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Re: [Icehouse] Re: How many colors do you use? (Zendo)

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 25 Mar 2008 09:56:26 -0700 (PDT)
Andrew wrote:
> (But I am of the contingent that thinks that four colors makes a
> nice Zendo set. Really, I think you could reduce it to three
> colors without sacrificing any fun rules.)

On the left hand, expanding it to five colors provides significantly
more pieces for the students to use, without greatly increasing the
complexity of the game. I do think adding colors makes the game more
complex, which translates to "more difficult" for many players.

In terms of rules, either the master's rule uses color or it does
not. If the rule does not use color then adding more stashes to the
pool adds more distracting colors. If the rule uses color, adding
more stashes to the pool makes it more difficult to figure out
which colors have effect.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans