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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Should we have tags for various parts of Magic?

It looks like several people have started creating tags for various mechanics in Magic (protection, bestow) and retagging existing questions with them. On Arqade, these types of tags have been ...
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Should we try to generate basic questions?

It seems like a lot of the questions we have so far are fairly esoteric or advanced. Should we make an effort to populate the site with more basic questions in order to build up a good knowledge base? ...
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How to ask about games with “impolite” names?

Several common card games have "impolite" names. Bull $... Egyptian Rat $.... Pimp the Backhanding How do we want to address this on the site? Should we not list the full name of the game as I have ...
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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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Should questions purely about online versions of a game be allowed?

Here's one example: Are there any English servers where I can play Mahjong online?
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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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Is this a game recommendation question?

Joe Golton's recent question asks for examples of gateway games. In a comment, he says: I expect (and encourage) debate as to whether this question is suited to the stack exchange system, and even ...
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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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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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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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What to do when an answer is no longer correct?

What happens when you roll "Off the top" of a result table? @Todd recently discovered that FFG has updated their FAQ directly answering the question. It is invevitable that some of our ...
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Asking a question you already know the answer to; or, padding out the site with questions on confusing rules

Since we have such a low number of questions right now, and since once of the goals of the site (as I see it) is to cover all rules questions that may arise during gaming, I'm wondering -- is it ...
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Is tag:avalonhill a good tag?

I recently removed avalonhill from several questions, because: the tag wiki claimed that it was for WWII wargames by Avalon Hill, but Avalon Hill publishes a lot more than that. it's a meta-tag, ...
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What are the actual use cases for tags?

We've had a lot of discussion about tag usage recently. I think a lot of these have been... unproductive. It's not clear to me that we're all working from the same understanding of what tags are ...
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Solitarie card games are they on-topic?

I think it is, they're valid solo card game.
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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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At what point does a question become a list, and are lists really that bad?

I was looking over some of the old closed questions, and trying to rephrase them so that they can be more objectively answered. I received a comment that the edit would still lead to a list of answers,...
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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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How can we be inviting to new users who leave other questions as answers or comments?

I did find this other question that is similar, but this is a followup to that. I have noticed many times where a new user posts an answer that should be a comment or a new question. In these cases, ...
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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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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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How to draw users from Board Game Geek: can we copy questions?

'As someone who often uses Board Game Geek (BGG) for asking (and answering) game related questions, I'm very much drawn to the SE format. SE creates an excellent architecture for asking and answering ...
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Lists of games - good and bad

This site has a lot of lists of games. Previously these may all have been closed or converted to CW (Community Wiki). This community appears to have chosen to allow many of these questions and find ...
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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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Rename tag [marvel-dice-masters] to [dice-masters]

We currently have two questions with the tag marvel-dice-masters. Since this game came out, it's been expanded beyond Marvel's properties to include DC and D&D properties too. All properties are ...
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Is it acceptable to copy my question(s) from Draw3Cards to Board & Card Games?

Draw3Cards is a SE 1.0 site for MtG. I am not active there anymore, but I have asked a couple questions there that I believe would be beneficial to have asked here. Obviously, copying every non-...
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Can we get rid of the recommendations tag?

We've previously decided to ban recommendation questions and then really banned them and then decided again to remove the tag, but recommendations is still there! To finish the job, perhaps we could: ...
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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! [duplicate]

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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Merging with RPG-SE definitely better than closing

Questions per day 15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per day is worrying. A healthy site generates lots of good content to make sure users keep coming back....
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Is “boardgames.stackexchange.com” a suitable url for a board and CARD games site?

I was telling some friends about boardgames.stackexchange.com (plug, plug) and how my #1 question here is about the strong no trump in Bridge. I complained that "not enough British people have come ...
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Should answers link to their sources?

A comment discussion recently started on this answer about whether answers should link to their sources. In case the comments get deleted, here is a summary: Bob: Links to citations please. Joe: ...
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I would be interested in reading about (blank) in a Community Blog!

Please upvote the question if you would read a community blog. Upvote an answer or add your own answer indicating your interest in a particular topic.
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Who should the moderators be?

In weeks, this community will receive some provisional moderators to help get this site started prior to the elections at the end of the beta. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Please ...
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What to do about our low acceptance rate; or, are we asking too many open-ended questions?

I'm not trying to imply that the sky is falling, but I checked the Area 51 site for Board and Card Games, and we currently have an 84% answer rate. For some reason, I thought that was our ...
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How do we promote our site?

One of the big 7 questions. One sugestion per answer, please
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Just how subjective can we get?

How subjective are we wanting BCG to be? For example: Longest Game Session is a type of question I find to be far too subjective (it's almost a poll). It also falls on the wrong side of Good ...
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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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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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Why do chess and poker have separate sites even though they are clearly “board and card games?”

Chess gets less than 300 visits a day. Poker less than 200. As regards the number of questions, the issue is whether they are above or below 1.0 per day (No kidding.) They also have "too few" users. ...
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Area 51 requirements

Okay – 2.5 answers per question is good, only 1 answer per question needs some work. In a healthy site, questions receive multiple answers and the best answer is voted to the top. The first ...
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Big opportunity for BCG.SE? Snipe the recurring threads on BGG and answer them here beautifully?

I frequent the Race for the Galaxy and Dominion forums on BGG. Both have some recurring questions that are often adequately answered, but which still pop up constantly. Further, every time they are ...
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How should we tag questions?

What should be the main tags on the site? Tagging by game is obvious, any question specific to a game should be tagged. I don't see the point of board/card tags; they supply very little information ...
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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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Why have the tag [timeline-cheapass-games] instead of renaming it [timeline]?

Does anyone know a reason why we should have timeline-cheapass-games instead of changing it to timeline? I see one question and it already has a wiki but not sure why the publisher should be in that ...
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Teach people how to find their own cards

Someone asks Are there cards that turn life gain into damage? List of three cards. We upvote. Author accepts. Then, someone else asks What cards can change mana color? Another list of cards. ...
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Should we close question that are just “what are good strategy tips for such-and-such game”?

I've seen a series of question posted on strategy tips for various kinds of poker: Description of Poker 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Strategies? Description of Poker Omaha Strategies? Description of Poker Texas ...
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Should we have a standard for editing questions like “Help me think of this game?”

Assuming that we allow them, should we come up with a standard way to edit question titles? I just saw this question and wanted to try and make it look a little better. There's a big noise to signal ...
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The [game-theory] tag is consistently misused. How do we resolve this?

The game-theory tag is a bit messed up at the moment. Game theory is a well-established field of study of strategic decision making by living beings. It is deeply involved in how people resolve ...

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