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Are casino games on-topic here?

I see this meta post But does this make all casino style gaming on topic here? There is an Expert Casino Gaming and Gambling in Area 51, but it isn't gaining much traction.
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What can/should we do about a question that's turning into a spam repository?

I refer to this question: How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards? It's a really good question to ask! It has some totally valid answers too: alterations, use the actual blank cards coming ...
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Question titles that consist only of card names

I keep seeing questions that contain only card titles. For example: shapesharer and stoneforge mystic Aegis of the Gods Vs. Erebos, God of the Dead tabernacle of pendrell vale vs. pendrell mists And ...
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Are game review questions appropriate for BCG?

A game review would be highly subjective, however, it would also be useful for gathering thoughts on a game that the OP or readers may not come up with on their own. They could be useful community ...
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Should I be more patient with my open questions during the site's Beta phase?

Since we have so few questions and so few visits per day, I'm reluctant to accept an answer for one of my questions. The answers are tied for votes and I'd really rather have more opinion from other ...
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Should We Edit First-Time Questions To Make Them A Good Fit For The Site?

It's the usual scenario: a newcomer to the site arrives and posts a polite, interesting and constructive question. Which doesn't have an objective answer. So the question is closed and the user gets ...
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Community Wiki: desirable or not?

I am wondering what the attitudes towards the community wiki concept are. I personally consider it overused and mostly undesirable. I'm now probably on Joel's personal execution list but let me ...
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Is the collecting aspect of collectible card games on topic?

Most players/fans of the popular trading card games either... play the game collect the game or do both. So for example, Pokemon Trading Card Game is first and foremost a card game, but the ...
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When is it appropriate to submit multiple answers to the same question?

Many times I have several ideas to answer a question. For instance, in response to, "How do I mitigate tendency X in game Y?", I might have a few strategy ideas, as well as a couple of expansions I ...
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What is the Proper Use of “Polls” on This Site?

On one hand, we are discouraged from asking questions of a "polling," nature, just to find out the balance of opinions. On the other hand, people sometimes use the results of polls taken ELSEWHERE in ...
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Answering opinion based questions…

For questions in which the requester is asking for an opinion, such as this one, is it permissible to add your opinion even if it's similar or identical to another answer?
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Is this our chance to “graduate”? Is this something we want?

Just today I stumbled upon this post: Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections, which seems to be a chance to the ever-lasting situation of still being "beta", and all the pros (and cons?) ...
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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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Are questions that ask for card recommendations for Magic: The Gathering on-topic?

I'm (for example; it doesn't have to be this specific example) in the middle of building a deck, but I have one more slot open and was wondering what card would be good there (the options are fairly ...
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Is having a losing condition sufficient?

https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4389/allowed-to-re-use-a-word-in-travel-scrabble was closed because it was deemed not to have a "winning condition". Is having a losing condition ...
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Social games - allowed?

Technically they're not either a board or card game, although you can play them whilst sitting round a table if you really wanted to. However, I've got great new information out of threads like '...
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How 'bout a quick review of our MTG tags?

We have a lot of MTG questions, so categorizing them is probably important. I was looking at our MTG tags today. Currently, it looks like we have: General: magic-the-gathering mtg -> synonym for ...
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What's the best way to handle questions that generate multiple answers, each of which has only part of the answer?

Several times I've received multiple answer to a question I asked, with each question having good information but only a portion of the answer. For example, in this recent question: Which tournament ...
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Attribution requirements for answers

Last night I provided this answer and had a conversation (of sorts) with Pat about my lack of attribution (feel free to check out the original answer, which isn't substantially different other than ...
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Is it Ok to ask question about Play-by-email version of a card game?

I was wondering about the "off-topicness" of questions concerning the "electronic" version of an old card game called "Waving Hands". This game has been translated into a "Play-by-email" in the 90's ...
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Large number of seed questions?

I've noticed a large number of "seed" questions on the site. The questions don't have much content to work with themselves, just a question in the title. The topics seem ok, but the questions ...
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Are there other ways to reference Magic cards in posts on BoardgamesExchange?

I wanted to write a Magic question here on BoardgamesExchange in which I need to reference some cards. So I wanted to include them in my post, but: I don't know if there are more possibilities than ...
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Synonymize [magic-the-gathering-arena] into [mtg-arena]

We have currently two tags about Magic: The Gathering Arena: mtg-arena, 8 questions magic-the-gathering-arena, 9 questions Obviously, these tags are duplicates; can somebody with ♦ powers ...
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How should we handle tagging of board games with different editions?

