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Impossible Scrabble Words

Are there any words that are impossible on Scrabble even if the blank tiles are used? I mean that the words can't be played because there are not enough tiles to play it.
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What does the Scrabble board look like in foreign languages?

What does the Scrabble board look like in foreign languages? I recently saw a 19x19 Scrabble board, which might be used in German, but I'm not sure.
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Can Feather bring back a spell with Jump-Start?

Jump-Start is a keyword ability that allows a card to be cast from the graveyard, and then exiled afterwards. (For example, Maximize Velocity.) According to the Comprehensive Rules, the exact wording ...
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Picking up a pile

We play by the old fashioned (original) canasta rules (not the American). Question is: if your opponents make a canasta, and you hold two cards in that suit, and the opponent to your right discards ...
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Interaction between Teferi Time Raveler and Enduring Ideal

Does Teferi, Time Raveler's static ability, which limits opponents' spells to sorcery 'speed', stop Enduring Ideal's Epic ability which functions during the upkeep?
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Finales in Camp Grizzly - how do they work?

When you reveal a finale, what happens to counselors who are not present in the finale cabin? Are the turns stopped? Does Otis continue to stalk us? Do you just follow the rules on the card, ...
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Can I tap all my opponent's lands while they're casting a spell to negate it?

If my opponent attempts to play Molten Disaster (along with the kicker cost which gives it split second), can I play Mind Games to tap my opponent's lands to negate Molten Disaster?
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Responding to partner's double in Party Bridge

The dealer bid 1♣. I am the second chair and had no high card points and no 5 card major. My highest card was a ♥9 therefore, I passed. The dealer's partner raised her bid to 2♠. My partner doubled ...
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Whispersilk cloak - does it protect from Sudden Spoiling and Condemn?

If my creature is equipped with Whispersilk Cloak, can my opponent play Sudden Spoiling and then they play Condemn to put my creature on the bottom of my library?
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How will Gadwick remember the actual amount of X mana spent?

The text for Gadwick the Wizened (from Throne of Eldraine) says: Gadwick, the Wizened XUUU Legendary Creature - Human Wizard When Gadwick, the Wizened enters the battlefield, draw X cards. ...
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Cloning a Molten Primordial at instant speed - who will end up controlling the target creatures?

This came up in a multiplayer game: I play a Molten Primordial. It resolves and I target 4 creatures controlled by 4 different opponents. Before the triggered ability resolves one of the opponents ...
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Is Chess with more than three players exists or would be playable? [closed]

Chess board as a function of the number of players: 2 players - 8x8 square board 3 players - a special hexagonal board 4+ players - theoretically a (players * 2) gonal board. First Question: Does ...
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Can the card disintegrate destroy creatures with indestructible?

I was playing magic the gathering with my friend, and I was using the card Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, which has indestructible. He wanted to play the card Disintegrate on the Zetalpa to destroy it, but we ...
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Does my opponent need to prove his creature has morph?

I'm playing against an opponent who, for whatever reason, doesn't want to give away more information than they have to. (Perhaps they're trying to limit what is known about their strategy, their ...
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How to define “to the best of your ability”?

The rules of Harbour state that when you move to a card you must carry out its action to the best of your ability. This raised some questions in our group during a recent game. Take for example the ...
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Pandemic - Can an action be performed by different players during action phase?

In Pandemic, can an action be performed by different players during action phase, by using Funded Event cards? For example: "Flexible Aid Package" allows a. player to perform 1-3 extra actions (by ...
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Special Summoning After the Seal of Orichalcos

My question is this, after you activate the seal can you Special summon monsters from other places? The Seal of Orichalcos destroys all monsters that you had special summoned when it activates and It ...
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Does the amount of +1/+1 from Prowess remain on a creature, even when a creature gets flipped face-down by Ixidron?

I have Elsha of the Infinite on the battlefield, who has prowess: Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Her prowess triggered five times, making her a ...
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In Spades, what is the probability a suit is distributed in a way, given I hold n cards from that suit?

In Spades, (or any other trick taking game), when I hold n cards of a certain suit, what is the distribution of the other 13-n cards in that suit? In particular, what is the probability that ♦'s are ...
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Is the Hand pattern probabilities equal to suit pattern probabilities?

In Spades, I wish to know the probability a certain suit is distributed in a particular way. For example I wish to know what is the probability that the diamonds are distributed either 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-...
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What is the highest game score theoretically possible in Scrabble using 1 player and the International Scrabble Dictionary?

This is one for simulation and some guesses on the strategy to used e.g. is it best to always get the bonus every turn or do the most combinations even if it doesn't use up all the letters every turn. ...
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Monopoly: Why is it this way? [closed]

Is there any real-world reason why someone absolutely has to spend a night at a $2000 hotel when they have five dollars in their bank account, or is it just "the rules"?
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When is the last time tribal decks were competitive?

More or less what it says on the tin. I see a lot of meta decks that revolve more on a (thematically) random group of cards that only share a strategy. When is the last time a tribal deck was ...
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Can I build off a branch blocked by a troll?

Saboteur Duel adds Troll cards into the game where there is path, but one of the branches is blocked by a troll. The rules state: The troll blocks the path behind it. If a player wants to pass a ...
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What's the etymology of Eldraine?

Ravnica is based on a Serbo-Croatian word for plain. And the other planes, like Phyrexia (basically "land of Phyresis") seem to have etymologies for their names... So, what's Eldraine's etymology?
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Does the mana ability restriction of Pithing Needle refer to the cost or the effect of an activated ability?

