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Andrew Looney
In this game, one Trio sets a pattern, called the House, which the players must match with their own Trios. The special die determines the manipulation options you get to choose from on your turn.
:Players Players: 2 - 4
:Time Length: Medium?
:Complexity Complexity: Low
Trios per color: 1
Number of colors: 5
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes:
Five-color sets: 1
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
one custom "Treehouse die" (included)
Setup time: 1 minute
Playing time: 10 minutes
0.167 Hr
- 20 minutes
0.333 Hr
Strategy depth: Medium
Random chance: High
Game mechanics: Dice, pattern formation
Theme: Abstract
BGG Link: Treehouse
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987
published in March 2006

Treehouse is a single stash game designed by Andy Looney. The rules fit onto a stash tube and is sold as a self-contained game including a specialized die. Looney Labs made Treehouse their standard-issue Icehouse product for 2006, revolutionizing how retailers sell Icehouse, as well as breaking the monochrome stash convention.

Treehouse gave its name to the Treehouse set, which is a collection of 5 nests each of a different color. Rainbow and Xeno are the two most common color schemes, but others (such as ones assembled from custom icehouse collections) are typically valid for most Treehouse set games (except for Martian Coasters).

What else is it good for?

With just one Treehouse tube, you can play:

With 2 tubes, you can also play:

With 3 tubes, you can also play:

With 5 tubes, you can also play:

And remember, a Rainbow Treehouse tube is a great way to expand your Zendo boxed set! (Homeworlds, too, when Looney Labs publishes it.)


  • Origins Award Winner: Best Board Game of 2006

External Links

Featured in Pyramid Arcade
Black ICE · Color Wheel · Give or Take · Hijinks
Homeworlds · Ice Dice · Ice Towers · Launchpad 23
Looney Ludo · Lunar Invaders · Martian Chess · Petal Battle
Petri Dish · Pharaoh · Powerhouse · Pyramid-Sham-bo
Treehouse · Twin Win · Verticality · Volcano
World War 5 · Zark City