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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:34:54 am »
While I'm at it, I'll have a go at all three-letter kingdom cards:
N N I

Gets a bit trickier if we include first edition cards:
N N Y
S P I

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:09:40 am »
Here's an attempt at all 18 four-letter kingdom cards.
Grid size 35. I suspect it can be done in less...


C M L F S E R
I L O O B A E
T D R A P G Z
Y U T N W
  S K E I M


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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:22:02 am »
YOu? Yes
YoU? Yes
You? Yes
You Need? No
I think, therefore I am? No

I think this game never was orange? Yes

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 23, 2019, 02:39:12 pm »
DOES THis question return yes? Yes
WHEREAS THIS One maybe returns NO? Yes

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: January 21, 2019, 04:18:29 am »
Common types (the ones which occur in more than one expansion), 20:

C D S E A
E U R A T
R O T C T
Y N I V K

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:03:57 am »
Here's six kingdom cards with twelve letters.

P M T S
B A R E
W N K D


Nice. Took me a while to find them all...
Better choice of font too, by the way.

Edit - In fact, you have 7 cards in there, though only 6 of them are kingdom cards.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: 2 players as 4 players
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:33:24 am »
How about whenever you gain a card you may gain it to either deck? That might make things interesting. (Though you'd need to come up with a precise wording in order to cope with when-gain triggers.)

Also, would the winner be the player with the highest single score, the highest combined score, or would you amalgamate a player's two decks before scoring?

Would a 1 player as 2 player game work?
I've done it with various games. I'll admit to playing Canal Mania 1 player as 5 players, because no-one else wants to play. Sometimes I win.
I mean, it works in the sense that you can play through the moves, maybe in order to analyse potential strategies, but it is a less social experience and lacks that competitive edge.

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- members of the mafia faction have some nonzero amount of information on who their partners are (not necessarily everyone individually, but as a whole)
Is it mafia if the mafia faction has only one player?
How about if the size of the mafia faction is unknown (closed) but turns out to have only one player?

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:56:20 am »
(This thread started life on the Puzzles and Challenges board, but I've moved it here because it is only tangentially related to Dominion. It's more of a standalone game, that uses Dominion as a theme.)

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:37:04 am »
Castles, 28 (4◊7):

 SBALKA
OPMLINR
CRUWEDG
 HANTS

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:09:42 am »
To get things started, here's my best attempt for Dominion basic cards (Copper, Silver, Gold, Estate, Duchy, Province, Curse).
Grid size 24 (4◊6). (I've left blanks for unused squares - they could obviously be any letter, but it's probably clearer to leave them blank.)

PESTAT
PRVIUE
UOLDNC
GC  HY

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Dominion Boggle
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:03:56 am »
Some advice when choosing sets:

I find the most fun challenges to be small sets (5 to 8 items), with many letters in common between multiple items.
You can, of course, choose whatever set you like, just make sure you define it clearly.
Let's assume English 2nd edition unless otherwise stated.

Here is a list of sets attempted or recommended so far:

SetSize of setSize of grid
Dominion basic cards724
All cards in Base Cards set10
Castles (ignore the word 'castle')828
Heirlooms7
Knights (ignore 'dame' and 'sir')10
Card types found in multiple expansions720
Ships (Cargo, Ghost, Merchant, Pirate)416
Any 6 kingdom cards612
All 4-letter kingdom cards1835

<to be updated>

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Dominion Boggle
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:02:54 am »
What is the smallest grid of letters in which you can find a given set of Dominion items, Boggle style?

Some clarifications:
1. Ignore spaces and punctuation. Eg KINGSCOURT, WILLOWISP etc.
2. Grids are 2-D rectangles of any dimensions.
3. For each item in the set you can start on any grid square.
4. Move between adjacent grid squares horizontally, vertically or diagonally, collecting the letters in order as you go.
5. You cannot use the same grid square more than once in each item.

The challenge is to find the smallest possible grid (by area) for a given set.
Don't use spoilers, just post your grid. Anyone else can attempt to improve on it, or try a different set.

For example I still sometimes play Boggle.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Thunderdominion Card List Results
« on: January 08, 2019, 05:20:56 am »
Sounds like a fun process!

Looks like some tactical voting took place here...
14. Tactician (-3/62)

And Alchemist had quite some following...
6. University (10/12)
7. Alchemist (100/120)

In fact in many of the lists, the vote count for the top card in of the bottom half looks odd. Eg the middle of the Empires list:
11. Enchantress (12/21)
12. Wild hunt (12/14)
13. Engineer (2/14)
14. Sacrifice (13/21)
Reading that consistently with the other vote counts, it would mean that 2 out of 14 people selected Engineer as the worst card in the set {Wild hunt, Engineer}, whereas I suspect it actually means that 12 out of 14 people selected Wild hunt as better than Engineer and 2 out of 14 voted the other way.

