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Are questions about constructing board games on-topic?

I'm looking at building a Settlers of Catan board this year, but I'm not sure if asking questions about specifically constructing the board is on-topic here. Would someone please clarify whether or ...
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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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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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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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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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Are game specific communication questions on topic?

I have questions that revolve around communication in Magic. It's not a rulings question. For example: When I ask "Declare blockers?", often my opponents do not understand. What can I say in order ...
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Are questions about Little Wars on-topic here?

In 1913, H.G. Wells wrote Little Wars, a book with a set of rules for a toy soldiers game. It is similar to Kriegsspiel. I have a question about the rules of it. Are questions about this game on-...
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Is it appropriate to delete all comments to a question once they have been acted upon?

In the following question: In Ticket to Ride USA, does obtaining longest continuous path of routes highly correlate with winning? I got a few comments on my question, the first of which was 2/3 of a ...
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Per game tagging and new users

Now that we're in public beta, you need 150 rep to create a new tag. We recommend that any question that's specific to a particular game should have that game's name as a tag. If you're a new user ...
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How should we tag the Warhammer Conquest LCG?

This question is about the Warhammer 40K LCG, but we don't currently have a tag for that, and I wasn't sure how we wanted the tag to look. Should it just be warhammer-40k-conquest or do people have ...
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Better Supporting Miniature Gaming

There's currently a proposal to start a miniature gaming only stack exchange. A lot of the topics that could potentially be discussed there are on topic here, but there are some that wouldn't be. ...
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What does the tag “goldfish” mean?

A user with solid reputation on this site (over 1500 rep) tagged a question of mine with the "goldfish" tag. What does that mean? The question obviously has no connection to a real goldfish, but I don'...
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What to do when a new user leaves a comment as an answer?

A new user apparently wanted to comment on an answer (link), but didn't have enough rep so just submitted it as another answer. I'd like give the user a warmer welcome than flagging the non-answer for ...
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Why was this question on playing defensively in chess closed?

I'd like to request that this question be reopened. It was closed because some people are confused about what "defensive" means in chess - I meant to clear that up in an answer, but the question was ...
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Bridge: Discussing merits of bidding systems/conventions

There has been a recent flurry of questions trying to discuss the merits of bidding systems in bridge (some well known, some home cooked). IMO, these kinds of questions are too broad with no definite ...
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Games-specific tagging convention.

We already have lots of tags for specific games, but if we generate the levels of traffic we'd like to generate, then we're likely to find that for the most popular games people will want/need game-...
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Use specific game tag when question is not directly about that game?

Some questions are not strictly about a specific game X, but about other games like it. They may be tagged with that game's name. E.g.: Card Games with clear cards similar to "Gloom" Others don't ...
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Converting HTTP images to HTTPS (and finding backups of the dead link ones)

Meta Stack Exchange has announced their roadmap to serving and uploading HTTPS images. Any images already uploaded to Stack Exchange's Imgur site will be automatically converted. Those that are linked ...
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Are questions about adaptation and rule changes to other mediums allowed?

For example I want to adapt a game to play by forum and wanted to find any rule changes that may be implemented to optimize for forums.
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How can I check my progress towards a particular badge?

Specifical, I want to know about the Struck & White badge. I seem to remember at one point that the number of edits to posts that I have made appeared somewhere on the page, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Questions about a board game that was ported to a video game

I recently bought Elder Signs: Omens on my iPhone and I wanted to ask questions about it. I've never played the actual board game equivalent, so I don't know if the digital version is as similar to ...
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Copyrights and Patents on Board games?

Can I ask questions about copyrights and Patents that are related to Board and Card games ?
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Board and Card Games mentioned on the SE podcast #6. Does anyone know what they were talking about?

Jeff and Joel mentioned the Board and Card Games stack exchange site several times in the new SE podcast (#6) (first mention at 51:30). The site came up because they were talking about chaos money ...
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How should I deal with a dialog that took place on my question?

I asked this question. Two people answered it, call them Poster 1 and Poster 2. Poster 2's answer began: The answer by [Poster 1] demonstrates a remarkable lack of both sound bidding and ethics." ...
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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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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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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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What's the best way to handle an old question where the correct answer has changed?

