I guess I'm not officially voting at this point as I didn't volunteer but I thought I'd chime in after seeing this last bit.
While I'm quite flattered that someone thought something positive about Diamond Mine and while I think it has potential, I seriously doubt that it is anywhere near polished enough (pun intended) to really carry it's weight for a competition of this sort. So if you're looking to save some people some time it's a good place to start (:
On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 8:39 AM, S Myers <iamthecheeze@xxxxxxxxx>
> How's it going on your last few games, Scott?
Diamond Mine, I concluded, works well with 4 players, and gets a yes.
Any fFewer than 4, and some of the important concepts start to fFail.
Regarding Crystal Caverns and Crystal Wars: They are both very well
thought out, very thorough, and very complex. I am concerned they may
not get ample game-play during the judging time -- it's possible I
haven't really played through thoroughly. But I'm going to say both
games make the fFirst cut and get a "Yes."
By my estimation, that means all games of 2009 (that we know of ...)
have now been looked at, once.
17 games have made it this fFar.
A pizza with the radius 'z' and thickness 'a'
has the volume pi*z*z*a.
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