imfurry | 1 Apr 01:18 2008
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Re: Games so far. :)

Glad you're enjoying the games, and thanks for the feedback on Coin
Collectors.

Since you seem to be playing some solitaire games, have you tried
Fujisan? It's my favourite piecepack solitaire. Check out the
piecepack wiki for some particularly difficult setups.

When you're playing Coin Collectors, remember that you don't have to
reroll all the dice every time. If you have two usable die rolls, use
one of them, put the other one aside, and roll the three remaining
dice. That way you're guaranteed to have at least one more move and
one more die roll before getting stuck.

Don

--- In piecepack@..., "Emily" <emily.page <at> ...> wrote:
>
> I know, no one cares.  But here is the list of games we/I have played
> so far:
> 
[snip]
> 
> Coin Collectors is the latest one I have tried and it is super-fun. 
> Since my scores are: 12, 1, and 18 for the three games I have played I
> haven't yet gotten above the "sad" rating of the Author.  Note that I
> really and truly actually scored 1.  And the author never thought to
> give a score less than "sad."  Lucky me. 
> 

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Emily | 1 Apr 03:12 2008
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Re: Games so far. :)

--- In piecepack@..., "imfurry" <donkirkby <at> ...> wrote:

> When you're playing Coin Collectors, remember that you don't have to
> reroll all the dice every time. If you have two usable die rolls, use
> one of them, put the other one aside, and roll the three remaining
> dice. That way you're guaranteed to have at least one more move and
> one more die roll before getting stuck.
> 

Sadly, I do follow the rules and for my 18 I was rolling one die at a
time because for a while I had *3* usable upcoming moves.  The 1 was
totally pathetic.  I rolled the dice, only one was usable.  I used
it... then I rolled all four and nothing was usable.  On the up
side... it was a pretty quick game.

Also, I coincidentally just tried out Fujisan during the 2 year old's
naptime today.  It was fun and I won (?!)... but I am suspicious that
I may have not paid attention to not stopping on the mountaintop then
going again.  I think I may have absentmindedly cheated.  I will try
it again to see.

:)

E

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Emily | 1 Apr 20:08 2008
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Re: Newbie to Piecepack

weird.  I sent that several days ago.  

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Emily | 6 Apr 15:09 2008
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Dr. Mike's Rush Hour

I am trying to figure out a way to play the Rush Hour game with the
piecepack.  I don't know if anyone has seen Dr. Mike's page (http: /
/www.dr - mikes- math- games- for - kids.com/) but he has puzzles
(600) and printouts of cars and a board to print out.  But the cars
just fit on the piecepack tiles so no need (maybe) to print his board.

When I try to slide the cars on top of the tiles; the tiles, of
course, move. (bad use of semi-colon there, I think... but I like it).

At any rate... does anyone have any tricks to keeping the tiles
TOGETHER as a board when playing a game?  They are awfully slidey and
wiggly.

I have put packing take around my lovely cardboard pieces, so they are
slippery-er than they would have been as cardstock-cereal
box-sandwich, but there is still a friction problem.

Thanks for thinking about this... even if there is no good solution!

E

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Jorge Arroyo | 6 Apr 15:32 2008
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Re: Dr. Mike's Rush Hour

Hi,

I think the easiest is to use felt surface to play on (like the card
tables). But I think it won't solve the problem completely. Another option
is to make a frame. The game Viktory II uses a clever puzzle like frame that
can adapt to many sizes to keep the tiles from moving. See:
http://www.viktorygame.com/ maybe a similar system could be built adapted to
the size of the piecepack pieces...

