Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Number of players / Game popularity

  • FromRob Bryan <2short2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 19 Feb 2009 12:28:17 -0700
Having 5 players shouldn't be a problem for a casual game of Icehouse.
 It's mostly the real-time aspect that is the issue. things get pretty
chaotic and hard to keep track of with more people not taking turns.
Plus, if 5 people try to all reach across and place a piece on the far
side of the table simultaneously, it's not going to work, someone will
wait and may get hosed for being polite.  That sucks if it costs you
the world championship, but in a friendly game it's not such a big
deal.  Four players seems like the right balance of not too chaotic,
but (compared to 3) more interesting possibilities for tactical