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I think as a community, we have already accepted candy-land as on topic. We already have two questions about it. Having meaningful decisions isn't one of the criteria that we decided was important for being on-topic, so you are free to ask questions about Candyland, War, Chutes and Ladders, etc. The help page notes the following criteria for being on-topic: ...


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This is perfectly acceptable as finding the rules for a board game is on topic even if it is an obscure one. The fact that you have done some searching on your own is also good as it shows you are not just expecting others to find the answer for you. I would go and post your question and best of luck on finding the rules.


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I think they should be (& remain) on topic. These questions are generally well-scoped and are about achieving a specific functional purpose within a game. For card games like Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering, or Android: Netrunner, needing to do something specific in the game naturally leads to needing to know the cards that let us do that. As ...


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Yes, they're on topic here. The current policy as stated in the help center and close reason does not make an exception, and there's not enough reason to change that policy. So for example: On-topic: Rules issues: Why did Experiment One not get a counter when my Undying creature returned to play? (it was a bug) In Lords of Waterdeep on iOS, why does ...


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I have no objection to questions about flavor as long as they meet the other criteria of a good question. From What Type of Questions Should I Avoid Asking You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front ...


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I am generally in favor of questions about custom Magic cards. They're interesting ways of exploring nuances in the rules, and that's valuable especially with rules as complex as Magic's. I think that if we do choose to allow this, we have to accept that most questions will be of the form "Does this custom card function as I intend it to?" or "What does ...


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It has always been the philosophy of the StackExchange network that determining whether a topic is on topic should be done on a purely per-site basis, without considering whether the topic is on topic on any other site. This means that it is OK if some questions are allowed on multiple sites, and it is also OK if some questions are not allowed on any site.


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There is no way to move existing questions. I don't see any point in asking a moderator of the Chess or Poker sites to move chess or poker questions here. Those sites exist and unless a decision is made by SE management to close one of them, questions won't be migrated. You can ask new questions on whichever site makes the most sense to you. We aren't ...


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I'd strongly prefer that legal questions (of either category) be off-topic. I get that people are interested in such questions, and it'd be cool to get actual answers. But although legal questions can come up around board games, law isn't really a fundamental part the subject in the way our normal question topics are. On top of that, these questions tend to ...


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General questions about games should be on-topic — as long as it's a question appropriate for board or card game enthusiasts. In terms of the comments you've received, I believe the following: Your question is about something relevant to board and card games. The question doesn't apply specifically to board games, but neither do some very good ...


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I think this is a good discussion to have. In the original discussion where we set our site boundaries, Brian Campbell's excellent post explicitly argued in favour of games based on luck or randomisation: For the first category, I think that solitaire games are on topic, while puzzles (such as Sudoku or crosswords) are off topic. But how to ...


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Where can I get casual help? You can always join Board and Card Games chat or The Whiteboard (Programming chat) to casually discuss pretty much anything. Where can I get help? For more involved questions, we'll start off by stating the obvious: Ask your programming questions on Programming. Ask your Magic: the Gathering questions on Board & Card ...


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They are off-topic because they while it is a card game it is a purely digital one. They are on topic over at Arqade however.


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The problem with the questions that you linked is that they are questions about legal issue and the law in general. With questions of that nature the answers will vary based on a lot of factors. What countries the game is copyrighted in. Where the game is manufactured, and is it still being produced in small quantities What countries the game is sold in ...


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We do not allow game recommendation questions. Please see the What topics can I ask about here? and the What types of questions should I avoid asking? pages in the help center for more information about what questions we allow.


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It is hard enough to avoid questions which ask for specific legal advice on Law Stack Exchange itself, when we have moderators and experienced users that have fine-tuned the skill to tell apart the questions which are okay from those which are not. Note that The Workplace Stack Exchange allows some questions of the "is this thing legal/illegal?" form, with ...


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Yes, those questions are allowed. This kind of question is different from "list questions" because the possible answers are drawn from a specific known list, so it is possible to verify that an answer is comprehensive.


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Go ahead and ask, we've got several similar questions already. In general, the advice murgatroid gave is perfect. Ask whatever question you want on the main site. If a question gets closed, and you don't understand why, then taking it to meta is a good way to go.


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I wholeheartedly disagree with Pat's answer, and think that we should be explicit that legal questions are off topic if that is the stance that we are going to take. We do accept questions that are only superficially about board games. We allow questions about probability (drawing a specific cards by turn X, having Y lands by turn Z, etc.). We even allow ...


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I didn't decline this flag, but I would have if I'd seen it. Although it's not worded well, I don't think this is really a question about listing instances. It's about whether an entire class of board games is feasible. Would a game where some people neither win nor lose be interesting, or fulfilling to play? What would be positive properties of such a game? ...


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Pricing questions should be on topic regardless, and the community should use their votes to push low quality answers to the bottom. I am not a fan of making rules where crowd moderation can work just fine. And this is absolutely one of those situations where crowd moderation can work just fine. There are two kinds of answers that a pricing question can ...


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This is not a board or card game as we would define it, and is not on topic here. The video on the site shows that this Playmation system is a set of toys with some software and communications capabilities for interacting with each other, and possibly some storage systems for recording state. So, if we consider the four on-topic criteria: It is playable on ...


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I don't see anything to gain from this change or any new motivation to reconsider our policy, so I think things are fine as-is. Your concerns here don't seem to be borne out by much evidence. We don't get many of these questions, but they tend to get answered as well as any other questions. The people who play computer versions of board games tend to be ...


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Think of it this way: who do you want answers from? If you want answers from expert crafters, then perhaps the home improvement Stack Exchange is a better place to ask. (There isn't a Stack Exchange for carpentry, 3D printing, or papier-mache yet; if you want to ask a more specialized/skilled group, find a forum that caters to the type of work you want to ...


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You can choose to ask those questions here or in the poker and chess sites, that's your prerogative. But I doubt you can move already existing questions, you would have to flag your questions and ask a moderator to move them, but that would most likely be declined. MTG wasn't repatriated because it had less MTG related questions that this site: the MTG ...


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The question isn't asking for a list of games, it's asking if a type of game exists at all. An answer could exist that is clear, concrete, and well-defined. Does the category exist? Here are some similar questions, asking if a category exists at all. I think these are not asking for lists: Has anyone ever been to the top of Mt. Siple? Did anyone write a ...


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Too Broad Your question is vague and doesn't state a specific problem. Questions that ask for general knowledge (could be reframed as "I'd like to know XXX") are often too broad and can be closed for that reason. If it takes a book to properly answer, this isn't the place. No Research The question also demonstrates very little investigation on ...


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These questions must be taken on a case-by-case basis. Generally they'll be off-topic, but some may be on-topic. First and foremost, we do not want to allow people to skirt the rules on recommendation questions by replacing "please recommend some games in this category" with "do games in this category exist?" The issues will be the same in both cases. ...


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We should not make a canonical answer for the simple reason is that the answer to the question of a third party online implementation being legal depends on the game and third party in question. There are games out there where the designer has worked with a third party source to make the game. It could also be the case where the games license allows third ...


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