Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Game recommendations

  • FromDale Sheldon <dales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 6 Sep 2007 15:56:50 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, miyu wrote:

I'm doing a project in my class sometime next week where a few groups of kids will be given the rules to an Icehouse game they have never played before. They will read the rules, learn the game, and try teaching it to another group of kids.

I am going to need 5-6 games that people would recommend as being decent games to use. Something fun, 2-4 players, plays in under 40 minutes, and doesn't need any ridiculous extras. I have standard things, chessboards, marbles, pawns, poker chips, dice etc.

So, hit me with some recommendations. :)

How old are the kids?  Would Homeworlds be beyond them?

Treehouse is an obvious one. IceTowers, Martian Chess, Cracked Ice, Martian Mud Wrestling; all are relatively easy to learn. Pylon and Penguin Soccer (and maybe Zamboni Wars?) from the current IGDC are also pretty simple to teach.

Dale Sheldon