Laurie Menke
  • Woodland, CA
  • United States
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  • Antoine Richard
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  • Andrew Looney
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FAN CLUB MEMBER TYPE:
Fan, Demo Team, Educator
ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
I've been playing Looney Labs games since 2003. I joined the demo team shortly after and have been a fan ever since. In addition to the games, I enjoy keeping up with all the folks at Wunderland and Pepperland whenever I get the chance. They are wonderful people in oh so many ways. :o)
ABOUT ME...
I am a certified teacher who chooses to offer tutoring for struggling students rather than teach under No Child Left Behind insanity. I never quite grew up, and spend most of my free time playing a wide variety of games. :o)
LOONEY LABS GAMES I PLAY/PROMOTE:
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Time Travel Games, Aquarius, Are You The Traitor?

Latest Activity

Laurie Menke and Alex Arts are now friends
Jul 2
Laurie Menke commented on Amber Cook's event 'Looney Lounge #4'
"Can't wait to play more prototypes!  So many exciting ones on Andy's list..."
Jan 27
Laurie Menke might attend Amber Cook's event
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Looney Lounge #4 at Davis Hall

February 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
Come play games with Andy & the folks at Looney Labs. We'll have demos of our existing games as well as a few prototypes of games we're working on. We'd love to see you there!https://www.facebook.com/events/452674808166013/See More
Jan 27
Laurie Menke commented on Amber Cook's event '2nd Annual International TableTop Day with Looney Labs'
"I am so excited that I can be there this year!  :o)"
Jan 27
Laurie Menke is attending Amber Cook's event
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2nd Annual International TableTop Day with Looney Labs at Davis Hall

April 5, 2014 from 1pm to 5:30pm
For the second year, Looney Labs will be hosting an event for International TableTop Day! We are super excited about it and we hope to see even more gaming than last year so show up in your best tie-dye and come celebrate with us!https://www.facebook.com/events/658031707576904/See More
Jan 27
Laurie Menke commented on Andrew Woodbridge's event report 'HS Programming Classroom Playthrough'
"Very cool!  I'd be interested in seeing what they came up with for programming and strategy.  :o)"
Dec 26, 2013
Laurie Menke replied to Kristin Looney's discussion 'Choose One!'
"I've played Choose One with folks aged 9 to 70-something, and everything in between, and the general consensus is that it's a HIT!  The 9-year-old actually seems to enjoy it the most, even though that's not the intended age…"
Nov 20, 2013
Laurie Menke replied to Kristin Looney's discussion 'our old EDU mailing list'
"I'm glad you found my post useful!  Best of luck in your endeavors.  :o) Your game ideas sound interesting.  I had never heard of rithmomachia before... thanks for the information!  As for other "games of numbers"…"
Nov 12, 2013
Laurie Menke posted blog posts
Nov 4, 2013
Laurie Menke updated their profile
Nov 4, 2013
Laurie Menke replied to Kristin Looney's discussion 'our old EDU mailing list'
"Hi David!  I am not aware of many pyramid games that specifically teach algebra through calculus, but every single pyramid game definitely teaches or requires visual-spatial skills and/or strategy/logic.  There is one game I know of that…"
Oct 24, 2013
Laurie Menke posted blog posts
Oct 20, 2013
Laurie Menke replied to Kristin Looney's discussion 'our old EDU mailing list'
"Hi, David! I was one of those early posters to this group, but haven't peeked at it in quite a while. But I'd be happy to help. Tell me more about your situation. What age kids? What specific math topics? How many will be playing?…"
Oct 20, 2013
Kristin Looney and Laurie Menke are now friends
Aug 8, 2013
Carol Townsend left a comment for Laurie Menke
"Hey Laurie, It's not only been years since we've chatted...I'm pretty sure it's been years since I've been on the Fan Club site!   Enjoy - have fun - play more games!   :) Carol"
Aug 7, 2013
Laurie Menke and Andrew Lupp are now friends
Jul 10, 2013

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At 8:41am on August 7, 2013, Carol Townsend said…

Hey Laurie,

It's not only been years since we've chatted...I'm pretty sure it's been years since I've been on the Fan Club site!  

Enjoy - have fun - play more games!   :)

Carol

At 2:12pm on November 26, 2012, Andrew Lupp said…

Laurie!

Welcome to the Fan Club! To take the plunge and get acquainted with all the cool things that the Looney Labs Fan Club offers, check out this webpage – chock-full of useful Looney Labs Fan Club information!

http://looneylabs.ning.com/page/drew-s-welcome-letter

Looking forward to getting to know you! And Happy Gaming!

 

Drew Lupp

Fan Club Coordinator

Looney Labs

Laurie Menke's Event Reports

Gaymer X

I just realized that I never did an Event Report for Gaymer X!  What was I thinking???

Gaymer X was the first ever gaming convention specifically for LGBT folks, and was held in San Francisco on August 3rd and 4th, 2013.  This was my first gaming convention ever as well, so I can't compare it to others.  But I have been told that it was one of…

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Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:00pm

Choose One Demo Three

I got my third chance to demo Choose One on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Some friends and I have a monthly game day, and we were looking forward to trying this newest Looney Labs game, as we have enjoyed several others in the past.  Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts made this group smaller than usual this month, with only three participants.  But we still had a great time!

Positive comments:

--"Cool bag!"

--Enjoyment of the game pieces.  One participant:…

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Posted on November 4, 2013 at 2:01pm

Fluxx: The Board Game--Various Demos

I purchased Fluxx: The Board Game at Gaymer X in San Francisco on August 4th. Since then I have played it with five children aged 7-11, my gaming group which consisted of 5 middle-aged women, and a retired couple. I did not get individual event reports written up, so I'm summarizing now.



F:TBG is fairly easy to adapt to if you are familiar with the original Fluxx card games. Even without that prior knowledge, it only takes about ten minutes to be up and running, and players are…

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Posted on October 20, 2013 at 11:00pm

Choose One Demo Two

Saturday, October 19th, was my second family demo. My boyfriend Max, his parents, and I had a great time and many hearty laughs playing Choose One. Ernie (Max's dad) plays maybe one or two games a year, so it was great that he was interested in playing not once, but twice! Then after he went to bed the remaining three of us played another two games. It was definitely a hit!



Max's response to the Dragons or Unicorns card: "Yes, please!!!" LOL! We established a house rule that you had… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2013 at 4:00pm

 
 
 

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