Twitter Poll: Iconography in Board Games
 
Hi folks, a weeklong trip to Chicago in February has had a predictable impact on my sinuses. Trust me, it's not the best listening experience.

So I'm pausing the payments for a month since there won't be a video for February. Meanwhile, I'm writing piece on language-neutral icons and overall visual language in board games. Part of that will be based on this twitter poll on iconography:

https://twitter.com/danielsolis/status/967380569859461120 

For example, let's say you're playing a farming game where you spend energy to send apples from your farm to different cities. Even with that simple premise, iconography can get pretty complicated.

"You get one apple."
+1🍎

"Pay 1 energy."
-1🔋

"Pay 1 energy to deliver 1 apple to one city."
-1🔋: 1🍎→🏙

"Pay 2 Energy to deliver 1 apple each to three different cities."
-2🔋: 1🍎→🏙🌁🌇

But maybe that should be this instead?
-2🔋: (1🍎→🏙)x3

Or should it just expand to be more visually literal even if it takes more space?
2🔋:
1🍎→🏙
1🍎→🌁
1🍎→🌇

How would you visually convey "Take an apple from target opponent"? How would you make that distinct from "Take an apple from each opponent"?

Those are the sort of decisions I hope to discuss in this piece I'm writing. With luck and if my dayjob schedule allows, it should be up this weekend. Meanwhile, take those polls! I need some quantitative data to support my ridiculous assertions! 

Til next time, thanks so much! Here's that link again:
https://twitter.com/danielsolis/status/967380569859461120