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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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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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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

I have a question about the game of Spoons. (Unless the comments indicate otherwise, I'll assume that readers know what this game is.) I'm wondering what tag I should use for this question, or if I ...
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Canonical question request: “Can I pay extra costs when casting a spell without paying its mana cost?”

We have a couple of questions that are just variations on the theme of paying additional costs on a spell being cast for free: Hideaway Lands and Additional Costs Can an imprinted spell be kicked ...
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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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How can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?

I know broad topics and things that are more "discussion" than "directly answerable" are discouraged on B&CG, but I really want to pull apart, exchange ideas, and learn about strategies pertaining ...
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Can we do something about getting a simple on-death-trigger canon question?

Yesterday, this got asked: When a permanent has a "When a creature dies" ability, and gets destroyed at the same time as creatures, does that ability trigger? We've had questions before on ...
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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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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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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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How to tag unlisted games

I looked around but wasn't able to find anything. I have questions about rules for unlisted games. What tags should I use for games that are not listed under the existing tags? I found this untagged ...
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Could a “not constructive” question be otherwise described as "incomplete?

For instance, the question, "How do I play England in Diplomacy?" is not a good question, because it's broad and open-ended. "When playing Diplomacy as England, how do I choose where to try get a ...
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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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Considering the number of strategy questions, should we write specific scope limitations for strategy questions?

It seems to me like most strategy questions could be considered subjective and broad in scope, as many people will have different answers based on their own play styles. However, when tailored to ...
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Diagrams next to question captions

This is in regards of the subtopic Go and an extended copy of a post asked on the now-defunct meta.Go.SE. In the long run, there will be a lot of questions in the form of "Question about some move in ...
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How to draw users from Board Game Geek: can we copy questions?

'As someone who often uses Board Game Geek (BGG) for asking (and answering) game related questions, I'm very much drawn to the SE format. SE creates an excellent architecture for asking and answering ...
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Am I asking too many questions at once?

I am embarrassed to see that the top five questions on board are not only mine, but I was the last one active in each of them. This will make the sixth. Could someone tell me if I am being too pushy?...
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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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Should we have a standard for editing questions like “Help me think of this game?”

Assuming that we allow them, should we come up with a standard way to edit question titles? I just saw this question and wanted to try and make it look a little better. There's a big noise to signal ...
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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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Would B & CG be a good candidate to replace the GameSquad forum “Advanced Squad Leader Rules & Errata”?

To all ASL enthusiasts (and others). While it may seem arrogant to question a set standard, it is certainly not meant that way. The current ASL Rules & Errata GameSquad forum contains a massive ...
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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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Do we want 'Game Like …" questions?

I think we're getting too many "Game Like ..." questions, like this and that. These seem to be very subjective with so few details that thousands of games could be listed. You also could make ...
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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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Is the correct term for the addition to Settlers of Catan that adds 5-6 player support, expansion or extension?

I've always referred to the additions to Settlers of Catan that adds Settlers of Catan support as Extensions. It's what's printed on the 4th edition box. I've noticed though, Catan and Seafarers 5-6 ...
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Asking a question you already know the answer to; or, padding out the site with questions on confusing rules

Since we have such a low number of questions right now, and since once of the goals of the site (as I see it) is to cover all rules questions that may arise during gaming, I'm wondering -- is it ...
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Multiple Questions, same author, similar topics

I have noticed tonight that there are a few (count 7) questions asked in the space of 3 hours about the game Mahjong. All by the same user. https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/users/60/mafutrct ...
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Should we try to generate basic questions?

It seems like a lot of the questions we have so far are fairly esoteric or advanced. Should we make an effort to populate the site with more basic questions in order to build up a good knowledge base? ...
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What to do about our low acceptance rate; or, are we asking too many open-ended questions?

I'm not trying to imply that the sky is falling, but I checked the Area 51 site for Board and Card Games, and we currently have an 84% answer rate. For some reason, I thought that was our ...
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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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“What is [x term] in [y game]?” questions

We've already had a bit of a problem with these formulaic questions about poker. Now we're getting some similar questions (though not the same volume) about bridge: "What is a Jacoby Transfer?". What ...
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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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Did the reputation cap change for beta sites?

I noticed last night that I managed to squeak in 200 reputation by about 7:30 EST, beating the 8 PM cut-off time for the new day. My profile for yesterday shows "200" reputation listed. Either the ...
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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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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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Links to BoardGameGeek (or other sites)

I'm certain that a common pattern in some answers will be a link to a BoardGameGeek page (we have some already). What should our policy be about this, especially answers that are nothing BUT a link ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

Jeff Atwood post new article about voting. Read: Vote Early, Vote Often. Voting is the secong thing most important to SE sites. Don't waste your votes and incentive new user to vote. Jeff also post ...
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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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Is this site also good for miniature wargames questions?

I know this site is for board and card games but would you count miniature wargames into that group as well or are they separate kind of games? I mean games like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer ...