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Is there a good place to find information about strategies, tricks and caveats for specific cards?

Sometimes, I'm surprised when I see that a certain card is considered good. I don't get it! For example, when I first saw Skullclamp, I just saw a card that increased power by one at the cost of ...
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Civilization - Through the Ages with old game [duplicate]

I own the 'old' version of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization from 2006. There is also a new version (Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization) from 2015. Some rules have been added and ...
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Yarok and Animate Dead

I've seen multiple viewpoints on Animate Dead while Yarok, the Desecrated is out, and just want to get a final answer. Does it Animate 2 creatures and then immediately die, thus activating any etb ...
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Heroic fantasy god game

I am looking for the name of a board game that I played in uni (6 years ago). It's an heroic fantasy game where each player is god and can take control of any race on the board and have them fight any ...
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In what order are triggered abilities executed?

When in a player window where triggered abilities can take effect, how do players determine the order of execution of the triggered abilities. Can they be in any order, i.e. player 1 triggers 2 ...
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Etrata, the Silencer and token creatures

My opponent attacks me with Etrata, the Silencer. I have only token creatures in my battlefield. Does one of the tokens go into exile? Does my opponent have to shuffle Etrata into his library again?
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Can a phase requiring two colored sets be completed with the same color?

In Phase 10 can a phase requiring collecting x of one color and y of one color be completed using x+y of the same color? E.G. Can Candy Castle / Mountain Vista Phase 7 (4 of one color + 6 of one ...
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Revised Farmers of the Moor expansion on the non-revised based set

I own the non-revised edition of Agricola. I want to get the FOTM expansion - but it looks like only the expansion for the revised edition is available. Would this expansion work with the non-...
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Is there any limitation with Chimeratech Overdragon and Future fusion?

It seems that I can ban as much monsters as I want from my deck with Future Fusion and so I will have an overpowered Chimeratech Overdragon monster that can attack ten times with 8000 ATK. Is there ...
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How replayable is Pandemic Legacy? (Is the game still playable after you have completed it)

So my understanding is that Pandemic Legacy has a story arc of 12-24 games, at which point the game is complete. My question is - according to the design of the game - is the game still playable as ...
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Magic the gathering question [duplicate]

Sarkhan the masterless +1 ability. It becomes a 4/4 dragon with flying. Can it attack that turn? Does it depend if the planeswalker was on the field already or just played?
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How is the board game version of Words With Friends different from Scrabble?

I like to play a game called Words With Friends, which is a freenium version of Scrabble. I thought it was however functionally the same. However, I've just seen that Zynga, the creators of the game, ...
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In Hearts, played by experts, what is ratio of shooting the moon?

Because nobody knows the game-theoretical-optimal strategy in Hearts, I am looking for an approximation based on empirical data. For example, based on logs of games between expert players from an ...
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What happens if we run out of terrain tiles?

In a recent game we almost ran out of a particular terrain tile. In this scenario, what do you do? Is substituting a different token and remembering the terrain type allowed, or is the terraform not ...
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Can special actions in the location card be attempted more than once during a scavenge?

Can the special actions in the location cards be attempted more than once? I'm talking about the ones that say "Return N cards to etc" and have you look up a numbered note in the journal. These are ...
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Can I build on a different tile to the one I terraform?

In a game I played recently, there was an adjacent territory that was my home terrain that I wanted to build a dwelling on, but also the bonus for that round was terraforming, so I wanted to do a ...
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Is Leyline of Combustion triggered by attacks?

If my opponent attacks me, does that trigger Leyline of Combustion to do damage to them? I'm new and need help with this rule. Thanks
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Promised future trades as part of legal trades? (Solution described, alternatives/comments requested)

When making a trade in Settlers of Catan, there is no official rule encouraging or prohibiting making a promise (to make a certain type of trade or perform some kind of action in the future) during a ...
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Golos activated ability and adventure cards

If Golos, Tireless Pilgrim's activated ability were to hit a adventure card are you able to cast the adventure side of the creature or only the creature for free? Rules on Golos say you may not use ...
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Triominos Bridge Rules

I recently had an argument with my wife about a "correct" bridge in triominos. I got a "bridge" figure, but with a flaw: the numbers at the tops of the two tiles didn't match. (see image). So my ...
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MTG playing Kykar, Wind's Fury [duplicate]

I cast an enchantment, which triggers Kykar, my opponent responds by destroying Kykar. Does Kykar still produce the token?
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What is a good Pokemon deck ratio?

My son really likes Pokémon, and owns a lot of cards. He mostly plays the video games and reads the books, but wants to build a Pokemon deck to play as well. We understand the basic rules. I know ...
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How do you score an all wild card Canasta?

Today I made my first ALL Wild card Canasta with six 2's and a Joker in Classic Canasta :O) How much is this worth please? Also, it was concealed... does that 'Up' the bonus?
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Extreme price on a MTG card [on hold]

I was at a store and I saw this I was looking around the price and in tcgplayer says its 16 cents. How can it be 1k that card?
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What is this round board game on a turn table?

The board has 32 sections with 4 peg holes in each section. There are 4 numbered pegs each a different color. There are 4 die with numbers 1 through 6 following the same colors as the pegs. It is ...
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Countering an uncounterable spell, triggers, and state-based actions

So I just played a game in Arena where my opponent was at 4 life, I had 1 card left in my deck (after drawing my card for the turn), and they had two copies of Drowned Secrets on the battlefield. I ...
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How many of a legendary card should I be including in my deck?

