FAQ about Fluxx

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor


Fluxx – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fluxx?

Fluxx is an interactive card game that keeps changing as you play!

How do I win?

The goal of Fluxx is to achieve the current winning condition, which changes throughout the game. The winning condition is determined by the goal card in play. Pay close attention to the goal and adapt your strategy accordingly.

How do I play?

Fluxx is easy to learn and play. Start by drawing one card and playing one card on your turn. The rules on the cards will tell you what you can do. As you play cards, they will change the rules, adding new actions and goals. Keep adjusting your strategy as the game evolves!

What are the rules of Fluxx?

The rules of Fluxx are constantly changing! Each card you play could potentially change the rules of the game. There is no set rulebook. Instead, the game is built around the idea of constant change and adaptability. Embrace the uncertainty and be ready for anything!

Can I combine different versions of Fluxx?

Absolutely! Fluxx is designed to be mixed and matched. You can combine different versions, themes, and expansions to create new and exciting gameplay experiences. Experiment and discover your favorite combinations!

How many players can play Fluxx?

Fluxx can be played by 2 or more players. The game is flexible and can accommodate a wide range of player counts. Whether you’re playing with a small group of friends or a large party, Fluxx is guaranteed to provide fun and entertainment for everyone.

What ages is Fluxx suitable for?

Fluxx is suitable for players aged 8 and up. The game is easy to learn and offers a perfect balance of strategy and luck. It’s a game that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults, making it a great choice for family game nights and gatherings.

Where can I buy Fluxx?

Fluxx is widely available and can be purchased from various retailers both online and offline. Check your local game stores, online marketplaces, or the official Fluxx website for the latest versions and expansions. Start your Fluxx collection today!

Can I create my own Fluxx cards?

Absolutely! Fluxx encourages creativity and customization. The game provides blank cards that you can fill in with your own rules, actions, and goals. This allows you to personalize the game and tailor it to your own preferences. Unleash your imagination and add your own twist to the Fluxx universe!

In conclusion, Fluxx is a unique and constantly evolving game that offers endless possibilities. With its simple rules, customizable gameplay, and wide appeal, Fluxx is a must-have for any game collection. Experience the Fluxx phenomenon for yourself and let the fun begin!

A: When it comes to contradictions, there’s no limit to how many New Rules can be in effect at the same time, as long as they don’t conflict with each other.

If the New Rule you want to add has nothing to do with an existing New Rule, then both rules can coexist.

However, if both rules are about the same thing, like how many cards to Draw, then the new rule takes precedence and replaces the old rule.

Q: What happens when a New Rule, like Play 3, goes against the Basic Rules?

A: The New Rule overrules the Basic Rules, but the Basic Rules card is not thrown away. To avoid confusion, you can place the New Rule card on top of the part of the Basic Rules that it replaces, like this:

Q: What if the Rules say I have to Play 4, but I only have 2 cards?

A: Play as many cards as you can before your turn ends. Even if there are more cards you’re supposed to play, your turn will still end if you have no cards left in your hand.

Q: I have a “Play 2” rule, and for my second play, I change the rules to “Play 3.” Do I play one more card or am I done because I played two?

A: Whenever you change the rules, the new rules take effect immediately. So in this case, you would need to play one more card because the rules had become “Play 3” at that point.

Q: How should I understand the “Play All” card? If I end up receiving more cards during my turn, do I have to play those new cards as well, ensuring that I always have zero cards at the end of my turn as long as “Play All” is on the table?
Q: If I already had a Keeper and I play another one, do I need to discard the first Keeper? Is there a limit to the number of Keepers I can have?

Hey there! Did you know that you can have as many Keepers in front of you as you want? Yep! Unless a Keeper Limit New Rule card comes into play, it’s all fair game. Even if the Keeper Limit is in effect, you can still play as many Keepers as the current rules allow during your turn. Then, at the end of your turn, you can decide which ones to keep and which ones to toss away to comply with the Keeper Limit.

