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Re: [Icehouse] My thoughts/feedback for the contest entries.

  • From"Jorge Arroyo" <trozo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 23 Mar 2008 03:54:42 +0100
Well. This was exactly what we discussed back then before the contest. It was determined that a game that could be played using two colors per side would be considered 1HOUSE and would be rejected from the contest. I did disagree on rejecting those games from the contest (I'd rather let judges rank games taking how well they adhered to the requirements into account) although finally it turns out there were no rejections...

Anyway, the fact is that two players can play this game with 1 set. Two colors per side is not that bad as you can use dark (blue+black) vs. light (Yellow+Green). I wouldn't play this way because I have a complete set, but for someone that just bought their first set, I can't see how using two colors per side would stop them from playing the game...

On hindsight, I may have been a bit harsh, and I do think I'd enjoy WreckTangle more than Chicken Run and Timelock... but well, In this case I don't think it would have made that much difference overall...


On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 3:12 AM, Doug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jorge Arroyo writes:
 > * WreckTangle (4th)
 > This is one of the games I didn't get to play. Reading the rules I thought
 > the game was interesting (and I intend to play it). I didn't rank it higher
 > because it was one of the games that was really a 1HOUSE game (In this case,
 > when played as a 2-player).

I don't think WreckTangle is really a 1HOUSE game.  It's true that
with two players you only need 12 pyramids total, but having each
player control two colors is annoying enough that I'd rather always
play with two sets.  And of course you need two sets for more than two

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