Draw one card, then play one card. That's all the rules there are to Fluxx... well, in the beginning, anyway. It tends to get a bit more complicated than that. The game of ever-changing rules is endlessly reskinnable, and Looney Labs has a new one for you Trekkies out there. They've released Star Trek: DS9 Fluxx for your gaming pleasure.
Fluxx is a game that's infinitely re-skin-able. There's dozens out there, each one tailored to what you might love the most. Soon, two new sets will be coming out. Looney Labs has announced a partnership with Cardinal/Spinmaster and they will be coming out with both Marvel Fluxx and Jumanji Fluxx.
Looney Labs is coming out with a new version of Fluxx. This time, it's headed to the land of gnomes, sprites, and fairies. It's Fairy Tale Fluxx. Collect cards to recreate your favorite stories, but always be aware of the changing rules. Pre-orders are being taken now.
My favorite day of the week, as I can just sit back, relax, and do some gaming.
Nevermind that this week I'm vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning countertops in the den. That's important, too.
So, while I try and figure out just how much dust a single lamp can acquire, let's get you those reviews you so desperately desire.
Today we have: Atlantis: Island of the Gods, Build It with Bryan, Sea of Plunder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tiny Epic Quest, Way of the Panda, Dogmight Games Sentinel Board Game Box, Anatomy Fluxx, Head of Mousehold, Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition, Who Should We Eat?, Among the Stars iOS, Thunderstone Quest, Ticket to Ride: New York, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, Junk Orbit, Nine Worlds, Nimble, For King & Parliament, and Warhammer 40k: Kill Team.
It's all bit Dr. Frankenstein, isn't it?
Well, ok, technically it's been as long as pretty much every other week. But it seems that it really slowed down starting Wednesday afternoon. I'm certainly ready for the weekend, anyway. Gotta refuel in order to make it there, though. So I'm going to chow down on some bite-size gaming stories. Don't worry. I'll share.
Today we have: The Big League Campaign Deck and Hunter's Guild Token Set are now available for pre-order, Fantasy Flight Games Releases New Allies and Adversaries Packs for Star Wars RPG, Red Panda Miniatures Shows of Painted Tank Mini for Wander, Club Fantasci Sets Up GoFundMe Campaign To Recoup Gear Stolen During Origins, Coins of the Forge Candle Set with Embedded Metal Coins Up On Kickstarter, Eternity Dungeon Tiles And Dice Up On Kickstarter, Free Shipping This Weekend From Bits of War, and Firefly Fluxx Coin Available From Looney Labs.
The fine people over at Looney Labs sent me a copy of the new Firefly Fluxx to try out.
So get ready, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time it’s Firefly Fluxx by Looney Labs. Pay attention, or by my pretty, floral bonnet, I will end you.
So kick that creeper to the side, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time it’s Batman Fluxx, Adventure Time Fluxx, and Fluxx Dice.
Looney Labs is teaming up once again to bring you a new version of their popular card game, Fluxx. This time the partner is Gale Force 9 and the Fluxx variant is based on the popular series Firefly.
So without further ado, here's your Saturday Review Roundup.
In this batch we have reviews/previews of: Sentinel Tactics Uprising Expansion, Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron, Batman Fluxx, Codenames, Carcassonne, Arctic Scavengers: Recon, Elysium, Kahuna, King's Ransom Deluxe, Machi Koro, Machi Koro Harbor Expansion, Systema Gaming Base-0 Habitat Units 1 and 2, and Die Waffenkammer's T-34/76.
Cryptozoic Entertainment and Looney Labs has teamed together, like Batman and Robin, to bring you Batman Fluxx. The card game where the rules are always changing (or, they're "in flux" as it were...) has many great expansion sets. This new one brings your favorite caped crusader to your tabletop.
Now, when they say “Holiday” they really mean “fall and winter holidays.” The set covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s (though there's no Eid (Muslim), Chinese New Year (China), and Diwali (Hindu). But I don't overly-fault them for that. the deck can only hold so many cards). So there’s no Easter or 4th of July or anything like that. But honestly, in the vernacular, when people say, “the holidays,” they tend to mean the fall and winter ones at the end of the year (at least in most of the United States).
So how does Holiday Fluxx differ from the standard version? I’m going to focus on the cards entirely unique to this set. If you want an overview of how to play the game, check out my Fluxx 5.0 review.
For those that have never played Fluxx: first… get out from that cave you’ve been living in. You’ll probably get a better internet connection as a bonus. But just in case you’re one of those people that did just come out of a cave, Fluxx is a simple game that can get complex (sort of) very quickly. At the start of the game, the rules are simple: Draw 1 card then Play 1 card from your hand. How do you win? Nobody knows because nobody’s played that card yet.
There's also this video, because why not.
From the announcement:
We have TWO new versions of Fluxx on the way to stores right now: Holiday Fluxx and Fluxx version 5.0!
Holiday Fluxx will be the perfect game to play during any holiday gathering from Halloween to New Year’s Day. The charming, vintage-style illustrations were done for us by Ali Douglass, and we’re all absolutely delighted with the way it came together. I’m hoping it will quickly become a tradition for families to play Holiday Fluxx together after one or another of those big holiday dinners. It’s the most wonderful game of the year!
As for 5.0, it’s time for an update. It’s been six years since the last big revision to our flagship game, and we’ve created a lot of other versions of Fluxx since then. Indeed, the game has evolved quite a bit since the first edition, which we published almost 20 years ago. With lessons learned from those other Fluxxes and all the games of version 4.0 we’ve played over the years, we’ve found quite a few things we wanted to update.
From the post:
Like Fluxx, Regular Show Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves determine the current rules of the game. By playing cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win.
At the start of the game, each player holds three cards and on a turn a player draws one card, then plays one card. By playing cards, you can put new rules into play that change numerous aspects of the game: how many cards to draw or play, how many cards you can hold in hand or keep on the table in front of you, and (most importantly) how to win the game.
Regular Show Fluxx features characters and situations from the Regular Show animated series on Cartoon Network.
From the announcement:
Looney Labs and Cartoon Network Enterprises have announced a licensing partnership to create Cartoon Network-themed versions of the award-winning Fluxx card game. Regular Show Fluxx and a multi-property Cartoon Network Fluxx will be unveiled this July at Comic-Con International and will be available at select retailers beginning this summer.