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Jason McIntosh
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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10
Apr 2007*
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Brian Campbell
United States
Boston
Massachusetts
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8.5
Oct 2005*
Great game, light, but enough strategy to keep you interested. As others have pointed out, it's very similar to RoboRally.
2005-10-20*
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Rusty McFisticuffs
United States
Arcata
California
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8
Sep 2006*
OK, as a computer programmer, it's tough to pitch a game which is allegedly about writing computer programs to one's non-computer-programmer friends, but this is really a fun, cleverly designed game. And we've seen a number of surprising, funny games where the bozo in last place gets lucky outwits everyone and steals the win.
2006-09-29*
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Andrew Petrarca
United States
Lincoln
Rhode Island
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8
Aug 2006*
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Chris Ballowe
United States
Springfield
OR
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8
Nov 2008*
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Chris Long
United States
State College
Pennsylvania
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You know, like, for realsies.
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Vaughn had always been a good student, but now it seemed as though he mastered his lessons too quickly.
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8
Jun 2007*
Definitely one of my favorite IceHouse games. Very similar to RoboRally, although it is better and worse in interesting ways. I find the programming more enjoyable, but the lack of space, extra gear components, and restriction on numbers of players is a downside.
2007-06-13*
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Paul Reinerfelt
Sweden
Hörby
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8
May 2009*
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Russ Williams
Poland
Wrocław
Dolny Śląsk
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8
Jul 2010
I used to play a lot of RoboRally, and now I prefer RAMbots. RAMbots doesn't risk dragging on too long, and its rules are more pleasing and elegant. Both give the fun core experience of "program your robots and then they run automatically, amusingly messing with each other in unexpected ways, and amusingly sometimes simply misprogrammed by their owners".
2010-07-16
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Man Drel
United Kingdom
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8
Mar 2012
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Frank de Groot
Netherlands
Heerlen
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8
Nov 2012
If you like Roborally, you will love this. Idea is comparable, but game play is completely different.
2012-11-11
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Jim Jacklitch
United States
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7.5
May 2009*
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Ryan McGuire
United States
South Euclid
Ohio
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7.5
Dec 2009*
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Malachi Brown
United States
Hermitage
TN
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It's turtles all the way down.
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“Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself.”
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7
Jan 2012
Ahh... the poor man's roborally. It also plays much more quickly and more interesting rules for order of operations.

icehouse
2011-02-28
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Ben Clinger
United States
Rossford
OH
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7
Nov 2008*
I used to like programmable move games a lot, not so much anymore as I find them more tedious than anything else.
2005-08-18*
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David -
Canada
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7
Feb 2009*
The more people the better, 2 is ok for learning but 3 is much more entertaining.
2009-03-17
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Ryan Hackel
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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7
Nov 2014
There are enough differences from RoboRally that this is no mere port. The race path is less linear and the style encourages and rewards confrontation. (A few points of damage in the first turn can be highly debilitating!) Executing program registers and determining priority are different enough to confuse a seasoned RoboRally veteran. The learning curve is steep enough to merit a couple of learning sessions... one might not be enough.
2014-11-07
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Spencer C
Netherlands
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7
Mar 2013
Solid RoboRally inspired game. No fighting-the-board involved, entirely about player interaction. I'd like to see a game somewhere between the two come out.

ICEHOUSE
2013-03-12
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Clark D. Rodeffer
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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6
Oct 2005*
If you like Robo Rally, but don't have two or three hours to set aside to play nor the hundreds of dollars needed to get a copy with all the expansions, here's a quick and easy substitute.
2005-10-13*
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Alex Churchill
United Kingdom
Cambridge
Cambs
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6
Jan 2009*
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Bill Reed
United States
Galloway
Ohio
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6
Oct 2009*
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Jeff Wolfe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Zendo fan, Columbus Blue Jackets fan, Dominion Fan. These are 'permanent microbadges' to free up space on my microbadge row
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6
Oct 2009*
Don't think I'll want to play it a lot, but I could probably be talked into it from time to time. Very similar to Robo Rally.
2009-10-04
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Robert Carroll
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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6
May 2011
See Icehouse.
2011-05-06
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José Carlos de Diego
Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
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5.5
Sep 2011
2008-01-18*
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Rich P
United Kingdom
Sheffield
United Kingdom
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I didn't know what to do with my UberBadge, so I left it as a GeekBadge.
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Planning...
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5.5
Dec 2010
Included in Playing With Pyramids.
2008-07-09*
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Gareth
Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
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My ass is green, but I don't let it worry me.
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5.1
Jul 2009*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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Or maybe PowerGrid?
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Yeah, that's me. Handsome devil, I know.
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5
Sep 2008*
It's a faster, more abstract version of RoboRally. Fun, though difficult to explain.
2005-01-15*
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Scott Obear
United States
North Beach
Maryland
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5
Jun 2008*
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Scott Myers
United States
Rochester
New York
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4
Jan 2009*
rambots has some clever concepts, but yeah, give me roborally any day.
2009-01-12*
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Bob Mueller
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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4
May 2009*
This little battle game has you planning moves, and then getting to opponents. It has an advantage over Robo-Rally, in that you need to tag a piece of the correct color, which may be another player as well as the becon "Flag". It is fiddly because the programming terms and order change and are iconic to your piece orientation, color, and size. I find it interesting as a warm-up to Robo Rally, but I much prefer Robo-Rally.
2009-05-05
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A L D A R O N
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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A L D A R O N
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Joe Peterson
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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Joe Orosz
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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Russell Grieshop
United States
Temple Terrace
Florida
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Michel Fortin
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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Bob Wilson
United States
Northampton
Massachusetts
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
United States
Mountain View
California
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P.L.A.
Spain
LA BAÑEZA
(LÉON)
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Jose María Flores
Spain
Móstoles
Madrid
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Judson Lester
United States
Santa Monica
California
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Francisco Rueda García
Spain
MADRID
MADRID
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Nick Sauer
United States
Hamilton Square
New Jersey
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Timothy Hunt
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Ryan Olson
United States
Topeka
Kansas
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Dana More
United States
Garden Grove
California
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Big Woo
Scotland
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Gwendolyn Schmidt
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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JJ Cheng
Taiwan
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Matt Robertson
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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Life is Short; Play Games!
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Check out www.saskgames.com for gaming clubs, stores, and events in Saskatchewan.
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Paul Dale
Australia
Moggill
Queensland
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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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Only a dragon to see here. Move along.
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Rob Keetlaer
Netherlands
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