Cheers,

-Jorge

On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Emily <emily.page@...> wrote:

> I am trying to figure out a way to play the Rush Hour game with the
> piecepack.  I don't know if anyone has seen Dr. Mike's page (http: /
> /www.dr - mikes- math- games- for - kids.com/) but he has puzzles
> (600) and printouts of cars and a board to print out.  But the cars
> just fit on the piecepack tiles so no need (maybe) to print his board.
>
> When I try to slide the cars on top of the tiles; the tiles, of
> course, move. (bad use of semi-colon there, I think... but I like it).
>
> At any rate... does anyone have any tricks to keeping the tiles
> TOGETHER as a board when playing a game?  They are awfully slidey and
> wiggly.
>
> I have put packing take around my lovely cardboard pieces, so they are
> slippery-er than they would have been as cardstock-cereal
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steve | 6 Apr 15:58 2008

Re: Dr. Mike's Rush Hour

You could cut out a piece of matting like for a picture frame or thick 
cardboard - assuming 2x2 tiles and a 4x4 board, you would cut out an 8 inch 
square to hole the tiles in place. 

Steve Jones 

Jorge Arroyo writes: 

> Hi, 
> 
> I think the easiest is to use felt surface to play on (like the card
> tables). But I think it won't solve the problem completely. Another option
> is to make a frame. The game Viktory II uses a clever puzzle like frame that
> can adapt to many sizes to keep the tiles from moving. See:
> http://www.viktorygame.com/ maybe a similar system could be built adapted to
> the size of the piecepack pieces... 
> 
> Cheers, 
> 
> -Jorge 
> 
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Emily <emily.page@...> wrote: 
> 
>> I am trying to figure out a way to play the Rush Hour game with the
>> piecepack.  I don't know if anyone has seen Dr. Mike's page (http: /
>> /www.dr - mikes- math- games- for - kids.com/) but he has puzzles
>> (600) and printouts of cars and a board to print out.  But the cars
>> just fit on the piecepack tiles so no need (maybe) to print his board. 
>>
>> When I try to slide the cars on top of the tiles; the tiles, of
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steve | 8 Apr 02:03 2008

Piecepacks on Tanga

Just an FYI. 

A new version of oak set 1 piecepack (with different graphics) offered by 
BluePanther (that's us) is now at www.tanga.com for $16.99. 

It is not currently available at our website, but we will be bringing copies 
to Michicon, Origins and Gencon this summer. 

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC 

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Jorge Arroyo | 13 Apr 18:11 2008
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Review Contest: ONE WEEK LEFT

Just a reminder that there's just one week left to submit your reviews to
the contest. Right now there're only two reviews up by the same person, so
hurry up!!!

Here's the link to the information:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/294818

Here's the list of games and participants:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/29294

I especially want to encourage participants that still haven't submitted
their reviews but already chose their games:

Jonathan Dietrich (One Man Thrag)
Jason Spears (Landrush)
Joe Peterson (Froggy Bottom)
Brett (Colonization)

C'mon people! :)

-Jorge

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Emily | 19 Apr 20:09 2008
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BERLIN - Questions

Hi, all.  Back again. :)

I have a question about the game BERLIN.

(1) If you move another player's "hammer" to a spot on the "Wall" that
matches the number on your die throw, do you collect that spot and
roll again?

(2) Do you only pick up pieces of the wall that match the suit of YOUR
hammer and only when YOU move your hammer?

(3) If #2 is correct, then why would anyone ever move someone else's
hammer?

We're been playing that if you land on a spot that matches the number
on your die roll (no matter the color hammer you move) then you get to
pick up the piece of the wall.  If you move a hammer of the same suit
as the die roll and manage to land on a match, you get to go again.

I am pretty sure this is not an official variant, but it's the way it
made sense to us to play.

Thanks!

E

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Jorge Arroyo | 22 Apr 00:59 2008
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Review Contest: Time extension for current entries

Hi,

I've decided to give all the current entries more time to get the reviews
in. I'm a bit disappointed but I guess I'd rather do that than cancel the
contest. So please, if you haven't published your review yet do so as soon
as possible. The deadline is the time when the contest ends (May 20), but
the more time you take, the less time people will have to vote for it.

This only applies to entries that were already announced on the geeklist.
New participants won't be accepted.

Thanks for participating, and especially thanks to those that made an effort
to get the reviews in early.

-Jorge

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