User:Kataclysm

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Hi, I'm Kat Costa. You can find me on BGG under the username kataclysm. I discovered pyramid games around 2012 and I liked the idea of playing many games from one set of materials. Years later, it has proved an enduring hobby for me. My favorite pyramid games tend to be combinatorial games with lots of strategy and little luck.

Games I've Designed

Xero-G (2019)
Green Hijinks (2016)
Override (2019)
Nickel (2020)

Recommended Games

Have you tried these? They're good!
Apophis — A fun cooperative game about destroying an asteroid in real-time.
Ricochet Pyramids — A real-time puzzle game with tons of replay value
Lockpick — A solitaire card game with a mancala element to it: try to make sets to pick pyramid-locks.
Zark City — Pyramids + poker cards = fun
Binary Homeworlds — A deep and satisfying game of perfect information and wormholes.
Volcano — A colorful, thinky strategy game.
IceSickle — A two-minute zero-luck strategy game
Imperial Shuffle — A 2-player game played on two 4x4 boards where you extinguish or resurrect your opponent's pieces from afar
Pikemen — It's like chess, but better.
Extinction — It's also like chess but better.
Turning Points — There's basically only one rule, but you will be surprised at the end-result when there are sufficient pieces on the board.

Games I Want to Try

  • Attack of the Mids — a co-op game about saving the town from slimes and collecting samples for science. The only randomness is for A.I./bad events after the players' turns.
  • Treehouse Snakes and Ladders — if Snakes and Ladders had actual decisions and tactics
  • Houses of Thoth — Erect high towers of pyramids and Tarot cards
  • Solomids — A solo puzzle game using 3 rainbow stashes and a 10x5 board
  • Icehouse Plant Game — Looks like a more fun version of Photosynthesis
  • Tink — zero luck, played on a chessboard, try to get 4 pieces of the same size in a row, trading sizes allowed
  • Infiltrate — Build an army of 15 pips' worth of pyramids and try to get one piece to the other side of the chessboard.
  • Autumn Ash — pyramids on a chessboard change color and grow leaves
  • Deception — An abstract game played on a chessboard that uses colorful pyramids hidden beneath opaque pyramids.
  • Amoeba — You use poker chips as the board, adding to make the board larger as you go.
  • Dragonflock — Zero luck. You are dragons flying over mountains and trying to destroy the other player's towns.

Useful Pages

Pages Spruced Up

WarpShips
Binary Homeworlds
Looney Ludo
Quicksand (this one has four 3x3 grids in different colros set in a square)
Pikemen
Apophis
Turning Points (this one has the four-color-sides of the table)
Elemental Towers (tables with subtle shading)
Epicycle
Tic Tac Doh
Ambush (numbered / lettered grids and pyramids outside grids)
Override (pieces outside of a 5x5 grid)
Logger (supply to left of 5x5 board, caps to right)
Triumvirate (chessboard, supplies to right and left off the board)
Lockpick Poker deck cards inline with text at right size

Pyramid Games I Have Played

3-High
A Pair of Mice
Abiegnus
Ambush
Apophis
Black Ice
Blam!
Builders of R'lyeh
Caldera
CrackeD Ice
Crosswalk
Dog Eat Dog
Drag Race
Epicycle
Extinction
Folio
Freeze Tag
Gleebs and Grues
Gnaqush
High Ground
Homeworlds
IceDice
IceSickle
Imperial Shuffle
Intersect
Invaders of Mars
Juxtapose
Kotra
Lava Flows
Lockpick
Logger
Mandala
Martian Chess
Nickel
Nile
Nomids
Override
Pentamid
Pharaoh
Pikemen
Plutonian Poker
Pink Hijinks
Pylon
Quicksand
RAMbots
Ricochet Pyramids
Space Monkeys
Stawvs
Subdivision
Synapse-Ice
Thin Ice
Tic Tac Doh!
Timelock
Treehouse
Turning Points
Twin Win
Unocitta
Volcano
Warpships
What Blind Ninjas?
Xero-G
Zark City
Zendo