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From left: Stacey, Tifa, K-T and Alex.

Lugame Lunchtime Games Club! is a romantic comedy, slice-of-life Ren'Py-based Visual Novel by H. Hochkins, who also developed the board games Buck: Legacy and BAKA!.The visual novel can be accessed via Steam and

You (aka Yuki) are an ordinary high school student who befriends four cute girls and joins a club together to make friends and avoid responsibilities.

The club members are:


This game provides examples of:

  • Accidental Pervert: The player walks into a room where Tifa's is changing on no less than three occasions.
  • A-Cup Angst: Alex keeps many of her emotional secrets, so Stacey enjoys teasing her, calling her the chairman of the 'itty bitty titty committee'.
  • Alpha Bitch: For all of ten seconds. She gives up the act the moment she doesn't need to keep up appearances.
  • Alternate Character Reading: K-T's name. When written/read looks like a machine designation, but when spoken aloud is 'Katie'.
  • Beach Episode: Every main route ends in a visit to a beach resort.
  • Big Little Sister: Despite being treated like the youngest, K-T is actually a dependable older sister to her younger brother.
  • The Big Girl: Alex and Tifa tower over the other girls.
  • Bland-Name Product: References to popular video games are made frequently, albeit with a few letters jumbled around.
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  • Bust-Contrast Duo: Tifa vs Stacey. But since Alex is so flat, one could argue Stacey vs Alex also counts.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Stacey becomes reckless when drunk, leading to shenanigans.
  • Chick Magnet: Despite being a reclusive gamer with no social contact, the girls in the club just can't seem to get enough of him.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Tifa x Yuki. Although she only starts to make a move when there's a rivalry.
  • Chuunibyou: K-T through and through. She acts like a robot, you'd be forgiven for believing her if she didn't sometimes forget.
  • Club President: K-T (by default) as she's the only member of the games club.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: K-T to a T. But the longer you spend talking with her, the more the chuuni facade erodes.
  • Cool Big Sis: Alex is mature and dependable, or at least, that's what she wants you to think.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Tifa has multiple outfits and is eager to show them off to impress Yuki specifically.
  • Dating Sim: Each of the game's routes ends in a romantic date. In K-T's case, the entire route is a succession of dates.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Defeating the Big Bad (Stacey) and her Dragon (Alex) instantly ends hostilities.
  • Embarrassing Hobby: One of many things Alex wants to keep secret, her penchant for super sentai.
  • Excited Show Title!: The title has an exclamation point.
  • Fanservice: Excessive, yet somehow still gets away with a PEGI 12 rating.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Yuki, the namable protagonist is never shown. But according to Stacey, he is 'cute'.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Tifa seems to be the only one capable of preparing a meal.
  • Flanderization: Alex's cool, elusive demeanor is in tatters by the time 'I Dated A Robot' came out, reduced to a punchbag.
  • Harem Genre: Four gorgeous girls and no one else you have to share them with.
  • High School: The game's setting appears to be Japanese high school.
  • Idiot Hair: K-T's signature cowlick is a clear indication of her strangeness.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Stacey never loses her wicked streak, but she deeply cares for her friends.
  • Just Friends: Tifa x Yuki. The two are shown to flirt in each other's company but nothing more.
  • Love Confession: The last line of any route.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: While the entire story never ventures into the extraordinary, the game cartridge in Trick and Treat has questionably magical properties.
  • Nerd Glasses: K-T has huge thick-rimmed glasses that dominate her face.
  • The Nicknamer: Stacey gives each other character patronising, yet endearing nicknames.
  • Oblivious to Love: Much to Tifa's frustration. The game's reviews even mention how the player character is especially dense.
  • Older Than They Look: They're all 18 years old. Even the diminutive K-T.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: Momo the ghost's laugh can be heard without bitcrushing at the end of Trick or Treat, and her navbox temporarily switches from pixel-based to regular.
  • Reference Overdosed: Quotes and references to both popular and obscure video games, anime, movies are abundant and not restricted to any one character.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: No matter what happens, Tifa always remains cordial and sweet. She even has the correct hair and eye colour.
  • Product Placement: Promotional material for the author's other works appears at the convention.
  • School Clubs Are Serious Business: The conflict for the opening chapter features inter-club politics.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Stacey has never tasted commoner food or taken public transport, and she's not about to let that change.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sleepyhead: Adorable scene where you have to wake K-T with repeated button prompts.
  • Student Council President: Stacey, although she's eager to rid herself of the title.
  • Technicolor Eyes: While everyone's eyes are especially colourful, Alex's purple eyes are practically glowing.
  • This Is Reality: When Tifa finds a spooky haunted gaming cartridge, they play it off as something that only happens in fiction, despite being fiction.
  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: The game's 100+ incredibly diverse backgrounds in various lighting conditions would have cost a fortune if painted manually, so stock 3D assets are used to do the heavy lifting.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Tifa is buying Boy's Love fiction at the convention, even going so far as to introduce Stacey to it.