Game Icehouse: Treehouse

Played 20091215 Josh Me Daniel Stephanie. Me first. Daniel won.
Played 20091215 Josh Me Daniel Stephanie. Josh first. Stephanie won.
Played 20091225 Crystal Me. Crystal first. I won.
Played 20091225 Crystal Me. Me first. Crystal won.
Played 20091227 Me Kevin Michael Steve. Me first. Michael won.
Played 20091228 Me Steve Josh Michael. Me first. Michael won.
Played 20100104 Me Kevin Josh Daniel. Me first. I won.
Played 20100126 Me Matt Arash. Me first. Arash won.
Watched 20100326 Ashley Adam Samantha Caroline. Caroline won.
Played 20100525 Me Stephanie. Me first. I won.
Played 20100525 Me Josh Stephanie. ? first. Josh won.
Played 20100525 Me Josh. Me first. I won.
Icehouse: Treehouse
Check out the Icehouse: Treehouse page at BoardGameGeek.org.
Check out the Icehouse: Treehouse page at IcehouseGames.org
Check out the Icehouse: Treehouse Rules at Wunderland.com.

20091215:
This game is simple and yet fun. Sometimes you make a change to the house in order to prevent someone from winning. But unexpectedly, it was the key to winning for someone else, just by something you overlooked. I suppose a strategy would be to be able to win with as many types of dice rolls as possible, thereby increasing the probability of winning.

20091227:
This game leans towards luck. Because once you set yourself into a position of being one away from the house, you wait for all the other players to roll a roll that they must do to their pieces. However, knowing this, it's best to have your pieces in a position that's restrictive enough to have power over the house. You can't do anything about swap. Aim you can avoid only if you have one stack. Dig you can avoid if your pieces are standing up. Tip you can avoid if all your pieces are lying down. Hop you can avoid if all your pieces are lying down. Wild is the best. As such, pieces lying down is slightly better than pieces standing up, as a preventive strategy in games with four players. Perhaps three players. With two players, it's easy just to focus on winning.

20091228:
Today we did Treehouse, Agricola, food break, Card Scattergories, and last but not least, Ra.

20100104:
To emphasize how luck oriented this is, Kevin had a 50-50 chance to victory and didn't achieve it. Josh later had a 50-50 chance to victory and didn't achieve it. I had a 1 in 3 chance to victory and lucked out. It's a short fun game. Though we were thinking of ways to improve it... I got it... perhaps make it live in a 3x3. ::shrug::

previous game (IceTowers):next game (Zendo)
20100326:
[20100526]
I just sat out and moderated.

previous game (In A Pickle):next game (Martian Chess)
20100525:
[20100526]
Treehouse is so short and simple. Josh and I even played a game during Pikemen while waiting for Stephanie.

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