John G Bell
  • Sacramento, CA
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I found Looney Labs because a friend introduced me to Fluxx. Actually, I found the website several years ago because I was doing research on games and recognized that I'd found the place that made Fluxx. I had arrived at the website because of the pyramids as I was looking for games that could be used to invent new games. I sure found that, and how! My friend and I have been working on a version of Tafl, or Viking Chess, that uses pyramids, and it's been both challenging and super fun!

I managed to do several demonstrations at a local store and on a University campus or two. I've been getting people to play with pyramids and had good success at that.

I played Icebreaker on a 3DO system when it first came out, and I recently picked up a copy of the game for the 3DO system that was gathering dust in my closet. I remember how one of my friends decribed that game as, "One of the strangest games I've ever played." I had no idea that I would, years later, be playing with physical pyramids! Moreover, when I introduced my little brothers to Icebreaker 2, one exclaimed, "This is the most intense shooter I've ever played!"

Here's a list of the games I play with my Looney Pyramids, which I keep handy, in no particular order, except the first: Icehouse, IceTowers, Zendo, Treehouse, Martian Chess, Martian Coasters, World War 5, Gnostica, Zarcana, Volcano, Pharaoh, Homeworlds, RAMbots, Twin Win ...
I'm a guy who sometimes wears hats.

More importantly, I know which came first, the chicken or the egg. I am also the founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Pumpkins.
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Time Travel Games, Aquarius, Are You a Werewolf?, Are You The Traitor?

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At 12:23pm on June 16, 2011, The Looneys said…

Hello there - it's great to see you here online!  Thanks for joining our fan club! 

Looks like your profile is almost all set up...  but we have one silly request.  Please drag your LATEST ACTIVITY box to the bottom of your profile page. This will give folks a chance to get to know you (by reading your profile) before diving in to see what you have been doing here at the fan club recently.

Thanks, we look forward to chatting with you in the forums! 

-Kristin and Andy Looney


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