Regular Show Fluxx is a game designed by Andrew Looney, published by Looney Labs. It is for 2-6 players. In this game, players will be playing different cards to achieve a particular goal. However the goal can and will change often, just like the rules. There will be variations on draw conditions as well as play conditions. The game is constantly in flux. Thus the name of the game. The player that can best align the cards to meet the current goal will be declared the winner. There are lots of different versions of Fluxx, this particular review will focus on the most current offering based on the Cartoon Network’s Regular Show.
To start, all the cards are shuffled together to form one large deck. Three cards are dealt to each player and the deck is set face down on the table. The Basic Rules card is set out so that everyone can see what they need to do. That is that they will draw one card and play one card. With the setup complete, the game can now begin.
On a player’s turn, as I stated earlier, they will draw a card and play a card from their hand. That’s it. Actually that’s not it. There are several types of cards and these will change this dynamic. These cards are rule cards, action cards and goal cards. Rule cards can be played to affect the number of cards drawn or played. Action cards can be played to gain special benefits like searching the discard pile for a card, trading hands with another player or drawing cards and using them immediately. Goal cards give the players a particular scenario that if a player has that particular setup in front of them, they will win. How does a player fulfill the goal? Easy, they play Keeper cards. Keeper cards are cards that you will lay out in front of you. These cards will stay there unless someone plays a card that takes one from you or causes you to discard one. As helpful and important as the Keeper cards are, the players must beware of the horrible Creeper cards. Thankfully there are only a couple of them in this version of Fluxx, so the likelihood of them showing up is pretty rare. However, if you draw one of these cards, you have to play it immediately in front of you and then draw a replacement card as it doesn’t count against your draw. If you have one of these cards in front of you, you can not win the game. That is unless there is specific goal that considers that particular Creeper a part of the goal. Players will keep drawing cards and playing cards from their hands until someone has the correct Keepers in front of them to fulfill the current goal. Once this happens, the game is over and that player is the winner.
This components of this game are simply a deck of cards. They are sturdy and have some really great artwork. I absolutely love how great they look. The cartoon has faithfully been captured in the artwork on each card. Just like in previous versions of Fluxx, the theme is present throughout the game. Several of the inside jokes from the show are worded in the text of the cards. Fans of the show will love this aspect of the design. The cards look great and have lots of hilarious quotes on them. I’m very happy with the finished product of this one.
10 out of 10
The rulebook for this game is a large double sided sheet of paper. It’s in full color with one sided consisting of the rules and the other of frequently asked questions and the clarifications of certain cards. There are a couple of pictures of set up and a sample game in progress. Everything is easy to read and understand. Anyone that has played Fluxx before will not find any real reason to need the rules, except maybe for the card clarifications. Other than that, they are only necessary for new players. In any case, the rules are as good as they’ve always been.
9 out of 10
The game is a lot of fun to play. My son and I love Fluxx and we love Regular Show so this was a perfect fit for us. We completely understood all the inside jokes and enjoyed the humor on many of the cards. You know who else enjoys the humor on the cards…..MY MOM!!! Anyway, this game is fast and will not take up huge chunks of your time. As a matter of fact, you can usually play a game in about 10 minutes or so. Younger players might get a little confused with the ever changing rules and goals but with a little help, they can enjoy it just like the older kids. All in all, this game is great fun and one that everyone will enjoy.
9 out of 10
Regular Show Fluxx is a light weight game of cartoon goodness. It features hand management and set collection. I really enjoyed the game. There only one downer for me in the whole game. That’s the fact that there weren’t more Creepers. As Regular Show features Mordecai and Rigby getting into some kind of supernatural problem each week, it would have been nice to see more of that come through as Creeper cards. Even without that though, I really loved playing it. Fans of Regular Show will really enjoy all the humor and will definitely love playing this one. Fluxx fans will enjoy the new theme. I highly recommend this game for anyone that’s looking for a great game that doesn’t take a lot of time to play. I still say Cthulhu Fluxx is the best version of Fluxx, but for a younger audience this one will definitely have more appeal. Give it a try. I know you’ll like it. OOOOOOHHHHH!!
9 out of 10
For more information about Fluxx and other great games, please check out Looney Labs at their site.