Andy Looney's and John Cooper's game Icehouse ("the 100,000-year-old game from Mars") is a boardless, turnless, abstract strategy game. An Icehouse set has 60 pyramid-shaped game pieces, five each of three sizes in four colors, and additional colors are available. Rules for well over 50 different games played with Icehouse pieces are available on the Web.
Official site includes games and variant information, testimonials, FAQs, and purchasing.
Gallery of Icehouse Pieces
Pictures of hand-painted xyloid pieces by Andrew "Zarf" Plotkin. Plus valuable tips on painting them.
Rules, strategies, and extras for the original Icehouse game.
A wiki for posting games, creating new games, and discussion of the game.
The Martian Chessboard Section
A four player variant. Provides instructions.
A board game played with Icehouse pieces and tarot cards.
A game of inductive logic using an Icehouse set. Rules, strategies, variations, philosophy.
Instructions for construction of stones with polymer clay.
Game variant using sentences.
Last update:January 2, 2007 at 21:41:08 UTC