Toon Krijthe
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Proper use of stations, only as connecters/extenders or in place of built track?
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The rules on stations are a bit complex. But there is nothing in the rules that either: prohibit the use of two or more stations in a single route. force the route to have at least one section ...

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Can a Diplomacy player pick and choose which unit to support?
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From the rules: A unit ordered to move can only be supported by a support order that matches the move the unit is trying to make. The support order was: A Bur S English F Nrs - Bel The move order ...

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Can Ice Witches use Winter markers on the turn they were earned?
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They should be played the same round. The rule is not explicit and I have found no official statement. But this topic on boardgamegeek took the same conclusion: All the magic sources do is indicate ...

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What's the name of the move where the player swaps King and Rook/Castle in Chess? Why is this move important?
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This is called "castling". The Wikipedia article has information about the origins of the move. The move is important to build a fortress for your king, and to free the rook for attacking the enemy ...

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Is bribing off the robber a good addition to Settlers of Catan?
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Maybe it can be a good addition, but beware of the chance to backfire. If you are known to bribe easily, you are a prime first target for the robber. A better solution would be to place the robber ...

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What is the difference between Draughts and Checkers?
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As far as I know: Draughts: Board is 10x10 Normal pieces can jump backwards to take a piece Kings can move several squares in each direction Checkers: Board is 8x8 Normal pieces can not jump ...

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consequence for illegal double word plays
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Not an official rule, but common sense. In the ideal world, we all follow the rules. But sometimes people "forget" a rule or they try to cheat. The best way is to call them out and let them correct ...

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Two jokers in the same meld
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I have found no rule that prevent you from using two jokers in a single set: The Joker: There are two jokers in the game. Each joker can be used as any tile in a set, and its number and color are ...

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Doctor Who Fluxx - do Dalek cards affect all doctors
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The text on the Dalek creeper is not exactly clear: "if the Doctor is anywhere on the table, during your turn you can discard both him and this". But all doctors are "the doctor" (The third doctor, ...

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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Haunt 2: The Séance
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For the heroes, there are two ways to win: they either defeat the ghost after the traitor takes control of it, or they burry the ghost's bones after they summon it. They have 5 turns to find and ...

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In Diplomacy, how does a time limit per round affect overall gameplay?
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The diplomacy phase is the significant part of the game. So limiting this will affect the game. This site advices a longer period: Combinations and agreements among the players may affect the ...

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End of turn special powers
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The race and power combination is not tied to your other races. So the forest points only count for the wizards in your example.

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Who dies if Defenderer has the 2nd most votes?
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The rules for the Defenderer: The rules for the role are that the Defenderer protects whoever they point to except in the case where the Defenderer herself has the most votes in which case the person ...

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Looking for Card Game With Streaks of Ashes on the Face
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It looks like a game that is known in dutch as black peeter (zwarte pieten), but it has several names. In Greece the game is called "mu(n)tzuris" (μου(ν)τζούρης, "smudged, smutted"), because ...

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Play diplomacy offline
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I like to use jDip. It is easy to use, and provides several maps.

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Why does the dealer in blackjack receive only one face-up card, not two like the players?
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The dealer cards only are relevant if there is at least one player that passed. If all players are busted or had 21, there is no need for a turn for the dealer. Dealing the dealer cards face up ...

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What's the point of the cardboard castles in Kingdomino?
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Right now, they show your color. And yes they have no real purpose in the game. But a kingdom needs a castle, so I think it is a nice addition.

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Multiple War Raptors on a Base
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I assume you mean the "War Raptor" (The original text was "Rapture"). The War Raptor text: Ongoing: Gains +1 power for each War Raptor on this base (including this one). This means, that each War ...

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When does a Leprechaun's Ongoing ability activate?
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The correct order is: Commission is played. This triggers two abilities in order. (Step 2 and 4) An extra minion is placed on the base. This triggers the ongoing ability of the Leprechaun. (Step 3) ...

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Can I stack ongoing action cards on the same base in Smash Up?
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Yes, unless an earlier played action card or minion on the base prohibits that. In the rules there is a section that states that the rules are not perfect. There will be clashes. And there are some ...

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Ultimate Werewolf Good 10-12 Player setups
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The question is not completely clear. But I give it a try. The balance between werewolves and good villagers is important. A rule of thumb is 1/3 werewolves. But it is not that critical. A single ...

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Hero Quest type games
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There has been a D&D board game.

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Timing a backstab in Diplomacy
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You should only backstab an ally if that means the difference between losing or winning the game. So you shouldn't backstab for 1 or 2 centers. Settle for 3 or more and be sure you can grab them and ...

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Game piece storage
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It depends on the game. For some games, I use boxes with small spaces to store the contents. For other games, I made some paper internal to divide the open box into several compartments.

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Taking back turns, and forgotten privileges
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If the game is friendly, taking back a turn shouldn't be a problem. With competition, it is and it should be communicated to all players in advance.

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Re-stun monsters at Betrayal at HotH
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In this bgg thread it is explained that a monster can not be stunned twice. If the player attacking the monster has a special weapon (based on the haunt) it can damage the monster. But if your attack ...

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In Rummikub, does a joker count towards the 30 points contract?
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Yes. This is almost literally 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 the opening set scores the value of the tiles it ...

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Can one chain routes granted by stations in Ticket to Ride?
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Yes. According to the rules: Building a train station A Train Station allows its owner to use one, and only one, of the routes belonging to another player, into (or out of) that city to help ...

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How to count a word covering both triple and double word cells?
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According to the rules: Premium Word Squares: The score for an entire word is doubled when one of its letters is placed on a pink square: it is tripled when one of its letters is placed on a ...

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Are double rolls added when you land on the utilities?
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It is not in the rules. But on this page: Utilities are the only properties without fixed rents, as rent depends on the dice roll which landed the token on the property. They only mention the ...

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