Do We Accept Game Submissions?

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: Looney Labs was founded with the mission of publishing our own inventions, not those of others. See the suggestions listed below for ideas on other places you might try to submit your game ideas. If your idea is for a new version of Fluxx or Chrononauts or any of our other games, please understand that we might already be working on the exact same idea - so if you want to show us your ideas, we need to know that you are giving your ideas away to us freely, before we can even look at them.

Unless we receive a signed copy of This Agreement from the owner(s) of the idea that is being submitted, it is our policy at Looney Labs to return or destroy (our choice) all submissions sent to us without any review or consideration. Here is the address for where to send the signed form.

Thanks for loving our games so much you want to show us the custom version you created!

-Kristin & Andy Looney


There are a few companies out there who do publish games by independent inventors. The best advice we can give you is to read these couple of books for advice on how to proceed:

The Game Inventor's Guidebook 
by Brian Tinsman 
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (November 1, 2008) 
ISBN-10: 1600374476 
ISBN-13: 978-1600374470

Paid to Play: The Business of Game Design 
by Keith A. Meyers 
Publisher: iUniverse.com (October 23, 2008) 
ISBN-10: 1440104166 
ISBN-13: 978-1440104169

The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design 
by Mike Selinker 
Publisher: Open Design (September 2011) 
ISBN-13: 978-1-936781-04-1 
Purchase here

Here is a review of the "Game Inventor's Guidebook" book that you might find useful: 
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/reviews/GameInventorsGuidebook.shtml

Also, "On Board Games" is a good website with several podcasts you can list to on such topics as:

      Back in Game Design - Round table about board game design 

      Game Production - they talk about getting a game from the designer to your table 

 

Good luck!