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Do we really need the tag duplicate-bridge

The tag bridge is used on many questions where the tag duplicate-bridge could alse be used, do we need them both? Most people refer to Bridge as just Bridge not Duplicate Bridge.
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Why are there two different tags for gin-rummy

Wouldn't it be better to have a tag called gin-rummy instead of the two tags gin and rummy being used today? Or is there a difference between the tags gin and rummy so that there should be added a ...
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Should we burninate [mtg-history]?

Our site has these two tags: history on 42 questions. The tag wiki says: “The history tag explores variation editions of changes to a board game. It also is used for looking into the past events that ...
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Magic The Gathering auto card for pre release cards

How should auto card be handled on cards that have been previewed for an upcoming set but are not yet in gatherer? Should the auto card be used with the knowledge that it will be broken until the set ...
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Do we need a pre-emptive cannonical QA for diferentiating Mana and Land in Magic: The gathering?

Both these question confuse Mana and Land in magic-the-gathering. Do I have to take mana from my deck or hand when tapping a dual land? How do dual lands and their mana work? Is it worth making one ...
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How are these two duplicates

This first question was closed as a duplicate of the second. Chess. What is it called when a pawn takes a pawn by being passed What is the "En passant" rule in chess? The first asks what ...
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Deck-Building tag too broad

The tag deck-building applies to two very different things: The act of deciding which cards will go into a TCG/CCG/LCG deck to be played (IE MtG, YuGiOh, Android: Netrunner) A genre of game in which ...
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Offtopic: Where to purchase

Should we consider adding a reason of "where to purchase" or something similar to the off topic list for questions asking where they can buy a game? Also would some types of this question be valid? ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are questions asking what expansions are available accepted?

I've been looking to find a list of expansions for the DC Deck Building Game, but it's proving difficult. My assumption was that board game retailers would have "Expansions" as a section on the base ...
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How should we handle tagging of board games with different editions?

Board games are hanging around long enough these days that newer editions of them are being released with vastly different mechanics. For example, Arkham Horror 3rd Edition has been recently released ...
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Why the recent addition of MTG sub tags?

Recently, the tags: mtg-planeswalkers mtg-regenerate mtg-indestructible have been created. What is the rationale for these creations? Most recently, tags were discussed here, but later here. ...
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Could we consider reopening this Yu-Gi-Oh Question?

I edited this question and now it's clearer what it is asking: Can I play Yu-Gi-Oh! with only level 5 or higher cards? I voted to reopen, and would like to ask the Community to consider voting as ...
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Should our magic-the-gathering tag have subcategories?

As has been mentioned before the bulk of our questions are tagged magic-the-gathering. Would there be any value in breaking this down into subcategories? I'm not a MTG player so I'm not the person ...
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Are game development resource recommendations on-topic?

Game recommendation questions are off-topic. However, card recommendation questions for a specific game are on-topic. Are game development resource recommendations on-topic? For instance, Where to go ...
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Why do contributors with no experience with trick-taking card games insist on closing questions on such games?

Once again, a question on strategy for a trick-taking game has been closed by a set of contributors, none of whom have a single tag credit for a trick-taking game such as Bridge, Euchre, Hearts, or ...
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Is this our chance to “graduate”? Is this something we want?

Just today I stumbled upon this post: Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections, which seems to be a chance to the ever-lasting situation of still being "beta", and all the pros (and cons?) of "...
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Tags: Specific Criteria Tags

When asking questions looking for something in a game meeting certain criteria such as cards that have a specific effect how should they be tagged. The reason I am asking is because of a related ...
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Questions that attract new answers due to new expansions being released

Recently I have noticed a couple of older questions asking about cards which meet specific criteria in a game get new answers due to the game getting a regular expansion and new cards that meet the ...
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When should I use the “Not an Answer” flag?

Seems like there have been a few extra declined NAA flags lately so I would like to remind folks of the proper usage of this flag.
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Two Headed Giant has two tags that need merging

We have mtg-two-headed-giant (x1 question) and two-headed-giant (x16 questions). These tags both refer to the same two-on-two MTG format and we should merge them. Is there a particular way around we ...
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Should very low quality answers be deleted?

Often times in the review queue I will see a low-quality answer, in terms of content, correctness, etc. Recent example. Should I be voting to delete answers such as this? It is still an actual answer; ...
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Are card recommendation questions on-topic?

Game recommendation questions are off-topic* on Board & Card Games Stack Exchange. But what about recommendations for specific cards within a game? For instance, What are some cards that allow ...
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Should we keep [combat]?

The tag combat currently has 8 questions, which are used for the following: 5: Magic: The Gathering 1: Munchkin 1: Dungeon! 1: Recommendation request for games with a certain combat mechanic (closed) ...
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Request for tag synonym [the-struggle-for-catan] → [struggle-for-catan]

In 2011, The Struggle for Catan was released as a spinoff game in the Catan series. In 2016, the game was re-released as simply Struggle for Catan. You can see the different versions here on ...
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Are questions about software simulating card games still on-topic?

