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End game deciding on dead stones

As TimK pointed out, the situation could be but may not be a Seki but without a diagram to show to us, it's not easy for us to guess what happened. Seki : no one die, everyone live $$cm1 $$ +--------...
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Go ending. Why do players stop?

This is anwered by 'gennan' here: Why players don’t try to occupy opponent’s territory with living group of stones at the end of a game? When using territory scoring (points for empty intersections ...
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Do you get extra trains for ending the game?

No. Each player can only use trains of their own color, and there should be none of that color in the box (except colors which aren't used because there are less than the maximum number of players).
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Territory inside of territory

From the basic rules on Wikipedia: Territory Definition: In the final position, an empty intersection is said to belong to a player's territory if, after all dead stones are removed, all stones ...
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Territory inside of territory

This game isn't finished. Black's group shouldn't be able to die, so Black will have some territory, but the area between the white and black walls hasn't been decided yet, so the players need to ...
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How does this Example Endgame work in Scrabble? Playing Out Scenario

Playing OTIC blocks both OW and WAG. OTIC starting at H3 will put the 'C' on H6, blocking the opponent from playing W on I6.
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Do harbor pieces count for determining the end game phase in Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails?

It only includes Ships and Trains. The English rulebook is a bit unclear on this point, but other translations make it clear. The specific wording form the English rulebook: When any one player’s ...
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Go end game scoring question

@TimK and @KMR are correct -- the game is not quite finished yet, because the stone in atari (that you labeled "2") needs to be resolved. Having said that, it's worth mentioning that many ...
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Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

Magic: the Gathering has 3 end states for a player: win, lose, and draw. With certain optional rules, a game can end with some players winning, some players losing, and some players drawing. In ...
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Go ending. Why do players stop?

As Weather Vane explained, if you play in your opponents territory and your opponents responds with a move inside their territoy this is point neutral. This basic principle is used to resolve disputes ...
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Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

President, a card game (also known by many other names). The game has many variants and it can be played continuously. Each round has one winner (the president) and one loser (the scum).
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End game deciding on dead stones

This situation is called Seki. Scoring depends on the ruleset you're using.
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Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

I believe I know a game that matches your query. One Night Ultimate Werwolf has possibility of such scenario in one particular case when Tanner character is used in the game. An excerpt from the rules:...
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Should black pass in this situation?

The marked spaces are what's called dame they are empty spaces that are of no interest to either white or black because the spaces will not effect the outcome of the game and do not need to be filled ...
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Go end game scoring question

The spaces at 1 and 2 will be counted for white if white was to make the next play, and area scoring is in use. This is due to Ko. White is able to capture the black stone at by playing into space 1, ...
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Go end game scoring question

This game isn't really finished. The stone at 2 is in Atari, so black needs to connect at 1. Then there won't be any points in those two locations.
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What happens when this situation occurs in Tsuro?

It's impossible to get into that situation. Please review how to handle the situation when you run out of cards.
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Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

There's also a subset of cooperative/competitive games, where a team of players will be pitted against another "team", generally a single player. Fantasy Flight does a lot of these games: in Middle ...
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Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?

Clue (or Cluedo) is close to your question, especially as we play it at my house. At the end of the game there are three categories of players. at most 1 winner (the person who solves the puzzle) ...
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