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Re: Pyramid buying patterns WAS:[Re: [Icehouse] What is 2HOUSE?]

  • Frommiyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 13 Nov 2007 13:19:55 -0500
> I'm not involved here, but I'd like to add a chime of agreement to Laurie's
> comment.  I think my comments to this go somewhat to the history of the
> pyramids, but it was actually the game Zendo that motivated me to buy some
> treehouse sets.  I had read about this cool boxed game called Zendo and
> after some trying to get it eventually found out it was out of print but
> that the company that designed it and some other boxed games using the same
> kind of plastic pieces had continued selling the pieces in nifty little
> packages they called by the name of the game they designed for it called
> Treehouse.  That was when I found out I could still get Zendo by buying
> enough Treehouse sets.  In comes Playing with Pyramids, which I bought
> because not only did I get the rules to Zendo but 11 other diverse games I
> could use to get value out of my 5 tubes of pyramids.
>  Still, after all, I came to buy 5 Treehouse sets primarily because I was
> looking for 1 good game I had read about: Zendo.
> I don't know.  I feel like I'm getting into the area of debating about the
> relative virtues and limitations of the old and new marketing paradigms (my
> story illustrates how the two ultimately worked together: I bought my sets
> at the time of transition)  and I don't want to go there.  I know that
> ultimately the 2HOUSE book (and 4HOUSE, etc) will present polished games
> that seem as if the pieces existed for the purpose of playing them.  I just
> wanted to say Laurie has a point: a single game can most certainly motivate
> a buyer to pick up multiple Treehouse sets.

I do agree completely here.  I heard Zendo was out of print so I
quickly traded for a boxed copy on the BGG and so started my pyramid
play.  Soon i placed an order for some Treehouse stashes and i also
snagged Playing With Pyramids.  Now i haven't actually used the book
yet, but i knew i wanted it if i was getting the stashes.


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