Monty Python Fluxx is a game by Andrew Looney, published by Looney Labs. It is for 2-6 players. There are currently several different versions of Fluxx available. This is one of the many offerings that Looney Labs has made available. The game plays mainly the same in all of them with a few minor differences. For more information about the myriad of Fluxx games available, follow the link at the bottom. Now, to discuss this particular version. In this game, players will be drawing cards and playing cards from their hand. Whoever is able to fulfill the current win conditions, wins.
To start, all the cards are shuffled together and each player is dealt 3 cards. On their turn a player will draw one card and play one card. That’s pretty much it. However, there are wrinkles to this that will change that dynamic up. There are rules cards that you can play that will change up how the game is played, from drawing more cards to playing more cards. There are also funny rules that will allow you to do really hilarious things and then receive benefits like drawing more cards. There are also action cards that will allow a player to do things like trash a rule or steal another players keeper. There are keeper cards that will help you win the game by fulfilling goals. Goal cards will provide the players with the references to win the game. There are Ungoals that make it where the game wins and all the players lose if the prerequisites are met. There are also Creeper cards that can keep you from winning, even if you have the correct keepers on your side. If a Creeper is ever drawn, it is played face up in front of you and does not count as a drawn card. The first person to be able to fulfill the current goal will be considered the winner.
This game consists of nothing more than 100 cards. However, the cards are some of the most hilarious and fun cards to play with. The Keeper, Creeper and Goal cards have some absolutely great art on them. I have come to expect nothing but the best in art design when it comes to Looney Labs. I love the art and the design of each one. Grade A++
10 out of 10
The rulebook for this is actually more of a rules sheet. One large folded sheet of double sided paper is all that it takes to learn how to play this game. That’s all you need though as the rules are super simple. Everything is explained well and there’s nothing to hard to understand. No reason to need anything more than what you have.
9 out of 10
This game is very easy to play. My son loves playing it. My wife loves playing it and that’s saying something when I can get her to play a game. I love playing it. It’s easy to teach. It’s filled with hilariousness throughout. It never gets too convoluted with too much going on even when there are lots of rules in play and several goals to win available. What can I say? It’s a lot of fun.
9 out of 10
Monty Python Fluxx is a light fun game of hand management and set collection. Everyone will enjoy playing it, especially those that love Monty Python. The theme is all throughout every facet of the game. You can’t swing Excalibur and miss hitting a card that doesn’t have a Monty Python reference somewhere on it. I love laughing at every card that I play. The chaos of this game lends itself perfectly to the Monty Python universe. As a HUGE Monty Python fan, I highly endorse this game. It’s lots of fun and you’ll find yourself laughing as much as I did. You should definitely buy it.
9 out of 10
For more information about this and other great Fluxx games, please check out Looney Labs at their site.