upgrade pack that is supposed to make the 4th ...