A Deckade Games Review of Fluxx Regular Show
The most unpredictable card game you could ever play!
One of the oldest card games we’ve come across, Fluxx truly can stand the test of time. And is just as fun today as it was back in 1997!
There have been many editions of Fluxx and this time we’ve chosen the Regular Show edition to review.
For the love of Regular Show
I have been a fan of Regular Show since it first debuted on Cartoon Network in 2009.
Regular Show is a children’s cartoon sitcom, like no other. Not only is it hilariously funny, it’s also cleverly written with a range of quirky characters.
Regular Show is centered around two best friends called Mordecai and Rigby (a blue Jay bird and a racoon) who work as ground keepers in their local park. The fun happens when they consistently try to slack off work which puts them in sticky situations. This is when their surreal misadventures start to turn their lives upside down!
Although it’s a kid’s show, Regular Show is mature and entertaining enough for many adults to enjoy. And I would consider it as being one of the best shows Cartoon Network have ever aired.
I could talk about Regular Show all day long, but that’s not what we’re here for.
So let’s get to the good stuff with our review of Fluxx Regular Show edition.
The rules of Fluxx are intense and will constantly change throughout the game. But the basic rules are simple. You draw one card and play one card.
Players start off with three cards each and It’s after you draw and play one card that everything starts to get out of control.
Any card that’s drawn can immediately send the game into chaos. And that’s what makes it so unpredictably fun.
In order to win the game, players must fulfil a goal. The goal is usually to acquire two “keeper” cards which you get during gameplay. However, what makes this even more difficult is that the goals will change all the time. As every time a player draws and plays a new “goal” card, the goals automatically change.
This means that if you were trying to collect two types of “keeper” cards, you’re then forced to try and collect a completely different set of cards without any notice.
Rules rule the game
In addition to this, the rules of play change constantly too. As every time a player draws and plays a new “rule” card, this overpowers the basic rules. For example the new rule could mean that each player now has to draw 4 cards instead of one, and play 3 cards instead of one. Or even limit the amount of cards players can hold in their hand at any one time, forcing them to play cards which they may have wanted to play later.
Not to mention the “creeper” cards, which are designed to completely block your chances of winning the game. As if you have a creeper card and can’t get rid of it, you won’t be able to win even if you have the right keeper cards to fulfil the current goal.
Sounds confusing? Well at first play we thought so too. But that’s the uniqueness of Fluxx. You never know what’s going to happen next and the confusion makes it all the more entertaining.
The saving grace at least is that each card carefully describes what you need to do. And if you get stuck, the instructions have a thorough set of FAQs which will usually answer your question and remove any doubt of gameplay.
There’s no trying to plan ahead or work things out in this game. You simply have to go with the flow and wish for luck to be on your side.
Lights, camera, action!
If that wasn’t enough, there are also “action” cards to shake things up even more. These require players to perform immediate actions such as stealing cards from other players or drawing and playing more cards that you may not want to play.
The action cards are the dark horses of the game, as just when you think you’ve got it sussed, action cards can and will demolish your strategy. However, they can also spice things up and make the game more interesting.
But at least you won’t be the only one feeling frustrated as Fluxx isn’t biased. All players will be subject to disarray and it’s so much fun to watch other players fall at the hurdles when it’s not your turn. You’ll find yourselves crying and laughing throughout.
The joy of Fluxx Regular Show edition
We’ve mentioned the gameplay of Fluxx but where does Regular Show fit into all of this? Well in this edition, which you may have guessed already, the cards depict characters from the TV show.
From Mordecai and Rigby, to Margaret, Benson and Skips, you’ll see all your favourite Regular show characters.
The goals of Fluxx Regular Show edition are to collect keeper cards displaying characters and objects from the show. An example would be that you’d need to collect a Muscle Man card and High Five Ghost card in order to win. Or maybe a Rigby card with a Soda can card.
The illustrations are spot on, and you can feel all the elements of the show as you’re playing the game.
Another clever and fun addition is that some of the rule and action cards will make players do things that are unique to Regular Show. One rule we found particularly fun was that all players had to say a famous catchphrase of Mordecai and Rigby “Yeah-uh!” every time they played a keeper card. And whoever forgets to say it, can have their keeper card stolen by another player.
This was hilarious, as on top of trying to keep up with the other rules of the game, you then had to remember to be silly at the same time!
It was awesome discovering all the cards of characters from episodes of Regular Show which made you reminisce. Such as the baby ducks and Geese from one of my favourite episodes “A bunch of Full Grown Geese”.
For a special edition of a card game, this one certainly didn’t disappoint in paying homage to the humour of the original show.
Pro and Cons of Fluxx Regular Show
The fun of Fluxx doesn’t stop at Regular Show
We’ve spoken a lot about Fluxx Regular Show edition, but if you’ve never watched Regular Show, then a lot of the cheeky references may go over your head.
But never fear, there are many other editions of Fluxx for you to enjoy. From cult TV shows, to classic films, you’ll surely find a theme that you know and love.
Here’s a list of some of the licensed Fluxx editions:
- Cartoon Network
- Adventure time
- Oz Fluxx
- Batman Fluxx
- Firefly Fluxx
- Doctor Who Fluxx
- Star Trek Original Fluxx
- Star Trek Next Generation Fluxx
- Marvel Fluxx
- Jumanji Fluxx
- Monty Python Fluxx
- Spongebob Fluxx – Available from May 21st 2020
If you don’t fancy a theme from TV or Film there are also a bunch of other themes based on the things you love. Some of these are:
- Martian Fluxx
- Astronomy Fluxx
- Drinking Fluxx
- Holiday Fluxx
- Pirate Fluxx
- Zombie Fluxx
- Monster Fluxx
- Fairy Tale Fluxx
- Anatomy Fluxx
- Nature Fluxx
- Math Fluxx
- Chemistry Fluxx
And of course there’s no Fluxx like the original game. A nice all-rounder where the fun and chaos all began. The original Fluxx has a whole host of witty cards that will keep you equally entertained and frustrated all night long.
If you’re a fan of Regular Show, then you need Fluxx Regular Show edition in your life. The random chaoticness of Fluxx when paired with the ludicrously funniness of Regular Show, is a superb mix that makes this card game special.
In general Fluxx is like Marmite, you’ll either love it or hate it. Frankly, we loved it – even though it can get baffling at times! But what makes a good card game, is the ability to keep you on your toes as well as entertained, and Fluxx does both.
The variety of the Fluxx franchise is what drew us to the game in the first place. And as soon as I saw that there was a Regular Show edition, I just had to add it to my collection. As this underrated kids show rarely gets a time to shine.
And if you enjoy it as much we do, you can also get the expansion pack – 7 New Cards from the Future. These contain Future Mordecai and Future Rigby, some new Goals and a new Action card. All references from an episode where Mordecai and Rigby go back in time to convince present-day Mordecai and Rigby that they could be rock stars by lip-syncing. It’s a fun one!
Whether you’re a fan of Regular Show or not, Fluxx Regular Show edition is definitely worth trying out. Leave all expectations at the door as this game is as unpredictable as it is fluky, you just never know if or when you’re going to win.
Quite simply there’s nothing else we’ve ever played like it, and we doubt there ever will be!
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