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Asked a Yes/No question on mechanics, but Closed for Opinion Based?

This was my question on utilizing a common token change to a commonly played board game (which has recently been voted into deletion): However, a Meta question on the topic of "Are Questions on ...
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What does the help center mean by “the preparation of miniatures/terrain/etc.”?

When looking at the help center to see what kind of questions are on-topic, I saw the following: Minature wargames (including the preparation of miniatures/terrain/etc) What exactly is meant ...
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Are questions asking what expansions are available accepted?

I've been looking to find a list of expansions for the DC Deck Building Game, but it's proving difficult. My assumption was that board game retailers would have "Expansions" as a section on the base ...
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Are game development resource recommendations on-topic?

Game recommendation questions are off-topic. However, card recommendation questions for a specific game are on-topic. Are game development resource recommendations on-topic? For instance, Where to go ...
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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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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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Canonical question request: “Is it legal to play a third party's online implementation of a board game?”

Playing board games online through various tool is a huge part of modern gaming culture. Some of those tools are first-party implementations of the game by the original creators or a license-holder. A ...
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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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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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Is it acceptable to ask for the rules or instructions to an obscure board game?

I've read the help center and seen nothing about not asking for rules, and I've done several searches here on Meta for the same information. Since I can't find a definitive answer, I prefer to check ...
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Are chess questions on-topic here?

In conclusion, it seems, chess is technically on-topic but typically not asked. My question is from a slightly different angle: if there's a SE for it, why is it on-topic at all? Should all posts ...
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Are pricing and value questions on topic?

The question What's the most valuable Avalon Hill wargame? was recently asked. Similar questions that might one day be asked are: What is the most valuable Magic card? Has the price of [board ...
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Are questions regarding similar game suggestion on-topic?

I need to ask a question on the forum about similar games like Bang. Is this on-topic or not?
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Are well-defined theoretical or custom Magic questions on-topic?

Let's say I'm working on custom cards for fun, within Magic's rules. If I had a new mechanic, would it be on-topic to ask a question about the rules implication of the mechanic? For example, if I had ...
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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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Is an online game that is totally playable as pen and pencil or card game allowed?

Strategic Tic Tac Toe is a computer game where you effectively a game somewhat similar to Tic Tac Toe- the computer aspects of the actual game as totally replicable as an offline game. And there are ...
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Can we please reopen this question? 'What do boardgame publishers do?'

What do board game publishers do? What are the difference between them? I'm satisfied, from the discussion in the comments, that this question is off-topic. It seems like a perfectly answerable ...
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Of-topic: Computer game support [duplicate]

The on-topic areas for computer game (for games with a board game version) related questions needs to be updated to account for computer support related questions. Questions dealing with hardware, ...
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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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Is this question about games with varied win/loss states a game recommendation question?

Recently I flagged this question which I thought to be a quite obvious game recommendation question, based on the following: It asks "Are there any games where" a particular criterion is true. It has ...
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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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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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Do questions about Jane's Naval Wargame fall on topic?

There is this "board game" called Jane's Naval Wargame. It is an extremely large simulation wargame played by two teams in an extremely large area. Do questions about it fall on-topic here?
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Is Pair Solitaire on topic?

Just saw this question, which got me Googling. Apparently: "Pair Solitaire is a new kind of solitaire, designed for mobile." I'm a bit confused about this game. My question would be: is this a ...
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Are Hearthstone Questions allowed here?

Plain and simple, are Hearthstone questions considered "off topic" here? It's a card game, albeit a digital one. I often hear it talked about side-by-side with Magic the Gathering nowadays.
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So I'm working on a Java library for Magic: the Gathering

...And I wasn't sure what to do about it, because it seems like it would be off-topic here for being about programming, but it would be off-topic at Programmers.SE for being about a card game. ...
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Should we 'deal' with card games here?

There is a site dedicated to Poker and another one in Area 51 called Casino Gambling. Most likely it will get passed and created. I have 2 suggestions: 1. Merge everything - Merge all 3 sites, and ...
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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 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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Question About Games in General

Which of the following is true? General questions about games are Off Topic. General questions about games are On Topic. General questions about games are On Topic if they meet Some Condition. I was ...
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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 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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Are questions about “games” that require no decision-making acceptable?

There are some pastimes (such as Candyland or War) that are commonly referred to by the general public as games, but actually aren't, as they have no decisions to make. Are questions around such ...
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Would questions about specific MTG draft picks be on topic?

For anyone unfamiliar (just in case) there is a Magic format called "draft" where you sit in a circle, open up a pack, pick a card and pass the rest (3 packs total) then construct your deck from the ...
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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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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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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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Is this “biggest flop” question on-topic?

I came across this question: What was the largest flop in board game history? This question is answerable, but it doesn't really seem to solve anyone's problems. It's a chatty question that, while ...
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Is it okay to ask if rule books are available online?

Is it on-topic to ask something like: "Where can I find the rules for [game] online?" "Rules for [game] in German?" If so, would it be allowed to link to rule book scans made by fans, or should it ...
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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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Should Arqade migrate questions about online board games here?

Over on the video game site Arqade a discussion about an online card game platform called OCTGN is taking place. The suggestion there is that since this is an implementation of a way to play (physical)...
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Are miniature game army tactics question on topic

This is in response to this question. I just picked up a 40K Necron codex today and I am rather astonished. They appear quite overpowered to me. Then again, I play Orks and Imperial Guard, so maybe ...
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Should this site be called “tabletop games”?

Miniatures gaming is on-topic, which never would have occurred to me without seeing the question or reading the FAQ because it feels different from "board" games and certainly isn't a "card" game. ...
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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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On whether asking “how winners spend their last moves” is on-topic

I recently started playing Caylus on the iOS, and thought that the answer to the following problem would help me formulate a strategy and better understand the game. Note that this question could ...
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Is this really on topic: Cost of board games vs. other entertainment?

How does the cost of designer board games compare to other forms of entertainment? This question doesn't seem to really belong here, but I'm an infrequent visitor so I thought I'd bring it to meta. ...
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Is this an appropriate place for Nikoli-style pencil puzzles and games?

In particular, I have a couple of questions about the development of these sorts of puzzles (think Sudoku, Kenken, Nurikabe, etc) and I'm not sure whether this is the best forum for them or whether ...
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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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Should we ban game recommendation questions? - Done

We've discussed this before, but I think it's time to put the final nail in the coffin of Game Recommendation questions. Take a look at the recommendations tag. The most recent stuff is first. Look ...
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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 ...