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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Game Specification Posts

I was thinking it might be useful to have a question that would read something like: What is Advanced Squad Leader? Maybe asking as a CW question, then have a CW answer that people can edit to ...
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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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Are questions about statistics, math, analysis, simulations, numbers, chance, etc discouraged?

Deep strategical analysis certainly fits within the realm of "Board and Card Games" but these questions and their resulting discussions tend to drift into a different style of Q/A. Is there an ...
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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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Are dice games suitable for discussion here? Eg Dudo / liar dice?

I regularly play Dudo (peruvian liar dice, maybe branded as "Perudo" in the US?) with friends, especially at the pub, (as with no stakes, it's allowed in a UK pub, and because dice are waterproof, the ...
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Is this question too open?

I am thinking about asking a question, but not sure if it is too open. I find myself always purchasing games that have similar game mechanics. I prefer worker-placement games, and railroad tycoon ...
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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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Are game design questions on topic?

Are questions about new game design and development on topic? Example: How do I become a professional game designer? They were voted as such in the Area 51 proposal. (Note: To allow easier ...
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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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If you can't sit down at a table and play it, it's not a board or card game - Good definition?

I'm wondering if LittleBobbyTables' definition here, might be a good, simple, definition of what this site covers? What potential grey lines, or exceptions might there be? Are they serious enough to ...
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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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Is it offtopic to play or anounce games through BCG?

For now it probably is, but I can imagine the following in the future (if there is a chat channel available): Werewolf chat, I have a lot of good experiences with this. The games are mostly fast and ...
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Does the site cover “party games”?

Does this site cover "party games" like Pictionary, Taboo, or Cranium?
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Loose house rules questions?

I see a lot of questions asking for generic house rules for a game. I don't really think that fits. I think questions about house rules to solve specific problems, or the benefits of a house rule ...
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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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“recommend a game” questions

I think there is a risk that "recommend a game" questions are "bad subjective". Can I suggest that we recommend that any "recommend a game" question should be tagged recommendation and should try to ...
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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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Rubik's Cube is it on-topic?

Well, this is not board or card game, but it has same purpose. Combination/logic puzzles like Sudoku, Mastermind, etc. should be on-topic? In Programmers.SE we embrace some related proposals to avoid ...
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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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Scrabble like board games are they on-topic?

It has a totally different mechanics but still a board game.
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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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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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Poker - is it on topic?

Is poker - while I readily acknowledge that it's a popular card game - really in the realm of what we want this site to be about? I'm seeing a bunch of questions about poker and it made me wonder ...
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Are objective questions that result in game lists on-topic?

I'm thinking of this question: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/83/largest-number-of-components-in-the-box This question isn't subjective -- some game will have the most components. ...

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