Back in October, there was a local gaming convention, OshCon, and I ran two demo events for Looney Labs games. I brought with me Ice Dice, Star, Normal, Pirate, Martian, and Monty Python Fluxx, as well as Chrononauts and Early American Chrononauts, and Back to the Future. I scoped out the vendors to keep note of which vendors had Looney Labs games and which ones, and also picked up a new copy of Zombie Fluxx to replace my set that died in moving, as well as Pink Treehouse and Eco and Family Fluxx, this almost completing my collection. Once we got the table set up the first day it was a little slow going. We had 3 individuals who came and demoed Launchpad23 and IceDice, and one round of Star Fluxx. They really enjoyed the Star Fluxx game, and thought IceDice was neat, although they commented that Launchpad 23 really needed a better game board since with was so crowded. (Gives me inspiration to make my own homemade board possibly) One of the participants asked if Looney Labs made professional grade gameboards for Fluxx, like the paper ones we had but on a thick material like Magic:The Gathering makes, and I let them know I would definitely pass along the suggestion. Towards the end, we had a couple come to play Star Fluxx, as they were already Fluxx fans but wasn't aware of all the varieties. They also played a round of Pirate and Zombie Fluxx with us, and immediately made a beeline for the nearest vendor who was carrying Zombie Fluxx. Sadly, none of the vendors had Star Fluxx, so I pointed out to them the coupon code on the demo cards, but advised they try their local gamestore at home, since it was a new release. From this round of Star Fluxx, a new customer goal was born, the "Cute Fluffy Shish-Kabob"
Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of us playing, since I was playing myself. I think the convention photographer did, but he has not posted them online. Here's some pictures of the demo table:
The second day we had a lot more players come check us out, and played about half a dozen games of Star Fluxx, and tried out several pyramid games, as well as a big group of players to try out Chrononauts and Early American Chrononauts together. I also had a couple who had two smaller children with them and we enjoyed a very fun game of Family Fluxx, which lead to me seeing them playing regular Fluxx together later so they must have picked up a copy at the Con.
By the end of the Con, I had 10 demo cards of each left, which I held onto in order to run some demos at various parties and local stores. All in all I thought it was a great success, and I should be running demo events at another local gaming convention Fire and Ice in February.
For my other demos, I went up to my boyfriends school in Houghton, Michigan (Michigan Tech) and was up there for a night of gaming, and I played several rounds of Star and Pirate Fluxx and also showed a couple of the guys Ice Dice.The guys loved the demo cards and the coupon codes since there is no gaming store in that area and being college students on limited funds and limited ability to travel to a big city it introduced them to a great game company to break the monotony of D&D and Magic. Although, I was asked several times if there was a Drinking Fluxx.
Overall my demos so far have been great successes and it's been great fun sharing these games :)