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    Game instructions

    Hi! I have a rather specific request. I'm making a board game, one that you play with a dice and pieces, and I need to translate 3 types of instructions:
    1) Skip your turn;
    2) Roll the dice one more time;
    3) Move your piece to another square.
    It needs to be concise and unambiguous, but I'm not sure what the exact phrases would be.

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    Re: Game instructions

    #1 is more frequently "Skip a turn" or "Miss a turn".
    The most common and brief way to say #2 is "Roll again".
    #3 is a little odd. Can the person move their piece to any square of their choice?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Game instructions

    Thank you for the reply!
    There are some special squares in the game. If you land on one of these, you' ll be instructed to go to another one, either forward or backward (e.g. go to square 42). Sometimes it is depicted visually like in 'Snakes and Ladders' or with arrows but I'll have it in text. Is it as simple as 'Go to 42'? Or 'Move to 42'?

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    Re: Game instructions

    Yes, either "Go to XXX" or "Move to XXX" work if written on the relevant square on the board.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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