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[Icehouse] Re: New Game, Drip

  • From"Douglas R. Briggs" <douglas.briggs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 2 Jul 2007 14:17:00 -0500

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From: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 13:21:52 -0400
Subject: [Icehouse] New Game, Drip
Drip is a single stash icehouse game that requires the square tube packaging to play.

the rules are available in PDF format here.

The rules are formatted to fit on a poker size card for easy portability.

I'm looking forward to any feedback you may have.

Here's a suggestion for a variant that complicates the strategy:
  • Players use four pyramids each instead of two
  • Game play uses two of the rectangular stacking tubes instead of one
  • The player who owns the pieces chooses to play either "even" or "odd".  The other player is the opposite.
  • Play occurs as originally described, though on his/her turn a player can play a pyramid from either player in either tube
  • Play ends when both tubes have been "won" or "lost".
  • The game is won:
    • by the "evens" player if he/she either won both tubes or lost both tubes, or
    • by the "odds" player if he/she won one tube and lost the other
Offered humbly for your consideration.

There's plenty of money out there. They print more of it every day. But that ticket? There are only five of them in the world, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?
  --- Grandpa George, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The key to living a rich life is knowing when you're holding a golden ticket and when you're simply holding money.
  --- D. R. Briggs

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