Looney Labs ships Stoner Fluxx

This is not a joke. Stoner Fluxx is a new version of Fluxx with appropriately (or inappropriately) adjusted Keepers and Goals, as well as some special rules you can probably imagine. Looney Labs will be donating one dollar to organizations such as NORML and the Drug Policy Alliance for each copy of Stoner Fluxx sold. The Looneys originally conceived this product with the title NORML Fluxx… I wonder if they got negged on that. I also wonder if this isn’t gonna backfire on them in a big way – their core audience of young-ish casual players probably has high overlap with those who would favor legalization in this country, but do they set foot in game stores often enough, and will they want to buy the game anew? And what about the families and schoolteachers that love Fluxx so much? And who has the Cheetos?


  1. Given our nation’s current puritanical climate, they’re taking a brave stand. I’d be careful though… Loony Labs may end up being accused of supporting Bin Ladin. (Don’t you know that if you smoke pot, you’re supporting terrorism? Dubbya said so, so it must be true!)

  2. There are very, very few exceptions to the general rule that any publicity is good publicity. If Dubya’s Religious Right Cronies were to start lambasting Looney Labs for their contribution to the degeneration of the country, LL’s sales would probably go through the roof.

    (Though, it’s useful to note, there are _some_ exceptions to the rules, as is made obvious by how Michael Jackson’s career started heading into the toilet the _first_ time he got in trouble with young children, and made a huge payoff to said child & parents.)

  3. Mike… Buddy.. Pal.. Compadre..

    I believe you’re “High”ly underestimating the amount of gamers who are also stoners. Alot of 20-something geeks who hit the bong feel outcasted and shunned by thier peers for doing so. Alot of gamers can find a fix in running a flawless game of AD&D or Slaughtering thier adversary in a well played hand of Magic.

    For people like myself and my friends, nothing caps of a night better than getting baked and playing a few rounds of Stoner Fluxx. The balance of imparing our minds and excercising them at the same time is nothing short of mesmerising.

    I say everyone should get together with some friends and a few casual aquaintances, get a deck of Stoner Fluxx, an 8th of quality Nugg, a “Refreshing Drink” and some Nachos (Dude! It’s Food) and play a few rounds.

    If you remember anything that transpired the night before, you obviously didn’t play long enough. *SMiRK*

    Good Times.

  4. Well… Anyone remember Grass? It’s an advanced Mille Bournes game, and that certainly flew under the radar. Fluxx is great, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was overdue for an “expansion set” of sorts. Good luck LL!

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