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This crazy pilot in his flying crate is totally out of his gourd!
Louie flies around and dive-bombs your chicken chips. With your lever you can repel him and throw him high, so that he lands on your opponents.
Whoever has as last chicken chips remaining, wins!
Milton Bradley Germany
Players: 2 - 4
Ages: 5 and up
Weight: 1,145 grams
In order to play Looping Louie, you will have to provide one C battery
Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. An English translation of the rules is provided.
Average Rating: 4 in 2 reviews
Certain games are fun, despite the fact that they are essentially stupid. Looping Louie is just such a game. The idea of the game is simple. There is a small plane on a counterweighted arm. As the motorized base turns, the plane cruises around and around at the height of the four 'barns' surrounding it. If the plane comes in contact with one of the cardboard disks that stand atop the barn, it knocks them down. It is the player's duty to keep this from happening to his disks by whacking the underside of the plane with a teeter=totter situated just before the barn. If successful, the plane will be catapulted high above the cardboard disks, and hopefully will come to land in the neighborhood of someone else's disks.
That is essentially the whole game. Wait for the right moment, whack the plane, hope it doesn't do a nose dive into your barn and knock out your disks. Stupid fun, but much more emphasis on the fun than the stupidity. This has been marketed both as Looping Louie, which accomodates 2 to 4 players, and as Barn Buzzing Goofy, essentially a two player version with Disneyfied graphics. Both are in unnaturally short supply, but are well worth the cost. Looping Louie is by far the preferable edition, since it accomodates more players, but Goofy is definitely worthwhile.
Even adults can enjoy this game, and it can be played by young and old alike. Recommended.
I don't like to line the pockets of American board game companies because they produce so much luck-driven shlock and take space up at Toys R Us that I wish were given over to the superior German board game companies (Rio Grande Games greatly excepted! Way to go Jay Tummelson!) However, this game is so much fun, I will make an exception.
True, this game has the same IQ requirement as Hungry Hungry Hippos, but it's a blast! My game group will play Tigris & Euphrates and Modern Art, or Princes of Florence and Elfenland, then finish with 10 games of Loopin Louie! What fun! It's just a mash-the-lever kind of game, but who knew how much fun that could be with the right group.
Families will like this one to for the same reason Hungry Hungry Hippos is so much fun for families!