Ice Lady

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Under development

This game is currently under development, in the Playtesting stage. Feedback is strongly encouraged! Feel free to give comments on game design or structure on the talk page.

Ice Lady
Olle Johansson
A variant of turkish checkers, aka Dama, using Icehouse pieces.
:Players Players:
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: Low
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 2
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 2
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
Setup time: Quick
Playing time:
Strategy depth: Low
Random chance: None
Game mechanics:
Theme: Stackable icehouse pieces
BGG Link:
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987


A variant of Turkish checkers using stackable icehouse pieces.


Capture all of the opponents pieces.


Each player starts with four medium pieces of the same color placed in the middle of the second row closest to them and four small pieces placed in the same way on the third row. Four large pieces are placed next to the board. See example image below.


Small pieces can move one square diagonally forward and if possible jump over one opponent piece to capture it. Medium pieces can move two squares forward or to the sides and can capture one opponent piece it jumps over. It's not possible to jump over more than one piece, jumping over own pieces is not allowed. Captured pieces are removed from the board.

Making a king

When a small or medium pieces enters the opponents first row it can be replaced with a large piece, called a king. This piece can move in all directions, and as far as three squares.

The king tree

Moving another piece onto a king in the opponents first row creates a king tree, which means that this piece can move as many squares as the number of pips in the tree. A piece can only be placed on a larger piece, e.g. a medium can only be placed directly on a king, and the small can be placed directly on the king, or on a medium on a king. When a king tree is captured only the top most piece is removed and the remaining pieces are still in play, only when the large piece is on its own when captured will it be removed from the board.

Winning the game

The game is won when all of the opponents pieces are captured.

Additional comments

The name Ice Lady is derived from the Swedish name of checkers, which is translated as "Lady", and of course, from Icehouse.

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Credits and Copyright

This game is licensed under a Creative_Commons License and is copyrighted © 2006 by me, Olle Johansson