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Terminology refers to the lingo of the trade, definition and understanding of the terms used by experts on a subject.

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What's the difference between a tactic and a strategy?

Some people consider tactics and strategy to be distinct (as they apply to boardgames), while I regard them both as "structured methods and plans to win". Are they distinct? And what are the ...
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What is a Gateway Game?

Before joining the B&CG community, I had never heard the phrase "Gateway Game." The quintessential examples of Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Carcassonne gives me a rough idea but Googling ...
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In Chess what is the Queens or Kings Indian?

In Chess what is the Queens or Kings Indian, and why might it be useful?
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What is the name of the following chess opening? What are its pros and cons?

At some point, when I was young, I learned an opening that involves the following moves: possibly after moving queen's pawn to the centre (d4), move out king's knight to above the bishop (Nf3), move ...
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When was "pennant" renamed "coat of arms" in Carcassonne?

Carcassonne has historically used the term "pennant" to refer to the shield icons in cities but now appears to use the term "coat of arms". They both do the same thing (add two ...
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Which keywords (besides 'mill') have been named after Magic cards?

Core Set 2021 introduced the keyword 'mill': Mill N cards (Put the top N cards from the library into your/their graveyard.) which was named after the card Millstone with the ability {2}: Take the ...
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