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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 new board games be self contained in the post?

I noticed this site is mostly dominated by MTG posts, which obviously do not contain the explanation of how to play it, since it is well known. But if I were to post a question regarding strategies ...
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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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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 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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Card Game Legal Questions are off topic (apparently) can this be added to the of topic FAQ?

I asked this Magic: The Gathering question: Are Magic The Gathering Proxy cards illegal to print? It was closed as Off-Topic. The main/first closer indicated that is was because the question was ...
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Are questions about boardgames-related events on-topic?

I'm talking about events like SPIEL in Essen, where many new games are shown to the public at 1st time. Mostly these questions would be not about specific game, but still related to boardgames. And I ...
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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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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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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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Are computerized versions of board and card games on topic?

With the proliferation of tablets, there have been several board games ported to the medium, that either by hot seat play, or using the tablet as a board, can be utilized in place of the actual game. ...
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Is it a good or bad idea to cite your own question-relevant experience(s)?

From my initial read of the generic Stack Exchange FAQ, I was under the impression that answers from personal experience are not just encouraged, they are preferred. Right? If so, does it not then ...
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Should we accept edits of a subjective nature to other people's answers (or questions)?

I'm finding this is happening a lot - people are editing questions and answers, not with objectively necessary improvements (fixing typos etc) but subjective amendments. e.g. I've just got one ...
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Why do “chapter and verse” answers get the most upvotes?

I'm not really complaining about this phenomenon, as I've certainly benefited from it on a few occasions now, but... It seems to me that a question in the form "I can't be bothered to read my copy of ...
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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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Should I ask a new UNO question, and if so, how should it be worded?

I already provided an answer to this question How can I do better than chance in UNO?, but after looking into the question more deeply, I don't like the wording of the question for a couple of reasons:...
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“Games for [some kind of player]”/“Games with [some kind of property]” questioins

There's a certain type of question that isn't quite a recommendation question, which have been discussed, but which are instead soliciting a list of games with a certain property or set of properties. ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

The Elevator Pitch This isn't as easy as it sounds. Imagine the user who will never read your FAQ and you have two seconds to grab their attention. It should be catchy but descriptive. It should be ...
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Use tag warning to improve Magic: The Gathering questions

Many times we see even veteran users asking Magic: The Gathering questions which can be instantly answered by the Gatherer rulings under the card. User @acccumulation suggested to make users more ...
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What is appropriate use of the “beginner” tag?

User BBz removed the beginner tag from 8 questions yesterday, including 3 of mine. I don't agree with at least some of these tag removals, but on the other hand the definition of the tag isn't all ...
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Should we allow questions asking for a very specific type of game?

I'm thinking primarily about this question: it was originally closed because it asked for a list and SE sites do not handle list questions well, but there was a suggestion that perhaps the question ...
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Rule translation differences

This morning, I came across this question. It had already been thoroughly answered. However, the answer contradicts the rules as I know them. After some digging, I found that the game in question, ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Board & Card Games Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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FAQ Update - suggest example games

Based on a recent meta discussion I've updated the FAQ to include a concrete list of example games. I grouped them into categories that made sense to me and made sure to include the top 10 games ...
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Have you visited area51?

After Dori pointed me at a proposal for Advanced Squad Leader I took a closer look at area51.stackexchange.com There are many proposals for sites based on games that I think can be (or already are) ...
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Are questions where the first result of a Google search has the answer good questions?

Sometimes a question is trivial to answer with a Google search or two, but the answer is not on a stackexchange site. Are those questions still worth asking on SE or should they be closed?
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Where can I go to learn about B&CG's specialty markup?

So, we've been talking about adding AutoCard for Magic. That brings up this question: Where can I go to actually learn about the site's special markup features? If I were a new poster working on my ...
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Tag Wikis - Please add and update them!

Recently, tags started showing their tag wikis when hovered over. This site has very few tag wikis created, and it would be great if we could get those filled out for our more popular tags. If you ...
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Please, don't game the system!

Few minutes after the votes have been refilled at 00:00 UTC all unanswered questions with at least 1 answer got up vote on that answer. I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or a deliberated action ...
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Are questions about playing space on topic?

Are questions about managing a physical play space on topic? I read through the current on-topic page, and it does not mention this topic. It seems like most of the topics are about the games ...
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Community ads for other sites, 2015 edition! [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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Get your B&CG Hats!

The hat bash is on and B&CG is participating! Check it out via the link on the top bar, or go to http://winterba.sh/ If you don't like them, you can turn 'em off.
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How about a blog and some Jeopardy questions?

I occasionally drop in on B&CG SE for a look around as its something that I enjoy reading, but I'm a bit of a fringe user in the real world so don't have anything worthwhile to ask. However, I've ...
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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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Is this question about the same card a duplicate?

Should we consider this question (1) Does the Thorncaster Sliver's ability damage have to be assigned before or after blockers are declared? a duplicate of this one (2) Do Thorncaster Sliver's ...
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Should I “move” my chess and poker questions to the board and games site?

I believe that chess and poker questions would ultimately find a larger audience here on the board and card games (BCG) site, with the larger number of viewers more than making up for the "experts" ...
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“Name that game” type of question is on-topic?

See What's the name of this board game? In Gaming.SE this type of question is very popular. Should we consider them on-topic?
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Answers That Add Virtually Nothing To Previous Answers? [duplicate]

I should get some other opinions on this before I let it irritate me... What is the general view on the following scenario: One poster answers a question correctly and pretty thoroughly. Half an ...
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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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“Where to buy” questions

See https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/2522/looking-for-mare-nostrum Is this something we want to support here?
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Where to ask questions about puzzles?

Where can I ask questions about puzzles? The FAQ has no link :\ https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/faq#what-are-some-examples-of-boardgames-that-are-on-topic-here We're not the right place to ...
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Should this question asking for explanations in diagram form be closed?

This question asks for a visual explanation of Magic's turn structure. Is that an acceptable question on our site? And of course, if you think it should be closed based on the current wording and you ...
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Are MTG card identification questions on-topic?

I have a foreign card that I just cannot identify. I figured the community would be able to help me identify it, but I wanted to make sure this sort of question is allowed on this site.
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Are wargame questions welcome?

Are questions about war games—in particular, Advanced Squad Leader—welcome here? Background: Rogier created an Area51 proposal, Advanced Squad Leader Rules. Shortly thereafter, it was closed as a ...
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Dominoes is it on-topic?

Games which has no cards or boards but it is played like a board game over a table should be on-topic? For me it should be. Games like that has the same mechanics.
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Primarily opinion based questions that morph into objectively answerable questions

At least on Magic: the Gathering questions, which seems to attract the same regular crowd of users, I am starting to see a pattern. A question gets challenged as primarily opinion based, and the ...
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Should genre tags be used on game-specific questions?

A recent question about Magic was tagged with both magic-the-gathering and trading-card-game. I definitely understand the first tag, but I wonder if the second one is appropriate on a game-specific ...
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How should questions about combinations of cards or deck building be handled here?

I posed a question in a format that I thought appropriate to the question, and that I've seen implemented elsewhere. 1 card per answer, which leads to users upvoting the strongest combinations. ...
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Do we need a a Clue and a Cluedo tag

Can these tags be consolidated? Or is there enough value in differentiating the US and Uk versions?

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