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Re: [Icehouse] Rhythm Icehouse variant

  • From"Jason Spears" <spielboy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 6 Aug 2008 18:40:09 -0400
I don't have a metronome.


On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Jorge Arroyo <trozo@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
>   This idea just occurred to me today and I thought I could share it in the
> list. I don't get many chances to play Icehouse and it's a game that really
> interests me, so from time to time I read and think about it (and today was
> one of those times)
>   What I thought was, how could the game be made easier for new players to
> play with experienced ones so that the new players don't get overwhelmed by
> the quickness of the experienced ones? The idea is to place a metronome near
> the area of play. Decide on a speed setting (like 3 seconds, for example)
> and add a rule so that a player can only place one piece on the table each
> tick of the metronome, so if the setting is 3 seconds, then you won't be
> able to play more than 1 piece each 3 seconds of play. I can imagine once
> you get into the rhythm of the game it would be pretty easy to follow it
> (like tapping your foot with a song).
>   This seems like a nice way to slow down the pace of the game so that it
> becomes less confusing for new players. The speed can be then increased as
> the players get more confident until it's not needed anymore.
>   I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially if you try it out. I'll see if
> I can try it out myself with my girlfriend and see how it goes...
>   And sorry if this has been discussed already, I've seen no mention of
> anything like this on the web but I haven't checked the archives of the
> list...
> -Jorge
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