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What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
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My wife and I played and loved Shadows Over Camelot for years before Pandemic existed. There are many cooperative games around now, and some are on my radar: Space Alert looks cool and I love a ...

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Game piece storage
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I use small plastic baggies for almost every game I buy. When I open a game, I expect to need a few snack sized, sandwich sized, and tiny hobby-sized baggies. These satisfy my needs for most games. ...

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What are some good games or techniques for helping kids learn to "lose gracefully"?
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Here's what I did - though it may be too late for some: I never, ever just let my son win while he was growing up. This was not always easy. For a while, for example, I could always count on him to ...

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Supporting Routed Units in A Game of Thrones
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One of the players in the game in question just sent me this link: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/98106/supporting-routed-units Routed units have no combat strength. They still count towards a ...

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Evaluating Agricola as a 2 player game: how long would it take, how competitive is it, complexity, etc.
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Playing Time: I think with practice, a 1 hour game of Agricola is certainly possible, if you don't think every decision to death and you work out a quick way to restock the supply! But I think you'll ...

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Taking back turns, and forgotten privileges
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I usually game with my family and friends. And we generally have a "one takeback" rule in effect, especially our first few times through a game. Someone will make a bad decision, or miss out on a ...

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Can Munchkin Quest be used for classic Munchkin?
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Short answer: No Longer explanation: They are totally different games. Munchkin is a card game. Munchkin Quest is a board game. They share: A theme: Kill the monsters, take their stuff, stab your ...

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How do I tell potential game designers their ideas are bad?
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As a game designer, I know I want the truth from people I show the game to. I also know that most people just don't give critical feedback. By "critical," I mean a skilled judgment or analysis, as ...

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In Puerto Rico If only one prospector is chosen during a round, does the other one get a coin placed on it?
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Yes. Any role not chosen at the end of the round gets a coin placed on it. I can't find the official rules online, but I can point you to the Universal Head rules summary, which says, under "Reset ...

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Games with features like Battlestar Galactica's "Traitor" Mechanic?
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I would recommend you check out Shadows Over Camelot it was the first game I played with a traitor mechanic. It's a cooperative boardgame with (obviously) an Arthurian theme, and if I remember ...

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Munchkin "Insurance Rep" bad things
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Items in your hand are safe from game effects unless explicitly targeted by the card description. I can't reach the rules from here, but that's made pretty clear - in the English rules, at least. So ...

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What are the official rules of Jenga?
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Welcome to StackExchange! You must complete each layer before starting a new one (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenga#Rules) Only one hand at a time may be used to remove a block; both hands can ...

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Games that are quick to teach to new people, yet still fun and strategical
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Small World We've taught several people Small World as their first game outside the regular realm of Monopoly and Sorry, and almost everybody wants to play it again. Small World is an area control ...

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How can I use Board Games to help learn English?
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Tales of the Arabian Nights This game has a ton of reading, but simple mechanics. You'll be getting a fun game, and an English exercise at the same time. Your wife will practice: Reading English ...

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2 Investigators in Mansions of Madness
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Multiple Investigators After my last 2-Investigator game, I was explaining this issue to one of the players and proposed the "scale the time between events solution." She said, "Why don't we just ...

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Eurogames suitable for playing outside
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Travel Editions There are travel editions of some very good boardgames that are specifically designed to have more durable board states than the standard games. For example... Settlers of Catan ...

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Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains?
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Ticket to Ride: The Card Game My family took this on our trip to Europe expressly to play on trains, and we successfully conducted several three-player games that way. You get a solid variant of the ...

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How to help kids to hold their cards in their hands ?
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I have the answer! You will need to purchase some Pringles, or something else that comes in plastic-lidded cylindrical cans like that. Take two lids and punch a hole in the center of them Put the ...

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Games that play well with a wide range of different numbers of players
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When I have a group of unknown size to bring a game for, I always bring Formula D. It plays up to 10, and while I haven't played that many, I have played 7 and it works just great. There's a little ...

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What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
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After thinking about my recommendation for Through the Ages, it occurs to me that you and your wife might be well served by a wide variety of eurogames. Many euros have very low player interaction, ...

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Drop or Discard in Mansion of Madness?
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I interpret that card as "Discard means discard. Place in the discard pile." The action is something that players can do to leave equipment cached for each other. The mythos card is an act of ...

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Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains?
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Ingenious: Travel Edition Ingenious is a very solid abstract game in its own right - a Knizia design. This travel edition looks like exactly what you're looking for. The board holds the pieces and ...

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Good board games for single player
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Roll Through the Ages. This is a terrific civ game disguised as Yahtzee! It's a fun game in general, but I play it as a solitaire all the time on my iPhone. The app is a great deal at 5 or 6 dollars. ...

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Finding places to play Magic the Gathering games
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NearbyGamers This website is dedicated to solving your problem. Caveat: I haven't used it in years, because I have all the gamers I need.

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Recommendation for D&D players who want a faster dungeon/questing game after dinner?
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A Game of Thrones You indicated that you were open to wargames and other types of boardgames, so for a fantasy (but not dungeon-crawl) experience, I really like the Game of Thrones boardgame, ...

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Good games for playing in a bar
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Zombie Dice Zombie Dice is a light push-your-luck style dice game. There are several reasons I think it would work well for play in a bar. It's simple - you can teach your friends in 30 seconds, and ...

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If two people wanted to play, would each have to buy the cards?
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This review of the core set says you get about three starter decks worth of cards in the base pack. Plus, the core set is intended to get two people playing. It looks like you can play two player ...

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Can an Investigator move directly to the balcony without using the stairs in the Foyer?
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No. There's no special case. The division between those areas is marked with a white border. The movement cost to cross a white border is 1. I believe the FAQ addresses this issue specifically and ...

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Source for significant historical events
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I would look at The Timetables of History. Even though they are on low-tech dead trees, the cross-concern linking of people and events is awesome. I have used these books for RPG purposes and general ...

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What are some good 8 player games?
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Red Dragon Inn Red Dragon Inn is the game of what happens after your adventuring party returns from the dungeon. They're flush with treasure and eager to party. Each turn, your character: Performs ...

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