Even if they weren't "frequently" asked
questions, here are some that have come
Q: What kind of game is Frog Pond?
A: An abstract spatial manipulation game. On the surface,
Frog Pond might seem like a simple kid's game; Leaping frogs from one Lily
Pad to another, but the game really entails altering your environment (the
Lily Pads in the Pond) to your advantage and Leaping your Frog for best
positional advantage. The concept of a Pond with Lily Pads and Frogs
only serves to make it fun.
Q: For which ages would you recommend
A: That's tricky. The basic concepts of Frog Pond are
simple, Sliding Lily Pads, Leaping Frogs and Sinking Lily Pads, can be
picked up by an 8 year old. We suggest it be an 8 year old with some
aptitude for thinking games. This is NOT Candy Land or Sorry.
The strategies (mostly thinking ahead turns and contemplating what your
opponent will do) will deepen with age. Read me comments on UberCon,
Frog Ponds first game convention.
Q: Frog Pond sounds cool. How do I get a copy?
A: Thanks for your interest. The handful of copies of Frog
Pond in existence right now are hand produced by me. It takes a
long, painstaking time to produce a single version; cutting out each Lily
Pad and packaging them individually. While they aren't for sale
right now, I will provide a copy for review or for a potential publisher.
Q: Are you looking for a publisher?
A: Absolutely. And a distributor. If you are either,
please contact us.
Q: What happens if both Frogs are on the group of Lily Pads that is going to
A: No self-respecting Frog would commit suicide...even if it
means Sinking the other Frog along with him. If this happens, the other
group of Lily Pads sinks instead, no matter what the size.
Q: I don't think I understand when Lily Pads Sink. Can you
explain it another way?
A: Sure. First of all I hope to add a Flash-enabled utility
to this website which will graphically show Sliding and Sinking; a
step-by-step tutorial. But until then...
When one Lily Pad or group of Lily Pads is connected by ONLY 1 CORNER to another
Lily Pad or group of Lily Pads.
Q: Can I play a three or four player variant?
A: Sure. We haven't worked out all the details yet, but if
you'd like to have some friends join in and can't wait for the next Tree Frog
Expansion, try these variants.
Start with a larger Pond. Maybe 5x5 or 6x6. Think about playing with
Teams. You sit across from your partner and take turns. Each Player still
has one Frog and only that Player may move his/her Frog, but you can Slide to
assist your teammate. Also, no Frog may Sink before that Player has a
chance to take a turn.
the Pond...No one can hear you Croak!