May the fourth be with you! In case you’ve missed it, today is Star Wars day and I thought I should honour that by reviewing a themed game. So let’s go back to a time of galactic unrest. The Empire has the galaxy in a firm grip, with Emperor Palpatine and his loyal servant Darth Vader spreading terror everywhere. But a small band of Rebels are fighting for freedom for the galaxy, and with the Force on their side they might even stand a chance…
Which side will you choose in this struggle of Empire vs Rebellion?
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 justa 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!
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!