Playing With Pyramids (rulebook)
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Your guidebook to the Icehouse gaming experience is this 128-page paperbook containing the rules to 12 of the best Icehouse games currently known: IceTowers, Thin Ice, Zendo, Martian Backgammon, Volcano, Martian Chess, RAMbots, Pikemen, Zagami, Icehouse, Homeworlds, and Gnostica.
All games are explained in detail, with numerous pictures and diagrams. Strategy advice is included for each game.
Another Description: With rules and strategy tips for 12 different Icehouse games, including the four original games that garnered Icehouse the title of Best Abstract Strategy Game of 2000, _Playing With Pyramids_ is the most comprehensive book to date on the subject of gaming with Icehouse Pieces. A must for the uninitiated who wish to delve for the first time into this fascinating world, as well as the experienced pyramid player looking for a guide to the best of the best from the ever-expanding Icehouse community.
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|This rulebook was actually fun to read! Not only are the rules clearly and concisely written, but many strategy tips are included as well. The section on the history and lore of Icehouse Pyramids was both interesting and informative.
But that ain't all, folks!
Icehouse Pyramids are not a game, but a game system, like a deck of cards. To take advantage of this system, it is not enough to buy just one Treehouse tube. Here's what you should get:
1) 5 Treehous tubes (either Rainbow or Xeno)
2) 1 book, "Playing With Pyramids"
3) 1 set of Volcano Caps (5 small pyramids)
With these items you can play almost all of the literally hundreds of games written for this system. Go to the Looney Labs website for complete rule sets. There's enough there for a lifetime of gaming! My favorites include: Icehouse, Volcano, Zendo and Gnostica.