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Re: Re[2]: [Icehouse] new Treehouse rules layout

  • FromCarlton Noles <carlton.noles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 22 Jan 2006 23:28:14 -0500
I might go along with the Tree House is always green...etc for stores but you may want to folks order them with any color they like off the web or reserve that priveledge to rabbits. Personally I wouldn't be particularly thrilled about purchasing another green stash tho i may do it any way just for the stash tube with the rules and the special die (i am a sucker for that kinda  stuff and would prolly start creating additional uses for a die with words like dig, hop, tip etc on it(it kinda sounds like a drinking game, no?))

Just  sayin,

Carlton "Kermit" Noles
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On 1/22/06, Ragnardove@xxxxxxx <Ragnardove@xxxxxxx > wrote:
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
limiting, unless you plan on focusing on some of the games where color
does not matter.
There are plenty of them out there
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.
Ice Age
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>

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