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How should a tag and tag wiki for “En Garde!” be written since there are 5 games with the same name, and the question is not about the most popular?

We have a question In the game "En Garde!" - How do optional routines work?, which has had its tag en-garde removed before because no tag wiki was created. I decided that I was willing to ...
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Should Magic The Gathering have it's own StackExchange?

So I've been browsing Board & Card Games for a while now, I've used it to ask many questions and try to help when I can. I've noticed that Magic The Gathering is probably around 75% of the content ...
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Update Tour to include Game Rec/Shopping in off-topic section

As the title says the Tour currently does not include the 'Game Rec/Shopping' reason to not ask a question. It includes the other explicit categories of off-topic questions listed on the On-Topic page,...
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What syntax construct should be used for rulebook quotes?

When quoting the rules of a game, there are two obvious options: Block quotes and code blocks Each one has problems. Block quotes are much more limited in terms of layout. You can't have ...
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Request for [parcheesi] to be a tag synonym of [pachisi]

We currently have the tag pachisi. The tag wiki says: A pawn-moving board game that originated in ancient India. The westernized version is called "Parcheesi". Earlier this month, we had a new ...
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Can I make a substantial content edit to an answer in these circumstances?

Here is the situation: A user posted an answer that was correct five years ago. The answer was accepted. Recently, the rules changed. The answer is no longer correct. Someone tried to edit the ...
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Should game-adjacent questions be on-topic?

The following question popped up and I moved quickly to close as being off-topic. In the Pokemon Card Game what is a group of Pokemon called? However, as @diego points out, under the current site ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

I have a question about the game of Spoons. (Unless the comments indicate otherwise, I'll assume that readers know what this game is.) I'm wondering what tag I should use for this question, or if I ...
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Is this an “unclear” question?

Full written card lists for sets MTG I think this falls under unclear question. On the surface, it's perfectly clear what OP is asking for, but looking at the guide at https://boardgames....
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Downvoting other answers to increase vote ratio with self answer

This is a question that can be asked in any Meta but I decided to ask here as it happened here. I won't name anyone but you can see I have only one answer so you will know whom I am talking about. I ...
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Are gamebooks on topic?

Are gamebooks eligible for discussion in the board and card games topic? They can be construed as a game but they clearly do not use a board or cards. Specifically, there was a style that ...
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Should we have a trivia tag?

Inspired by this question: Which games have ever been rated #1 on Boardgamegeek.com's Geek Rating? The Sports.SE has a trivia tag with the following description: For questions generally ...
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What naming convention should be used for tags about Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror expansions?

As the Arkham Horror tag wiki and Eldritch Horror tag wiki shows, there are two naming conventions that are currently being used for expansion tags*: Early Arkham Horror expansions do not have a ...
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Is an online game that is totally playable as pen and pencil or card game allowed?

Strategic Tic Tac Toe is a computer game where you effectively a game somewhat similar to Tic Tac Toe- the computer aspects of the actual game as totally replicable as an offline game. And there are ...
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Witcher Adventure Game

In the Witcher Adventure Game, you can play as one of four characters trying to complete a set of quest. Would asking what are the optimal strategies for each character be on-topic? On one hand, I ...
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New Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As some of you may have read, one of the current moderators, mafu, is going to step down from their position as Pro Tem moderator. Since we still don't have a prediction for when this site will be ...
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Can I get Reopen votes from other Bidge players?

This bidding question, while not great, still inquires on a topic that can be addressed sensibly. Note that my answer steps the reader through a logical process of analyzing possible responses ...
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Remove 'ethics' tag?

There are only 4 questions tagged ethics in 2 years, all by the same user. There is no usage guidance for this tag, and all four questions are about the card game bridge, making the intended scope ...
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Accepting nominations for a replacement moderator!

One of the current moderators, mafu, is going to step down from their position as Pro Tem moderator. As a result, it falls upon the Community Team to pick a replacement for them. However, we decided ...
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What is our stance on questions about board & card game-related events?

What is our policy on questions about board & card game-related events that do not directly involve how to play the games? For instance, could someone ask about how a Magic tournament is run, or a ...
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Can we please reopen this question? 'What do boardgame publishers do?'

What do board game publishers do? What are the difference between them? I'm satisfied, from the discussion in the comments, that this question is off-topic. It seems like a perfectly answerable ...
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HoverCard, a userscript for MTG card link tooltips

I've created a userscript that shows a tooltip for any links that start with: http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx http://gatherer.wizards.com/...
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Are questions about Playmation on-topic?

Last year, Disney released the Marvel Playmation system, described below. Playmation is the next step in the evolution of play, where digital gets physical and imagination becomes real. The ...
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How often should a certain term in a question/answer be linkified?

I edited this question, adding the usual links and auto-links to Gatherer. I opted to link each unique card only once, Wikipedia-style, to not overload the text and distract the readers with multiple ...
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What's wrong with this question and answer?

This question https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/29443/game-where-you-guess-which-cards-come-out-of-a-semi-shuffled-deck/29444?noredirect=1#comment39886_29444 Outlines a specific game ...
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Why was my not constructive flag declined?

