Stephen
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Are there restrictions on pawn promotion if two pawns are on the same column?
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Your friend was wrong. There is no rule preventing a pawn from being promoted outside the normal move restriction rules (e.g. you can't leave your king in check).

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Best game for two couples, median age 20?
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7 votes

No one can really answer your question directly, but I can give an overview of the four different games and their play styles. Agricola Complex rules and might be a bit heavy for a non-gamer ...

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I tend to focus on one aspect of a game. How do I take the necessary balanced approach that's necessary in games like Seven Wonders?
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7 Wonders is a game that rewards flexibility. Moreso than anything else, the winner will be the one who has identified the key weaknesses in the rest of the players and exploits that. The problem ...

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Is the Library strong in San Juan?
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The Library is a strong card and it is far stronger than most of the cards that boost a single action type. However, the Library also has disadvantages. In the early game, you can buy a Silver mine ...

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For a given development strategy, how do you ensure enough secondary resources?
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There is no sure fire path to victory in Settlers, since there will be some games where a six is never rolled and a twelve is rolled four times in ten turns. Nevertheless there are some principles to ...

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What's the impact of allowing other players to continue while you choose tickets?
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Given that the ticket picking process is usually the slowest aspect of the game, and that turns are designed to be really short, when I play with my board gaming friends we play with a house rule. ...

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Publishing a board game with an existing game company
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You're far better off trying to kickstart your game if you don't think a publisher will go for it. But then you should be asking yourself why don't you think it's good enough? And if it isn't good ...

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Good General Strategies for Agricola?
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Agricola is about turn management. Everything comes down to making the best use of your turns and every action you make has an opportunity cost. The different numbers of players should also change ...

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In Settlers of Catan, is there a transition/evolution between "building" and "development" phases of the game?
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As others have said, the most important consideration is the numbers. Having said that, a good principle for strong settlers play is to favour development over expansion. The reason for this is that ...

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Can You Create Free Rent Agreements in Monopoly
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You can offer a rent free situation by promising the player that you will never claim rent. As rent is only ever paid when the owner of a property claims it, you can in effect offer free rent. There ...

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