Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

[Icehouse] playtest request from Kristin (fwd)

  • FromKristin Looney <kristin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 20 Jan 2006 20:43:01 -0500
grumble.  I sent this this afternoon...  but mailman ate it...

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Hello Pyramid fans!

I need some quick play-testing help from everyone...

Andy designed a new single stash Icehouse game called Treehouse


(we show it with 5 different colors, but you can play with 15 of one color)

There is a bit more info about the development of the game on the webzine
this week, but nothing more in the way of rules...   because part of what
we want to test here is whether or not these very spartan rules, that we
could print on three sides of the plastic tube, are enough for people to
learn the game.

We will create a web page that has more pictures and examples - and I'm
interested in thoughts on what things that page should later contain... but
the question is:

 * can you figure it out from JUST the rules on the tube
 * if not - what isn't working for you - how might we fix it?

and once you actually know how to play...

 * do you like the game?  do your non pyramid fan friends like it?

We can include a little slip of paper in the tube with more rules and
examples if we need to - it does fit - but it will add cost. (Don't get
Kristin started about how far off the profit margins are on this product,
could I get away with charging $10 for it?  I think not... )

anyway...  we are on a VERY short production schedule on this - if we are
going to be giving these away at the GTS show we need to be printing the
stickers for the tubes in just a couple of weeks - so we are very
interested in quick feedback on how the rules text work to teach the game.

here is the webzine that talks more about the development process:

Thanks for playing with pyramids!  Thanks for play-testing!

-Kristin (of the Looney variety)

P.S. Thanks again Janet, Kory, Jake, John, and Dave for the tweaks your
playtesting gave us last night...  please look at the rules again - they
have changed slightly.

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