Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Explaining icehouse as simply as possible

  • From"Timothy Hunt" <games@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 23 Jul 2007 12:58:26 -0500
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.


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


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.