I spent the week this week "babysitting" my niece(17) and nephew(13) with my wife while their parents were out of town. I took a collection of games over with me including Zombie, Pirate, and Cthulhu Fluxx with the intention of teaching the kids how to play some games and getting them interested in the hobby by showing them there was more to board games and card games than "Go Fish" and Monopoly out there. The four of us sat down for the night and I broke out Fluxx to get everyone started…Continue
Added by Joshua Lewis Miles on July 21, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Learn to Play at the Lexington Library (July 19, 2014) went well, this was the event’s first year. This was a event put on by No Ordinary Gamers, we had Steve Jackson Games, Atlas Games, Looney Labs Games and many others to demo to the Children of Lexington. As with all our events we create a Facebook Event and start inviting everyone, we then get poster put up and have the Venue host promote the event from their end of…Continue
Added by Robert Hartsell on July 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
What was initially just me introducing and teaching the game to a friend, in anticipation of an actually planned demo event later this month, became a rather impromptu demo event itself.
It was a local service station chain (Sheetz, for those familiar). We got our food, sat at one of the tables, and out came the normal Fluxx 4.0. This attracted a few glances and, then, outright watchers. I passed up a few opportunities to win the game, instead drawing out the randomness of the…Continue
Added by Michael Higgins on July 18, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments
At the end of a day of games of assorted levels of weight, I brought out the Regular Show Fluxx that had arrived that day. Everyone was familiar with Fluxx, but no one (not even me) had seen many episodes of that cartoon, so several of the individual cards were mystifying. A couple of the players were somewhat familiar because they have kids who watch it.
After the actual game was over, we looked through the rest of the cards to see what they were. No one understood things like…Continue
Added by Daniel W. Johnson on July 13, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments
This was kind of a dry run for me as I've never hosted a games event before and I didn't have any formal materials with me—just IceDice, three Treehouse sets, and the board and rules card from Pink Hijinks. (I deliberately didn't bring the pink nests I'm now lobbying to call a "short stash".) Academy stuff was mentioned, but again this was done without formal materials. :)
We started with IceDice because I consider it to be the modern "base set" for pyramid gaming. Since there…Continue
Added by Joseph Carter on May 14, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I ran three scheduled 2-hour sessions of Zendo at Who's Yer Con last weekend in Indianapolis. Fellow Looney Labs game tech Bart Janssens joined my for several of these. We also played a couple of other unscheduled Zendo games.
Friday at 5:00 I had three other players, Bart and two newbies. Saturday at noon I had a group of three adults and two kids. They already owned some pyramids and were interested in learning more pyramid games. I think…Continue
A bit late posting... But over the Christmas period I was showing my family how to play the Pyramid games, including:
Launch Pad 23
World War 5
The favourites were Martian Coasters, IceDice, and Treehouse, and the least favourite was Martian Chess. People really enjoyed IceDice, with many people being caught out to shouts of "go…Continue
Added by Lisa Jepson on February 24, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments
We've been taking along fun, quick (ish!) games to our regular Magic the Gathering play group, at Fanboy 3 in Manchester, so this week I decided to take along Chrononauts.
It didn't take too long show the group how to play the game, and everyone picked it up really quickly, and the game lasted well over an hour! People enjoyed the strategy, and the stories on the cards (which we read out when we won).
There's a plan do play Uberchrononauts next time, as I now…Continue
Added by Lisa Jepson on February 24, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments
As I play Magic the Gathering with a regular play group at our local game store Fanboy 3 in Manchester, I decided to introduce them to some simpler, quicker games that we can play when we need a break from Magic.
Firstly, I introduced them to Fluxx 3.0 (I tend to keep the older versions of Fluxx on me as they fit easily into a pocket of a bag - perfect for Fluxx emergencies!). They quickly got the hang of that, so then I introduced them to creepers with Zombie Fluxx. The one…Continue
Added by Lisa Jepson on February 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Got a chance to run my first Choose One demo with friends last Sunday. Our SciFi and Fantasy Book group decided to meet up for a Sunday afternoon boardgame session at our local pub. After a couple of longer boardgames, everyone wanted something without a lot of rules to learn, so I broke out the Choose One.
A group of 7 of us played for over 2 hours (with 4 observers at one point), and much laughter was had! We had to skip a few cards, as some of the cards were felt to be a…Continue
Added by Lisa Jepson on February 24, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
February 14-16, 2014 at LAX Marriott in Los Angeles saw in the 25th annual convention of Gallifrey One, celebrating the last 50 years of all things Dr. Who. Of COURSE there were at least a couple of different Fluxx games in play throughout the weekend, except for when my Monty Python version went to be signed by Andy Looney. The best surprise EVER was when Kristin and Andy walked into the game room I was running on Saturday night and introduced Loonacy, a small travel Fluxx and had congoers…Continue
Added by Adelheid "Heide" Nichols on February 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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
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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