And to extend on that idea. Videos are Youtube teaching a game are heavenly. I'm completely inept at reading comprehension for rules and have to sit down and hash through everything. I played Penguin Soccer wrong for a long time until I got into a match online that enforced the rules.
Anymore my game collection has gotten so large that when I go to order a new game I google around to see if there are videos that teach me the game. If there are - I buy - (Agricola was the perfect example of this). If there aren't I look at the next game on my want list.
I realize it is a bit lazy - but when I have limited funds and a list of games I want a mile long then ease of learning them is a big deal. That is why I have yet, to this day, learned how to play Icehouse. I just don't grok the written rules.
Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies.
On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Nick Lamicela <nupanick@xxxxxxxxx>
Hmm... I have an idea in that vein. How about we (the fans) work on putting together some "how to play" posters that could be put up in an event area? Basically I'm thinking like the sort of mini-rulebook stuff that worked for Ice-7, but in poster format. A pyramignoramus who happened to see two or three such posters at the same event might "get" the idea that Icehouse is a game system, plus it makes it easier to teach people a new game if they've already heard of it or seen it played.
On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 11:51 AM, David Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx>
I imagine that I saw that page back in 2008--can't recall.
I doubt that will be the new packaging for whatever is planned
(3HOUSE, 6HOUSE, Volcano set, whatever). For one, I don't think
they're keen on the plastic tubes anymore--I'd bet the new product
will be all cardboard packaging, more like the Zendo boxed set. Then
again... they still have those plastic tubes for Treehouse, so maybe
it's just a case of making a bundle with a custom insert (but, again,
I'd shoot for at least 5HOUSE).
There's really only three people on this list that can speak to these
points, though. We're all just speculating or dreaming (or, in my
case, stumping). :)
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