Browse games/Simple complexity

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This is a list of games that are relatively simple and easy to learn.

NameDescriptionMin PlayersMax PlayersStashesSetsGame MechanicsStatus
3-HighCooperatively assemble the five trees without running out of cards.141CooperativeComplete
A-A-Arctic KetteringAbstract22one single-color stash per playerUnknowncomplete?
AebGrow your forces and destroy the enemy.2445 Rainbow or Xeno StashesNonecomplete?
AmbushA capture game for 2-3 players with 2 stashes and 4 Martian Coasters.2Unknowncomplete?
AmoebaA science themed game with an ever-increasing board size.261 per player0Placement, Nonecomplete?
ApophisA real-time co-op game141 Rainbow StashCooperative, Color powersComplete
Aquarius RisingConnect your elements to the higher planes2554Placement, Hidden informationcomplete?
AscendancyA turn-based game of tower building.251 per player, different coloursUnknowncomplete?
Atom SmasherA game of dexterity inspired by billiards, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrom carrom, and marbles211Dexterity, Turn-basedcomplete?
Barrakesh ExpressControl surface transport on Mars241 per player5Set collection, Hidden informationcomplete?
Behind Enemy LinesMultiplayer war based game242Roll and moveInitial Design
Black ICEThe 3HOUSE game of computer cracking223Discovering codes underneath opaque pyramidscomplete?
Blam!Looking for someone to shove? Strategize in Blam! with two to four elbow-room seekers.4Unknowncomplete?
Block ur Friends aka BurFInspired by the game Saikoro where board options are removed, in this one it fills2444Blocking, Dice Rollingcomplete?
BridgeA strategy game where you try to connect opposing edges of an 8x8 board.2220Movementcomplete?
Builders of R'lyehConstructing the drowned city of Cthulhu151 per player plus one more5Stacking, Dexteritycomplete?
Candy CaptureEarn the most points once all candy pieces are captured221UnknownInitial design
Capture the Flag2 or 3 players try to capture an opponent's flag in an ever-shrinking space.231 per player0Capture, Shrinking Boardcomplete?
CarboniteDiceA game of CarboniteDice in progress.112Set Building, Push your luckcomplete?
Carrots and BroccoliA abstract game about planning a garden242 per 2 Players0Timer, IceDicecomplete?
CatapultsIn Catapults, each player builds a castle and then tries to tear down the castles of the other players.1 per playerUnknowncomplete?
CentrificeCentrifice is a hurling match, introducing a new mechanic for stackable Icehouse pieces: Centrificeing (hurling your Icehouse pieces with the help of other Icehouse pieces).1 StashUnknowncomplete?
Chain ReactionFire 'particles' at 'atoms' and direct the chain reaction to let you capture pieces266Placement, Stackingcomplete?
Chivalry222Unknowncomplete?
Coaster ChessMartian Chess meets Martian Coasters1Unknowncomplete?
Color ClaimBuild stacks with your claimed color on top to score points.222Capturing, Nonecomplete?
Color WheelTry to connect all same colored pyramids before time runs out!15Puzzle, Cooperativecomplete?
ColorblindA color mixing logic game22 (One Rainbow, One Xeno)Unknowncomplete?
Colorful CluesA deduction game where players try to guess the missing colors1 Rainbow and 1 XenoUnknowncomplete?
CoupTake over a small country1Unknowncomplete?
CrackeD IceDon't tip the ice floe!351 per player5Dexterity, Balancecomplete?
CrossroadsA game of placing pyramids and tracing paths351Placement, Path Tracingcomplete?
Crosswalk221Stacking, BlockingComplete
DashBe the first to finish.251UnknownInitial design
Der MarsigelwettkampfA prickly pyramid game151Stacking, Freeform boardcomplete?
Diamond MineCollect Diamonds from hidden Veins246 (2 must be opaque)Unknowncomplete?
DodgerCatch the Fugitive in an ever changing landscape.3Unknowncomplete?
Drag RaceAn abstract race game of
second guessing in second gear.
Unknowncomplete?
DragonflockDragons intimidate each other and lay waste to hapless towns2223Stacking, Capture ("devastation")complete?
DripA stacking game using Icehouse pieces1Unknowncomplete?
EdgesEdges is an abstract strategy game of placement for two, played on the 31 edges (not squares or points) of a three by four rectangular grid representing the canal network.2Unknowncomplete?
EpicycleA game where you exchanges pieces with those in a circle and try not to get stuck with pieces of the same size211Unknowncomplete?
Fire-Ice-SlimeA very fast and simple, 2-player, 1 Treehouse game, similar to Rock-Scissors-Paper.221Unknowncomplete?
Folio222Unknowncomplete?
FortsA game of building and tearing down.241 per playerUnknowncomplete?
Freeze TagPyramids race to the other side, trying not to get frozen along the way.2422Volcano board, Dicecomplete?
Fuji-san222Unknowncomplete?
Game of PrincesThe two sons of the king play a racing game to one another’s carpets with help of their servitors2255Piece movementcomplete?
GeodetoPlanet Earth is full of beautiful and interesting places.2611Unknowncomplete?
