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What are good games to play during a one-hour lunch break?
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Dominion is a great game for lunch. It's the only strategy game I can think of with a playtime under a half hour. We can often get through two rounds during lunch at my office.

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When is Loan worth buying?
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I see two benefits to this: First, it's helping you cycle through your deck quickly, which is almost always a good thing. Theoretically, your discard pile should contain new cards that make your ...

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What are the differences between the four editions of The Settlers of Catan base game?
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The new fourth edition has a few minor changes in appearance, and the biggest change is a new set of border pieces that surround the hexagon tiles to keep them together. The most important thing to ...

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Condensing Carcassonne & expansions into a single box
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A great solution to this struck me as I was falling asleep a few nights ago (strange how the brain works): I won't need the expansion boxes anymore, so I could cannibalize those into smaller boxes. ...

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What are good standard tactics for Dominion?
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Strategic deck building At the beginning of the game, you need to plan your deck. Find cards that will work together well. But choosing cards isn't all there is to it, it's very important to learn ...

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What are good standard tactics for Dominion?
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General rule that applies to any specific strategy of play: Plan your first four turns in advance. Once you have your opening hand ready, you should plan your first two purchases. Then you have a ...

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What is the Best Random Card Setup Tool?
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Dominion Shuffle for Android I'd have to go back and use iDominion some more to compare the two, but this is the best option I've found for Android users. Turn various expansions on and off. Require ...

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What are good strategies involving Remodel?
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In my experience, heavy use of Remodel works best in conjunction with another strategy; you can't usually rely on it exclusively, but it can give you a strong boost. Get into the Remodel game early ...

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Possession and Masquerade - are these too powerful in 2 player games?
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The only person doing something wrong is the one who buys a Masquerade into their deck while Possession is on the table! You can also do a similar thing with Ambassador.

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How can I effectively use the Coppersmith?
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The power of this card is in the early game. Buy it on your first or second turn to get some extra buying power early on before you have a more Silver- and Gold-heavy deck. This can get you a Gold as ...

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How do the expansions for Carcassonne change the game?
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Most of the expansions have already been covered in the other answers, but I feel The Count warrants a little extra commentary. The most significant impact this expansion has is it gives players a ...

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Playing with less or more than 10 Kingdom card types in Dominion
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This is kind of an indirect answer to the question, but I've played with the following alternate rules (for 2 players only): Lay out treasure, victory, and curse cards as normal. Optionally lay out ...

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What are the most effective action combinations in Dominion?
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What happens when Golem fails to find two action card apart from other Golems? Your entire deck (minus your hand) is discarded. What happens when Golem finds one Counting House and nothing else? ...

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What are good games to play during a one-hour lunch break?
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We've played a lot of Wizard, the card game. A full game (one card up to ten, then back down again) is sometimes a little too long, but its easy to shorten.

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Determining which areas to use in 2- or 6-player Power Grid
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Generally, we decide as a group whether we want to use the more-dense or the less-dense areas of the map (at least on the U.S. map). It's all about whether we feel like making everybody pay those ...

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What are the most effective action combinations in Dominion?
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Buy a Tactician and a few Banks. I just discovered this one yesterday; combined with a Festival, I was able to buy three Provinces in one turn, and still have change left over for a smaller card.

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What are the most effective action combinations in Dominion?
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When you are trying to cash in Treasure Maps, use Chancellor to reshuffle your deck if you missed the pairing.

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Carcassonne: The Grass Connection
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A city cuts a field in two, as does a road, even if it appears elevated in the drawing. So that tile from River 2 has four fields on it. However, if the field wraps around a feature on the tile--...

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Any good way to add a handicap in Dominion?
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If you want a more significant handicap: Every time you have to shuffle your deck, you could gain a Curse just prior to shuffling. This would provide a more continual handicap, rather than one you ...

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