MFG: Looney Labs
#of Players: 2 – 6
Age Range: 8+
Overall Construction: Like other copies of Fluxx it is a card game with bridge sized cars. The box is pretty basic, but it has a slip top and a divider down the center. If you were lucky enough to get the Promo Two-Face rule card and coin then you will also have an aluminum coin, but it will fit in the box. Overall it’s your average copy of Fluxx in make-up.
Gameplay: The rules are simple. You star with draw 1 card & play 1 card. Every player starts with 3 cards in their hand. There are Keepers – the things that allow you to reach the goal. Creepers – these prevent you from winning, in most cases. There are New Rules – they modify game play on a mostly permanent basis. There are Action Cards – these are temporary modifiers to game play, meaning you can only use them once. Lastly, there are Goal Cards – they are how you win the game. Most Goal Cards require you to have at least 2 of the Keeper Cards, some need more, & some require Creepers.
Pay attention to all of the rules and the order in which you play your cards because you might think you’re doing something clever, but it might come back to haunt you.
Yes/No Recommend: This is probably the only version of Fluxx I don’t care for. I waited for this from the minute they announced it. I even made the trip to Gencon to get the special Two-Face Action card and Coin.
When I brought it back we played it. We even tried to play it with different numbers of people, with no luck. There was one major thing that caused problem. There were way too many Creepers in the deck. The reason this was an issue was because of the way the Creepers in this version are worded. In this version it says “No one can win if you have this unless the Goal requires a Villian”. Normally only the person with the Creeper cannot win if it is out. Because no one could win, everyone’s hands were full to the point that it became difficult to keep track of what cards were in our hands.
I understand being a fan of Batman and really wanting this game, but I say try it out first. Check with you local game store to see if they have a demo copy so you can attempt to play it first. If you like it buy it, if not nothing lost.
Where To Get It: This is now available at pretty much any of the comic, hobby, & game shops. As far as I know it is not available at any Big Box Store. For more information on this game and other Looney Labs products please their website at http://www.looneylabs.com/games/batman-fluxx