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Re: [Icehouse] New Game: Chicken Run

  • Frommiyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 7 Nov 2007 15:16:43 -0500
Anyone have ideas for playing some of these games that require
unmatched sets?  My club owns like 12 sets of Treehouse pieces but
they are all Rainbow - no Xeno.

Any ideas?


On Nov 7, 2007 3:06 PM, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, all;
> A flash of inspiration, a bit of whimsy, some noodling; and I have come
> up with...
> Chicken Run
> (http://icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Chicken_Run)
> Two families, a brace of chickens, unruly spectators on the sidelines:
> you've got a mad-cap game for two players using two unmatched Treehouse
> sets (Rainbow and Xeno) and a 5x9 board. Which family will be first to
> round up two chickens? How many spectators (and opposing family
> members!) will be trampled in the process?
> Find out for yourself!
> (Note: I'd really like some help with the diction of some of the
> rules--anywhere it seems "stiff" or awkward or hard to follow. It's one
> of those games that takes a minute to explain when you have pieces in
> front of you, but somehow takes two or three pages to spell out
> exactingly. I may also be going a bit overboard with the "technical
> writing" tone and maybe I could dial it back to a more
> conversational--if longer-winded--diction. Or maybe I need a table of
> some kind, in particular with regards to legal versus illegal movement
> of pieces?)
> Thanks!
> David
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