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== What is a Treehouse set good for? ==
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With '''just one''' Treehouse tube, you can play:
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* Treehouse
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* [[IceSickle]]
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* [[Ice Age]]
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* [[Tic Tac Doh!]]
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* [[Rotationary]]
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* [[Armada]]
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* [[Push-Pull]]
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* [[Bears, Foxes & Hares]]
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* [[Juxtapose]]
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* [[What_Can_I_Play%3F#One_Set|and many more!]]
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With '''2''' tubes, you can also play:
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* [[Martian Chess]], up to 3 players
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* [[Traction]] for 2-5 players
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* [[Martian Mud Wrestling]], although you may have a difficult time remembering which five colors are yours.
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* [[Mundialito]]
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* [[What_Can_I_Play%3F#Two_Sets|and many more!]]
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With '''3''' tubes, you can also play:
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* Binary [[Homeworlds]]
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* Martian Chess, up to 5 players
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* [[Black Ice]]
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* [[Zark City]]
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* 4- or 5-player [[Martian Race]]
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* [[Kristin Looney|Kristin]] suggests using 3 Treehouse sets to play [[IceTowers]] with partial stashes, supporting up to 5 players.
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* [[What_Can_I_Play%3F#Three_Sets|and many more!]]
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With '''5''' tubes, you can also play:
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* [[Volcano]], once you scrounge up some [http://www.looneylabs.com/OurStores/product.html?ProductID=274 suitable objects] for caps.
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* most games that require one stash per player, up to 5 players!
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* [[What_Can_I_Play%3F#Five_Sets|and many more!]]
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And remember, a Rainbow Treehouse tube is a great way to expand your [[Zendo]] boxed set!  ''([[Homeworlds]], too, when [[Looney Labs]] publishes it.)''
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==External Links==
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* Ever wonder how to get those pyramids back in the tube?  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVOENwG-QII Here's how!] (video)
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* [http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/13/13584.phtml RPG.net Review]

Revision as of 18:17, 8 September 2019

A Treehouse set is a collection of 15 Icehouse pieces in five colors: one large piece, one medium piece, and one small piece in each color. It also includes a cloth 5×5 grid and two dice: a standard six-sided and a custom black six-sided die with a custom action printed on each face.
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The die-faces of the custom die are as follows:
:AIM:TIP:HOP:DIG:SWAP:WILD


Three other versions of Treehouse sets exist:

  • Rainbow Treehouse, a set of 15 pyramids in red, green, yellow, blue, and black that, unlike the product above sold under the same name, did not include the cloth grid or the standard six-sided die
  • Xeno Treehouse, a set of 15 pyramids in purple, orange, clear, white, and white that did not include the cloth grid or the standard six-sided die
  • Pink Treehouse, a set of 15 pyramids in pink that did not include the cloth grid or the standard six-sided die

The phrase "2HOUSE" means two Treehouse sets, "3HOUSE" means three Treehouse sets, and so on.

Icehouse pieces were originally sold in stashes, with all 15 pieces of the same color, and most games required either a set number of stashes, or 1 stash per player. Treehouse has been the leading pyramid product since 2006, obsoleting the older stash convention. Since the introduction of Treehouse, many games have been designed that require one, two, three or more matching Treehouse sets. Older Icehouse games tend to specify the required number of stashes, while newer games define their piece requirements based on Treehouse sets, depending on which sales format was common when the game was designed. Only a few games, such as Zendo, are compatible with both stash and Treehouse paradigms.

What is a Treehouse set 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.)


External Links

  • Ever wonder how to get those pyramids back in the tube? Here's how! (video)