A lot of fun was to be had at the 2nd annual Tabletop Day hanging out with the Looney gang. Nerdarchy decided to take a little road trip for this tabletop day from New Jersey over to College Park, Maryland. Six of us piled into a mini-van and began our quest for Loonacy and fun. Let me tell you there were plenty of both to be had. Literally as depicted to the right there :). Loonacy was one of the many games we got to play while at the Looney Lounge Tabletop Day event.
I do have a confession to make. We did have an ulterior motive for making the three and half hour drive each way. It’s simple we were hoping to be able to corner Mr. Andy Looney the founder of Looney Labs for an interview. Actually Andy was very gracious and accommodating with his time and allowing us to chat with him on camera. Our own Ted Adams conducted the interview.
TableTop Day Interview With Andy Looney Of Looney Labs
These aren’t your mom and dads games. I was first introduced to Looney Labs games with Zombie Fluxx. There are a ton of Fluxx games out there that you can play- Monty Python, Star, Pirate, Stoner, Cthulhu, and that is just naming a few of them. Fluxx at it’s essence is a strategy card game where the win conditions are always well in fluxx. I mean the tag line for Fluxx is “The ever changing card game where the fun never stops.”
The newest game to be launched is Loonacy which is a face paced matching game based off the images from the other Fluxx games. This one was a lot of fun and my thirteen year old sons favorite of the lot. It’s a pretty straight forward game that is great younger players and casual gamers. Also our resident Nerdarchist Ryan pointed out it would make a great drinking game.
There is also the Looney Pyramids Games. You can literally play at least a dozen different official games with the Looney Pyramid game pieces ranging from just two players on up to as many players as you can find. Than there is a whole community that has churned out hundreds of unofficial games played with the Looney Pyramids pieces. They can be found at Icehousegames.org.
These games are played with a set Looney Pyramids referred to as a stash. Some games of Looney Pyramids are played with multiple stashes. Andy got his start with Icehouse which is a Looney Pyramid game that actually found it’s way into existence through the book he had written called Empty City.
Aside from Fluxx and Looney Pyramids there is a couple of board games published under the Looney brand. Fluxx the board game and Choose one. I haven’t played Fluxx the board game, but Choose One is a lot of fun and would make an awesome party game that up to ten people can enjoy at a time. Now this article wouldn’t be complete without at least mentioning “Are You A Werewolf?” and “Are You The Traitor?”. Both of which make for great party games that can be played with a decent amount of players.
The Looney games contains games suited for anyone from the casual gamer all the way up to the hardcore gamer. Interested in owning your own Looney games?
You can get them here.