Give or Take210Set collection, Tradingcomplete?
Gleebs and GruesAbsorb your enemies while trying not to be eaten by a grue.221Capturing, Placementcomplete?
Green HijinksA tinier variant of Pink Hijinks2211Pattern formationcomplete?
Hailstorma very random betting game4+Unknowncomplete?
HexachessChess on a hexagonal board.232 or 3Unknowncomplete?
Hexano-DuelA more strategic variant of Volcano played with 9 stashes on a hexagonal board229Volcanocomplete?
HextrisAbstract23one single-color stash per playerPlacement, Movementcomplete?
High RiseA game of trying to build the biggest towers in order to control the most valuable properties on a Martian Coasters square2222Unknowncomplete?
HuntA hunt in a deadly maze2 Treehouse sets (2HOUSE)Unknowncomplete?
I Have ColorA color based children's word game.2121 or 2Draw, Abstractcomplete?
Ice BoulePlay a game of Boule with your Icehouse pieces and using the Centrifice-mechanic.1 Stash per player and a piece of another colorUnknowncomplete?
Ice Fishing244Unknowncomplete?
Ice FuThere can be only one2Unknowncomplete?
Ice House BowlingA game using IceHouse pieces for bowling.10 pyramids of any color1Unknowncomplete?
Ice LadyA variant of turkish checkers, aka Dama, using Icehouse pieces.2Unknowncomplete?
Ice MerchantsVenus is a hot place: The Place for the "in" crowd, party central for the solar system, and a tourist trap par excellance. There's just one problem. It's a HOT place...5Unknowncomplete?
Ice MinersA 2-player game of underground survival. A Settlers of Catan inspired game.225Resource Management, Buildingcomplete?
Ice PointsA fun game where you try to get the most points by the end of the game.581 per personUnknowncomplete?
Ice StackersA dexterous stacking race game.One Treehouse stash per playerUnknowncomplete?
Ice Tiddly Winks261 per player5Dexteritycomplete?
Ice314Stackingcomplete?
IceCreamA two player game that requires no playing surface.34Unknowncomplete?
IceCubedA game utilizing IceDice components and a Mega-Volcano board: Players are randomly given opportunities for movement, attack, and supply to the board while also presented the opportunity to seek revenge and wreak havoc on their opponents.245number of players plus oneUnknowncomplete?
IceDamThis is a multiplayer variant of IceSickle by User:Dan Isaac,Dan Isaac1 per playerUnknowncomplete?
IceFrogsPlayers jump their pyramids across the board in an attempt to get a piece into their opponent's start space.232 or 3Unknowncomplete?
IceGolfIcehouse Golf, using a stash tube as Club11+1+Dexteritycomplete?
IceRaceRace opponents to the end!241RaceInitial design
IceSickleIceSickle is a bit similar to checkers, but was originally inspired by solitaire peg jumping games221Jumping, Placementcomplete?
IceTowersControl the most valuable towers351 per playerStacking pyramids, Turnlesscomplete?
Icehouse BaseballA game of chance.221 per playerUnknownInitial design
Icehouse Null GameThe Game of Playing with Pyramids1+Unknowncomplete?
IceminersCollect Gems from hidden Veins241 opaqueUnknowncomplete?
InfiltrateBuild an army and fight your way through the enemy's lines.2224 Rainbow or 4 XenoUnknowncomplete?
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.1 per player (approx)Unknowncomplete?
InitiativeAn initiative stack222Piece placement, Perfect informationcomplete?
Intersectplacement and simultaneous capture2Placement, Simultaneous actioncomplete?
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.243 for 2 players, 6 for 4 players5 for 2 players, 10 for 4 playersCapture, Nonecomplete?
IsokuLike Sudoku, but with pyramids.9Unknowncomplete?
JuxtaposePlayers play a 'tic-tac-toe'-like game using a 4x4 board and a single stash of pieces from a common pool.Unknowncomplete?
KaeruJumping from waterlily to waterlily, your frogs try to eat the prey they like the most2221Piece movement, Collectioncomplete?
KotraI dice strategy game similar to Backgammon, played on a chessboard.242Movementcomplete?
Kumbhanot given253Unknowncomplete?
La Columna de Trajanoabstract strategy board game for Icehouse of elimination23Movement, Eliminationcomplete?
Landing ZoneCrash land your ship to get the diamonds252DexterityComplete
Launchpad 23The challenge: Be the first to build a complete and balanced 5 stage rocket! The problem: Rocket parts roll out of the factory on a random schedule and are often misrouted to other launchpads!242IceDicecomplete?
Ley Lines of MarsPlace pyramids on the surface of Mars to claim mystic dominance2Unknowncomplete?
Lsallen/SandboxAdvanced variant of Draughts3Unknowncomplete?
Magic MidsMages play a game of placement and capture.241 per player4 for 4 players, 5 for 2 to 3Unknowncomplete?
MagmaJumpy patience on a Volcano board125+5+Puzzle, Jumpingcomplete?
Mandala"A deceptively simple game of set collection"2555Set collection, Perfect informationcomplete?
Martian 12sPlayed in Casinos all over MarsUnknowncomplete?
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