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

  • FromAndrew Plotkin <erkyrath@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 25 Mar 2008 14:23:11 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, Elliott C. Evans 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 think Zendo is more prone to run out of a specific color than to
run out of pieces in general. So this is a weak solution to that problem. Better to bring extra stashes of the basic colors.

(I mean, "bring one or two extra Treehouse tubes.")


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