Zombie, Nature, and Pirate Fluxx Review (Looney Labs)

Zombie, Nature, and Pirate Fluxx
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What It Is

Based on the card game for ages 8+ that started back in 1997, these sets feature cards that align with themes of Nature, Pirates, and Zombies. The types of cards which you'll see in this deck are Keepers, Creepers, Actions, New Rules, and most importantly, Goals. The Pirate set adds Surprise cards into the mix. 

Fluxx is a game designed for anywhere between two and six players that follows a general pattern of gameplay that, as the name implies, is constantly fluctuating due to the rule cards that will come into play along the way. Building from the base ruleset of "draw one, play one" and starting from having only three cards in the hand, the game progresses with rules changing as Rule Cards are implemented. Play continues until one player acquires all the "keepers" necessary to satisfy the active goal.

These particular card sets come in minimalist packaging that keep cards neatly tucked in the box, but offer little else in the way of display. Also included are a rule guide and catalog from the respective release year.

Beyond the distinct themes presented in each set, and hilariously specific goals like the card that effectively reads as "everybody loses" from the Zombie set, there's not really much else here...not that that's a bad thing, as the core Fluxx gameplay is reliable enough to keep it popular for almost 23 years. It's just not as impressive as some of the other sets Looney Labs has made available.

Is It Fun?
Yes! These are great "pick-up-and-play" games for both veterans and novices to keep in their game kits.
Who It’s For

Tabletop card game enthusiasts ages 7+.

What To Be Aware Of
Of the set, Zombie Fluxx may be better suited towards older players due to its grim/violent nature
AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy