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This is a list of games which require pyramids in as many colors as there are players (some require an extra color or two).

Note: many of these games can be played using 2 (or more) different colors per player, as long as no two players share the same colors and it is clear who is playing with what colors.

NameDescriptionMin PlayersMax PlayersNumber of colorsTrios per colorOther EquipmentStatus
AgnosticaAgnostica, a simplified version of Gnostica, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Zark City cards.251 per player3 (5 for the complex game)deck of Zark City cards, Color dieComplete
AmoebaA science themed game with an ever-increasing board size.261 per player516 Poker Chips per playerComplete
AntshouseAnts running the gauntlet over a pavement while mean kids tries to splat them.241 per player5ChessboardComplete
Armada 2KIn Armada 2K, fleets of warships do battle on the open seas.2101 per player5Chits to act as damage markersComplete
AscendancyA turn-based game of tower building.251 per player52 dice, flat surfacePlaytesting
Barrakesh ExpressControl surface transport on Mars241 per player5Special map board, playing cards, custom goal notesPlaytesting
Battle RoyalA Chesslike game for a TreeHouse set241 per player1chessboardcomplete?
Bears, Foxes & HaresA race to the center241 per player + 11unique board, 1 six-sided dieComplete
Behind Enemy LinesMultiplayer war based game241 per player2Chessboard, Six-sided dieInitial design
Blam!Looking for someone to shove? Strategize in Blam! with two to four elbow-room seekers.241 per player5ChessboardComplete
Blam! (Polish)Abstrakcyjna gra planszowa polegająca na wypychaniu piramid przeciwnika poza obręb szachownicy241 na gracza5szachownicaComplete
Branches & Twigs & ThornsPlayers build branching tree structures from a root, trying to always branch from their own pieces, not their opponent's.241 per player5Chessboard, two pairs of markersComplete
Branches & Twigs & Thorns (Polish)Gra strategiczna, gracze zapełniają plansze swoimi piramidami.241 per player5szachownica, znacznikiComplete
Builders of R'lyehConstructing the drowned city of Cthulhu151 per player + 15dice, "floor cards" of various shapesComplete
Buyer's Market241 per player + 53 to 4color die, Zark City deckComplete
Capture the Flag2 or 3 players try to capture an opponent's flag in an ever-shrinking space.231 per player5Poker Chips and/or hex boardInitial design
CatapultsIn Catapults, each player builds a castle and then tries to tear down the castles of the other players.1101 per player5NonePlaytesting
Cliff MiningUse your deduction skills to work out what's in the cliff351 per player + 12opaque screen per player, opaque bag, box, pencil, paperPlaytesting
CrackeD ICE (Polish)Gra zręcznościowa, stąpając po lodzie należy uważać, by się nie załamał.251 na gracza5płyta CD, dodatkowa duża piramidkaComplete
CrackeD IceDon't tip the ice floe!351 per player5an old CD; one extra large pyramidComplete
Crystal FormationCreate crystals formed into trees while trying to influence the development of your opponents nodes.261 per player5 or moreChessboardComplete
DectanaTerritory game like Zarcana/Gnostica, but using the Decktet251 per player3Two DecktetsComplete
Der MarsigelwettkampfA prickly pyramid game2131 per player11 six-sided dieComplete
E, the Game of Martian Chinese Checkers261 per player5hex boardComplete
EfniUse pyramids to win Fluxx goals261 per player5 or less (depending on number of players)Fluxx deckComplete
Emperor's GardenTry destroying the Fujiwara clan to assert the new Emperor's power241 per player + 11Hanafuda cards, VP markersComplete
FortsA game of building and tearing down.241 per player5one six-sided dieComplete
Freeze TagPyramids race to the other side, trying not to get frozen along the way.241 per player2a 5x5 grid (a Volcano board is perfect), Pyramid dieComplete
GeomancyThe Game of Casting and Recasting261 per player5chessboardcomplete?
GnosticaGnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards.261 per player5deck of Tarot cardsComplete
GravityPlaneA 2-8 player variant on Martian Coasters281 per player1Two Martian Coaster SetsPlaytesting
Great Game of Guessingseries of cards which need be guessed correctly31001 per player5timer/stopwatchComplete
HextrisAbstract231 per player5hex board (19 cells or spots)complete?
High GroundHigh Ground is a game of Strategy and luck that uses playing cards as the board (gnostica fans unite!), and Icehouse pyramids as the player's pieces.241 per player21 deck of normal playing cards or optionally, a gnostica deck, a Treehouse die.Playtesting
Ice BoulePlay a game of Boule with your Icehouse pieces and using the Centrifice-mechanic.1101 per player + 15NonePlaytesting
Ice DraughtsAdvanced variant of Draughts241 per player3Chessboard or Chess WedgesPlaytesting
Ice PalaceA game of simple mechanics but complex interactions where players compete to win “hands” and ultimately control the construction of the Ice Palace.361 per player + 25A smooth surface; an opaque bag, a markerComplete
Ice Pirates251 per player + 2 (opaque)51 postcard per player, a few chits or markersInitial design
Ice PointsA fun game where you try to get the most points by the end of the game.581 per player5A deck of regular playing cards.Initial design
Ice Storm351 per player5chessboard, optional scoring boardComplete
Ice Tiddly WinksA quick dexterity game with simultaneous play161 per player5Good size playing surfaceComplete
IceDamThis is a multiplayer variant of IceSickle.241 per player5ChessboardComplete
IceToids241 per player3Special tilesComplete
IceTowersControl the most valuable towers261 per player5playing surfaceComplete
IceTowers (Polish)Kontrola najcenniejszych wież241 na gracza5brakComplete
IcehouseIcehouse is a real time game with a freeform board, with players placing attacking and defending pieces as rapidly or as cautiously as they want. But don't go into meltdown!351 per player51 stash pad per player, optional timerComplete
InfluenceA game of push and pull in which players play their pyramids onto a hex grid to exert influence on stones of three different colors.341 per player (approx)5hex gameboard, 1 black stone, 6 green stones, 12 white stonesComplete
InfluenzaAn Icehouse influence game where different bacteria fight over creating the greatest infections341 per player + 15pencil, papercomplete?
Invaders of MarsPlayers take turns fleeing from a powerful alien menace bent on using them as fodder for breeding until only one player is left standing.241 per player + 15 for 2 players, 10 for 4 playersVolcano board for 2 players, chessboard for 4 playersComplete
Landing ZoneCrash land your ship to get the diamonds251 per player2A large-ish flat surface 4 Zendo Stones( 1 in a differnt color from the other 3Complete
LandrushCompete to own the land worth the greatest value.251 per player51 Piecepack set (dice, coins, tiles)and 1 bag.complete?
Leaning TowersBuild Out Build Up2101 per player + 15playing surface maybe a newspaperComplete
Looney LudoNavigate an ever-changing maze and collect the right pieces to win261 per player12 Six-sided dice, Treehouse die, Looney Ludo boardsComplete
Magic MidsMages play a game of placement and capture.241 per player5PiecepackComplete
Martian CanalsA placement and capture game of Martian stone circles and pyramids.2121 per player55 Gaming Stones per player in that player's color, 3 Fudge Dice, A 7x13 boardComplete
Martian ChessColorless simplified chess nevertheless has subtle strategy241 per player3chessboard or chessboard wedgesComplete
Martian CoastersThe Beverage-Coaster Treehouse Board Game261 per player1Looney Ludo boards or Martian Coasters, Six-sided die, Treehouse dieComplete
Martian Coasters (Polish)Gra rozgrywająca się na podkładkach Martian Coasters261 na gracza1podkładki Martian CoastersComplete
Martian ColonistsA resource gathering race, vaguely inspired by Settlers of Catan and a set of dice that match the colours of Icehouse pyramids281 per player + 15Piecepack: 1-3 sets. Some coloured dice, see rules. Aquarius. Opaque bag.Initial design
Martian FloodPlayers score points by building ships & towers that survive the floods341 per player5One standard deck of playing cards, three six-sided dicePlaytesting
Martian GoPlayers build branching tree structures from a root, trying to always branch from their own pieces, not their opponent's.241 per player5Chessboard, four markersComplete
Martian PachisiAn Icehouse version of Pachisi2101 per player5One die (d6 recommended).complete
Martian QuiltingAssembling pyramidal pieces261 per player54x4 board, "needle" tokencomplete?
Martian RaceBe the first to have your family go up in the rocket and down in history!251 per player5chessboardComplete
Martian RiskMartian armies invade Earth361 per player5any large map, 25 tokens, D4sComplete
Martian ShuffleboardA game of dexterous strategy for 2 to 10 players.2101 per player1A table or large game board off of which pieces can slidePlaytesting
Martianopolis 500Zip around the track to the finish.241 per player112 Chessboard wedges, playing cards, marking stonesPlaytesting
Moscow IceThis is Chinese checkers for pyramids with some twists.241 per player4Chess board or 10x10 boardComplete
MunaboA real-time game played on a napkin2101 per player5Napkina timerComplete
MunchAncient space monsters roam the galaxy, munching worlds and each other.241 per player + 356x6 boardComplete
NomiceAn Icehouse/Nomic hybrid game.210At least 1 per player. The more, the better for a dynamic gameAt least 1 per player, or as established by playersAs decided per gamecomplete?
Oi! That's My Phish!A tile collection game inspired by Hey! That's My Fish.291 per player11 Piecepack set per three players. All the plastic cards in your wallet.Initial design
PantopiaPantopia is a game of territorial struggle, shifting fortune, and elemental magic.251 per player5two Aquarius deckscomplete?