Pithing Needle affects cards with activated abilities, unless they are mana abilities. An activated ability comes in the form: [Cost]:[Effect] "A mana ability is an activated ability that ...
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Kerfuffle rules?

I recently bought Kerfuffle from a thrift store with no rules. I have managed to piece together most of them from online videos but could someone point me to a pdf. It does not seem to be on bgg
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Can Laquatus's Creativity cause an opponent to discard their hand if you have Narset, Parter of Veils on the battlefield?

Can Laquatus's Creativity cause an opponent to discard their hand if you have Narset, Parter of Veils on the battlefield?
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How does drafting work in The Champion of the Wild?

We bought a copy of The Champion of the Wild first edition, and totally missed the second edition funding campaign. One of the new things in the second edition is four new game modes involving ...
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what happens to an injured pokemon shuffled back into the deck

Heracross can perform an attack which forces the opponent to »shuffle his active pokemon back into his deck«. What happens if this pokemon is already injured? I did not find the rules adequate about ...
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Can “Phantom Knights's Sword” Prevent a monster from being destroyed because of “Call of the Haunted”?

So let's say I use "Call of the Haunted" to summon a monster from my GY. Then I equip "Phantom Knights Sword" to it. So now that monster gains 800 ATK and if it were to be destroyed, I can destroy "...
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How does Zndrsplt work with Krark's Thumb?

How do cards like Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom (and Okaun, Eye of Chaos) work with Krark's Thumb? For example, if I win 2 coin flips, even if I only keep one, does it trigger Zyndrplt's card draw ...
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What is the statistically favorable amount of lands for Yennett? [closed]

Recently I have been brewing up Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign, as a commander deck. The deck was going well, with only 3 cards with even mana costs, and those being Lightning Greaves, for protection, ...
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At what point does a land become controlled?

Shrine of the Forsaken Gods has the ability: {T}: Add {C}{C}. Spend this mana only to cast colorless spells. Activate this ability only if you control seven or more lands. Golgari Rot Farm has ...
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How do draw effects during the discard phase work?

What happens if discarding one or more cards during the discard phase triggers an effect that draws me cards? The instance I have in mind is having The Gitrog Monster on the battlefield and more than ...
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When exactly does the commander tax get added?

Does commander tax increase for each time the commander has been cast, or for each time it has been removed from the battlefield? For example, if an opponent would kill my commander but I manage to ...
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Why do some artifacts require tapping and sacrificing as an activation cost?

With the new Food token mechanic being introduced in Throne of Eldraine, you have to both tap and sacrifice a food token to activate its ability. I noticed that the same is true for Treasure tokens, ...
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Can Adventure creatures always be cast from exile?

Throne of Eldraine will include 'Adventure' instant and sorcery subtypes, that are attached to a creature (or possibly just permanent) card. The reminder text says (Then exile this card. You may cast ...
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How to calculate the power level of a Commander deck?

I've been playing Magic casually for almost half a year now, mostly in the multiplayer Commander format. Regularly, I hear people talk about the power levels of decks. Especially when I'm playing with ...
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What game did these pawns go to?

Vintage unidentifiable Hard plastic game pieces 8 short 4 medium 1 large in both blue and red.
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Is there a reason effects that introduce another combat phase also create another main phase?

In Magic, there are a number of effects that create an additional combat phase. In any example I've seen, they either also create an additional main phase, or else they can only be cast/activated ...
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Gather Specimens on Meddling Mage

You cast Meddling Mage which has you name a card as a replacement effect. An opponent responds with Gather Specimens which takes control of Meddlig Mage as a replacement effect. Who gets to name the ...
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If I cast Reality Ripple with Eon Hub out, is the target Permanently phased out?

Reality Ripple reads, "Target artifact, creature, or land phases out. (While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist. It phases in before its controller untaps during their next untap ...
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Can doublestrike kill a creature with totem armor?

The Battlefield My opponent has a 3/3 creature in play, enchanted with a Mask token from Estrid, the Masked's -1, which grants the creature totem armor: If enchanted permanent would be destroyed, ...
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Does Master of the Veil work on Megamorphs?

Assuming I have Master of the Veil face down and Stratus Dancer face up, can I flip Stratus Dancer back over with Master of the Veil? I do not know of Megamorph falls under Morph. Are they completely ...
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What happens if I flip a token face down?

Lets say I have a Voidmage Apprentice and make a token copy of it. What happens if I target the token copy with Master of the Veil? Do I get a face-down token creature? Does it stay face up?
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copying with Saheeli, Sublime Artificer [duplicate]

If I turn an artifact into any creature for that turn that has an enter the battlefield effect, such as Vizier of the Scorpion, do I amass one? what if the artifact entered the battlefield that turn?
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Can this sequence of events cause a commander to be permanently phased out?

Suppose that you have a three-player Commander game. The players are Alice, Bob, and Carol. Bob's commander is Isamaru, Hound of Konda, a vanilla creature. On Alice's turn, she: Casts Dominate to ...
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What happens if I double Meddling Mage's 'enter the battlefield' trigger?

Let's say I play Meddling Mage while I have Panharmonicon out. What happens? Do I get to name two cards that can not be cast? Or does the second card I name overwrite the first one?
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Do I need to get a noble in order to win Splendor?

Is it necessary to win a noble in order to win the game of Splendor? I have heard two different sets of rules, one is to reach 15 points, the other is to reach 15 points and possess at least one ...

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