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Looney Pyramids design principles (?)
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I recall reading an article by Andy about his thoughts about important design principles to consider when designing pyramid games.  I don't recall every point made, but a couple were: Consider…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fogus Jun 2.

The Download podcast

I just listened to the first installment of The Download and like it very much.  I'm very excited to learn about the…Continue

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Started Mar 3

New pyramid game: Minimax
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I've been interested in solitaire games lately so while playing around I came on the rules for a little game called Minimax.  It's a Mancala game with 5-cells where your goal is to get the most…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fogus Mar 13.

New pyramids game: Martian Whist
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About a month ago I posted the rules for a game called Cydonia.  While I like the game, I was worried that requiring 8 Treehouse…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fogus Jan 27.

 

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Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'Looney Pyramids design principles (?)'
" Look at that.  Those seem like the words that I remember, but I guess I mixed my remembrance of them with things that I read by Andy.  I stand corrected. Thanks Ryan! "
Jun 2
Ryan Hackel replied to Fogus's discussion 'Looney Pyramids design principles (?)'
"The front page of the IceWiki has a writeup that closely matches what you describe... but those aren't Andy's words. Here's an article Andy wrote in 2003, but it isn't…"
Jun 2
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Looney Pyramids design principles (?)

I recall reading an article by Andy about his thoughts about important design principles to consider when designing pyramid games.  I don't recall every point made, but a couple were: Consider turnlessConsider using no boardsThe basic premise was that the pyramids should inspire us to create different types of games.  Does anyone have a link to the original article?See More
Jun 2
Fogus replied to Ryan Hackel's discussion 'Pyramid Primer #2'
"I think Martian Whist is pretty good, but I would say something like that."
May 19
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Apr 2
Fogus replied to Kristin Looney's discussion 'Who taught you how to play Fluxx?'
"Fogus, rules sheet, ~August 2013, Zombie Fluxx I have no idea why I bought Zombie Fluxx (except for the zombies of course), but wow am I glad that I did.  My family and I have since played over a hundred games of Fluxx in various flavors…"
Mar 16
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
"Thanks again for the feedback Russ.  I modified the rules to be (hopefully) more clear."
Mar 13
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
"Hi Russ, it's no surprise that the rules were confusing, but thanks to your feedback I should be able to fix them.  That said, let me answer your question directly. My intent was to tree the vault differently from the other cards, so no…"
Mar 5
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The Download podcast

I just listened to the first installment of The Download and like it very much.  I'm very excited to learn about the secret designs and licenses.That said, while I do wear glasses, I do not have a beard.See More
Mar 3
Russ Williams replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
"I tried it out and won, ending with 4 trees in the vault. I'm not sure if they are considered monocolor or not (see rule question below): 1. I found the paragraph starting with "While sowing onto cards you may build structures if…"
Mar 3
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
"Wonderful!  Feedback is always welcomed."
Feb 26
Kristen replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
"I will look at the rules and try it this weekend!"
Feb 26
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
"You're not confused.  I am.  :(  I fixed the rules to say "three.""
Feb 25
Russ Williams replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramid game: Minimax'
""take four trios and randomly distribute the pyramids amongst all cards but the vault, two to each card." Should that say "three to each card", since there are 4 non-vault cards? Or am I confused?"
Feb 25
Fogus posted a discussion

New pyramid game: Minimax

I've been interested in solitaire games lately so while playing around I came on the rules for a little game called Minimax.  It's a Mancala game with 5-cells where your goal is to get the most points possible.The rules are at http://fogus.me/fun/spiel/minimax/ if you're so inclined to try.Feedback is always welcome at me at fogus dot me or on this very forum.See More
Feb 24
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New pyramids game: Martian Whist'
"The rules have been modified to include trumps (optional). --> http://fogus.me/fun/spiel/martian-whist/"
Jan 27

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