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[Icehouse] Ruminations on Treehouse

  • From"Ryan Hackel" <deeplogic@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 23 Jan 2006 07:53:21 -0500 (EST)

Color balance:
It also occurred to me that the Rainbow tube of Treehouse could also make a great 'extra pieces' expansion for Zendo, since those I know who have the bosed set wish it had more pieces in it.  Three tubes of Rainbow Treehouse would also be the best way to get a binary Homeworlds set at this time.

Single Stash:
As for more single stash games, ICE-7 comes with Tic-Tac-Doh, and retailers are (or should be) handing them out with the purchase of pyramids, so each Treehouse set already comes with a playable single-stash game beyond Treehouse itself.  IceSickle is playable with the Treehouse tube, and it comes free in the Looney Labs catalog.  For other single-stash games, here's a list:

I think this is a good time to introduce Icehouse jargon.  I'd rather see proper terminology with a concise explanation than to use terms that are inconsistant with other Icehouse products.  'Upright' is intuitive enough, but 'flat' or 'nest' may need some more explanation.  I agree with previous comments that consistancy of language on the Treehouse rules is important.

---Ryan Hackel, novICE

 --- On Mon 01/23, John G Bell < jgbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
From: John G Bell [mailto: jgbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
To: icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 01:42:55 -0800
Subject: [Icehouse] about treehouse colours and things

<br>On Jan 23, 2006, at 1:25 AM, icehouse-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  <br>wrote:<br><br>> I might go along with the Tree House is always green...<br><br>I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but it occurs to me that  <br>an Treehouse set all the same colour might look too much like a  <br>regular set of pyramids. The advantage to having mixed colours, for a  <br>retailer, is that they look different.<br><br>Also, the rainbow shows off the cool variety of colours.<br><br>Everyone should start thinking of alternate games with the minimal  <br>sets these would provide. What about a mini volcano or mini martian  <br>chess ruleset?<br><br>Getting the price point below $10 could turn out to be an awesome  <br>move. When I heard the price target, I thought about getting sets for  <br>all the people I know.<br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>Icehouse mailing 

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