I heard that people are trying to re-theme Loopin’ Louie. Why people would do this, I have no idea. Loopin’ Louie is a favourite in our house. It is a kid’s toy that uses dexterity and skill and luck to win. A re-theme to zombies or steampunk or fantasy would take away from the charm of Loopin’ Louie.
However, if re-theming Loopin’ Louie into a board game or card game then it could work.
My idea – thinking quickly – would be the following:
Players have a deck of cards that allow certain dexterity moves: low, medium, high, bouncer, spinner etc…
Players would have a hand of cards from which they ‘move’ Louie. The following player would be able to block or continue moving Loopin’ Louie.
This would be a real time card game.
Combinations may work.