I left a comment on When do you check if you lose. This question does not show any research effort. The first Google result for "prosperity mtg" has a ruling that says "10/4/2004 If both players ...
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Is this question about games with varied win/loss states a game recommendation question?

Recently I flagged this question which I thought to be a quite obvious game recommendation question, based on the following: It asks "Are there any games where" a particular criterion is true. It has ...
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Do we want to have an end-game tag?

It looks like a new tag has been created for end-game, and it has been added to a bunch of existing questions about a variety of games. Is this a tag we want? In general I think we avoid these "meta-...
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What is the meaning of [designer-board-games]?

We have a tag called designer-board-games, and I'm not sure what it means. There is no tag wiki and it is currently tagged on a question about game design, and question about physical vs computer ...
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Why was my “Not an Answer” flag declined?

Yesterday I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer". The full text is Curious then what if you have Grand Abolisher on the battlefield and initiate the effects of Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. ...
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About probability - understanding the scope for a future question

I was reading the info about probability tag, which I quote: Questions about probabilistic game mechanics and how to calculate and estimate random events, as well as how probability affects games ...
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What's with all of the close votes for non-rules questions?

I'm starting to notice a pattern of closes on questions that can't be answered with rules quotes. Some examples: Board Games development online course: This was voted to close as off-topic because it ...
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Do we have any chance of graduating any time soon?

This site has existed for over 5 years. Now that Design-Independent Graduation is implemented, we don't need to wait on a design to have a partial graduation. Our Area51 stats are not perfect, but ...
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Can't find the game “Wild Cards”, so can't fill out the tag wiki

We've had a number of calls for adding tag wikis (e.g. Tags (and wikis) needed!), since tags without wikis are destroyed after 6 months if they are only linked to one question. Recently, I came across ...
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Beta Status on posts per day

Hi folks I have a simple question that some of you may already know the answer to. The threshold for graduation is 10 questions/day and this seems to be all that's holding this site back from ...
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M:tG Unglued/Unhinged tag?

A question about an Unhinged card was posted today, and caused some confusion among voters. I attempted to add an mtg-unhinged tag to make the joke more obvious, then I remembered that there's also ...
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Isn't intellectual property (marked off-topic somewhere) part of the game-design process (on-topic in the help center)?

Context This question What is the duration of copyright on a board game map? is marked as off-topic. Also has this one How long does the copyright for a game last, after it is out of print? Also ...
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What happened in this edit log?

This question received two edits by user T G. Those edits made no improvements to the answer. Why did these edits go through? Should I revert them? Possibly related, this user (T G) seems to own the ...
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What are the unwritten rules of BCG.SE MtG Questions and Answers? [closed]

Following some comment bits on "If a card is cloned...," I am curious as to any remaining style guidance, or norms, that a new arrival would want to be aware of? At the link, it was noted that it is ...
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Do questions about Jane's Naval Wargame fall on topic?

There is this "board game" called Jane's Naval Wargame. It is an extremely large simulation wargame played by two teams in an extremely large area. Do questions about it fall on-topic here?
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Single tag wiki - Multiple games

Recently I encountered a tag wiki that was edited to have information about two different games from two different publishers and the edit was approved. There is currently an edit suggestion that is ...
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Copied tag wikis

I've seen a couple tag wikis added recently that apparently were copied verbatim from BoardGameGeek: catacombs and viticulture. I rejected them as suggested edits, using the canned "copied content" ...
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Is Pair Solitaire on topic?

Just saw this question, which got me Googling. Apparently: "Pair Solitaire is a new kind of solitaire, designed for mobile." I'm a bit confused about this game. My question would be: is this a ...
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Per game approaches on broad/subjective close voting

The Magic: the Gathering question category is probably one of the pillars that this SE was built on. As a frantic board/card game player who doesn't play M:tG, I've always experienced a bit of a ...
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How do we handle the situation where the answer is the same for many different questions?

Something is clearly not working when several times per year, there are seemingly different questions are asked and marked as duplicates, because the answers are identical. Or in other words, the fact ...
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Is StackExchange a good place to get the word out on a new game?

I have created a new game, can I announce my website here? Where can I go to get the word out? Thanks.
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Was this question a game recommendation question?

What board or card games simulate psychological warfare? asks for games which meet some specific criteria. (It's now deleted, but the details don't really affect this question.) Is this a game ...
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How to protect this site against a cabal that publishes, as “ovfficial” bizarre rules interpretations?

The Monopoly board-game question Do you still pay 10x the dice when getting the chance card that takes you to the nearest utility if the property is mortgaged? is an interesting one, but has an ...
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Why was this 'obsolete' flag declined? [duplicate]

This answer was commented on by the poster, and the comment should have been part of the answer. So I edited the comment into the answer, and flagged the comment as obsolete. This flag was declined: ...
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Why are all my “not an answer” flags being declined?

I've made three "not an answer" (NAA) flags recently, which have all been declined as "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". Why are these flags being declined? I've ...

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