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Is playing an illegal Wild Draw 4 considered cheating or a bluff?

This should fall under the category of bluffing for one simple reason that is even in the quoted block of yours: Only the person required to draw the 4 cards can make the challenge. If this would ...
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Is cheating allowed in Munchkin?

According to the very old rules from the beginning of munchkin you could cheat if the other players didn't catch you. Likewise, you may also use only one headgear, one suit of armor, one pair of ...
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Does reading strategy guides before a game count as cheating?

This is all about your social contract1 - some groups play to win, in which case the behaviour you've described seems perfectly reasonable. Other groups play more for fun, and fun can often be reduced ...
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Can experts roll dice with non-uniform distribution?

In theory, yes (the macro nature of the dice and the table overcoming any quantum-level randomness, leaving you with classical physics). In practice, the bulk of the evidence says no, that the chaos ...
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In Exploding Kittens, how do you know that another player got the exploding kitten?

There's certainly nothing stopping a player from cheating and not revealing a drawn Exploding Kitten, but since (at least in the base game) there's no way to put a card from your hand back into the ...
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Is playing an illegal Wild Draw 4 considered cheating or a bluff?

If the game itself, not just official tournaments and such, has rules for what happens when you're caught doing it, then it's part of the game and is not cheating. Penalties for actual cheating are ...
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Does reading strategy guides before a game count as cheating?

Nope it is not cheating and should not be considered such at all. The problem is that assuming you can't would mean that you are limited in what you can do to improve your skill at the game which may ...
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Spoons: is passing your cards w/o looking cheating?

Given that this is a highly variable kitchen table game, most of the answers you'll get here are opinions. That said, I think that keeping your hand hovering next to the spoons is practically cheating,...
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Can you change your mind after discarding during Monolith Arena?

I don't know this game at all but will answer this in a broader etiquette sense. In games people make mistakes or they start taking a move and realise that they want to do something different. When I ...
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Bananagrams: dumping rules/etiquette. Is it cheating to keep track of dumped tiles?

It is not cheating. The rules as you state just say peeling is taking a tile from anywhere and dumping in placing a tile in a Bunch and taking three tiles back. The rules at no point say the Bunch is ...
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Intentionally Not Announcing Triggered Abilities Until Just Before They Would Be Considered Missed

This would not qualify as cheating. In the example, Tower of War's Exalted trigger creates a continuous effect that modifies Bear Cub's power and toughness. These are not visible changes, so they are ...
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Can you change your mind after discarding during Monolith Arena?

Yes, it is against the rules. The rules (as you quote) do not permit drawing a tile directly after discarding it. Rather than "is it against the rules?" (a question you seem to already know ...
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Does reading strategy guides before a game count as cheating?

I think it's a particular issue with this game, which can be played at two different levels - as a 'friendly' game with family or friends, where people unfamiliar with the game stick to the most ...
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What is the best way to deal with cheats?

If you're playing in any kind of organised play, there should normally be a store owner, tournament organiser or some kind of official you can report this to. This is normally the best approach as you ...
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How can I prevent players from cheating on their stats that carry between games?

Checksums, CRCs, Hashes, etc. Computer science has a possible solution for this. In computer science, sometimes you need to verify that some received data hasn't been altered or corrupted. The ...
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