Toon Krijthe
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Seafarers - Ships over Ports?
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A port is coastal. A ship can be build if a settlement or city is present (or as a continuation of other ships).

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What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
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I like Advanced Civilization just because it can be played mostly cooperative. Unfortunately it is out of print, but you still can get it used. The goal of the game is to build a civilization. There ...

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What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk?
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If you can grab a continent, go for it. But don't forget about the other parts of the map. Too often players focus on the easy continents and ignore the harder ones, allowing an easy win for another ...

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Can I make a word going through another word?
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Yes, you can play words just like in a crossword puzzle. As long as the words are left to right or top to bottom. There are three ways to connect words (except for the first word. First, connect it ...

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Are you allowed to play a 5 of a kind in Exploding Kittens to add an Exploding Kitten to your hand?
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In the rules, Five Different Cards If you play 5 different cards (any 5 cards with different titles), go through the Discard Pile to take any single card you’d like. (Grab the Pile ...

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Should the barrel being discarded when hit - Bang
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As you can see in this answer on BGG, the barrel stays until it is removed by another card. Also, from the official rules: Blue-bordered cards are played face up in front of you (exception: ...

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Triominos Bridge Rules
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You must match all three numbers so this is not allowed. So you can not place the tile there. In this version of the rules: Bridges are made by matching one side of the tile and the point opposite....

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Exchanging nearly all man in draughts (checkers)
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He has 14 pieces and his opponent 16. So his strength compared to his opponent is 14/16 = 7/8. The exchange is the trade. Trade 13 pieces for 13 other pieces. So he has 14-13 = 1 and his opponent 16-...

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Crazy 8s rules question
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I have found some rules. They agree on the 2, but disagree on the Jack. The problem with these games, is that there are a lot of house rules. So there is a high probability that there are some ...

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Auction when player has not enough money to buy?
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No he is not. According to the rules (Pdf): The player chooses one power plant from the actual market (top row) and then makes a bid to purchase it (the player must bid at least the minimum bid (...

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Can a joker be played on its own?
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Your opponent is confused. As you can see in the rules: The Joker:There are two jokers in the game. They can be used for any tile in a set. A joker used in theopening set scores the value of the ...

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A state with no more possible moves
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According to this set of the rules: A player wins the game when the opponent cannot make a move. In most cases, this is because all of the opponent's pieces have been captured, but it could also be ...

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In Risk, what if territory cards earned by invading finish?
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This is not explicit in the rules. But common sense kicks in. When: The rules mention a trade in, no discard or remove from game. The rules mention that each set has a higher unit value and there is ...

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Can someone explain me why was this a split pot? texas hold'em
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You get the highest possible five card combination. The remaining hole cards are lower than the A and K on the table -- best five cards then is Three of a Kind in 10s, Ace, King. Other cards are ...

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Does a Joker has the value of the number it represents?
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It is clearly stated in the rules (section "The Joker:"): A joker used in the opening set scores the value of the tiles it represents. So your mom was right and the Computer uses its own rules.

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Are you able to build a settlement from a separate ship?
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Boats are like roads with a few exceptions: they must border at least on one side to water. they require wood and sheep to build. you can pivot the last ship in a row of ships (but it needs to stay ...

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What is the best 18xx game to teach someone?
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I have 1830, 1870, 1856 and 1833. Of them, I think 1830 is the most suitable for new players. It contains the basics of the game: Private companies Track building Route optimization Company ...

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What games are suitable for a large number of people with only a pack of playing cards?
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If you have enough players (8+) you can play werewolf with playing cards: Clubs 2-9 == Wolves Hearts 2-9 == Villagers Jack of clubs == Hunter Jack of diamonds == Thief Queen of hearts == Cupid Queen ...

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Rules for a "short to medium length" game?
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Another possibility is to eliminate the element of chance. Each player can move up to the number of empty spots (6 at game start) in any direction. Each time you got a piece this reduces the movement....

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House rules to make the cloister less of a game winning tile in Carcassonne?
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I don't have bad experiences with cloisters. But if they count too heavy, you can rule that an unfinished cloister counts as 0 points in the end. Which makes it harder to spend too much meeple on them....

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Dominion: do I have to show all cards that I discard due to Militia (contradicting sources)
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No you don't have to. It is clearly in the rules: "Discard a card" - Move a card from your hand to your discard pile. • Sometimes a card will tell you to discard a card from another ...

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Trying to remember card game I played a few years back
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This looks like Skip-Bo or Spite and Malice: Each player is dealt a stockpile of 30 cards. The winner will be whoever manages to empty their stockpile first. Cards are played onto four shared ...

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What happens if you run out of cards in Streaking Kittens
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The streaking kitten expansion introduces the streaking kitten card, it allows a player to keep one (and only one) kitten in her hand: Streaking Kitten 1 Card While this card is in your hand, ...

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Monopoly: Why is it this way?
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Monopoly was originally designed as a game to show the effects of capitalism. But the people liked the collection of money and the suffering of their fellow players too much so the original purpose ...

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Time Stories Asylum: Missing card 59
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The question is also asked on boardgamegeek. The back of the card looks like: The text is: "You approach her, the young lady becomes totally absorbed by her strange painting and pays no attention to ...

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Diplomacy: double attack on a region
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Asuming the other fields are not relevant, we have the following setup: The fleet in ion can not moves to adr because it is blocked. Both the french fleet in tys as the ottoman fleet in aeg try to ...

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"A Brief History of the World" - what are the area values over the epochs?
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According to boardgamegeek these are the contents of the game: Giant Map Board 180 plastic playing pieces 130 card counters 32 Area Values 5 x Epoch 1 2 x Epoch 2 6 x Epoch 3 (BGG has 3, but that ...

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Uno: With a last card power card, are you allowed to play it after you draw a card?
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According to these rules If the player has no matches or they choose not to play any of their cards even though they might have a match, they must draw a card from the Draw pile. If that card ...

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What are the key strategy differences between Settlers of Catan and Seafarers?
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You need sheeps and wood to build a ship, so sheep are slightly more important. Second, most games give extra victory points for the first settlement on a new island. This can be nice, but realise ...

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Diplomacy Attacking a Territory as they move
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Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: you can enter an area that is left by another unit. But there are some conditions. If unit leaving the space succeeds in moving out: if there are no other units ...

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