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Can you believe it? The new webstore is finally here! And it only took us "two weeks!" (Haha... not!) We do very much apologize for the delays, but hope that you'll find that the wait was worth it. Let us tell you about some of the features and give you some tips for how to get the most out of what the store has to offer.

Our new webstore features portals for both consumers and retailers. Both types of customers will want to start by creating an account in the system. Retailers will then need to follow a couple additional steps to request retailer access. For both groups, having an account will allow you to:

  • Order 24/7/365 from home in your PJ's
  • Use the Quick Order Form and saved payment and shipping information for speedy ordering
  • Upload a CSV file for lightning fast orders (retailers only)
  • Take advantage of a wider variety of payment options (including Net 30 terms for pre-approved retailers)
  • Track your shipment
  • See your order history

Once you have made your account, take a look around. You will find that there are a variety of menu options to help you navigate, and that collections include specialized navigational help on the left side of the page. You will also find more information and links at the top of many collection pages.

Also notice the little gift box in the middle of the right-hand side of any page. This is where you will find your specials. For consumers, you will find that the gift box automatically adds your free-with-purchase Silver Jubilee Gift, and tells you how much you saved when you try one of our bundle deals. For retailers, this gift box will indicate how much you are saving off of MSRP, and will automatically apply our standard free shipping when you reach $200. Also, RETAILERS: this month only, the gift icon will give you an automatic additional 10% off and free shipping on any size order, as extra incentive to give the store a try.

We will continue to make incremental improvements to the site over the next couple of months, and will add new products, pre-order opportunities, and more soon, so check back often!

Unfortunately, there are a couple of trouble areas. First, we will still not be able to ship any orders to the UK at this time due to issues with Brexit and shipping laws. We hope this will change soon, and we apologize. Second, although the old store is still available right now to browse and see your order history, it will be permanently going away in a few months. So please take the time to login to the old site now and download any order history you don't want to lose. And finally, there will most likely be some glitches over the next few days or weeks, so please feel free to contact feedback@looneylabs.com to report any issues or offer suggestions for how we can make the site better. Retailers: we are still working towards showing UPCs on invoices, adding the free POP Display at $150, and providing a master product file for your POS systems... stay tuned! And consumers: we are still working on pre-orders and discount codes for Extra Life... stay tuned!

Finally, we want to let you know that we are now nearly fully moved in to our new warehouse. These lovely folks will not only be doing nearly all of our storage and shipping, but they will also be taking over much of our customer service and billing as well. Don't worry, Alison will still be here helping out with replacements, gameplay questions, and more, but if you have a problem with your order, you may hear a new voice answering the phone to help. Please let us know if you have any issues with invoices, shipments, or anything else during this transition time. We are very pleased with our new fulfillment center's friendly, accurate, and efficient services, and we hope you will be, too!

Whew! If you read all of the above article, you now know why we've gotten behind elsewhere. And unfortunately, that has affected our Silver Jubilee plans this quarter.

First of all, it kept us from posting images of all but one of the Q2 Raffle items. We thank the 164 of you who have played along anyway, and we want to assure you that images of the rest of the items we will be giving away will be up within the next couple of days. For those of you who missed the Q2 Rare Item Raffle, not to worry. The Q3 Raffle will be starting up in mid-July, with all-new prizes, so stay tuned!

Next, we have not yet put up the list of June events. That, too, will be corrected within the next couple of days, so keep an eye out for that email, ticket-holders!

Speaking of ticket holders, we are pleased to announce two exciting new ways to participate in events! First, since half the year is over now, we are reducing ticket prices to just $10 for all 40ish remaining events. What a deal! Second, if you just want to come to a few events, you can do so FREE if there is still space remaining. You will still need to RSVP in order to reserve your space. Links to the RSVP forms will be provided on the event description page. Come join us! We've been having a blast!

The final thing we got behind on again was social media contests. We do apologize for not getting any up this quarter, but rest assured there will be several in Q3, so keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!

We did actually provide some new giveaways this quarter, though. Click through to see the newest coloring page additions and the online puzzles we created for you. We hope you enjoy them, and plan to offer a whole lot more fun this summer!

Thanks for celebrating our 25th anniversary with us!

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This month's new Custom Loonacy deck is Wizard of Oz Loonacy, featuring Dorothy, Toto, and all those from the land of Oz as featured in our recently re-released Oz Fluxx! Buy it as is or customize it as you like--all for $10!

