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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Rule clarification [rule against external references]

  • FromKimberly Terrill <kiter5@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 1 Aug 2011 17:05:26 -0700
I remember the first time I was teaching my boys to play this game. My son (14) did the Prime Number Rule (and later that week it was: "pips must be divisible by 3")- he still thinks the master is trying to 'beat the student'.


On Aug 1, 2011, at 4:31 PM, Joshua Kronengold <mneme@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 08/01/2011 07:24 PM, Timothy Hunt wrote:
>> As someone around here has said before - the two most common mistakes
>> of a new master are:
>> 1) making a rule too complex by accident
>> 2) making a rule too complex on purpose
> Yep.  Guage your rule to your group.
> Now, to be fair, "prime number of pieces" isn't a terribly hard rule. But it's not ideal with newbies, particularly ones who aren't yet up to thinking about counting rules.  Certainly, you'd want to run "bn iff exactly 3 pieces" before even thinking in that direction.
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