So, I am making a Magic: The Gathering cat deck for my younger sister, and I am running in to a wall with trying to narrow my 63 card deck into a 60 card deck. My biggest problem is that I have 6 ...
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Interaction between Torment of Hailfire and Persist

If I choose a creature with persist for one repetition of Torment of Hailfire, will it return to play before the next repetition to choose it again?
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Volrath's Shapeshifter, Static Buffs, and Combat damage

Inspired by this question. I have an Elvish Archdruid, a Volrath's Shapeshifter, and a Llanowar Elves on the battlefield. I attack with Elvish Archdruid and Llanowar Elves. My opponent blocks in ...
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How many copies did Risk's original 1959 version sell?

How many copies did the original version of 1959 of the board game Risk sell? I found this article stating that it sold more than 100,000 copies in its first year. However there are no sources given ...
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Cities produce in Traders and barbarians of Catan

In the initial setup of the Traders and barbarians expansion and scenario, we use 1 settlement and 1 city (from where the caravan head out). At this moment the city will produce only 1 resource. But ...
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If you have multiple planeswalkers, how many of their loyalty abilities can you use in a single turn?

Let’s say I played Ajani, Caller of the Pride and then played Ajani, Wise Counselor. Would I be able to use Caller of the Pride's -8 ability to give me, say, 20 creatures and then use Wise Counselor'...
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Buffs During Combat

If an opponent plays a card like Elvish Archdruid that gives other elf creatures they controls +1/+1 and they declare the Elvish Archdruid and another Elf creature as attackers, when I go to block ...
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Does Persist, Modular, and Hardened Scales give me an infinite loop?

First off, let me preface with that I do know that +1 and -1 counters cancel out. Now, the cards for this play are: 1 : Arcbound Worker(or any modular 1 critter) 1+: Hardened Scales 1 : ...
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What's the lifetime of Wicked Wolf's +1/+1 counters?

Do Wicked Wolf's +1/+1 counters stay after the turn is over? It says: Sacrifice a food: Put a +1/+1 counter on Wicked Wolf. It gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it. I was reading the ...
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Can non-rule-specified items be used to mark information that is shared but closed?

There are several questions on BCG Stack Exchange that ask about information which was previously common but "vanishes", even though it can be deduced from other common information. For example, ...
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How long does it take to play Diplomacy?

I guess this varies a lot from game to game, but I've seen everything from 120 to 360 minutes, and wondered where the average lies. If it's closer to 360, I don't think I will bother to buy it. I ...
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Can poison counters be removed?

Is there some way to remove or counteract poison counters? Specifically, once you've already accumulated them, not when you are dealt them. For example, say I already have 9 poison counters. Is there ...
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In Magic: The Gathering, can I include a card in my deck that I can't play based on my land setup?

I have a plan to build a deck that can get Progenitus on to the battlefield on turn 3 (it's an ongoing joke between my friends and I on who could get Progenitus out quickest with the cards we ...
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Initial meld with a canasta

In Modern/American canasta can I meld with a canasta that contains wild cards if I also have a natural to meld with it? For example, I have five J’s and two 2’s, and three 9’s. Counting card ...
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Does a creature have its abilities while being on the stack?

I have a question. When creature is on the stack, does it have its abilities? For example Syr Eleonora, the Discerning, has an ability that says that spells which target her cost 2 more mana. But when ...
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Hideaway - do I get to put cards put on the bottom of my library in any order?

With Spinerock Knoll, when it enters, hideaway activates, however, it doesn't specify whether I put the cards on the bottom of my library in any order, or in a random order. Which one is it? This is ...
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In Diplomacy, how does a time limit per round affect overall gameplay?

I want to introduce a group of people to the game Diplomacy. To make it manageable, I want to impose a 10 minute time limit per round (7 player game). I heard this type of limits are sometimes used in ...
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Matsu-Tribe Decoy vs. Trap Runner

If I activate Matsu-Tribe Decoy's ability targeting opponent's Trap Runner, can he activate Trap Runner's ability, blocking my creature, and making Trap Runner an illegal target for Matsu-Tribe Decoy'...
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What's this German Go/Chess-like Game? “Heureka!”?

I was recently thinking back to a board game I played some 8 years ago. In my mind, I'm convinced the game was called Heureka (not Eureka), but after many days of fruitless searching, I don't think ...
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Best place around the table in Blackjack

I've read a few theories regarding which seat is the best in Blackjack. I haven't been able to figure out if my own theory is correct. It won't apply to many situations, but when it does, I believe ...
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Does armor prevent non-combat damage?

There are a lot of cards that deal damage to creatures. Does the target creature's armor reduce that damage, or is armor only useful in combat damage (when attacking or being attacked by other ...
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Bridge auction and play with a 5521 hand opposite 1255

Playing at a matchpoint Swiss pairs event yesterday, I played this hand as north. Our auction went 1♤-2♢-2♡-3NT-4♡. I had difficulty choosing what to bid over 3NT. South could have bid the fourth ...
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Monopoly cheaters edition

My family arguments regarding block card and railway station. The rules state when you roll the dice and you land on railway station you have to move straight to the next nearest railway station. ...
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What requires MTG players to remind their opponents of “may” parts of effects?

Section 3.7 of the IPG defines Tournament Error — Communication Policy Violation as follows: A player violates the Communication policies detailed in section 4 of the Magic Tournament Rules and the ...

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