|Andrew Plotkin, Daniel Efran, and Elliott Evans|
|Don't tip the ice floe!|
|Players:||3 - 5|
|Trios per color:||5|
|Number of colors:||1 per player|
|Monochr. stashes:||1 per player|
|- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -|
|an old CD; one extra large pyramid|
|Setup time:||1 minute|
|Playing time:|| 10 minutes|
0.167 Hr- 25 minutes
|Game mechanics:||Dexterity, Balance|
|Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987|
CrackeD Ice is an addictive dexterity game in the grand tradition of Don't Tip The Waiter. A compact disc (CD) rests on a single large piece, and each player has a whole stash from which they attempt to place pieces onto the disc. If the disc tips and it, or any piece on it, contacts the table, all the pieces that were on the disc except those that were yours are removed from play. (Early versions of the game termed these removed pieces "in the Crackhouse.")
This game became official in 2002 when it was published in issue #15 of Hypothermia.
"Deluxe" versions of this game, packaged in jewel cases with printed versions of the rules and CDs (usually AOL CDs) were created by the game's creators and given away by them to promote the game. The CDs were sometimes microwaved to give them a "cracked ice" look.
- Printable versions of the complete rules are available at the official web page and at an alternate web page.
- CrackeD Ice is listed at BoardGameGeek.
- Rules available in French in pdf format at www.jeux-icehouse.com