I had them turn the board diagonally and start in a corner. Also, being as it was their first game strategy was a little light. I will play with the full piece set next time because upon second playing strategies will probably start turning up.
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Tucker <jazzfish@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Yay for more incipient Pikemen players! It's such a delightfully elegant
game. I'm always glad to see more people playing it.
Huh. Neat. How'd you set up the pieces initially? The only issue I can see
> For Pikemen i only had Treehouse stashes and it was a shorter class period
> so i let them each get a Treehouse stash and pick two colors. So they
> played with 2 large, 2 med, and 2 small.
with that is that, unless you start in a corner, you can open with sending
out larges to wreak havoc.
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