Par-Trees-iGet all your pieces to the center goal241 per player1Volcano board, one six-sided dieComplete
Pass The PyramidsA "Dicehouse" game for 3 to 5 players.351 per player118 to 30 tokensComplete
Penguin MarathonAn epic race on the slippery Martian slopes251 per player1Martian CoastersPlaytesting
Petri DishBacteria fight for dominion inside a Petri Dish2101 per player3Wheel board, Three Lightning dice, Extra tokenComplete
PharaohPlayers roll dice to claim the title of the King of The Pyramids241 per player1Volcano Board, six-sided dieComplete
PikemenDefend your pieces from jousting pikemen!241 per player5 (fewer with more players)chessboardComplete
Pikemen (Polish)Broń swoje jednostki przed szarżującymi pikinierami!241 na gracza5szachownicaComplete
Polymer ChainsCreate Big Molecules at Home2101 per player + 15Poker Chips, Opaque BagInitial design
Power TowerBuild high towers by taking over pieces from other towers.241 per player5Nonecomplete?
ProtozoaCreate the most successful multi-celled colony creature241 per player5chessboardcomplete?
Pyramid PunchA quick game of pyramid combat.251 per player1gaming stones, modular 2x2 tiles, Six-sided dicecomplete?
Pyramid SchemeBuild pyramids, attack your enemy, and earn Ra’s favor by being the first to gather the correct number of favor tokens.241 per player5favor tokens, stones (in 2 to 4 different colors), chessboardcomplete?
Pyramid ShamboTournament-style Rock Paper Scissors (aka Roshambo), with pyramids used as scoring chips.2101 per player1noneComplete
QuintazoneAn Icehouse/Aquarius hybrid251 per player2+ (more needed for fewer players)Aquarius deckComplete
Quintazone-ChaserFurther play to follow on a game of Quintazone251 per player5 (fewer with more players)Aquarius deck (newer version is better), unique token for each player, Color dieComplete
Sandships241 per player + 13Sandships board, Three Lightning diceComplete
Shield BashersIn Shield Bashers, spaceships battle through interaction of hidden shields.261 per player + 35chessboard or Tri-Chess setInitial design
Simple Life or Death2101 per player5Large grid (>16x16), 1 deck of cards for every 2 players, set of polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20)complete?
SprawlCompetitive city building381 per player5ChessboardComplete
SubdivisionA Real Estate Development Game241 per player5A board ( a Chessboard Bandanna works nicely ), some markersComplete
T-MinusIt's Not Rocket Science.261 per player312 to 18 risk tokens (e.g. pennies), game board, three six-sided dicePlaytesting
TMAG: The Martian Assassination GameBe the first victim to reach all of the bases391 per player4piecepackcomplete?
TactonixA geological Combination Game241 per player + 12A chessboard ( a Chessboard Bandana works nicely (a volcano board for 2 or 3 players will work too. ))and a card for each color usedComplete
Thin IceGrow your fragile ice crystal until it shatters2101 per player5stable or shaky playing surfaceComplete
TorpedoEach piece is a naval ship, all placed on the field of play in a mad rush. Then the small ships shoot torpedoes, then the medium ones, and then the large ones. The player with the most pips of ships left at the end is the winner.251 per player5A straightedge (preferably a laser pointer)Complete
TractionPlayers walk their pyramids in a race to the finish line, and stop their opponents from getting there first!241 per player21 stash pad per playerPlaytesting
Tree-HalmaTreehouse update to an older game241 per player + 11Volcano Boardcomplete?
TreehouseMake your trio match the House trio before anyone else241 per player + 11one custom "Treehouse die" (included)Complete
Tri-Prism Face OffOpponents race to finish line251 per player11 die, 22in. x 28in. boardPlaytesting
TriforceIn Triforce, players combat for control over a portion of a triangular playing field.361 per player + 35pawns, d20, d12sInitial design
U.S. PresidentWill you be the next US President?261 per player4Modified map, State cardsComplete
UberMartian Coastersvariation of Martian Coasters published by Looney Labs2101 per player1Martian Coasters, D6, D12Complete
Vankor Gang WarsA game of revolution and city takeover, for many players481 per player2Board, 3d6complete?
Walk Like an EgyptianWalk like an egyptian by racing back and forth across a chess board with your pyramid.241 per player1ChessboardComplete
What Blind Ninjas?A game of moving silently and striking carefully241 per player54x8 grid per player (half a chess board)Complete
WormholesA mind-warping space battle for 2 or more players.2101 per player1One Martian Coaster per player; one six-sided diecomplete?
WreckTangleAbstract Strategy Game241 per player2Chessboard, one coin, Treehouse dieComplete
Zamboni WarsWhat could possibly be cooler than driving a Zamboni? How about armor plating your Zamboni and arming it with a giant, frickin' laser!241 per player1Martian Coasters, 1 six-sided dieComplete
Zarcanaterritorial control on a board of cards Tarot, with CCG-like card effects241 per player5deck of Tarot cards or playing cardsComplete
Zark CityA 3HOUSE reduction of Zarcana, using playing cards251 per player3playing cards or Zark City cardsComplete
Zark City (Polish)Gra strategiczna, gracze zajmują terytorium zbudowane z kart.251 na gracza3talia 52 kart do gryComplete
Zoink!A game of chance by stealing and regaining pieces.261 per player5zoink playing cards, Zoink! playing cards, six-sided dieInitial design
Zombie CoastersStop the Zombie plague before it gets out of hand!131 per player + 15a Treehouse die, 1 set of martian coasters, 15 markers of some kind(zendo stones?)Playtesting