Getting pieces

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There are several different kinds of Icehouse pieces available for sale. The most common by far are the stackable injection molded colorful pieces from Looney Labs plastic pieces, paper pieces, and giant cardboard pieces. Crystal Caste makes stone pieces out of semi-precious stone, both solid and stackable kinds. There were other sorts of pieces made in the past; the Looneys made solid plastic pieces by hand, and then switched to xyloid pieces, before finally settling on the current injection molded plastic pieces. You can still obtain some of these classic old pieces through Andrew Looney's Project Ebay.

One of the drawbacks to the Icehouse game system is that the pieces are fairly expensive to manufacture. In 2005, the Looneys requested assistance in bringing that price down, by posting a request for quotes on various parts of the Icehouse manufacturing process.

Aside from purchasing pieces directly from Looney Labs' Online Store, you can also check with your Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS). If they don't have it in stock, they'd certainly be willing to special-order pieces for you. Not only are you doing a good thing by giving your local store business, but you're helping Looney Labs by showing the distributors (and your local store) that there's a demand for Looney Labs' products.