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Re: [Icehouse] Choosing Games wiki page

  • FromBrian Campbell <lambda@xxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 14 Apr 2007 11:57:51 -0400
I've been trying to follow Carol's advice of waiting a few days on replying to this and related threads, but there's lots of stuff to reply to, so, apologies to Carol, hopefully we can keep the thread civil from now on.

On Apr 14, 2007, at 11:36 AM, Doug Orleans wrote:

Brian Campbell writes:
I certainly do not want this to become a static list, but instead
want it to offer the best possible experience for new players, or
existing players who want to try out something new.

BoardGameGeek.com has a GeekList of "Icehouse Pyramid Games Sorted by
Average Rating":


Yep, I listed this at the top of the "Choosing Games" page, but with a caveat; there are very few ratings for most Icehouse games on BoardGameGeek, and so the ratings can be fairly skewed by just a couple votes. All of the games that actually have enough plays to have a ranking (30 plays) are already listed on Choosing Games, though I just noticed that Alien City is only listed in one category, which should probably be fixed.

I think that having an Icehouse specific system of finding the best games, with input from the Icehouse community, would be best. A revival of the Icehouse Game Design Competition may work, or some sort of longer term ranking system could be good. We'll need to think about what would best suit the Icehouse community and be easy to maintain.