Games in Design Stage Playtesting

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There are 70 games in the Playtesting stage.

NameDescriptionMin PlayersMax PlayersStatusYear
EOFPlayers use icehouse pieces to make patterns in a data stream.24Playtesting2000
AebGrow your forces and destroy the enemy.24Playtesting2001
AlheimurAn Icehouse space exploration game that uses an Aquarius deck.28Playtesting2001
Bottoms Upnot given46Playtesting2001
Martian CheckersPieces jump and immediately capture22Playtesting2001
TerrafexPlayers use icehouse pieces to grow forests, build mountains, start fires and melt glaciers.Playtesting2001
Nightmare PachisiA multitrack linear wargame24Playtesting2002
Icehouse Plant GameGrow your pieces toward the sun34Playtesting2004
King o' the CastleA strategy game where players try to invade one another's castles22Playtesting2004
LimnA Balderdash-style bluffing game410Playtesting2004
HexanoA variant of Volcano played on a hexagonal board instead of a square 5x5 onePlaytesting2005
Ice Soo SorryBased on the board game "Sorry"24Playtesting2005
Mega HexanoA variant of Volcano played with 9 stashes on a hexagonal boardPlaytesting2005
SpikeA strategy game of moves and counter-moves with maze-like aspects2Playtesting2005
TractionPlayers walk their pyramids in a race to the finish line, and stop their opponents from getting there first!Playtesting2005
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).Playtesting2006
Ratones ColoradosA game of mice, cats, and traps34Playtesting2006
FoxtrotAn abstract strategy game23Playtesting2006
La Linterna de Lisi­cratesAn abstract strategy game22Playtesting2006
Torres de AsedioOpen a gap in enemy walls to take your army across the board24Playtesting2006
Ballistic WarsA pure strategy game of knocking down enemy walls36Playtesting2007
CatapultsIn Catapults, each player builds a castle and then tries to tear down the castles of the other players.Playtesting2007
ChaosCollect all 10 colors25Playtesting2007
Coaster ChessMartian Chess meets Martian CoastersPlaytesting2007
CoastercanoMega Volcano that uses Martian Coasters and Treehouse DicePlaytesting2007
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.Playtesting2007
Ice BoulePlay a game of Boule with your Icehouse pieces and using the Centrifice-mechanic.Playtesting2007
Kumbhanot given25Playtesting2007
Ley Lines of MarsPlace pyramids on the surface of Mars to claim mystic dominancePlaytesting2007
Martian ShuffleboardA game of dexterous strategy for 2 to 10 players.210Playtesting2007
Stacktors!A role-playing game system using pyramids.2100Playtesting2007
X SpectrumCombine and ConquerPlaytesting2007
Zombie CoastersStop the Zombie plague before it gets out of hand!Playtesting2007
Conquest of Marsabstract wargame using pyramids, cards, and dice24Playtesting2008
Martian BattleSpiresMartian BattleSpires is a game of domination by advantage.Playtesting2008
Martian FloodPlayers score points by building ships & towers that survive the floodsPlaytesting2008
Penguin MarathonAn epic race on the slippery Martian slopesPlaytesting2008
T-MinusIt's Not Rocket Science.Playtesting2008
FleetA space fleet game25Playtesting2009
Ice DraughtsAdvanced variant of DraughtsPlaytesting2009
Icehouse DashBe the first to complete all five trees14Playtesting2009
One Square at a Time to the CaptureAdvance to capture the giant.24Playtesting2009
Treehouse Snakes and LaddersSnakes & Ladders with pyramids, real decisions, and lots of player interaction.25Playtesting2009
Tri-Prism Face OffOpponents race to finish linePlaytesting2009
ZigguratA push-and-shove race around and up the sides of a pyramid.24Playtesting2009
AscendancyA turn-based game of tower building.25Playtesting2010
Crystal TradersTrade crystals with people from other worlds36Playtesting2010
Chain ReactionFire 'particles' at 'atoms' and direct the chain reaction to let you capture pieces26Playtesting2011
Crystal WarsWargame played on Martian Coasters24Playtesting2011
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.24Playtesting2011
NimbusA multiplayer combinatorial game with an icy association to the game Nim.210Playtesting2011
Sphinx's PawEscape from monsters beneath the Great Pyramid of Giza24Playtesting2011
Treasure SlideSlide on the ice while collecting treasure.22Playtesting2011
Ziggurat Demolition ThrowdownA game of angry magic for pyramids and the Decktet25Playtesting2011
Barrakesh ExpressControl surface transport on Mars24Playtesting2012
CascadesA mountaineering two-players race.22Playtesting2012
EvacuateGet your Stacktor clans out of burning nightclubs before your rival/s manage/s to do the same.24Playtesting2012
GravityPlaneA 2-8 player variant on Martian Coasters28Playtesting2012
Houses of ThothErecting Pyramids on Tarot cards, and vice versa25Playtesting2012
PhalansteryOrganize a harmonious group within the utopian phalanx12Playtesting2013
Temple of MasksA game about the Mayans24Playtesting2013
CarboniteDiceA game of CarboniteDice in progress.11Playtesting2014
InitiativeAn initiative stack22Playtesting2014
LogisticsA game of Logistics in progress22Playtesting2014
MaliceMalice. Get some.22Playtesting2014
MartianWhistResolving a trick in Martian Whist22Playtesting2014
Martianopolis 500Zip around the track to the finish.24Playtesting2014
Ice Etin's Cave44Playtesting2015
Super Death RayImage coming soon...23Playtesting2017
Traffic TyrantsA pyramid game inspired by a children's game of traffic lightsPlaytesting2017