Questions tagged [game-setup]

For questions about general procedures for setting up or preparing to play games. This tag should be used for questions are either about game setup in general or are about a particular game but are theoretically relevant to more than just that game, such as "how do I speed up this particular aspect of setup?" or "how do I make this problem of setup more fair?". This tag is not for questions about the rules for setup of a particular game.

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How to secretly choose factions that become public later?

I'm looking for a website/tool/method that will allow my (in-person) group to submit their faction choices in advance without anyone knowing what it is. Then once everyone has submitted it can be made ...
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Minimizing Agricola setup/clean up time

I enjoy playing Agricola, but the box the game comes in doesn't lend to keeping the pieces organized, and I generally spend a fair amount of time taking everything out, and even more time putting ...
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How can I speed up the setup of Eclipse?

I think I got everything separated and packed pretty well (including the upgrade tiles), but what's really taking a long time during setup is the cubes. Is there a way to set it up faster for players?...
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Best method for evenly distributing epidemic cards in Pandemic setup?

The rules for Pandemic call for shuffling the Player deck and distributing the initial cards to each player. The remaining 50 or so cards are then seeded with epidemic cards by this rule: Divide ...
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Do non-random alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK, and if so which?

So I've been noticing that there's a vogue in gaming recently for the starting player to be chosen by some method other than simple lot. I'm wondering if this is a good fashion, or if it's just ...
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