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Re: [Icehouse] New Game: Chicken Run

  • From"Carol Townsend" <carol.townsend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 7 Nov 2007 14:45:57 -0600
You can pretty easily piecenik one set - take a sharpie and draw a line or some such on each of the 4 sides of each pyramid on one set.

Make sure that you can see that line when the piece is at the bottom of a stack of 2 or more.  Obviously you won't see it when nested inside the opaque one, but that's beside the point.

That will make one set different when it's needed to be, but it's still the same for all other purposes.

Eeyore did something like that with a set of his 'mids... here's the result linky:

Don't know if that will help, but it's a cheap and easy-to-do idea for now (until your club can get more pieces).


On 11/7/07, miyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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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