Fluxx is a polarising game. Some people hate it, others love it. Where do I fall on that scale? I love it, a lot. It’s absolutely my favourite filler game, and I often play it on its own for quite a long time. With its ever-changing rules and many different themed decks it is a game I doubt I will ever tire of. The latest Fluxx edition, released just a week and a half ago, is Firefly Fluxx. Now, I said that Fluxx is my favourite filler game, and Firefly, well that one of my favourite tv shows of all time. So when I saw that there would be a combination of the two I was ecstatic. And here it finally is. So put on your cunning hat and fire up those engines, because we aim to misbehave!
As you might have noticed I’m a big fan of Kickstarter as a platform for new games getting the opportunity to see the light of day. I’ve decided to start featuring a few games every other weekend or so (for now), so you too can discover new games and maybe even new game publishers/designers, and of course help them reach their goal. These are just going to be short little highlights with information lifted mostly from the KS page itself. If I get an early review copy, or once I get my hands on a finished game that was kickstarted, I will of course write a big proper review with nice pictures like my regular posts. So let’s kick off (hah, get it) with three games that are currently live on Kickstarter: Pegged In, Small Star Empires, and Watchmen of Destiny.
It’s once again time for a small card game that found its way to me via Kickstarter. While the previous one had us kill animals with an assortment of vehicles, it is now time to raise the (human) dead! In the newly released Cadaver you take the roles of rival necromancers competing during one fateful night, to become the most powerful necromancer of them all. Bring your spare brains and potions, call upon your shifty accomplices, and lets reanimate some corpses!
Few good games fit in your pocket, but Love Letter is an exception. It’s a brilliant card game with very simple mechanics that can be played by anyone, anywhere. There are a few different themed editions out there and in this post I will present the original as well as The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies. So either don your finest robes or grab your elven dagger and let’s get going!
There are a few games that can be considered true modern classics. Carcassonne is one such game. In it you are recreating the beautiful historical French countryside complete with walled cities, roads, cloisters, and fields. I have a newer edition of the base game, Carcassone 2.0, which is what I will present and review for you today. It comes with the mini expansions The River and The Abbot, which I will review towards the end of this post. This edition also has updated art, which I really like. The cities have a darker ground compared to the walls, both blue and red roofs on the buildings (which there are more of as well), and even some trees! The art is overall more detailed and looks really nice, especially with the added River mini expansion. Now, lets get to building those cities and roads!