Almost posted a question because of this answer, but in my case I still have We're not the right place to ask questions about: Computer games, try gaming.stackexchange.com ... Game ...
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Should we keep [specific-card]?

Do we really have have a need for specific-card? It seems like an extremely broad tag that could apply to most questions on the site involving cards. Currently it appears to only be applied to one ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

In the past, we've had a number of tags that have been limited by the site's 25 character tag limit. Thanks to that limit being increased to 35 characters, we can now fix a number of these tags. Mods ...
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Is this question on topic and if so, what's the appropriate tag? [duplicate]

This question was recently asked and I was looking for a better tag as identify-this-game doesn't really suit it. I went through several pages of tags and couldn't find anything suitable. I then ...
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Are questions requesting objective data on-topic, and does the motivation for those questions matter?

A question came up asking for recommendations and the most played card games so they would have an idea what to play. I edited the question to ask only what was most played because I didn't see how ...
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Where would questions about the lore of a board or card game go?

I want to find out more about the lore of a specific card game (specifically MTG). Would this site be where I would ask questions regarding it, as they are questions regarding to a board game, or ...
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Should we dual-tag my question?

Some background: I recently created this question: Are all events one-shot?... At the time, the betrayal-at-baldurs-gate tag didn't exist and I didn't have the reputation to create it, so I tagged it ...
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Can I ask about spoken word games here?

I want to find some information about spoken word games. Can I ask about them on this site? I am thinking of games that don’t require equipment, like for instance I Spy.
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Graduating from Beta: generating more questions per day

It has caught my attention that this site has been quite some time on Beta mode, and it seems that across users of this site this seems to be a thing we wish to overcome. Doing some research (this ...
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Implement Autocard support for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Some background: the yu-gi-oh tag has passed the 100 Q milestone; now anyone may earn its tag badge. It is also part of our Top 15 tags on the site (currently #11 from all tags, and #8 if you count ...
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On-topic help center spring cleaning

All righty folks, the on-topic page in the help center is pretty wordy, and we can probably make it more useful to users by: making it shorter moving the longer details into a canonical "summarize ...
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Canonical question request: “Is it legal to play a third party's online implementation of a board game?”

Playing board games online through various tool is a huge part of modern gaming culture. Some of those tools are first-party implementations of the game by the original creators or a license-holder. A ...
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Are legal questions on topic?

There seems to be some disagreement as to whether legal questions are in fact off topic. The only information I can find on the topic is Card Game Legal Questions are off topic (apparently) can this ...
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Drastically edited question

There was a question that at first was very unclear asking about discarding cards and tagged with magic the gathering. It was gathering close votes for unclear questions and an answer explaining that ...
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How should we handle silver-bordered (Unstable) rules questions?

With the release of Unstable, we're starting to get rules questions. Of course, although there's a FAQ, the actual comprehensive rules do not cover silver-bordered sets, and never will, so to some ...
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What generic (?) tag to use for games that have no tag?

I would like to post a question about makruk, for which there is currently no tag. After looking through the available tags, there seems to be a problem for users with less than 150 reps who want to ...
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How to handle tagging for Pandemic Legacy season 2?

In a few weeks, Pandemic Legacy Season 2 will be released. Based on the previews, it is pretty much an entirely different game from either Pandemic or Pandemic Legacy season 1. This is quite different ...
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Are questions asking whether a category of games exists on-topic?

We recently had a question "Are There Any Board Games That Involve Both Memory And Luck?" (now deleted) The body of the question described a hypothetical game, with a series of luck-based events which ...
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Was it appropriate to flag this comment as “No longer needed”?

The author of this question originally set a scene in which three players were involved, but then posed question didn't involve one of the players at all. An observant user left a comment along these ...
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Is there any interest in creating a recurring day for Code-Golf-esque MTG questions?

Topic I would like to discuss the idea to include Code-Golf-esque Magic the Gathering style questions on the B&CG StackExchange. Background Info What is now the Programming Puzzles & Code ...
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New Tag Wiki - approval critera

When a new tag wiki is created and getting approved should it be approved it is just stating the name of the game and the manufacture? It seems that the wiki and excerpt should have more information ...
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Why was the question asked first marked as a duplicate?

On July 20, this question was asked: What is Majestic Myriarch's power and toughness if I "eternalize" it with God-Pharaoh's Gift? Then, on August 17, this one: Token copies with ...
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Community ads for other sites, 2017 edition!

Could some artistic people put together some quality community ads to put on other sites? I'd recommend Sci-Fi Community Ads Roleplaying Community ads and Gaming/Arqade Community Ads So what do ...
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Should MTG card links be added to more than the first instance of the card name?

On this question, the question came up what's the recommended practice for linking cards... link only the first instance, and text-only references to the card name for all following mentions link ...
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Are questions about how to Navigate/Use Online MTG retailers considered on-topic?

I came across this question while browsing the magic-the-gathering tag: Can I look up a large list of cards on MagicCardMarket.eu? MagicCardMarket.eu is apparently the go-to store for buying Magic ...