You see a sign sitting in the hallway that says "Big Experiment" with a listing of many games. You look up to see a large signpost that proclaims "Looney Labs." Curious, you decide to poke your head in the room, and see people sitting around at various tables playing games with colorful pyramids, talking about unsinking the Titanic, and proclaiming that they have stolen the toaster. As you enter the room, you glance around to see a small den in the center of the room, decorated with tie-dye sheets and people sitting on the floor around the table asking about the buddha-nature. And in the corner people are stacking large foam pyramids.
Before you know it, you're approached by someone in a lab coat. "Welcome to the Lab... would you like to play a game?"
The Looney Labs Big Experiment #2 happened at the Origins game convention in Columbus, OH from July 5th-8th, 2001. It was a blast.
|Fluxx Prelim. Tournament||Thursday||12p-2p|
|Chrononauts Prelim Tourn.||Thursday||2p-4p|
|Chrononauts Prelim Tourn.||Thursday||9p-11p|
|Cosmic Coasters Tournament||Friday||12p-2p|
|Chrononauts Prelim. Tourn.||Friday||5p-7p|
|Fluxx Prelim. Tournament||Friday||7p-9p|
|Martian Chess Tournament||Friday||9p-11p|
|Zarcana / Gnostica||Friday||11p-1a|
|Fluxx Prelim. Tournament||Friday||11p-1a|
|Zarcana / Gnostica||Saturday||8a-10a|
|Fluxx Prelim. Tournament||Saturday||12p-2p|
|12th Annual Icehouse Tournament||Saturday||5p-7p|
|Fluxx Prelim. Tournament||Saturday||11p-1a|
|Chrononauts Prelim. Tourn.||Saturday||11p-1a|
|New Game Testing||Sunday||10a-12p|
|Fluxx World Championship||Sunday||12p-2p|
|Booth Challenge: Q-Turn||Ongoing/Sunday||1 PM|
|Booth Challenge: Proton||Ongoing/Sunday||2 PM|
Thanks to all the rabbits who helped out at the Big Experiment, everything ran great thanks to the efforts of these dedicated rabbits. So once again, thanks to Adam, Becca, Dale, Dan E, Dan I, Eeyore, Emily, Eric, Gina, Jake, John, Kory, Liam, Lynne, Mike, Nathan, Petra, Renee, Ryan, toK, Tucker, Zarf, and to anyone else who helped out.
Thanks for making us so much more than just a demo team.
"Experiments never fail!" -Professor Julius Sumner Miller, Dramatic Demonstrations in Physics
What is Origins?
Origins is an annual gaming convention held in Columbus, Ohio. It is the official convention of the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA). It is home to every type of gaming experience, from card games to board games to roleplaying games... and of course, Looney Labs games! Check out The Official Origins Website for lots more information!
What is the Big Experiment?
The Big Experiment is a demo room for Looney Labs games at C13-15 where we'll be having 45 events. Stop by and try your luck in a tournament, learn a new game from the masters, or just hang out with the creators of your favorite Looney Labs games.
Also, there will be an exhibitor booth at location #109 where you can purchase the Looney Labs games that you played in the Big Experiment. Keep an eye out for our Mad Lab Rabbits as well, clad in Lab Coats, as they will be more than happy to guide you into the Big Experiment...