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Has there been any attempt to learn the impact of replacement on win rate?

Deck A is a 60-card deck, with each card present in only one or two copies. Deck B is a 120-card deck, consisting of two additional copies of Deck A merged together. As a simplifying assumption, let'...
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Are there any simulators for Monopoly that meet my specifications below?

There are simulators for "deterministic" games like chess and Go that will estimate each player's win probabilities (probably using Monte Carlo simulation), and also combat resolution ...
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What progress has been made in computerized bridge play?

Computer programs have been produced for games such as Chess, Go, Poker, StarCraft 2, Dota. The best ones, Deep Blue and AlphaGo , AlphaZero, Pluribus,... are now considered better than the best ...
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How was "komi" re-set in the past 50 years?

"komi" represents a number of points added to White's score at the end of a game of Go to compensate White for the fact that Black moves first. It is usually X.5 points (e.g. 7.5) to prevent a tie (...
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Can I use simulation to show that one bidding point count is more accurate than another?

I've created a new bridge point count system with aces worth 4.5 points, kings worth 3.0 points, queens worth 1.5 points, jacks worth 0.75 points, and tens worth 0.25. There are still 40 points in the ...
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How do blackjack simulations work?

The basic strategy of blackjack has been built using computer simulations. Let's say I program the simulation's "player" to play with a certain strategy, hitting, standing or whatever given certain ...
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What do I need to consider when creating a new card game variant?

I came up with a card game variant, combining Texas Hold 'Em and Cribbage, with a friend. You basically follow Hold 'Em play mechanics, and the best hand at showdown is the 5 card hand (2 hole cards +...
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Is there a way to determine how much of a "fighting chance" I had?

As a child, I was playing Monopoly in a local tournament against "Chuck" (the hero of some of my other game questions). Early on, he got a Monopoly of his namesake maroons: St. Charles Place, State ...