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How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?
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The problem is not the inital investment, it's the never-ending investment... Here are two options I'm offering you: Forget about that, try something else like Dominion or Thunderstone. Gosu was ...

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Dixit variations to increase replay value?
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20 votes

Yes! You simply have to fix rules about the sentence you want to use when it's your turn to play. For example: you must say a movie title, or lyrics from a song, or you can only make a grimace of some ...

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What's the most intuitive way to use a die for a pass/fail test?
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19 votes

Whatever non-expert game you play (Monopoly, snakes and ladders, etc.), rolling a 6 is good, rolling a 1 is bad. So I'd say "You win if you roll a 4 or more" is the most intuitive way to speak to a ...

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Are there standard board sizes for the industry?
13 votes

There are some common sizes and yes, they depend. It's not really about which side of whatever ocean you're from, but rather about what factory you make them in. For example, if you ask a factory that ...

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What is the optimal method to shuffle an organised deck of cards
11 votes

That's very, very simple in fact: shuffle the discard pile constantly. Take a player that, while not playing his turn, shuffles the discard pile of cards. When discarding, simply give the cards to ...

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Clarification about Tools in Stone Age
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7 votes

The last one is correct: you decide how many guys you send to the forest. You roll the dice and then decide to add one or more tools to this. Tools can't be "broken" (a tool with value of 3 can't be ...

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What are some basic strategies for Labyrinth?
6 votes

A few tips: Static tiles are more stable (duh!), so going there is a bit more predictable. If you have goals on those, they have lower priority. Static tiles are more stable (again), so staying on a ...

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Game for a blind person
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6 votes

I see three kind of games: 1. Just for fun games In these games, there is no point in winning, just having fun is enough. What comes in mind is Aye, Dark Overlord!, where the goal is to explain to ...

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Advice for an experienced gamer who'd like to play nomic games?
6 votes

For having played so many Nomic, I must recommend you to play with friends around a table in a place where there are a few games. The reasons for that are hard to explain, but playing Nomic online ...

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What is the name of this marble game?
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5 votes

The name of the game is Dog or Brändi Dog. It's a little bit like Parchesi, except you use cards and not dice to go. You can play it on BrettSpielWelt for free, if you want to confirm it's the good ...

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System for secretly choosing between two options?
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If the choices are always the same (Always YES/NO, for example), the simpliest ways to do that are the following: Each players has two cards, one saying YES, the other one saying NO (Or whatever ...

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cooperative game that is NOT like pandemic, forbidden island et al
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4 votes

You have Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, in which the goal is to find the truth in the smallest number of steps. You can never lose to SHCD, you can simple have a very bad score. In Shadows ...

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I have an idea for a card game. How can I best start testing it?
4 votes

Buy normal playing cards (maybe more than one deck if you have a lot of cards in your game), print your special cards on normal paper (or write something on pieces of paper) and simply tape/glue them ...

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When should I send my current civilization into decline?
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3 votes

Well, there is no perfect answer to this question, or else the game wouldn't be fun at all for anyone. But… 1) If you guess that the next turn, you won't make more points than this turn, no need to ...

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Game for 2 players
3 votes

There are a lot ! If you are into pure strategy (like chess, you know)… You have: Chess (duh) Gipf project (6 games with similar strategies but not quite the same). Lots of games by Gigamic, like ...

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When should I build the Crane card?
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The crane can be very useful when you don't want to finish the game. Remember: the one who builds his/her 12th building isn't the winner. This action only ends the game. If you have 11 houses and are ...

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Poker Chip Alternative
2 votes

Some Connect-Four chips are pretty much the same as poker chips, they even stick together in a cool way; that's the case for the ones made by MB.

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Short-version of Settlers of Catan
2 votes

Simply change the goal. The game is too long? Then the goal is to reach 7 points. The game is too short? Then the goal is to reach 12 points. You can basically do that with any "number of points to ...

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In Diplomacy, is it good strategy to have a primary alliance with a country on the opposite of the board?
2 votes

Well, having allies is never a bad strategy, whether it is in Diplomacy or in real life wars. But the one thing I've learnt about Diplomacy is that an alliance never lasts long. There is only one ...

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What is a good resource to discover new games?
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I don't know about where you live, but over here, there are many board game clubs that welcome people once a week or so. The one near my place has more than two hundred games, and players to play with....

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What are the Differences Between Formula Dé and Formula D?
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They are the same, except Formula Dé (Dé meaning Dice in French) is the older version. The maps are not the same in the box, but many additionnal circuits are available. The game material may change a ...

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Adding money to a game of Risk
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I would recommend another approach: Each player can buy treasury bonds for every country. You play with the countries in which you have a majority of bonds. You can still attack your enemy, but when ...

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what is this card game called?
1 votes

You seem to describe the game Dog: 2 vs 2 parcheesi with cards instead of dice.

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Forbidden Island - Extending to 5 players
1 votes

I tried: you can, but each difficulty level is to be considered one lower. In order to be able to have a chance to win with your friend if they have never played the game and that you want to start ...

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How to use an existing game legally for inspiration?
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Welcome to the awful world of copyright, intellectual property, license and patent. First of all, a game is not an invention: you can't patent it. Taking inspiration from another game would be a ...

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Good board games for single player
1 votes

Ricochet Robot is very cool and funny, if you like puzzles. It's "the game with which you shout numbers in your garden". You must find the shortest way from a place to another, using very dumb ...

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What is the best method to choose whom to lynch on the first day?
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You should play on the fact that no one is really sure of who is who. If I tell you "I am a seer, this guy and that guy are werewolves", who says I'm not a werewolf trying to pretend I'm a seer, just ...

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How can I play a short/small, but still satisfying round of Diplomacy?
1 votes

May I introduce you to Quo Vadis by Reiner Knizia? You play a family that tries to reach the senate in the ancient Rome. The only way to go up from a politic chamber to another, up to the senate, it's ...

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What should you do if the surplus worker level limit is exceeded?
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The rules don't specify what's going on in that case because it's highly unprobable that it happens. If it happened to you: Are you sure you got all the rules right? Has it happened more than once or ...

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Is The Online Version of La Guerre des Moutons Identical To the "Real" Game?
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As a great fan of this game, I can tell you that yes, the tiles are double-sided. You pick them from a bag, so you can't see anything and you put them in the palm of your had, as described in the ...

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