A friendly review of IceDice:http://boingboing.net/2013/05/24/icedice-fun-family-game-with.htmlContinue
Started May 25
I started my pyramania with an IceDice set, and I missed the window for the old tube-packaged sets of Treehouse. But now I'd like to get my hands on a copy of the rules from that set. Or maybe…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Rogers Dec 21, 2012.
As I've been playing around with the new Treehouse, I noticed that another old Pyramid game playable with the contents of the little green bag is IceSickle. Suitably inspired, I made an edit pass at…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Denmeade Nov 26, 2012.
Abiegnus - "Rosicrucian Volcano" on the Tablet of Union.
Aquarius Rising - Looney Pyramids add a third dimension to Aquarius.
Barrakesh Express - riding the Martian rails.
Builders of R'lyeh - constructing the drowned city of Cthulhu.
Dragonflock - feuding dragon clans for two players on a Volcano board.
Freimaurerei - an original two-player Pyramid game about lodge-based conspiracy.
Houses of Thoth - erect mystical mansions with pyramids and a Tarot deck.
Magma - a jumpy game of patience on a Volcano board.
Martian Senet - a race through the Martian underworld.
Martianopolis 500 - racing around a ring of chessboard wedges.
Phalanstery - competition to engineer a group for your "innocent mania."
Quintazone-Chaser - a little game to follow the IceQuarius escapade of Quintazone.
Sphinx's Paw - a Pyramid game based on a Lovecraft story set in Egypt.
Supercalifragilisticano - square Volcano beyond "Mega."
Whack Chess - a disorienting Pyramid mutation of modern chess.
Five new players: one was even new to the church, having come to this public event expressly to play Fluxx! We warmed up with a game of Builders of R'lyeh, so that I could show off some pyramids while keeping to the Lovecraftian theme.
I sat out the first Cthulhu Fluxx game, serving as a neutral play consultant. This game had no winner as an un-goal brought play to a close.
Posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:30pm
When I arrived home yesterday, a Cthulhu Fluxx demo kit was The Thing on the Doorstep. (And a good Thing too, lest I become The Lurker at the Threshold.) My daughter had been eagerly awaiting a new Fluxx game, and she insisted that we play right away. (Not that I resisted at all.)
Our first game went pretty smoothly. She would have won once or twice, if I hadn't changed the goal in the nick of time. New rules seemed slow in coming for this game. Maybe I didn't…
Posted on July 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment
Played a fine four-handed game of Gnostica tonight, and just managed to win. I grew a Knight into Temperance on the far corner of the field, and quickly created and occupied two more territories from there, allowing me to declare my impending victory with 11 points. My opponents did strip off two, but I survived to win.
Here's the game pretty early on; I'm cyan. That two of discs in the corner eventually grew up to be Temperance.…Continue
Posted on June 13, 2012 at 12:30am — 1 Comment