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on 7 January 2011
This review is based on Zombie Fluxx.
Zombie Fluxx is one of the series of Fluxx card games. Of the three Fluxx games that I have played, Zombie, Monty Python and Martian, I have enjoyed Zombie the most. I'm not sure what it is about the combination of the cards and rules, but I have definitely enjoyed Zombie Fluxx much more than the others.
Oh, you don't know what Fluxx games are? The basic Fluxx rules (these stand for all versions of Fluxx) are simple: each player is dealt three cards, then each turn a player draws another card from the deck and then plays a card down. How do you win? Urm, well, that's less easily answered... There are five types of cards, Creepers (generally bad, but sometimes you need them to win), Goals (these tell how you can win; you have to play one before anyone can win, oh, and there's an Anti-Goal, which means the game wins...), Keepers (these help you to reach a goal), Actions (things that you can do on your turn) and New Rules. The New Rules are the essence of the Fluxx games; as a game progresses players get to place down new rules, or even to remove them. As such the combination of rules in play at any one time can be wildly different from what they were a couple of minutes ago, or in a couple of minutes time. This might sound like it can get confusing, but it is generally quite easy to follow and all of the main rules are written on the cards which are played. Games take anything from a couple of minutes to half an hour or so. Two players can have fun, but the game tends to be more enjoyable with about four players. The Fluxx games are easily transported, taking up little more space than two standard packs of playing cards side by side, but do require a reasonable amount of table space, a 4'(1.2m) square table being ideal for four players. If you own more than one of the Fluxx games you can even mix them together.
Zombie Fluxx focuses on a "Shaun Of The Dead" type environment; Zombies are out there and you have to survive. You can do this by collecting essential items, like the Sandwich, Coffee and a Doughnut, or by escaping in the Car (you might need the Fuel Can). Along the way you might want to get hold of the Chainsaw or Shotgun, to try and get rid of any Zombies that have attached themselves to you. If all else fails and you've got a dozen Zombies that you just can't get rid of, get hold of the Baseball Bat and form a Zombie Baseball Team to win!