Board games are hanging around long enough these days that newer editions of them are being released with vastly different mechanics. For example, Arkham Horror 3rd Edition has been recently released ...
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Sugested edit was a rollback

Not really a question. I just reviewed and rejected this suggested edit. (I wasn't the only one so the edit is rejected.) But I zoomed in at the question, I saw it was edited a few minutes before. ...
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Should this question about fonts be closed?

The recent question Designing - How do you approach finding the right font for your game? has been put on-hold as "primarily opinion-based". Should this question really be closed? I am concerned that ...
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Let's clean up these very-specific Go tags

I just came across computer-go, having already noted a not-overly-populated computer. Should computer-go be eliminated, with those questions being tagged with both computer and go? If not, aren't we ...
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When are “sub-tags” appropriate?

Stackoverflow uses a lot of "sub-tags" as I call them, for example c#-4.0 that help add value to the question by letting you search for specific information that wouldn't really work as a combination ...
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Is “What are resources you'd wish you had seen when starting out?” too subjective/off-topic?

I'd like to ask a question about resources (like blog posts, advice, etc) that would be useful for newer Magic: The Gathering players looking to learn more about the game. (I have one player ...
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Are questions about software simulating card games still on-topic?

Almost posted a question because of this answer, but in my case I still have We're not the right place to ask questions about: Computer games, try gaming.stackexchange.com ... Game ...
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Should there be a tag for version comparison?

This site currently has a version tag, which has the usage description: Questions about different versions of the same game. Some of the questions currently tagged with this are: What are the ...
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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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Conflicting meta posts concerning game recommendations [duplicate]

I'm a little bit confused by the close vote reason "Questions about Game Recommendations are off topic". This meta post says they are On Topic. It has a score of +20: Should we allow game ...
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Are there “degrees of badness” in close reasons?

The closing of a post for "duplicate" or "too localized" carries no penalty. On the other hand, the closing of a post for "off topic" or "not a real question" carries a downvote. Apparently the first ...
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Should the tags 'tools' and 'game-accessories' be synonyms?

I think they should (or one should be eliminated), but I don't have enough rep yet to make that happen. tools game-accessories
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What to do if you have a much different (and potentially better) way of asking a question that has essentially already been asked?

From the standpoint of developing the highest possible Q&A database quality, is it best to post a good answer to an old fuzzy question in order to avoid duplication? Or is it better to come out ...
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Possibly redundant tags: catan and settlers-of-catan

We've got a few questions in each... though it's arguable that they both are necessary, settlers-of-catan referring specifically to the basic Catan game, and catan referring to the entire franchise in ...
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Are questions on discussing pros/cons and improvements to a bidding convention too subjective? (Bridge)

I recently made a new? conventional defense to 1NT, and was wondering if asking for opinions on it would fit the site.
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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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Let's get critical: Jan 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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Is this puzzle on topic?

Is this chess related question on topic? How far can a knight travel without visiting the same square twice?
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Wording of the FAQ (Updated)

I've updated the FAQ to explicitly specify some categories that we do not cover, but I'd like to also include some verbiage on what types of games we do cover. Making this Community Wiki, please feel ...
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Courtesy and Etiquette

We have a courtesy and an etiquette tag. Looking at the questions, there actually does seem to be a difference between the two, which rather surprised me - I was about to do a retag-spree, but it ...
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On-topic help center spring cleaning

All righty folks, the on-topic page in the help center is pretty wordy, and we can probably make it more useful to users by: making it shorter moving the longer details into a canonical "summarize ...
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Delete the “reference” meta tag

There are four questions on main with the reference tag: Where can I find D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons? Where can I find a chart or diagram explaining Magic's turn structure? Where can ...
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Why was my Too Chatty flag declined?

I flagged this comment as too chatty. The flag was declined with no reason provided. I think the comment is too chatty. It makes no attempt to address the question. It appears to be a conversation ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 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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Let's get critical: Oct 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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Should Elder Sign: Omens (iPad app) be tagged differently Elder Sign (board game)?

Elder Sign is a board game. Elder Sign: Omens is an iOS app based on the board game, but with some distinct differences. I would argue that the differences are significant enough that the two games ...
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Closing as not constructive?

Perhaps this is just educating the new guy (who just got access to the moderator tools), but this questions was recently given a vote to close as not constructive: What caused this world-class player&...

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