In a message dated 1/22/2006 7:30:57 P.M. Central Standard Time, ssulzer@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Having a multi-color stash as a gateway product does seem somewhat
The first one that popped into my mind was Martian Chess. No color needed there. :) Then I did a little checking and found that Thin Ice also doesn't depend on color (correct me if I'm wrong...)
These games (found on SLICK = http://www.icehousegames.com/SLICK.html) all only require 1 stash - therefore color isn't an issue.
Tic Tac Doh! (which is in the Ice-7 pack but isn't clickable right now on Slick).
I've played a couple of these, so I can't recommend them for play w/ a single multi-colored stash, but a quick read through doesn't seem to present any problems. Please correct me if I'm wrong on this!!
Also after a quick read through, I realized that none of them (with the possible exception of TTDoh) would be explainable on two sides of the stash tube. So, I don't think that having Treehouse as green only, Ice Age as cyan, TTDoh as... I don't know, purple... would work. You'd need to figure in cost for a folded up insert of rules for each of those.
Anyway, I like the multi-colored tube. Think of Petra and how she uses the 'mids! There's got to be others out there (I'm thinking upper elementary math manipulatives here...) for whom multicolored tubes would be advantageous. But that's for y'all to figure out w/ your employees in the marketing department. <g>