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Tweaking the categories

I think a new category should be added for RX (R+X+) games; these are games that use more than the five colors in a set but less than full 6+ monochrome stashes.

Games like Flags, Color Wheel, and Autumn Ash fall into this category and are not necessarily listed correctly in this current listing. I see that you're using a template to generate the lists, but I'm not sure what template would cover these games. I do anticipate that we'll see more games that fit into this category because of the make up of the arcade. - (User:Nihilvor, 2017-Feb-8)

Excellent suggestions! I have been scheming a bit as to how we can best represent the pyramids required in an intuitive and future-proof way. I think splitting it into set of two fields, "Trios per color" and "Number of colors", may be the best way - especially now that more people have at least 3 Trios (or more) in 10 (or 11) colors. This will also address your stash suggestion below as well as neatly covering most new games people may design. The only difficulty will be games that require partial Trios (such as caps in Volcano), however this was not clean or easy in the old nomenclature either...
I will start laying down the foundations for such a change (we need to do something like it eventually) and post a query in the various online forums before putting it into action. Might want to try and standardize other terminology while we are at it. Thanks for providing more motivation for getting this finally done! Umjahwa (talk) 17:47, 9 February 2017 (PST)

Leaving behind the monochrome stash?

As the "stash" is sort of "old school" language (monochrome stashes haven't been sold in years), I'm wondering if we might be best served removing that type of category from here and on the "What Can I Play" section. I'm sure that I'm not the first to think this, but I'm also not sure if we'd create more problems by modernizing. - (User:Nihilvor, 2017-Feb-8)

Number of Players

I have added some new subpages with lists of games for each number of players up to 5, then one for 6 or more. However, it only works if both min_players and max_players is populated, and I can't work out to get it to find games that follow the guidelines and only have max_players set if it's just a single/two-player game. JorWat (talk) 07:00, 27 February 2020 (PST)

Don't worry, worked it out! JorWat (talk) 08:25, 27 February 2020 (PST)

List of all subpages

For the record, below is a list of all the pages currently found under this page

Browse gamesBrowse games/3x3 boardBrowse games/5x6 board
Browse games/6x6 boardBrowse games/AllBrowse games/Aquarius deck
Browse games/Assorted tokensBrowse games/ChessboardBrowse games/Color die
Browse games/Colors per playerBrowse games/Complex complexityBrowse games/Decktet
Browse games/DominoesBrowse games/Fast playing timeBrowse games/Five colors
Browse games/Five players
Browse games/Five stashes or setsBrowse games/Five trios per colorBrowse games/Four colors
Browse games/Four playersBrowse games/Four setsBrowse games/Four stashes
Browse games/Four trios per colorBrowse games/Hex boardBrowse games/Letter tiles
Browse games/Lightning diceBrowse games/Long playing timeBrowse games/Martian coasters
Browse games/Medium complexityBrowse games/Medium playing timeBrowse games/One color
Browse games/One playerBrowse games/One set
Browse games/One stashBrowse games/One trio per color
Browse games/Opaque bagBrowse games/Paper and pencilBrowse games/Piecepack
Browse games/Playable with HomeworldsBrowse games/Playable with Pyramid Arcade
Browse games/Playable with Pyramid Arcade (paired up colors)Browse games/Playing cardsBrowse games/Polyhedral dice
Browse games/Pyramid dieBrowse games/Sets per playerBrowse games/Simple complexity
Browse games/Six-sided diceBrowse games/Six colors or moreBrowse games/Six players or more
Browse games/Six sets or moreBrowse games/Six stashes or moreBrowse games/Six trios per color or more
Browse games/Stashes per playerBrowse games/Tarot cardsBrowse games/Three colors
Browse games/Three playersBrowse games/Three setsBrowse games/Three stashes
Browse games/Three trios per colorBrowse games/TimerBrowse games/Treehouse die
Browse games/Trios per color per playerBrowse games/Twin Win cardsBrowse games/Two colors
Browse games/Two playersBrowse games/Two setsBrowse games/Two stashes
Browse games/Two trios per colorBrowse games/Volcano boardBrowse games/Wheel board
Browse games/Zark City deck

Playable with Homeworlds Set

Summary: This topic requests a category of games "Playable with Homeworlds Set" and suggests that the list of games "Playable with Pyramid Arcade" should be expanded using a criterion similar to the one that includes Martian Chess.

As I was motivated by this Facebook post [1] to write this entry, I would wish for a list of games "Playable with Homeworlds Set".

In particular, I'd like to include games that would NOT show up if you search for all games playable with (at most) 3 trios in 4 colors, such as Hextris and Branches-Twigs-and-Thorns. These games have 2-player variants that require 5 trios in 2 colors.

To make this work, my idea is to pair two colors into one (redefined) color, say (Red, Yellow) and (Green, Blue). With this pairing, you have 6 trios in 2 colors in the Homeworlds set. (Originally, this idea sprang from the observation that you can play Martian Chess with 6 trios of ANY color, effectively creating 6 trios of 1 color).

Since Martian Chess is including in the list of "Playable with Pyramid Arcade"--although Pyramid Arcade does not have 6 trios in any one color--I guess that Hextris and Branches-Twigs-and-Thorns should be included by a similar criterion, as mentioned above.

I haven't checked the list of games playable with <more than 3 and at most 6 trios> in 2 colors, which by this criterion should all be included in both lists "Playable with Homeworlds Set" and "Playable with Pyramid Arcade". (Since the former list is included in the latter, I didn't want to make a different topic relating to "Games Playable with Pyramid Arcade".)

Using this idea, the following games should probably be included in "Games Playable with Pyramid Arcade", namely games that use:

  • at most 6 trios in 5 colors. (Redefine 5 colors as pairs: e.g., (Red, Orange), (Yellow, Transparent), (Green, Cyan), (Blue, Purple), (Black, White).)
  • at most 9 trios in 3 colors. (Redefine 3 colors as triples: e.g., (Red, Orange, Yellow), (Green, Cyan, Blue), (Black, White, Transparent) - leaving Purple out.)
  • at most 12 trios in 2 colors. (Redefine 2 colors as quintuples: e.g., one is "Rainbow" colors, the other is "Xeno" colors.)
  • at most 30 trios in 1 color. (Color independent.)

Note that all games that are playable with "at most 6 trios in 4 colors" are included in "at most 6 trios in 5 colors".

Cuc (talk) 22:36, 28 February 2020 (PST)

There are quite a few games that require "at most 6 trios in 5 colors", so I've added a page that shows them, but I believe the other categories you're suggesting are empty: there are no games that require 7, 8 or 9 trios per color (other than '1 trio per color per player' games, and they're already in the main list), and the games that require 10 trios per color need at least six colors. As for "Playable with Homeworlds Set", trying to create one search that will find both 'up to three trios of up to four colors' games and 'up to six trios of up to two colors' games is too complicated for the wiki to generate. It's also a bit too limiting a selection of pieces. Pyramid Arcade not only has pyramids, it also has cards, boards and dice; the Homeworlds box soon to be sold just has the pyramids. JorWat (talk) 04:11, 29 February 2020 (PST)