So, picture this: During your turn, you start with a Hand or Keeper Limit rule in play. But suddenly, another Rule card or Action card swoops in and removes the limit card, tossing it aside. Now, the question is, do you still need to discard down to the limit that’s no longer around?

Drumroll, please…The answer is no! Rules have immediate and short-lived effects. As soon as the limit card disappears, its rule no longer applies. You can breathe easy and keep all your awesome Keepers.

Now, let’s talk about Hand Limits, shall we? Does it mean that you have to hold the limit number of cards, unless you already have fewer cards? If you do, then you gotta hold that lower number, right?

Guess what? You’re absolutely right! A Hand Limit indeed means that you need to hold the limit number of cards, just like you said. But hey, if you already have fewer cards than the limit, you don’t need to worry. You just gotta keep that lower number. Easy peasy!

Q: Do I have to reach a specific number of cards to meet the quota, or is there just a limit on how many cards I can have?

A: There’s simply a cap on the number of cards you’re allowed to hold.

Q: When I have to discard cards because of a Limit rule, do I get to choose which ones to discard, or is it random?

A: You get to choose which cards to discard.

Q: Let’s say it’s my turn, and the current Goal to win requires two Keepers. I have one and someone else has the second Keeper. Can I take it from them and win?

A: Taking the Keeper from someone else and winning would be cheating, unless you play the Steal a Keeper Action card, which allows you to do exactly that.

Q: Am I allowed to look at the cards in the discard pile?

A: Yes, anyone can look through the discard pile at any time.

Question: Can I choose not to give away the rest of my cards when I play the Trade Hands card and no one else has any cards?

Answer: If you decide to play the Trade Hands card, you must follow through with the action. So, if everyone else has no cards, you will indeed have to give away the rest of your cards without receiving anything in return. The card itself even mentions that it’s one of those rare opportunities where you can get something for nothing. But it’s also a moment when you might end up giving something away and receiving nothing in return.

Question: Can I play cards or take actions when it’s not my turn?

Answer: When it’s another player’s turn, you’ll have limited options. Unfortunately, there are no cards you can play out of turn. However, there may be times when you need to make small decisions or manage your cards while it’s someone else’s turn.

Let’s say you play a Hand Limit card and find yourself with more cards in your hand than you’re allowed to keep. Now the tough decision lies before you – which cards do you keep and which cards do you discard?

Q: Here’s a scenario: I play the Draw 2 and Use ‘Em card, and when I draw two Goals, one of them will cause my opponent to win. Can I play both Goals in rapid succession, with the one that doesn’t lead to their victory on top, so they won’t win?

A: Unfortunately, no. Whenever a Goal card comes into play, it presents an opportunity for someone to win under those specific conditions. Even if the Goal card is only on the table for a brief moment, it counts. So, if someone fulfills the win conditions in that very instant, they will win the game.

Q: Suppose you play the Use What You Take card and you grab a Keeper from another player. Who gets to keep that Keeper – the person you took it from or you?

A: In this situation, you get to keep the stolen Keeper. Since you played the card and took the Keeper for yourself, it becomes part of your own collection of Keepers.

Q: If I play a card because of Draw 3, Play 2, or Draw 2 and Use ‘Em, do any additional cards I draw go to my temporary hand?

A: No, any extra cards you draw should be added to your set-aside hand.

Q: Can I use a “free action” whenever I want during my turn, or do I have to do it at the beginning?

A: You can use any of the “free actions” at any point during your turn: before you draw, in the middle of your plays, or after you finish playing cards. Your turn isn’t officially over until you decide to use or not use these options. However, if you happen to forget and the next person starts their turn, you’ve missed your chance – your opponents don’t have to remind you about it.

Q: Do the cards you draw for the No Hand Bonus count towards the current Draw Rule?

A: Nope! They’re like a separate action that happens before your actual turn. It’s as if those three cards were already in your hand. You only have to think about the current Draw rule for the cards you draw after that.

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