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

  • From"Benjamin Kleber" <benjamin.kleber@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 25 Mar 2008 13:13:44 -0400

Do you mean that adding a fifth color adds more pieces to use in the
"5 flavors" or in the "15 more pieces" way? I usually play with two
stashes of each color, you see, so I'm trying to figure out which
angle you're going at it from.


On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  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
>  eeyore@xxxxxxxx
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