At Casual Sundays – the brainchild of Ms. Roy and Ms. Heishman – students gather to play table top game, such as Slash, The Resistance, and Fluxx. On Sunday, February 1, the group welcomed celebrated Looney Lab founder, former NASA engineer, and Fluxx creator, Andy Looney.
Mr. Looney first contacted Madeira after seeing a version of Fluxx made by Ms. Heishman’s drama class. The A Streetcar Named Desire prototype intrigued the creator. Through Labyrinth games in Washington, D.C., Ms. Heishman and Mr. Looney connected. Ms. Heishman and Ms. Roy invited Mr. Looney to Casual Sunday, and were over joyed when he accepted!
During his visit, not only did the group play four different versions of Fluxx, but Mr. Looney also brought his own versions: Alice in Wonderland Fluxx, Fairy Tale Fluxx, World Travel Fluxx, and America Fluxx. “It was really thrilling to see working prototypes from a professional. It was even better to get to play them,” Ms. Heishman remarked of the event.
After competing with the girls (Mr. Looney played a hand in all of the Fluxx games), he premiered a new game currently in beta with Ms. Heishman, Ms. Roy, junior ASSIST scholar Astrid Olsson, Anna McMahon ’15, and our visiting Chilean exchange student Maria Alejandra Herrera Bugge.
Special thanks to Andy Looney for visiting and Ms. Roy for providing snacks. View photo gallery here >>
The next play date is Sunday, February 8. It will feature the new and sold out game, Slash.Student Life