I love logic puzzles. You’re given an image or set of images and you have to figure out what’s alike between them or what rules were used in creating them. Doing just that is what you’ll do in Zendo. One player will create an arrangement of pieces, then the other players have to guess at what secret rule was used in its creation. You can pre-order a copy for yourself now.
While I, obviously, am writing every day, I’m not so great at coming up with stories. I mean, I can tell you about new games and such, but to have a traditional story with characters, plot, setting, and all that, I’m pretty terrible at. Well, Nanofictionary might be able to help out. It’s a new storytelling card game coming from Looney Labs.
I was always very good at math in school. Though, to be fair, I was generally good at school in school. Some of my friends, though, not so much. Though gamers, I’ve found, are usually better at math, there’s always room for some improvement. And if you can have a game related to that, so much the better. That’s where Math Fluxx comes in. It’s coming soon from Looney Labs.
It’s been a long week.
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.
How much would you expect to pay for 22 games? $300? $700? $7.65 Billion? How about just $77? Yes, the folks over at Looney Labs are running a Kickstarter campaign for Pyramid Arcade, a collection of their various Pyramid games all in one place for a single price of $77 (for the main pledge level).
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of Firefly. *watches pretty much everyone’s hand go up* Yeah, me, too. I actually have been meaning to get those DVDs back out and re-watch the series. It’s a sci-fi western done right. Well, now the crazy antics of the Serenity and her crew meet up with the zany rules-changing of Fluxx.
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.
I’m certainly no prize in terms of beauty. I’m not going to be winning any “best dressed” or “greatest hair” or “most handsome gaming news reporter” awards anytime soon. I don’t know if anyone would call me an Uglydoll, though. The creatures on the new version of Loonacy from Looney Labs, though? Those are Uglydolls. But it’s ok. They’re used to being called that.
Saturday, Saturday. Ba-laa, ba-la-la-laaaaa.
You know, that really does only work with Monday. So be it.
Today, however, is not a Monday. It’s a Saturday. And for that, we can all rejoice. Saturday means a Review Roundup! (ok, so you’re probably not looking forward to Saturday just because of the Review Roundup, but I can dream that it’s a major part of your life).
Today we have reviews of: Kromlech Basing Sands and Static Grasses, Pathfinder Battles: Gargantuan Red Dragon, The Assault Group WW2 Infantry, Halfling Feast, Takenoko Chibis Expansion, Fluxx Dice, Elysium, Sun Tzu, Animal Upon Animal, and Icarus.
Looney Labs’ Fluxx is always getting new versions coming out for it. The game where “the rules are always changing” is easily reskinned to fit different themes. I’ve personally played 6, not counting the two (and a partial) that are in this review. But rather than just different pictures on the cards, Looney Labs really does try and make the sets act and play differently. Did they succeed with Batman Fluxx and Adventure Time Fluxx? And what about these Fluxx Dice? Well, that’s what we’re here to talk about today.
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.
Pay attention to this announcement, or I swear by my pretty, floral bonnet I will end you.
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.
What could be more natural than sitting around and playing games with loved ones? Well, how about playing Nature Fluxx? Granted, you can’t quite do that yet (unless you work for Looney Labs), but you will be able to do so soon.
With this post, we’ll have absolutely everything caught up since before Gen Con. We’ve had some Snippets. We’ve had some Terrain Corners. We’ve had a Podcast Roundup. Now it’s just time to go through the reviews.
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.
Far-out, man. Are you hip to the jive? It’s like, totally wow.
Looney Labs, makers of Fluxx in all its forms, has announced a new card game that they’ll be releasing in just a couple months. Retro Loonacy is a fast-paced card game where you look to try and empty your hand as fast as possible. Actually… now that I think about it, I played a prototype of something like this last year at Gen Con. It would seem that all the bugs have been worked out and it’s time to release it to the masses.
Fluxx is the game with the simple rules where you don’t know how you win at the start. The rules are always changing every time someone plays a card. Whether it’s changing how many cards you draw or play, to how many you can have in your hand, to figuring out actually how to stop the crazy merry-go-round that you’re on. Well, two new versions are coming this summer and you can play them and pick up some promos for them at some of the biggest conventions of the year.
Fluxx is the chaotic game that you don’t know how to win when you start playing (because nobody’s played that card yet). Every turn the rules can (and certainly do) change. That’s the fun of it. Well, with the coming of new Fluxx Dice, that chaos is expanded, as every turn will be different from the last, due to the roll of the dice.
Looney Labs has released Just Desserts, their new card game of yummy cakes, cookies, ice cream, and pie (and other good-to-eat things as well). Players play as waiters in a restaurant and are trying to serve the customers inside. Every customer has certain things they like, and other things they refuse to eat. You have to match the desserts in your hand with the right customer in order to move them into your scoring pile. Be the first player to get 3 of a kind, or one of each type of customer and you win!
Man… this reminds me that I want to make cookies this weekend.
You can pick up Just Desserts at your game shop now.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Looney Labs is getting set for International TableTop Day and they’re inviting you to come along as well. If you’re in the Washington DC area (or if you want to travel there) you can stop by at their free event (that’s right, no charge to come and hang out) and play games. Have someone that’s maybe not so into games? The Cherry Blossom Festival will be going on as well. So they can check that out while you go flip some cards and roll some dice.
The event’s happening on April 11th, so mark your calendars.
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Fluxx is nothing if not versatile. The combinations of keepers, goals, and other cards in the deck can be reskinned into almost any theme. There’s already at least 7 different varieties of Fluxx, but oddly enough, there’s never been a holiday-themed set. Considering the time of year, it seems as good a point as any to review the new Holiday Fluxx.
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.
Looney Labs is continually working to get Fluxx to be all it can be. They’ve recently come out with a 5th edition of the game that brings it back to the original, simpler form that it had in the beginning.
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.
Looney Labs has announced two new versions of Fluxx coming soon. First is a new variant, Holiday Fluxx, which brings Fluxx to the wintery, holiday season. The other is Version 5.0 of the basic game.
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.
Board to Death has posted up their review of Regular Show Fluxx from Looney Labs.
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.
Fluxx, by Looney Labs, is a card game where the rules are simple: Draw a card and then play a card. However, that’s just the beginning.
There are many different versions of Fluxx out there. The newest being the Regular Show, a tie-in with the popular Cartoon Network cartoon. The good people at Looney Labs sent me a copy (along with the Cards From the Future mini-expansion) so I can tell you all about it.
So let’s head to the park for some fresh air, because it’s time for a TGN Review of The Regular Show Fluxx.
Looney Labs is teaming up with Cartoon Network to create new editions of their popular Fluxx card games.
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.
Breacher18 gives us their thoughts on Chrononauts by Looney Labs in this review article.
From the review:
Forget your TARDIS and your DeLorean because you are not going to be needing them with this Chrononauts!
Chrononauts is a time travelling card game by the creators of the popular Fluxx. The Set-up is fairly simple, there is a grid of cards that is always set-up in the same order, this is the TimeLine made up from Ripplepoint/Linchpin cards.
Play Unplugged posted another of their Rubber Stoat of Zurich award winning reviews. This one’s for Choose One.
From the review:
Check out Enrico Nardini’s review of Looney Lab’s new party game Choose One!