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November 8, 2002
Contact: Kristin Looney
Kristin Looney, wife of the inventor and "Business Czar" of Looney Labs, the couple's small game company which publishes the game, was very pleased to hear of the patent's issuance. "Andy came up with a way to simulate time travel in a simple yet convincing enough way," said Kristin, "as to give everyday people the chance to travel around in time with their friends and family during a 30 minute game of cards."
The new patent is just the latest milestone for this innovative new card game. Last year, Chrononauts was awarded the Parent's Choice "Silver Honor" for children 11 and up, and it received the Origins Award for "Best Traditional Card Game of the Year" in the Academy of Adventure Gaming's annual industry awards. The game's graphic design was also recognized with a nomination for "Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game".
Besides winning awards, Chrononauts decks have been flying off game store shelves. "We are delighted to hear that Looney Labs has been granted this patent," commented Mike Webb, Vice President at Alliance Game Distributors, the nation's largest hobby game distributor. "The unique and enjoyable mechanics of Looney Labs' games are a lot of what makes them such strong sellers. Chrononauts has been a fantastic product - the first print run sold through completely, and we are already moving through the second at a steady pace! In fact, Chrononauts is seeing rising sales in a pattern reminiscent of Looney's biggest hit to date, Fluxx. We're glad to see Chrononauts joining Fluxx as another evergreen product."
Founded in 1996, Looney Labs is a small game company which operates out of Kristin and Andy Looney's eccentric suburban home, dubbed Wunderland. The company publishes innovative, attractive, fun family parlor games including Fluxx, Aquarius, Nanofictionary, and the Icehouse game system, plus a wacky weekly webzine at http://www.wunderland.com.
Editors: Free copies of Chrononauts are available for members
of the media by visiting http://www.looneylabs.com/media.html
or by contacting Kristin Looney at 301-441-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.