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations

The Looneys are celebrating this year with a wide variety of fun for everyone! To see all the fun that is happening, visit our Welcome Page. Part of the fun will include over 100 online events, from play sessions to Q&A events to crafting and more. Come join us!

Both Looney Labs the company and Fluxx, their best-selling game, turn 25 this year, and we're celebrating in style, even if we aren't leaving the house! We hope you'll join in the fun and bring a friend... the more the merrier!

New: Event ticket price reduced to $10 for the remaining six months of the year AND free entrance to any event that hasn't reached capacity (first come first served).


MidSouthCon 2022

Though both the 2020 and 2021 MidSouthCons had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristin and Andy are now scheduled as the gaming guests of honor at MidSouthCon in 2022. The Looneys very much enjoyed their first time at MidSouthCon in 2012, and they plan to bring even more fun this time around! If you are planning to attend MidSouthCon, keep an eye on the schedule for planned events, panel discussions, and open gaming hours. The Looneys look forward to playing your favorite games with you, signing autographs, and showing off prototypes of upcoming games!

MidSouthCon is the longest-running annual fan-run multi-genre Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-South. It covers a diverse section of fannish culture that includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science, Comics, Horror, Education, Costuming, Anime, and Gaming. MidSouthCon has an average of 2200 attendees, including over 100 authors, editors, publishers, scientists, artists and other guests and panelists. It features more than 200 hours of programming, including panels, the annual Art and Charity Auctions, a Masquerade costume contest, and more. There are also hundreds of hours of gaming running non-stop throughout the weekend.

JUNE 2022

Versacon 2022

The Looneys will be guests of honor at a brand new convention in Louisville, Kentucky next summer (2022)! We aren't sure of the details yet, but we'll be there and ready to spend some time with you!

Versacon is a brand new comic and gaming convention in Louisville, Kentucky. It will be held at the Galt House, and tickets are on sale now!

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Q: Why can't we have Enterprise Fluxx?

A:  Well, as Andy described earlier, we had decided that four Star Trek related Fluxxes was enough... and we have been working toward moving away from licensed titles. They are just too much work and haven't proven to change our sales dramatically. We had a great time getting to make games with so many of our favorite intellectual properties, but now we'd rather get back to the pithy spoofs and timeless themes that we're best known for.

But, all that said, both Andy and all of you have been begging for Enterprise Fluxx. I said no. Five was too many, and I didn't want to have the hassle of another new license to get artwork made for, wait for approvals, etc. But then, as Andy puts it, he found a loophole.

It all started with an idea submission by fan David Covey. He had ideas for dozens of crossover cards for an expansion pack to shuffle all four decks together, and they were great ideas! Andy started riffing on those ideas, using some as is, changing others, and coming up with some more of his own. Then he realized... he didn't need any more new artwork! He could use the artwork from Star Trek Chrono-Trek!

This meant we didn't need to get new art approvals from CBS. In addition, an expansion pack to shuffle the decks together would be great marketing for the other four decks. These two things together made me change my mind and greenlight one more Star Trek licensed product.

Andy really got to work, then, and quickly realized two things. First, there were too many good ideas for just one pack. He needed two. And second, this could be where we get our Enterprise references in! And thus was born the Archer Pack and the Porthos Pack! Each 16-card expansion will contain a healthy dose of Enterprise cards, in addition to some fun crossover cards and some function cards that will help make sure that a 444 card deck (4 Fluxxes plus 3 expansions) will still only run about an hour of play time.

So thank you to Andy and David and all of you who kept asking... you've got your Enterprise! Hopefully you will see these packs in game stores in Fall 2021!

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This group is a place for Looney Labs fans to chat (with each other and with Kristin and Andy) about anything and everything related to Looney Labs and the games they publish. Information and other resources about our Fan Club can also be found here!

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Next in our series of fan-approved store submissions is The Compleat Strategist in New York City. As Glenn Jingleman put it:

"The Complete Strategist is as old school cliché as a board game store can get. I mean that in the best way possible. Knowledgeable staff that gets to know its customers and what they play. Almost no room to move through the store because it is packed to the ceiling with games. And on the small game shelf just inside the front door Fluxx games are one of the first things you see as you enter."

A New York fixture for over 45 years, The Compleat Strategist also has satellite stores in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Stop in and tell them Looney Labs sent you!

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