Writers never saw the episode where she became friends with Maude? Happens to some writers.
That said, the episode seemed to… I dunno… feel… crammed? Might have already been too much going on and the board game replaced the kite flying as a more plausible "immature" hobby Starlight was obsessed with to show how stunted she is in certain mental aspects.
There was also a disturbing lack of Spike. He lives in the castle doing all the cleanup but he didn’t show up even once as a background element.