Though we got off to a rocky start (last minute change of venue) our local convention happened this past weekend.
Saturday morning, I host what I like to call 'gaming breakfast' but no food is involved, just games. I have a large assortment of games on hand besides the Looney Labs goodness, but I had planned on featuring Star Fluxx! And not to my surprise, that was what everyone wanted to play first!
We had a six player game, 5 of whom had never played. I gave everyone the Android Dr. promo card, then explained the rules to new Fluxx players. The game was slower than I prefer, but everyone wanted to read all the cards as they were played. And just like the Mecca event a few days before, TV and movie quotes based around the just-played card abounded.
Late in the day, someone came by my shop's booth, and saw a copy of the Android Dr. promo card and asked about it. I told them what was up, and they asked to play. I said, if we can find space. One other vendor had already left, so we had a table put up, and gathered 'round it. I handed out the promo to everyone, explained the rules (3 of the 5 had played before) and we began. This time I chose NOT to play, but someone walked over (he'd played that morning) and asked to join. So I was able to answer any questions more easily.
The next day, after my Magi-Nation tourney ended, I taught them the game, too.It took about an hour, since 2 of them had never played the game, and a long period of 'draw 4, play 1, hand limit 1' kept things slow. But we did get a winner eventually. Thay had fun, though 1 player was a Stargate fan, and I don't think that sci-fi series was represented. Or is it?
Thank you for checking out my report. Seems like demo-ing this game is going to sell my shop some extra copies! And hopefully some other local shops as well.