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Why do so many people play out of turn on the last lead?

Is this a common play say in bridge or some other euchre where players just randomly throw their last card in. I notice its commonly done during a lone hand but also on regular play and I have to ...
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Axis and Allies 1940, why are the axis always losing

I‘ve been playing A&A 1940 Europe (without Japan) and everytime the Axis Powers losses. I‘ve tried Sealion and stuff but its still everytime the same. At the beginning Germany is beating up france ...
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Interaction between Leonin Warleader and Divine Visitation

I have Divine Visitation on the battlefield: If one or more creature tokens would be created under your control, that many 4/4 white Angel creature tokens with flying and vigilance are created ...
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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

Which board game is the first to be ever invented, when was it invented and where?
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How do I tune my arena deck for 3 lands in my opening hand under the new mulligan rule and selection algorithm?

Is it 22 lands? Did I understand the algorithm correctly and did I draw the correct conclusions, or am I get it wrong? From what I have read, the algorithm creates and shuffles 2 decks and then ...
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Does an action which gives you +2 Advance Civilization require they be used together?

There are several planets which provide +2 economy / diplomacy (e.g., Padraign-3110). Do those have to be used to advance a single ship 2 spaces in orbit, or can they be used to advance 2 separate ...
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Which rule(s) govern the difference between {T} activated abilities and activated abilities that require tapping?

There seems to be a difference in Magic between activated abilities with the tap symbol, and activated abilities with a cost that requires you to tap permanents, and I'm unsure which rules ...
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I noticed after the last lead someone reneged but it actually helped me so I just let it go

I had made it spades I played the jack of clubs opponent put on the ace of clubs and I had low clubs but more and higher spades. If the gentleman had played properly he probably would have euchred me. ...
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Is it possible to bluff in board games like chess generally?

Let's think of games like chess or go, where everyone can see everything, but also games like uno where it's hard to predict what color or value the person has with one card. Can you bluff here? ...
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How does the ability of Bloodthirsty Aerialist resolve with other life link creatures?

Scenario: I have Bloodthirsty Aerialist and a Blood Burglar on the board. I attack with both and both get a blocker assigned to them. Does Bloodthirsty Aerialist's ability trigger before damage ...
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Can Aquamoeba beat Glory Seeker with discards?

Can Aquamoeba beat Glory Seeker if the Aquamoeba owner discards one or more cards during the fight? Discard a card from your hand: switch Aquamoeba's power and toughness until end of turn. 1/3 ...
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Why did Simic become the preferred Nexus colors in M20? [on hold]

In War of the Spark, Bant Nexus was a legitimate deck. That's not to say Simic Nexus was not a competitive deck, and in fact Mattias Leveratto won Mythic Championship III with it, but Bant was a real ...
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How can you have units with secret locations on the board?

I've heard that there are games where the units on the board are secret -- that the other player doesn't know where they are. How does this actually work? How can you have units on the board without ...
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Why is real-money-betting necessary for poker to be fun?

Obviously, all games may be played with an ante, but it is often not mandatory for the game itself to be fun. I've long wondered what makes poker so different from everything else: poker, when played ...
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Meaning of and/or in Magic The Gathering [duplicate]

Mass Manipulation says: Gain control of X target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If I choose X = 1, can I target one creature and one planeswalker (having two targets in total)? Or does it mean ...
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To a classification of card games [on hold]

I have always been interested by the way to model card games and especially by problems of lethal, or problems clearing the board. For this, you need a certain way to describe effects and mechanics. ...
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What happens if Saheeli, Sublime Artificer's target is removed?

Suppose my opponent has Saheeli, Sublime Artificer, a Servo token, and another creature in play, and uses her ability to make the Servo a copy of the creature. In response to the ability going on the ...
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Is there a tier list of all precon Commander deck?

C19 is currently being spoiled and I am thinking about buying it. The idea is to buy a group of deck to play with friends. Here is the idea. Lets consider that we are 5 people sitting at a table. This ...
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Is a vehicle still a vehicle if it's no longer an artifact?

Let's pretend I have a vehicle (say, Smuggler's Copter) enchanted with a Siege Modification. This vehicle creature has not been crewed this turn. I also control a Neurok Transmuter and activate ...
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Who is the controller of a Pacifism enchanting my creature?

My opponent played Pacifism on a creature on my side of the battlefield. Later, I wanted to exile the enchantment with Conclave Tribunal. My opponent had the opinion that I was now the controller of ...
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Strategy in Quantum Chess? [closed]

Inspired by this topic: Now the world see's quantum chess, where you're playing with probability. Is it a 'completely' other game, so most of games will be played completely a different way, or will ...
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If tests are voluntary, why does one lose a life point automatically?

I'm a new owner of T.I.M.E Stories and about to play my first scenario within the next few weeks. However, studying the rules book (v 1.1) left me confused about the optionality of tests. If I ...
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What is the name of this two player card game for betting?

There is a two-player game in Sri Lanka using the French card deck. One of the players shuffles the deck and the second player bets for a card value (without the suit). If the requested card value ...
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How many different variations/editions of Monopoly are there?

Is there a website that has a comprehensive list of all the various editions of the Monopoly board-game there are? I'm sure there's hundreds... but I'm not having much luck finding it online.
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Axis & Allies Revised - Strategic Bombing broken?

