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Identify old boardgame

This is a wooden version of Shuttles (named for the rows that can be moved sideways) aka Impasse, Labymaster, Labyrinth, or Traject. The PC game was an implementation of this older board game from ...
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how to find that 8 number puzzle is solvable or not?

This article has an extensive discussion of the solution: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~mdr/teaching/modules04/java2/TilesSolvability.html The summary for the 3x3 board is: Lay out the board as a 9x1 ...
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The sheep and the wolves

It sounds like you're describing Fox and Hounds here: The four Hounds can only move forward diagonally. The Fox can move forward or backwards diagonally. There is no jumping or capturing involved; ...
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Is BGA-Studio friendly to new programmers?

The site seems pretty clear that it is not for new programmers. The description on the front page of who Studio is for says "You are a web developer fluent in server side (PHP, SQL) and client side (...
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Mafia - Werewolf: Online play

I'm the creator of https://werewolv.es which is an in-browser version of werewolf. The games are more like individual chat rooms or slack/irc channels than the usual forum/message board variants you ...
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Mafia - Werewolf: Online play

Town of Salem - https://store.steampowered.com/app/334230/Town_of_Salem/ as of a few months ago, it was quite good, and quite active.
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King Of Tokyo taking control of Tokyo

The dice are not resolved until after the third and final roll. So obviously you can reroll anything you don't want. Once the final roll is complete, the effects take place. If that includes an attack ...
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Hex board game strategy

The winning strategy for such a small Hex board is shown in this basic strategy guide. Like tic-tac-toe, on a 4x4 board white will always win by opening on the main diagonal, because for every ...
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AI that plays Quoridor?

I made an AI agent playing Quoridor. You can play against it right on the browser here: https://gorisanson.github.io/quoridor-ai/. As you can read on the "about" section on the page, I imitated the ...
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Looking for a board game

This sounds very much like Titan. The Java version may be Colossus.
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Modify Ticket to Ride to For Six or More People - Thoughts?

With six players the map might become a little too cluttered quickly: rather than adding new rules that make the game fiddlier, I would rather reduce the number of coaches, probably between 35 and 40. ...
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Modify Ticket to Ride to For Six or More People - Thoughts?

With 6 or more I would split into 2 games of ticket to ride since with 5 players the down time is already pretty high to keep player interested in my opinion. I do think it is possibly to balance the ...
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Mafia - Werewolf: Online play

There are a great many; several message boards just run their own Mafia games as part of their forum. There's a very active Mafia community at http://forum.dominionstrategy.com. And one of the most ...
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Telepresence Board Games

Try Diplomacy! I have found Diplomacy to be an amazing solution to this sort of issue. Originally played by mail in the 60s (famously known as US President John F. Kennedy's favorite game), ...
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250gsm stock good enough for cards?

According to Wikipedia, a standard playing card has a size of B8 and a weight of 1.8g. So if I got the math right, it's 180gsm. Here is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_52-card_deck
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Addon for Risk with cards

On Cardboard Republic I found a print and play version of an out of print unofficial expansion with action cards called One World Dominion. Though it does not have the exact cards you describe, it ...
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AI that plays Quoridor?

Xoridor is available as a .jar file that will run wherever you have a Java installed and supports 2 or 4 players. This version (mentioned in a comment): http://danielborowski.com/quoridor-ai/display....
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