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Advice on running a Zendo session.
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I'm attending a conference this week in which I volunteered to run a Zendo session.  For those of you who've done such a thing before, I wonder if you have any advice.  Before my questions, please…Continue

Tags: zendo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fogus Sep 24.

New Pyramid game: Logistics
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Continuing my goal of creating 10 pyramid games in 2014, I present my latest (and greatest?) effort.Logistics is a game of pyramid transportation and capture using a Mancala-like movement and capture…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fogus Sep 5.

New Pyramid game: Pungo
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Though it wasn't a resolution per se, I challenged myself to invent 10 pyramid games in 2014.  While I have a few in various stages of development, I recently "completed" a game called Pungo.Pungo…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fogus Aug 24.

Martian Moleskine
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While searching for a way to make Martian Chess more portable for any upcoming trip, I happened upon a way to repurpose a small Moleskine notebook and some Chessex dice.Behold!  Continue

Tags: chess, martian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Carter Jun 16.

 

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Looney Lounge at The Board and Brew at United States

October 26, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Looney Labs will be a hosting a Looney Lounge at The Board and Brew in College Park, MD on Sunday, October 26th! Come play games with Andy & the rest of the crew at Looney Labs. We'll have demos of our existing and soon to be released games, as well as a few prototypes of games we're working on. We will also be giving away an uncut sheet of one of our games to one lucky winner! Can't wait to see you there!Visit The Board and Brew's Facebook page:…See More
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Fogus replied to Robbie Jay Stanfield's discussion 'Fluxx!!'
"I've always preferred "Fluxxen."  :) As for recommendations, I'd suggest Aquarius.  It has a similar feel to Dominoes, but with some Looney-esque action cards and artwork. Regarding the Creepers I believe that the…"
Sep 29
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
"Thanks Russ.  And thank you for the advice.  It was invaluable. "
Sep 24
Russ Williams replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
""That's 4 hours of Zendo played and enjoyed by 40-50 people, many whom were new to the game." Holy smokes, that's impressive! Glad it went so amazingly well! Congrats!"
Sep 22
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
"DONE! That was a blast.  Thanks everyone for the feedback, specifically around guessing stones, beginner masters, and complicated rules.  I had ~10 people sign up on the conference site and brought enough pyramids sufficient for ~4-5…"
Sep 22
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Sep 22
Ryan McGuire replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
"Everything Russ said, except I wouldn't ask a newcomer if they want to master a game until they've had at least three or so games under their belt.  Even if the first winner proactively asks to master the next game, I'd tend to…"
Sep 16
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
"I'm all set in the pyramids department.  Thanks. :)"
Sep 15
Kell Brigan replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
"You might stock up on pyramids (or borrow some extras). I wound up with 8 people per game, and we played for over three hours. We needed 8 stashes and a big table!"
Sep 15
Russ Williams replied to Fogus's discussion 'Advice on running a Zendo session.'
"Especially with non-gamers, I often introduce the game without guessing stones. Just say you can make a guess as part of your turn if you wish. (And then there's no problem with people dropping in or out of the game.) Keep the koan rules…"
Sep 15
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Advice on running a Zendo session.

I'm attending a conference this week in which I volunteered to run a Zendo session.  For those of you who've done such a thing before, I wonder if you have any advice.  Before my questions, please keep in mind the following:Not everyone in attendance will be a gamerHowever, they will all be highly technical thinkersThere will be ~10-12 in attendance at any given momentI'd love smaller groups over one large groupPeople may drift in and outA cooperative experience rather than adversarial will…See More
Sep 15
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New Pyramid game: Logistics'
"I went ahead and added a game fragment for illustrative purposes.  I hope this helps to clarify the rules.  Thanks again."
Sep 5
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New Pyramid game: Logistics'
"> Sorry if I'm coming off as annoying. ^_^ Not at all.  Quite the contrary. Thank you."
Sep 5
Erik Walton replied to Fogus's discussion 'New Pyramid game: Logistics'
"Sorry if I'm coming off as annoying. ^_^ Like I said, I really like your idea here. I just needed a little bit of clarification; I blame it on years of 40k, trying to fight rules-lawyers."
Sep 5
Fogus replied to Fogus's discussion 'New Pyramid game: Logistics'
"You can only sow into the vault if the number of sowed pyramids puts the last one into the vault. When that happens only the pyramid sowed into the vault is kept, the others are still on the play area cards.  When sowing into the vault…"
Sep 5
Erik Walton replied to Fogus's discussion 'New Pyramid game: Logistics'
"So if a player sows into their vault with two or more pyramids left, do they all go into the vault, and you only get the free move if it's exactly one pyramid landing in the vault?"
Sep 5

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ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
Only recently discovered the joys of gaming. Found Looney and fell in love.
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Programming language and database designer.
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Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Time Travel Games, Aquarius

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