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Rules Questions / Re: Band of Misfits and Talisman
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:12:47 am »
In the case of Innovation + Talisman + Band of Misfits, we expect two cards to be gained, one after the other. My understanding is:
- the first card is being gained due to Talisman. No question that that is a Band of Misfits.
- the second card is being gained due to Band of Misfits having been bought. Even though the first one has now been played and is now a village, this second one knows nothing about Talisman or Innovation or anything; it would seem unintuitive for this one to become a Village.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Who has all the expansions?
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:19:19 am »
Who has all the expansions?
They've gone missing?

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 04, 2019, 05:08:17 am »
Oh, parity. That's what parity means. Yes, then scott was trying to say that, but he never made a correct official guess. No

Did I only count a-z characters? No
Parity? Yes
Parity Parity? No
Parity Parity Parity? No
parity parity parity? Yes
parity parity parity parity? Yes

Is? Yes
Our? Yes
Game? Yes
Still? Yes
Orange? Yes

casing? Yes
casing casing? Yes
casing casing casing? Yes
casing casing Casing? No
casing Casing casing? No
casing Casing Casing? No
Casing casing casing? Yes
Casing casing Casing? No
Casing Casing casing? No
Casing Casing Casing? No
Casing Casing? No
Casing? Yes

you need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? Yes
you need a cutie mark to be plot Relevant? No
you need a cutie mark to be Plot relevant? No
you need a cutie mark to Be plot relevant? No
you need a cutie mark To be plot relevant? No
you need a cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
you need a Cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
you need A cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
you Need a cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
You Need a cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No

Did I mess up with the last four lines? No
Did i mess up with the last four lines? Yes

you need a Cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you need A cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you Need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
You need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? Yes

you nEed a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you neEd a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you need a cutIe mark to be plot relevant? No
you need a cutiE mark to be plot relevant? No

yoU need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
YoU need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No

Do I know what a cutie mark is? No
Is my name Mark? No
Do I need a cutie? No
Maybe a more interesting rule would've led to more interesting questions? No

Guess: no word after the first is uppercase <-> yes
Counterexample: I Think this game never was orange. Yes

Although I should specify that I meant: no letter besides the first is uppercase since uppercase letters later in the first word also aren't ok No

Ah, I was hoping that one had been a mistake. No

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 03, 2019, 09:00:13 am »
And I'll give you a bonus counter-example:
I Think this game never was orange. Yes

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:55:56 am »
That is not a counter example, though. I is uppercase.

Although I should specify that I meant: no letter besides the first is uppercase since uppercase letters later in the first word also aren't ok
Oops, sorry, I missed that. I'll try again.

Guess: no word after the first is uppercase <-> yes
Incorrect. Counter-example is:
Maybe a more interesting rule would've led to more interesting questions? No

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:19:25 am »
Guess: no word after the first is uppercase <-> yes
Incorrect, counter-example is:
Did I only count a-z characters? No

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:45:55 am »
you nEed a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you neEd a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you need a cutIe mark to be plot relevant? No
you need a cutiE mark to be plot relevant? No

yoU need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
YoU need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No

Do I know what a cutie mark is? No
Is my name Mark? No
Do I need a cutie? No
Maybe a more interesting rule would've led to more interesting questions? No

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 02, 2019, 05:05:11 pm »
you need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? Yes
you need a cutie mark to be plot Relevant? No
you need a cutie mark to be Plot relevant? No
you need a cutie mark to Be plot relevant? No
you need a cutie mark To be plot relevant? No
you need a cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
you need a Cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
you need A cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
you Need a cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No
You Need a cutie Mark to be plot relevant? No

Did I mess up with the last four lines? No
Did i mess up with the last four lines? Yes

you need a Cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you need A cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
you Need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? No
You need a cutie mark to be plot relevant? Yes

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:34:10 am »
casing? Yes
casing casing? Yes
casing casing casing? Yes
casing casing Casing? No
casing Casing casing? No
casing Casing Casing? No
Casing casing casing? Yes
Casing casing Casing? No
Casing Casing casing? No
Casing Casing Casing? No
Casing Casing? No
Casing? Yes

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:08:38 am »
Oh, parity. That's what parity means. Yes, then scott was trying to say that, but he never made a correct official guess.
It's one of those words that probably doesn't really mean what we're using it to mean but we can get away with it so long as everyone rolls with it.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Zendo Questions 2
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:26:11 am »
Oh, parity. That's what parity means. Yes, then scott was trying to say that, but he never made a correct official guess. No

Did I only count a-z characters? No
Parity? Yes
Parity Parity? No
Parity Parity Parity? No
parity parity parity? Yes
parity parity parity parity? Yes

Is? Yes
Our? Yes
Game? Yes
Still? Yes
Orange? Yes

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