Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
This is a game about manipulating the rules to your advantage, so that you are able to adjust the conditions needed to win, in order that you already have the cards to do so. For example, The Mind's Eye Goal card requires you to have collected and played the Brain and the Eye Keeper cards - if you have done this, then you win the game no matter whose turn it is. So on each turn you draw and play cards following the rules that are in play when you do so.
There are a number of ways that you can change the rules and change the hand of cards that you have been dealt. First, there are the New Rule cards which change the basic drawing and playing rules. For example, the Draw 5 card which means you all now draw five cards instead of just one. Then, there are action cards, which each contain a specific action that you all have to immediately do, such as the Swap Hands card. Add to this that you can only ever have one Goal card in play and you can see that this a game where the rules are almost constantly in flux.
What starts as a simple card game, quickly turns into a shifting, twisting battle to the end where you never quite know who will win till it happens. Often you end up laying down what feels like the perfect sequence only to find yourself just that one card short. So you wait for your next turn and try desperately to end the game before someone else does it first.
Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and half an hour to complete. Due to the way the rules and goals shift, some games are over within the blink of an eye and others seem to go on forever.
There are also a wide number of expansion packs including:
- Fluxx: More Actions (2022) which adds ten new Action cards.
- Fluxx: More Rules (2022) which adds ten new Rule cards and three Meta-rule cards.
- Fluxx: More Surprises (2022) which adds ten Surprise Cards.
- Fluxx: Sham-Bo (2021) which adds 3 Keeper Cards, 3 Goal Cards, and 1 Action card.
- Fluxx: Creeper Park (2018) which adds contains the four Creeper cards.
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