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- 2 To 6 Player Game
- 30 Minutes To Play
- Ever Changing Card Game Which Is At The Core Of A Extensive Line Of Expansions
- War, Death, And Taxes Have Been Re-Classified As Creepers 5
- Newly-Styled Two-Piece Box Contains 100 Cards
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So what's the appeal? The blurb on the box reads "The card game with the ever-changing rules", but this is comic understatement at it's best - Fluxx is so tumultuous, it would be more fitting if the words changed into something different midway through the sentence, it's *that* ever-changing. The concept of Fluxx isn't so difficult to grasp, it's the implications that are mind-boggling...
Simply put, the rules are on the cards, so as you play, the rules can change. That sounds easy enough at first, until it's put into practice - this means that not only are no two games the same, but no two minutes of a game are the same. In fact, you're not even playing the same game as the game progresses! You may be playing a game that requires you to have a hand of several dozen cards. Or a game where no one is allowed to have any cards in hand. You may have to make several plays before the next person can play. Or the play order could be rearranged so you'll have to wait twice as long before you can play at all. You may be playing someone else's cards. You may be playing cards that aren't even in play. And since the rules are always changing, any and all of these events can take place in a matter of minutes in the same game!
Of course the focus of any game is the goal. What do you have to do to win? And Fluxx fluxes here as well - the goals are also on the cards. You could be moments away from winning the game only to find the goal replaced with something completely different.Read more ›
My Story: I found about fluxx through a few gamer geek friends of mine I hung out with in college. Became nicely addicted.
Flash foreward 2 years after trying to find a deck and getting fluxx out of luck, I finally break down, go to the looney labs web site and order them there.
I take them into work and the first thing that happens is that one of my friends dan finds me shuffling my deck and comes over, sits down and asks to be dealt in. We play a few rounds and then get everyone in eyesight needlessly addicted. So now we have a few basic gaming rules. The moment dan enters the room and there's a fluxx game, he gets dealt in. Anyone sitting close enough to read the cards gets dealt a hand. No waiting for a new game. With Fluxx you can do that!
I can't tell you how many people I've got at work currently owning their own fluxx deck. It's gotta be at least a handful of people. It's almost like an addiction once you start playing. I don't know why, or how, but that's just how that is.
It's pretty easy to learn. It was easier for me because he played it at work. Basically, read the rules, then just play a few hands to get used to it. The rules are written on each card and it keeps changing as you play the game. A game can last just a few minutes to about a half hour from what I can tell.
We got version 4.0 and the Zombie Fluxx. They play about the same and I like them both. You can even combine them, or take a few cards from one and mix them with the original deck. The backs are all the same so that they blend together.
The Original Fluxx won an award from Mensa in 1997 and I can see why. We played for a couple of hours and laughed and had a great time. You have to think and keep up with the cards that are in play, but it's all on the table in front of you so it's not hard.
You'll use your mind, use some strategy and have a lot of fun all at once. There's even a family Fluxx which I think is a bit easier for younger kids.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this game for just about anyone. I have already decided to buy a few more decks and give them as gifts.
I played this with some 12- and 13-year-olds and they didn't have much fun. It was frustrating for them because sometimes individual turns can take a very long time, there's little to no strategy involved, and the game can end very suddenly without every person having had a reasonable amount of game play time (sometimes the game ends after just one turn). They kept rolling their eyes and sighing - they were bored - and after two games of this they asked to play something different. Part of the problem is that they would each take a long time to play a card, reading and re-reading each card, trying to play the "right" one. The other players would get very bored waiting for their turns.
On the other hand, when I played this with some 20-somethings, we all had a lot of fun and laughs. They quickly understood the rules and could get through the turns without a lot of hemming and hawing the way the younger players would. They knew that playing a card quickly was important and did not seem to worry so much about playing the "right" card. Also, they were not disappointed when the game would suddenly end.
I think this game can be loads of fun or very boring. It really depends on getting the right crowd to play with - people who understand how to make the game fun and can grasp the rules quickly. Adults would probably have more fun than children. It also helps if you tailor the deck to your group - for example, taking out some of the rules that make the turns long and tiresome (draw 5 and play 4 for example) if you're playing with people who bore easily.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a new version of the original game, prefer the original, of course! But it's a great game to play with my family.Published 4 days ago by Becky Owens
Want a game that is never the same way twice? One that actually makes you THINK while you're playing it? Look no further than any of the Fluxx games! We purchased Version 4. Read morePublished 11 days ago by J. Wall
My husband and I love this game for our game nights! It's best played with a smaller amount of people in my opinion.Published 1 month ago by Nicholle Reusch
Great game to play with kids or adults or the whole family. I love when games can be different ever time you play! The expansions make it even more enjoyable!Published 2 months ago by Mackenzie Bryant
No one like this. Sorry - was hoping for interesting, but this didn't do it.Published 3 months ago by Nobody's Business