We're playing A&A Revised, and USA and UK both got Heavy Bombers tech. Rules-as-written seem to say that each bomber is able to hit Germany for 10 IPC each turn... so 4 bombers per turn could do ...
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Euchre partner leads with trump - why?

This happened during a play online. Why does my partner lead with a trump when I call name suit? I rely on my partner to take a trick but he leads with a trump, drawing mine, and leaves me short.
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What game uses dice with sides powers of 2?

I have one die. It has six sides marked 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64. Does anyone know what game uses this?
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Help determining MTG card authenticity [on hold]

I found this black lotus for sale at 2500USD from a guy that claims it is genuine. Does it look genuine to you?
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Would Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker trigger Waste Not?

I play Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker as a commander and his ability states that an opponent needs to put cards in their graveyard. Waste Not says when a player discards a card then one of three things ...
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Halving Points in Yu-Gi-Oh!

What happens if points (Life Points, Attack Points or Life Points) should be halved, but are a odd number? Some cards like Solemn Judgement can half a variable, while some monsters like S39 Utopia ...
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How is a gold rune different from a silver rune?

In this game, it's possible to earn runes and there are some special golden runes you earn by doing extra special stuff! Are the uses of the two types of runes different? So runes can be used to buy ...
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How do multiple death triggers work with a board wipe?

So, question, I have a hooded Hydra face up and a Vastwood Hydra out. They both have 4 (+1+1) counters on them. Someone goes to boardwipe, since they both have death triggers can I then move the ...
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In Pegs and Jokers, is it legal to split a seven card between my peg and my partner's peg?

In Pegs and Jokers, there are two teams of three each. Player A has four pegs in the castle and his fifth peg is two holes away from going in to have all pegs in the castle. Player A wants to play a ...
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Does Nightpack Ambusher's second ability trigger if I cast spells during the end step?

Nightpack Ambusher has this second ability: At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't cast a spell this turn, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token. Let's say it's now the end step. ...
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Monopoly strategy if every unowned property goes to auction immediately?

My friends and I have tried playing with a house rule where every property, no matter who lands on it, immediately goes to auction for all players. We have been using a Vickrey auction so that the ...
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Do [spoilers] leave a corpse when they die?

Since the quetion is about a mechanic revealed in Chapter 3, I'll leave most of it in the spoilers.
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When does Tiana, Ship's Caretaker check card type?

At what point does Tiana, Ship's Caretaker's last ability check if a card that went to the graveyard is an aura or equipment? Is that determination made when the card is on the battlefield and ...
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Strategy tips to beat Prince of Gluttons in Aeon's End

Been playing a bit more of Aeon's End base game, so far, the only nemesis that we simply can't beat with a team of two is the Prince of Gluttons. We never manage to beat him, whatever the spells/...
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Can equipment be activated twice?

Could I use the ability of this weapon multiple times to consume different infusions on the same attack?
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In multiplayer, can a player concede abusively?

Arnold, Beth, and Chuck are playing a multiplayer game (e.g. Commander or Free-for-All). Arnold has Maralen of the Mornsong: Players can't draw cards. At the beginning of each player's draw step, ...
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Lethal damage while controlling Sower of Discord?

I recently played a game of commander with a single opponent. When I played Sower of Discord, I selected my opponent and myself. I then swung with Serra Avatar. If damage is taken and the amount is ...
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Is a fifth card in a suit often a decisive factor in three no trump contracts?

I've seen a number of successful 3 NT contracts made with 23-24 HCPs (not 26). In most of these cases, the declarer's side had a solid five card suit that provided a large number of tricks. On the ...
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Can the factory card 'move' action cause combat?

I've just bought Scythe and I'm looking for the rules. I'm wanting a clarification on the Factory cards. The rules tell me that these are essentially a fifth action space,and that each of them ...
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Distributing the player mats

The setup rules for Scythe say: Faction Selection: Randomly shuffle the the Faction Mats and Player Mats, then deal 1 of each to each player. Starting Player: The player with the ...
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Cribbage and scoring 31 plus go

Recognizing that I am arguing against pretty clear rules, but my buddy and I got in an argument regarding the logic behind only getting two pegs/points (Vs. 3) when you get a "go" from your partner ...
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Can another instant be used to buff an attacking creature, after another instant was cast that would kill the creature?

Specific example: Attacking player sends a 3/2. Defending player plays Shock to deal 2 damage to the creature. Attacking player then attempts to cast another Instant which would lend the attacking ...
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In a game of Hearts played by 4 good or expert playing agents, what percentage of rounds will end with a player 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 is a good way to find information on previous ban lists?

Many people say it's fun to go back and play previous formats of Yu-Gi-Oh, like the popular "Goat Format" from the mid 2000s. I have been having a hard time finding a resource to easily view every ...
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In bridge, does it make sense to “tighten” or 'loosen" up on bidding depending on vulnerability?

For instance, the minimum standard seems to be about 12 points to open with a five card suit, or 13 points with a four card minor. That makes sense with equal vulnerability (both vulnerable or both ...
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Does it make sense for a defender to lead a short major when opponents fail to find a fit using Stayman?

Both vulnerable, at rubber, South dealt and bid 1NT, North 2 clubs, South 2 hearts, North 3NT. You, West, have (s) 64 (h) AJ7 (d)J8752 (c) Q84. North clearly has four spades, but not hearts. Any ...

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