January 29, 2005

Ice Game Design Competition

by Susan Rozmiarek

Are you looking for more games to play with those cool, colorful pyramids from Looney Labs? How about checking out some of the entries for the Third Ice Game Design Competition?

Gamers who keep up with the Spielfrieks mailing list and BoardgameGeek will no doubt recognize at least two names from the submitted entries- Doug Orleans and David Fair.

Voting on the entries is open to anyone. More information on the competition and how to vote can be found here.

Posted by Susan Rozmiarek at January 29, 2005 7:59 PM


Thanks for the plug! This set of games is looking to be really good; it also includes games from Andy Looney and Joseph Kisenwether (the winner of the Second Ice Game Design Competition). Just curious, where did you read about the competition? Are you on the Icehouse mailing list, or did it get posted somewhere else?

Posted by: Doug Orleans on January 29, 2005 10:16 PM

Hi Doug,
I'm on the Icehouse mailing list. I haven't seen it posted anywhere else, yet.

The games do look pretty good. I'm looking forward to trying them, including yours. I would love to find a better use for our Aquarius deck!

Posted by: Susan on January 29, 2005 10:35 PM

Thanks for the comments, Susan. I really like the Icehouse games, they are intriguing in ways different from most of the German-style games I play more often.

That said, I think my game still needs work, and I submitted it mostly for playtesting feedback. I have suspicions that it will tend to end in ties more often than not, and that bothers me a bit, but I didn't have many ties while playtesting it, for whatever reason.

Thanks again, I always enjoy reading your site.


Posted by: David Fair on January 31, 2005 11:43 AM
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