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illu45  ·  358 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ars Technica’s ultimate board game gift guide, 2018 edition

Carcassonne is super fun! I like to play with the variant that everyone has a "hand" of 3 tiles and you draw one at the end of your turn. That way you have more options (for increased strategy) and you can think about your turn ahead of time.

illu45  ·  358 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ars Technica’s ultimate board game gift guide, 2018 edition

Is that one still a Target exclusive? I think it was when it came out, but not sure at this point. It might also be worth checking out the Dice Tower's 12 Kids' Games of Christmas video. It's somewhat geared towards dexterity games, but there are some good other ones there too.

illu45  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Carlsen’s Bizarre Decision Has Sent The World Chess Championship To Overtime

The only odd thing about the draw was that Carlsen didnt play on until move 38 or 39. Carlsen knows that he's a strong favourite in the tiebreaker. All he had to do was draw all the games in the classical time control. Carlsen was playing black. He had a strong position, but nothing obviously winning. Why take a chance on things going awry in the classical when you're an 80%+ favourite in the tiebreaker? He knew Caruana would be highly pressured to draw if he offered. The draw wasn't good for chess, but it was good for Carlsen.

illu45  ·  388 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are Young People Having so Little Sex?

I think that the first time you have sex is likely to be an awkward fumbling affair no matter how old you are.

illu45  ·  388 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So apparently I can promote users now. What are my guidelines?

Wait, I must have missed something. Hubski has tiered userbases now?

illu45  ·  388 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are Young People Having so Little Sex?

Usually just shared common areas (kitchen, living room etc.) although the walls between bedrooms aren't usually very thick.