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Game Recommendation questions are banned

With the agreement of the other moderators and the unanimous consent of the voters here on meta, game recommendations are banned. Plan of Action Update the FAQ (done) Close all questions (done) Clean ...
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How should a question about House Rules be written?

Focus on a problem to be solved. Our FAQ reminds us that "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." Therefore the question should focus on ...
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Provide links to BGG, Wikipedia, or the official game page?

I find myself wanting to link to further information about a game or expansion fairly often. When describing something, it's nice to provide a link so the reader can find out more. But there are ...
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Does the site cover “party games”?

Does this site cover "party games" like Pictionary, Taboo, or Cranium?
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Rubik's Cube is it on-topic?

Well, this is not board or card game, but it has same purpose. Combination/logic puzzles like Sudoku, Mastermind, etc. should be on-topic? In Programmers.SE we embrace some related proposals to avoid ...
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What is the appropriate level of criticism for a “bad” post on the site

I've struggled to learn the game, Puerto Rico, and several hours of "cramming" the various posts over the internet may have hurt, rather than helped. As a learning tool, I tried to answer my own ...
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What is the preferred format for tagging expansions?

I noticed there are currently tags like catan-cities-and-knights and dominion-alchemy, but also seafarers-of-catan and pegasus. Should expansion tags be prefixed with the core game name? If so, should ...
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Are questions about flavor acceptable?

With a lot of games, and particuarly in this scenario, Magic the Gathering, flavor is an aspect of the game that doesn't directly deal with the game play, but it has a big impact on the overall ...
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Tags (and wikis) needed!

There are currently 89 30 untagged questions floating around. That's crazy! These questions need tags, useful tags, tags that'll help folks find them. And those tags need wikis. Because if they don'...
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Poker - is it on topic?

Is poker - while I readily acknowledge that it's a popular card game - really in the realm of what we want this site to be about? I'm seeing a bunch of questions about poker and it made me wonder ...
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Why were these questions merged?

This question asks, "What cards are pauper legal in paper but not MTGO? This question asks, "What cards are pauper legal in MTGO but not paper?" The former was merged with the second, ...
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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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Tags for the games “Village” and “Villages”

There are two games released in 2011, one called Village by eggertspiele and another called Villages by The Game Crafter, LLC. I recently created villages for a question about the latter without ...
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Rename tag [coup-the-resistance] to [coup]

Currently we have coup-the-resistance. This reflects the working title of the game during its Kickstarter drive. However, the final title of the game when it was shipped was simply "Coup", as the ...
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Changing “Settlers of Catan” tags due to rebranding as “Catan”

Earlier this year, Settlers of Catan was rebranded so that the name of the game is simply Catan. The expansions were similarly rebranded. For instance, Seafarers of Catan is now called Catan: ...
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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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Please leave comments or a meta thread when voting to close [closed]

At this stage of the beta (currently, the private beta), we're still trying to define the boundaries of what is on and off topic. Close votes for off-topic questions are a good way to do that, but ...
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Meta tags 'R Us! [closed]

Background info on what meta tags are is on the StackExchange Blog. The Story so far: We've had a meta tag problem for a while. Perhaps since the origin of the site. Over the last few months I've ...
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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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Links to BoardGameGeek (or other sites)

I'm certain that a common pattern in some answers will be a link to a BoardGameGeek page (we have some already). What should our policy be about this, especially answers that are nothing BUT a link ...
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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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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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Should I delete my own wrong answer?

On this question, I answered first thinking I had the ruling right. After the addition of the correct answer by another user, it's obvious I had it wrong. I'm wondering if the incorrect answer should ...
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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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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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Do we want 'Game Like …" questions?

I think we're getting too many "Game Like ..." questions, like this and that. These seem to be very subjective with so few details that thousands of games could be listed. You also could make ...
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Texas Hold'Em Shotgun Questions

These questions are individually better than the previous set (which seem to have been deleted), but asking a long series of formulaic questions about particular strategic questions in a single game ...
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Are game design questions on topic?

Are questions about new game design and development on topic? Example: How do I become a professional game designer? They were voted as such in the Area 51 proposal. (Note: To allow easier ...
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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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Are questions specifically about the computer version of a game on topic?

Our help center says: Questions about computer implementations of board games are fine. and our close reasons include: Questions about computer-based games (except for computer-based versions ...
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Loose house rules questions?

I see a lot of questions asking for generic house rules for a game. I don't really think that fits. I think questions about house rules to solve specific problems, or the benefits of a house rule ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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Board and Card Games Self-Evaluation — Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Evaluating your own site - a check for quality

A few months ago or so, some people might remember that I mentioned doing a quality review for this site for seeing how Board & Card Games is doing as a site. Well, it's been a few months since ...
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Can I ask for some restraint from casual Bridge players in closing questions?

In the past few months a number of questions on Contract Bridge have been closed in, to my mind, an overly aggressive manner: Bridge-response after intervening bid How many spades does my partner ...
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When should expansion tags be used?

If a question involves an expansion to a game, should the expansion always be tagged? What if the expansion is obvious from the question or title? Or, should expansions generally not be tagged?
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Considering the number of strategy questions, should we write specific scope limitations for strategy questions?

It seems to me like most strategy questions could be considered subjective and broad in scope, as many people will have different answers based on their own play styles. However, when tailored to ...
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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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What is the history of game stacks on Stack Exchange?

In the 3 months I have participated in Board and Card Games, I have seen Magic the Gathering nearly spun off (then not). I have read of other game stacks that started independently or spun off from B&...
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Are objective questions that result in game lists on-topic?

I'm thinking of this question: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/83/largest-number-of-components-in-the-box This question isn't subjective -- some game will have the most components. ...
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How can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?

I know broad topics and things that are more "discussion" than "directly answerable" are discouraged on B&CG, but I really want to pull apart, exchange ideas, and learn about strategies pertaining ...
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Are computer Go questions on topic?

In the earlier Game of Go proposal, all computer Go questions were on topic, but I'm not sure if they are on BGSE, too. Computer Go basically refers to two things: Algorithms and knowledge related ...
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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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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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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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Are dice games suitable for discussion here? Eg Dudo / liar dice?

I regularly play Dudo (peruvian liar dice, maybe branded as "Perudo" in the US?) with friends, especially at the pub, (as with no stakes, it's allowed in a UK pub, and because dice are waterproof, the ...
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Are question about building a computer character (AI) on topic?

The question Computer Scrabble UI & communication protocol? is a gray area on this site. If this type of questions are about how to use algorithms to programm AI, then it should be cover on the ...
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Hey! Where did all the Go questions come from? And why aren't there any gorrible puns in this title?

I've just migrated 26 questions from The Game of Go. That site (still in private beta) will be shutting down soon. However, there were some excellent questions asked there, and since Go is also on-...
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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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