So it turns out that I don't play many games. When given the opportunity to create a game of my own using a pre-made game engine, my impulse was to try to recreate Triple Town. At least, a very pared down version.
It turns out that with this particular game engine and my understanding of it, this is pretty much impossible. I feel super bad for my partner on this one because she's stuck with a non-functional game. We were doing this exercise to learn about classes, but instead, all I did was fight with the engine. It was pretty much all of the fail that one could imagine.
And when your code starts looking like this, it's time to go to bed.