A long time ago I asked this question. With a recent Magic rules update, the correct answer has changed. Sometimes when this happens, the person who answered in the first place will update their ...
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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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“Can I X before Y resolves?” Many questions, one answer in A:NR

Would it improve the quality of the site to replace specific instances of this question with a very thorough explanation of paid ability timing in Android: Netrunner? Examples here and here both boil ...
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Should we mark an older question as a duplicate if a newer question is formulated better?

I noticed today a new question: Exiling Creatures: When is the card face up and when face down? Very well formulated question (generalized) with a specific example. (Although it has some minor ...
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Merge teaching and learning?

learning has 11 questions and the following wiki excerpt: How to gain skill in a particular game, or teach others how to learn a game teaching has 9 questions and no wiki. What is the difference ...
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Asking and answering multiple questions in the same post

Inspired by the question found here: Three beginner clarifications about Cribbage The three questions put forward in the above post are not individually problematic; they each are, or have the ...
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Should the FAQ Description of Board and Card Games reflect both Board and Card games?

Currently the FAQ description of this site (which I see is appended to any question that is migrated from this site to another SE site) includes the lines. This question came from our site for ...
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What's the appropriate way to debate a closed question?

Recently, Pat closed a question, someone put a comment on the question, asking why it was closed (but didn't vote to reopen) and I responded to the comment saying that I agreed, but also voted to re-...
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Why are recommendations about 6 player games fine, but recommendations about 8 player games get closed instantly by mods?

evidently, recommendations for a six player game are fine. but this question about 8 players games was closed instantly Here's the explanation that was given: Hola, need to tighten this up some. ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 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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We should remove the [recommendations] tag

The first off-topic close reason is Questions asking for game recommendations are off-topic. but we still have the recommendations tag. I know that the tag description says that these kind of ...
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At what point are questions identical?

I was looking at the comments for Does transforming keyrunes count towards Evolve? and was curious about when questions actually become similar to warrant a close vote. corsiKa's comment and link ...
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Bidding tags for bridge questions

Quite a few questions recently (this is an example) ask about the merits of a specific bridge bid, but don't specify what system is being played. The problem is that bidding is nowhere near universal ...
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What is the current consent on version-specific tags?

This question from 2012 asked about adding specific version tags to warhammer-40k, such as warhammer-40k-8e. The accepted answer uses an example from StackOverflow, where it was brought up that the "...
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Do specific mechanics in MTG need their own tags? [duplicate]

It seems that MTG has a ton of sub-tags that cover very specific categories. Are they really all necessary? I am not referring to alternate formats (as they can be seen as entirely different games), ...
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Should we allow questions that function as survey questions?

I was drawn back to the following question from activity in my feed: How do we assign Game of Thrones houses? As I looked at it again, I started to think of the question in a different light. It ...
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Are there any plans for site promotion at large gaming cons?

With Origins, GenCon, and other large gaming conventions coming up soon, it seems like it might be a good opportunity to expose large amounts of gamers to this site who may not otherwise know about it....
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Chat is now available [closed]

It looks like chat has been turned on for BCGSE now. This gives us another, more casual place to discuss anything related to boardgames or the site. There appear to be two rooms that have been created ...
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Are we (as the Board and Card Game StackExchange) too broad in defining ourselves?

I know I'm way behind on all of this, but as I just found StackExchange last week, I'm hoping for some slight forgiveness. I'm concerned that the topic Board and Card Games, as it currently exists, ...
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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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Are questions about homebrew card creations allowed?

Would questions in this format be allowed? What's you favorite dominion kingdom card that you thought up yourself? What interesting new Citadels characters have you added? What roles ...
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Is Cornhole on-topic?

Prompted by: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/186/variation-on-rules-for-cornhole-which-involves-two-boards If cornhole is on-topic, then what about games like shuffleboard, horseshoes ...
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Do we need all these number-of-player tags?

We currently have: multi-player, two-players, extra-players, and player-number. These tags have 6-11 questions per at present. Two of them have no wikis, and the wiki for multi-player says "more ...

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