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If you're not a Darb and would like to borrow a game, please notify a Darb before taking it and bring it back as soon as possible. Also, note that some games stored in the Dabney collection belong to specific Darbs and should be treated with extra care.
You can view a list of games in the Dabney collection here. Darbs should keep this list up to date (see the Hovse Accounts page for details about that).
Put games back where you found them. Location within a shelf isn't super important as long as things fit together, but putting board games back on the shelf you got them from makes it a lot easier for people to find their favorite games, and helps keep similar games together. Note that the lower shelves are used for larger board games, while the top shelves are used for the smaller, palm-sized boxes (with the exception of the rightmost top shelf, which is reserved for Magic and other card games, so that we don't get random cards everywhere again). The games are also vaguely sorted by type/popularity, but there isn't a hard and fast rule for what games belong with each other.
Keep board games and their expansions together (note that 7 wonders, Dominion, Catan, Pandemic, etc are all confined with their expansions to the same shelf so that they're easy to find)
Don't make a mess. The board games are packed pretty tightly right now, which makes it slightly harder to get at some games, but overall it's much cleaner and easier to access than when we had a giant pile of board games just sitting on the floor. Remember to treat the games kindly, because a good proportion of them are on loan from Darbs who would be really sad if pieces got lost or damaged.
Dabney House Rules
Settlers of Catan
Using the Seafarers expansion
The pirate ship also blocks ports
Boats and roads can be chained
Players cannot start on gold
Gold cannot have a 6 or 8
If there is a tie for the largest army, no players gain the achievement
When exactly three policies remain in the draw pile, reshuffle iff the number of players is even. (This reduces information, giving the Fascists a slight advantage when they are outnumbered..
When playing a series of games, the Hitler of each game is the first Presidential Candidate in the next.
Suicide is technically allowed by the official rules
(“The President executes one player at the table by saying 'I formally execute [player name]'”), but that's bad, so house rule is you must kill some other
Dabney Game Variants
Don't Mess with Cthulhu
In each round, before looking at any cards, randomly select one card to not look at, look at the rest, and reshuffle hand.
"Probably an Investigator"