By Mel King
Due to technology, board game companies are being forced out of business or into adaptation.
Board game companies like Looney Labs, an online game company that also retails games in stores, are adapting to this change of technology. They have their own ways of infusing technology with their company.
According to Looney Lab’s website, the company has several different social media accounts like Twitter, Twitch, and Facebook. Andrew and Kristin Looney founded the small, family-based company on July 24, 1996.
Looney Labs has stocks, but these investments are for friends and family. You can follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. There is a phone app for Fluxx, the company’s most popular game. Due to COVID-19, everyone at the company has had to learn more technology like Zoom.
In an interview with Andrew Looney, he said: “My gaming interests were formed way back in like the 60s and 70s. So, a lot of these classic games fueled my inspirations.”
Many boardgame fans would agree with Looney when he said: “There will always be a place for sitting around a table, playing a game with real cards and pieces you can hold.”
Yes, you can watch funny YouTube videos about cats that are afraid of cucumbers, look up the lyrics to that one Eminem song that no one knows, and play Fortnite on a device.
But, there is something about sitting around a table with friends and family and playing a loud and competitive game of Fluxx, or a quiet game of UNO.