On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Jorge Arroyo <trozo@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > ... they're perfect for mixing with ... piecepack sets ... > -Jorge Oh, yes, piecepack is a good system, and highly compatible with icehouse. Where Icehouse is a system of playing pieces, piecepack is a system of mostly tiles and tokens, which is quite nice in some cases. One of the coolest icehouse games is Alien City, which is an icehouse/piecepack cross-over. I mention it, Kim, because your students might be interested in using some other parts in their game construction projects, possibly. You can learn more here: http://www.piecepack.org/ A picture of the entire 4th edition standard piecepack system is here: http://www.mesomorph.com/images/FourthEditionFull.jpg You can buy a copy of the system through mesomorph games, but they are notoriously slow to respond. A common consensus is that the best piecepack set is the one you make yourself. (Incidentally, I haven't made any games worth talking about. I've made some variants to existing games, which I think is a basically valid thing, but not really worthy of your questions. Then again, my entire missive isn't really in answer to any of your questions. Cheers!) -- It's always a long day. 86400 doesn't fFit into a short.