Amazon Product Name (APN): Looney Labs Star Fluxx
Manufacturer: Looney Labs
Review by: Dad
Our rating: 5 of 5 stars
Star Fluxx is our favorite scifi themed version of the popular game Fluxx by Looney Labs.
Looney Labs has been producing Fluxx for several years now, and as of the time of this writing, there are over ten different versions of the game in print. Actually, they’ve been making Fluxx so long, there are an additional seven versions now out of print (Mom’s favorite: Eco Fluxx is one of them).
Looney Labs has found the formula for a crazy card game with massive humor, charm, and in the case of Star Fluxx, tons of our favorite scifi references. No matter which version of Fluxx you play, you’ll be getting into a fun, easy to learn, but hard to master card game.
Fluxx is a card game where the rules and win conditions are constantly in flux. Games of Star Fluxx can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on how many people are playing and what cards get drawn. When the basic rules are set, every player is dealt three cards and they draw one card and play one card on each turn. But chances are, those rules won’t last long. This fast paced card game shines when the rules start changing.
Suddenly, you are drawing five cards a turn, playing your entire hand and completely changing the goal every turn. Or you’re drawing one card and have to play three. Or you’re changing hands. Or you’re discarding everything and starting over.
No two games of Star Fluxx are the same, and play continues until someone is able to meet the conditions of the current goal. Oftentimes a player who everyone thought was lagging behind will win, suddenly leaving everyone asking “How did that happen?” and it always leads to us playing again.
Star Fluxx by Looney Labs is one of our favorite inclusions on family game nights, and is especially easy for traveling. It’s appropriate for ages eight and up, although younger children who can read an understand instructions on the fly are able to play, too.
Not into scifi? Head to Amazon to check out Pirate Fluxx, Cthulhu Fluxx or Fairy Tale Fluxx for a version of this game in a theme that you love.
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