Talk:CrackeD Ice

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Does this belong under 'Community Games' instead?

Historical Claims

I will have to check my records regarding some of the claims the original poster made about early versions of this game.

I don't think any *published* versions left out the information about taking back your own pieces, playtest versions posted to the net probably did.

The correct ordering of versions, if I recall correctly, are:

  • Playtest versions
  • Web page version
  • Hypothermia
  • Deluxe Jewel Box Version

Only some of the deluxe version editions had microwaved CDs, most were just plain CDs. These versions were given away by the game's authors to promote the game.

One ultra-deluxe "Crystal CrackeD ICE" set exists, with the rules printed on a transparency and including a clear disk, and was given away as part of the Origins 2004 raffle.

Update: I can't find any printed versions that lack the note about taking back your played pieces when you crack the ice, so I removed that note.--Eeyore 15:27, 28 Apr 2005 (GMT)


What is the significance of the CDs having been microwaved?

You get cool cracked patterns in the silver surface of the CD, like this microwaved CD

Lambda 16:23, 27 Apr 2005 (GMT)

Minimum Players?

I've had fun with just two players on this game. Why is the minimum given as three? --Carthoris 16:35, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

I agree. I don't know why it says "three." I've played it with two a few times, and it worked just as well as it did with three. Actually, that's why I added the "2-player" tag to the bottom of the page when I was cleaning up the wiki the other day. --nihilvor 23:05, 29 January 2012 (UTC)