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Subject: Pyramid penguins rss

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In my opinion, the Pyramid Poker wooden blocks are begging for more rulesets to use them.

In particular, they seem particularly well suited to play the Knizia game Penguin / Penguin Party. Has anyone tried this?

The main complaint about Penguin on the boardgamegeek forums is that the penguins are awfully hard to stack, making the game borderline implayable. Penguin Party and Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue go the extreme opposite, replacing the penguin pawns with playing cards, which can be laid in a horizontal pyramid shape, but can't actually be stacked into a vertical pyramid.

Pyramid Poker stands exactly in-between: the equivalent of a standard deck of playing cards, shaped like mahjong tiles.

The material needed for the Penguin game is:
- 36 penguins / cards / blocks, 9 in each of 4 suits
- tokens to count the penalty points, or paper and pen
- eight cards (four 1s, two 2s, and one 3 in Westeros Intrigue) to serve as the hidden rewards for winning a round

Overall, it looks like the wooden blocks in Pyramid Poker are better suited to play Penguins than the material in Penguins itself.
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