Treehouse

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Treehouse
Andrew Looney
In this game, one Trio sets a pattern, called the House, which the players must match with their own Trios. The special die determines the manipulation options you get to choose from on your turn.
Min. Players: 2
Max. Players: 4
Icehouse stashes: warning.png“” is no number.
Treehouse sets: 1
Other equipment: one custom "Treehouse" die (included)
Setup time: 1 minute
Min. Playing time: 10 minutes
Max. Playing time: 20 minutes
Rules complexity: Low
Strategy depth: Medium
Random chance: High
Primary Mechanic: Dice
Additional Mechanic: pattern formation
Theme: Abstract
BGG Link: Treehouse
published in March 2006


Treehouse is a single stash game designed by Andy Looney. The rules fit onto a stash tube and is sold as a self-contained game including a specialized die. Looney Labs made Treehouse their standard-issue Icehouse product for 2006, revolutionizing how retailers sell Icehouse, as well as breaking the monochrome stash convention.

Treehouse gave its name to the Treehouse set, which is a collection of 5 nests each of a different color. Rainbow and Xeno are the two most common color schemes, but others (such as ones assembled from custom icehouse collections) are typically valid for most Treehouse set games (except for Martian Coasters).

What else is it good for?

With just one Treehouse tube, you can play:

With 2 tubes, you can also play:

With 3 tubes, you can also play:

With 5 tubes, you can also play:

And remember, a Rainbow Treehouse tube is a great way to expand your Zendo boxed set! (Homeworlds, too, when Looney Labs publishes it.)

Awards

  • Origins Award Winner: Best Board Game of 2006

External Links

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Additional Mechanic Pattern formation  +
BGG Link Http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/21955 Treehouse  +
Description In this game, one Trio sets a pattern, called the House, which the players must match with their own Trios. The special die determines the manipulation options you get to choose from on your turn.
Designer Andrew Looney  +
Max. Players 4  +
Max. Playing Time 20 minutes  +
Min. Players 2  +
Min. Playing Time 10 minutes  +
Name Treehouse  +
Other Equipment one custom "Treehouse" die (included)  +
Primary Mechanic Dice  +
Primary Theme Abstract  +
Random Chance High  +
Rules Complexity Low  +
Sets 1  +
Setup Time 1 minute  +
Stashes warning.png“” is no number.
Strategy Depth Medium  +
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