third200@xxxxxxx writes: >Hello All. > Some of you may recognize me from other lists. I'm Michael, Rabbit: >"2percentright" > I was contacted a little while ago by a rabbit that will be running >demo's in my neck of the woods, and asked if i could help. He said he >would appreciate all the help he could get, but he SPECIFICALLY needed >someone to demo Icehouse games. I finally scrounge the money together >and bought a complete Icehouse set, now i just need to learn some >games. Volcano looks like a blast. Homeworlds looks interesting, etc. Top games to learn, IMO: Volcano: fun party game. Excellent 2 person strategy game. Ice Towers: best intro game for many players. Very visual, fast moving. note that it has a stall issue between novice players who will have problems figuring out how to avoid simply making the same actions endlessly; seeding with experienced players will help with this. Zendo: Most addictive game, and the one most different from other games. Very contemplative, requires a lot of thought. Try to keep games down to 4 students, as too many students will cause an annoying wait between turns that degrades the dialogue and makes the game less fun. Other good games: RAMbots, Homeworlds, Gnostica, Zarcana, Pikeman. > Any suggestions on how to go about teaching myself the games, what >games to learn, and such, so i'm prepared for the 'Con in February? Anyone in Indiana (aside from Michael, of course)? -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@(io.com, labcats.org)) |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^-- "Remember the Doom Team code!" says Tom. /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\ "You don't have to die just because some |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\ people think your existence is evil!" '---''(_/--' (_/-'