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Re: [Icehouse] Volcano preference question

  • FromJosh Drobina <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 25 Jan 2006 19:08:52 -0500
--On Wednesday, January 25, 2006 03:56:42 PM -0500 Ragnardove@xxxxxxx wrote:

When people are playing Volcano (or any of the volcano variants) - how
important is it to have a board with dividers in between the pieces?  You
know, like a standard volcano board instead of just a chessboard?

I'm asking because I'm playing around with a craft idea for Origins.
Just want to know if I should allow for the divider sections or if I can
just put the chessboard in as is.


Being often a bit clumsy, I appreciate the dividers on a Volcano board very much--not infrequently has it saved me from restarting a game because of my carelessness with the pieces. The extreme mobility of a stiff board with dividers is nothing to be sniffed at, especially since a game of Volcano is the perfect thing to pass around when playing a game that has long turns and several players. The game's strategy is much more readily apparent if you can rotate the board as you're looking at it, too.

But I like Volcano enough to play it on any surface, board or no. :)

-- Josh