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In a game of hearts played by experts, what % of rounds will result in someone shooting the moon?

I'm looking for an empirical result, for example based on logs from an online server or from records of championship events. I'm particularly curious about the difference between Jd games and non-Jd ...
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Help me identify this old tile stacking game

A game from the 60's. Stacking plastic tiles 1-20, six of each. Can't remember how to play but stacking was definitely involved.
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What has changed in the new edition of Junta?

I have the 1985 WEG version of Junta (that I rescued from a second-hand store years ago), and while it's a favorite of mine, I'll easily admit that it's not the clearest game for explanations or text ...
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What is the effect of filling the Dragon Ball Meter?

What is the effect of summoning Shenron? The rules regarding what happens when the Dragon Ball Meter is filled seem inconsistent. The rulebook states the following (emphasis mine): Once the meter ...
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How do different sizes of Hnefatafl play?

There are some variants of Tafl games that involve differently sized boards. Obviously there is more to a game than its size, but how do the different variations of the board size affect play?
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Looking for name of very old board-type game

I do not remember if it is competitive, cooperative or solo game. It is played with small cubes having a different marking on each side representing directions such as straight, turn, an X, diagonal,...
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How do you play Winter Tales (in a non-gamist manner)?

I recently bought Winter Tales and had my first two games with five friends last night. It was kinda fun, but we really felt like we were missing something or misinterpreting the rules somehow. The ...
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What is the board game featured in this Houkago Saikoro Kurabu picture?

Can someone identify the game in this picture? It comes from the manga Houkago Saikoro Kurabu, which has a history of showcasing real board games (particularly eurogames) so it is very likely not just ...
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How is bridge for beginners taught in Taiwan or Italy today, Precision or another method?

I play duplicate bridge, and have recently begun studying the Precision bidding system on my own. Precision was invented by C.C. Wei in the 1960's with Truscott's assistance, and was used with great ...
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What is the original name of this game “Marble Wow”?

Anyone know another (hopefully original) name for this game explained in this youtube video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrjvrB6V_EY The description says it is ancient and of Asian origin but ...
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Help identifying old board game

Does anyone know what game this is? It seems to be a 12x12 grid with the outside rows used to mark a winner of a row. It appears that each box can be slid to reveal a color. Picture is from the late ...
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When is mystify worth using?

In Day and Night when you are playing Day mystify rarely seems to be useful. Towards the start of the game time spent attempting to mystify squares will either be wasted when night swiftly reverses ...
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Is it possible to download full tournament data including every card in each deck and wins losses?

Does Wizards make this information available? This would be a really cool machine learning problem to try and predict which decks do better against which decks based on their cards. For example, for ...
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How does black kill white in this Tsumego?

I'm struggling with "Basic problem #46" from Tsumego Pro. It looks like this, black to play: $$ |-------------- $$ | . O O . . . . $$ | . . O X X . . $$ | . O O X . X . $$ | X X X O X . . $$ | . . . ...

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