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[Icehouse] 9-Player Martian Coasters

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 16 Dec 2006 21:33:23 -0500
I was thinking about this today.  Here's how I'd do it:

The board arrangement would be black in the middle, surrounded by the colored coasters such that no coaster is adjacent to a coaster of the same color. Put all the queens (every color from both Xeno and Rainbow, save either black or white) in a hat and each player draws their color out and places it on the center square of a coaster not adjacent to one of their own color (for black or white, this means a corner coaster). Once everybody has their queen on the board, they go around the table putting their drone on somebody else's queen (that someone else hasn't already capped), so long as that queen is not on their own color. Then once again for the pawns. Now, let the games begin. The colored ones are trying to get to one of the two matching coasters (and fighting with another player who's vying for one of those two as well). Black (or white) only has one matching coaster, but has the advantage that the starting configuration favors black as the most accessible coaster.



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