Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood, NY
16 high school Seniors
I'm doing a three day activity with my students in my High School Programming Course. We are going to be looking at how to model the different actions when playing TREEHOUSE.
Day 1 - I…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Laurie Menke on November 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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!
--Enjoyment of the game pieces. One participant:…Continue
Added by Laurie Menke on November 4, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Laurie Menke on October 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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So I finally got to try out FTBG. And its a fast speedy game. With only a couple of extra players, this won't count, but was good fun.
I did notice a minor problem. Because the pegs stick out the bottom of the pegboard, you need to pick up the board to change the peg settings, and you have to be careful when putting it down, otherwise it pushes all the pegs back out.
I'm fairly sure that FTBG is now on at least one persons Christmas list.…Continue
Added by Ian Murphy on October 19, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Added by Billy Salazar on September 21, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
So September 6th was K-Day at Michigan Technological University. What it is, is that all of the student clubs have tables set up at a nearby state park, and new and returning students have a chance to see what clubs are available. Starting last year, as my husband is the president of the Gamer's Anonymous gaming club on campus, is that I run various board games, including Looney Labs games at the table. It helps bring in new members, and helps get over 4,000 people seeing Looney Labs games.…Continue
Added by Genevieve Faber on September 7, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments
My husband and I have a once-a-month gaming group we meet up with. We're always looking for quick, 'light' games that we can play in between the 2 and 3 hour behemoths that we only ever get to bust out at these sessions, just to refresh the mental palate and kill some time before the pizza arrives.
After the first game ended I laid out the board and added a set of pennies and a set of quarters to accommodate the extra 2 players (our usual method of extending a game). I noticed…Continue
Added by Michele Hartman on August 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
My second demo outing was at TWS Hobby Center. This business has had an internet presence for quite some time, but they opened a store front in late July (and I'm already spending way too much time there). Foot traffic was light, but it was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon so I think we also lost out to the beaches. By the end of the session we had 6 people total.
First was a woman and her son (about 11). She had heard about the demo and wanted her son, a Minecraft fan, to become more…Continue
Added by Michele Hartman on August 25, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Game Master Games is the first place I brought Fluxx TBG, since our convention staff had already been screening Doctor Who at the owner's (totally awesome game-themed) restaurant. About a dozen people came out (which wasn't bad for a Wednesday evening). The group had tremendously varying experience levels ranging from avid gamers already familiar with Fluxx to people who weren't gamers at all. People really enjoyed the game and sat in for several rounds. I did notice that people didn't…Continue
Added by Michele Hartman on August 25, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Well, actually, it was UNDER the stage, but why quibble about minor details?
Members of the Philadelphia Folk Festival's Power & Lighting crew participated in a few demo games of FTBG in their secret HQ located beneath the festival's main stage last Saturday afternoon, during their off-hours before the concert began. Participants were moderately lubricated in advance with Cherry Bomb and/or Black & Blue apple ciders, from …Continue
Added by Dave Axler on August 22, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
This is really, really late- my Fluxx TBG party was back on July 19! Whoops. I had a group of friends over to my house, all of whom had played a version of Fluxx previously. Everyone was really excited to try out this new twist on the game. It took us playing two rounds of the game for everyone to understand the strategy behind the gameplay and what it took to win. I had previously playtested the game at Tabletop Day, so I definitely started off with an advantage in the first round.…Continue
Added by Aliyah Weinstein on August 15, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments
Hey everyone, went to Otakon this year and had a blast. Spent a few hours on Saturday after seeing Andy Looney and demoed a few games of Fluxx and card game and Fluxx the board game along with Pink Hijinks and Ice Dice.…
Added by Louis D'Agusto on August 12, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments
I introduced Star Fluxx to the adults at my daughter's band camp earlier this month. The reaction ranged from confused to enthusiastic (it was very loud game night and the one guy was across the table from me had trouble understanding what I was saying - he ended up leaving, but retried and understood the game the next day). I did play with promos (The Traitor and the Robodoctor) and two from Fluxx 4.0 (the Radioactive Potato and the New Rule card that goes with it). I find that the three…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Swango on August 10, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
After I revived the game I read through and played a few times with room mates to get the rules down. After such time I had a number of friends over (10 in total) that I demoed the game for. They liked the Craziness the game creates even if 2 of them didn't really like Fluxx the card game (still don't know why)
I plan on taking some time from Otakon This coming weekend and Demo The game along with Fluxx Card games ( I have a few thanx to my girl friend ) along with Pink Hijinks (as soon…
Added by Louis D'Agusto on August 6, 2013 at 5:05am — No Comments
On Saturday afternoon, July 20th at the National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in West Virginia, scouts and leaders came to our area gathering tent to learn how to play Fluxx: The Board Game. Many of them were already familiar with Fluxx - some were even collectors - and others had never played before. I also had regular Fluxx, Fluxx 3, Eco Fluxx and Spanish Fluxx (thanks to the Bag of Warehouse Swag) for people to pass the time until their turn at the board game. (Some…Continue
Added by Yehuda Katz on July 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Had a great time at Comicon International in San Deigo CA. on july 17- 21. Had such an amazing time playing and demoing games. Fluxx the board game was a stand alone hit. Literally left it on a table while I went to put some stuff down and some people picked it up and started going over the rules. I asked if they wanted a demo and they said "no thanks we want to learn it on our own." The whole weekend went that way. THe game room supplied other versions of fluxx but they did post the posters…Continue
Added by Billy Salazar on July 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Quality verses Quantity. What's your view?
I've always believed in quality over quantity which is a good thing as I would have given up doing demos at Alterniverse a long time ago. If' it's not Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokemon, expect a low-to-zero turn out.
This has always been fine with me. I prefer a small group over a large one as I can devote more attention to each participant.
Such was the case this past weekend. Despite all of the…Continue
Added by Jim Dunaway on July 24, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments