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Monopoly and component limits

Keeping 4 houses on your property(ies) is a very simple strategy that reduces the length of the game quite dramatically. Tying up 8 or 12 houses prevents other players from buying those houses, ...
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

Use a coinflip app, or physical 4- or 6-sided dice (calling odd/even or above/below half instead of heads/tails). Both solutions fulfill all your criteria. You can further secure dice against falling ...
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Monopoly and component limits

From a thematic standpoint, the precursor to Monopoly was called "The Landlord's Game" and it was designed by the socialist Elizabeth Magie in order to demonstrate the evils of capitalism - the people ...
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

If you have a phone which has a sufficiently accurate stopwatch (probably hundredths of a second is good enough, thousandths would be better) such that you can't reliably stop the stopwatch on any ...
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

Prologue: Why Randomness Is (Not) Hard in Real Life Disclaimer: I might have designed too many probability theory basics exam questions in my life; whether this left permanent damage is up to you to ...
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

Using either Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, the formula =RANDBETWEEN(0,1) will give you 50/50 odds of a 0 or 1. On a PC, hit the delete key on an empty cell to re-roll (or F9 works in Excel too). ...
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

A wonderfully horrible solution for RNG is an old-fashioned dice popper. They make for a literal pushbutton solution to RNG, with no dice falling off tables. They also make a sound that is either ...
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How can I move the potion explosion ingredient dispenser?

Yes! Gluing the joints with common Elmer's Glue makes the dispenser sturdy enough to move about when filled with marbles. Assembled without glue, the dispenser tends to come apart: Empty the ...
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Will my Dead of Winter game be abandoned if I buy Dead of Winter: The long night?

Things that are (mostly) duplicated in TLN: Colony and location boards (Colony board has different art, location boards are thicker), player boards, set of dice and tokens (TLN has two-sided tokens ...
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What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?

There are numerous podcasts that cover this sort of thing. Multiple kickstarters have gone into detail on it. I think Dice Tower Productions recently talked about card stock pricng (Episode 450-453 ...
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Storing Wooden Board Game Components

It allows the air to be removed from the bag so it takes up less space.
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

Use a spinner, like the one that comes with the popular "Game of Life" board game, except each of the numbers alternates with "heads" or "tails" (or whatever 2 categories ...
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What makes a good alternative to flipping a coin for 50/50 randomness?

A very simple low-tech solution: Use one or more decks of cards Shuffle the cards and lay face down. Turn the top card for a random 50/50 decision: red or black. Place in a discarded pile. Shuffle ...
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Are shell and slate go stones fragile?

From the Wikipedia article on Yunzi stones Like glass Go stones, yunzi are very durable. However, like glass stones, yunzi are still at risk for chipping if they are dropped or otherwise come into ...
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Water damage on cardboard pieces

I actually had the exact same issue - someone spilled water on my carcassonne tiles, and I blotted/placed it in between paper towels under a textbook. When they dried, I put a bit of white glue where ...
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Go game set with balls or spheres

GO ARK , a 9x9 Go set designed by Japanese designer Junji Masamitsu, fits your description. The set is also sold on amazon.jp, shown as "out of stock" at the moment.
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Is there a list of the cards included in Scuttle! and its expansions?

You would expect a game inventory on the Jelly Bean website. Took a little search, but here’s a YouTube that reviews the Black Jack game expansion, showing all of those cards. They are: Black Jack ...
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What is the gold token used for in Kitty Paw?

I think it's just a mistake. When I checked the unboxing video on BGG there wasn't any token looking anything like that in the game parts.
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How can I move the potion explosion ingredient dispenser?

I use a lazy susan (turntable) beneath mine.
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