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Can I buy a development card in the special building phase?

yes. Taken from the 5-6 players rules pdf: http://www.catan.com/files/downloads/settlers_5-6_rv_rules_100107.pdf emphasis mine: • Special Building Phase – Your opponents may build as outlined ...
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settlers of catan expansion: Can I trade with the bank during the special building phase?

No, trading with the bank even with your ports (2:1, 3:1) is not allowed. If that rule did not exist, it would be very unlikely to have more than 7 cards in your hand. Taken from the rules (http://...
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How To Play Coup: The Resistance with more than one set of cards?

Coup: Reformation is the expansion for more than 6 players. It contains 15 cards; 3 of each rather than 2 of each. I think the rules from the game say how many cards to use for how many players, ...
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Where can I find a list of Magic expansions?

You can find the list of existing products along with their logo, symbol and release date on the Magic's official card archive page. The page is available in french as well. While this page doesn't ...
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Dance with Dragons: Margaery Tyrell vs. Mance Rayder

Baratheon strength 2 is Final if the Throne ranking so determines : which house executes first and next house executes after. So slightly counter-intuitively the lower Throne ranking would receive ...
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settlers of catan expansion: Can I trade with the bank during the special building phase?

No, you can only trade with the bank in your own trading phase. The special building phase is just for building!
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Do I need On The Brink to play In The Lab?

Yes, it's correct, in that to use everything in the box, you absolutely need the base set and On the Brink. There are things in there that directly add on to things from On the Brink, and would be ...
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Are newer editions of Carcasonne compatible with older expansions?

According to the FAQ you linked, the tile backs are compatible. If you want to restrict yourself to the new art style just to make it look pretty, you certainly can, but you'll be limited to any ...
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Is there a way to play Twilight Imperium's "age of empire" variant with Shattered Empire's strategy cards?

As it says in the rules for Shattered Empire, if you're using the Age of Empire variant, you have to use the Imperial II strategy card rather than Bureaucracy.
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Is there a good place to keep updated on Carcassonne News?

Boardgame Geek's Carcassonne family page; which collects information on all of the Carcassonne games. You can also search for "Carcassonne" and get a list of all the games and subscribe to the ...
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BANG! Where do cards played in phase 2 go when "Abandoned Mine" is in effect

The actual answer is a little more complicated and so doesn't match either of the arguments. While the original card's wording (Italian/English) doesn't match the effect, it doesn't affect played ...
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Which expansions are safe to mix?

While it seems Fantasy Flight Games has never explicitly said that Eldritch Horror expansions can be combined, the consensus of players is that it is perfectly fine to play Eldritch Horror with ...
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BANG! Can I use the "Lady Rose of Texas" card to lock out the other player when it is down to two players?

Here is some clarification posted on this card over at Board Game Geek where someone got answers from the publishers. Looking at the answers that where posted it looks like in your case the card was ...
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German Carcassonne fan expansions - available in English?

A quick Google web search reveals this post for the Easter Festival (yes, it's the same author although a different name). The full rules for both expansions can be found in the downloads sections of ...
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How accessible are the many German-only expansions for Catan?

Allthough there have been numerous expansions and scenarios that were never published in English, it is still quite possible to acquire these scenarios in the US, along with reliable English ...
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Can I move the fairie on a bonus turn due to the builder?

A player may move the fairy instead of placing a follower. A player can move the fairy on the placement of the first tile, the second tile, or both. A player can only score the one point when the ...
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Is there an explanation as to what the DLCs add with the Talisman Digital Edition?

If you're looking for the rules applicable to all the various mechanics added by a given expansion, your best bet is to start reading the manual provided by nomad games. There are sections detailing ...
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Are newer editions of Carcasonne compatible with older expansions?

I just bought inns and cathedrals today and the new set of needles does include an abbot piece.
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Do I need to keep the Ascension expansion boxes as I have the original one?

It looks like that version of Ascension has the Broken Token Box Organizer (or similar) included, which should allow for most, if not all, of the expansions to fit into the one box. The game normally ...
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BANG! Where do cards played in phase 2 go when "Abandoned Mine" is in effect

I play with the French version of the game which is very clear and could be translated as follow: During phase 1 every player picks his card from the discard pile if it is possible. If so, every ...
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In Eldritch Horror, how much complexity and extra playing time do expansions add?

In terms of complexity, it doesn't add much. It all depends on your GOO (Great Old One), in fact, to determine what rules you're playing with in the end. And the additional rules don't make the game ...
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In Eldritch Horror, how much complexity and extra playing time do expansions add?

I have the Forsaken Lore expansion and haven't yet seen that it increases playtime, but it may increase difficulty (much in the same way that playing against Cthulhu in the base game is a little more ...
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Stone age expansion How trading works question

According to the rules: http://www.zmangames.com/uploads/4/7/1/7/47170931/en-stone-age-ext_rules.pdf A player may: Trade only once his marker has moved off of space 0 of the merchant ...
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Boss Monster expansion problem

When combining Boss Monster with Boss Monster: The Next Level you still use the standard hero allocations, i.e. Two Players: 13 Heroes, 8 Epic Heroes Three Players: 17 Heroes, 12 Epic Heroes ...
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Mother of Dragons, Walder Frey, and Vassals

A bit late, but still :) There are three words that adresses people in different ways in this game. House, Player, Opponent. (in this specific scenario, the difference between opponent and player is ...
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Ticket to ride: What is the math behind the point values of city pairs?

The point value of tickets, as far as I can tell, in the minimum number of trains needed to link the two cities. I wont explain all of them as you can check your self but here are a few examples to ...
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Revised Farmers of the Moor expansion on the non-revised based set

The simple answer is no the updated Farmers of the Moor is not directly compatible with an unrevised Agricola. Mostly this is due to changed terminology and art between the classic and revised ...
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Do I need to have Imploding Kittens to use Streaking Kittens?

Yes, you can use the base game with only the second expansion, as none of the cards in the Streaking Kittens expansion requires anything from the Imploding Kittens pack.
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How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?

You could just not use all of the expansions at once. Instead, pick one or two expansions, maybe at random, every game. Now there is variability, and each game will be different, but you don't have a ...
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settlers of catan expansion: Can I trade with the bank during the special building phase?

No, you may not trade 4:1 with the bank during the special building phase. As per the 5-6 player rule book: Also note that players are not allowed to do any trading with other players—nor are ...
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