I've started carrying a regular deck of cards around. People are familiar with the concept that cards are playing "pieces" with lots of games. By having the visual that they are comfortable with helps to make the leap with the pyramids. As for a Treehouse/Icehouse explanation card, I think that's a fine idea. Timothy On 7/23/07, Carl Worth <cworth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
And I found myself bumbling through awkward answers, "Well, this game is Zendo. But the pyramids are a whole gaming system called Icehouse. But to buy it, you get 15 pyramids in a set called Treehouse. And if you can't find it at your local store go to LooneyLabs.com...."
I think what I'd really like is a card very much like the Looney Labs Micro-catalog but focused entirely on icehouse pieces. The front could mention Icehouse as a system, show a Treehouse tube and mention looneylabs.com, while the back could list several games, (Treehouse, 3House, and PWP make a good list for example), and point to the icehouse wiki.