★★☆☆☆ Fluxx; a game where someone can say “now I’m the zombie vampire, and I win, cause I just changed the rules.”

Check out this game if: you’re looking for a game that is more of an activity than a game -for people who don’t get frustrated with changing rules.

This game stands out because: the rules and winning condition is constantly changing -in “Flux.” Some players really shine with this kind of game and some (like me) get frustrated because it’s hard to have any plan for winning (I’ve been told that’s not the point).

Because I’ve met so many people who love this game, I’m actually giving this a higher rating for this review than I would give it myself. This is a good family and friend game, despite my bias.

Positive:
1. Lot of unique versions -there’s probably a perfectly themed version for your family/friends
2. Plays up to 6 people.
3. Turns are pretty quick so there is little down time.
4. No player elimination.
5. Game can be humorous -typically because of the funny cards.

Negative:
1. The constant changing of rules can cause contention.
2. Although typically quick, the game can fall into a cycle and go on forever.
3. The concept of this game is hard to teach.

Brief Overview:
All games of Fluxx start with the basic rules. On a player’s turn they draw a card, and play a card. Once cards start piling up, the rules and goals change. At one point, you may only need milk and cookie cards to win the game, but just before you get that combination, someone can play a card that will change the goal to peanut butter and jelly cards. The game will continue like this until someone is lucky enough to have a winning goal and cards to win at the same time.

Number of Players 2-6
Age 8+
Time 5 to 30 mins
Friendly ★★☆☆☆
Teachable ★★☆☆☆
Replayability ★★☆☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★★☆☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★☆
Interaction ★★★★☆

Versions:
Too many to list -and there will probably be more printed between when I write this and you read it.

Teaching Advice:
Explain the basic rules. Then show examples of each of the cards (new rules, goal, keeper, action, and creepers). Then deal cards to players and start playing. This sounds simple, but explaining the cards thoroughly is difficult and you should expect some questions.   

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to on Fluxx Amazon.

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