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Fluxx Remixx Game Review

With a game like Fluxx you don’t just revamp the base game, you Remixx it!

With a game like Fluxx, you don’t just revamp the original game, you Remixx it! Read our review of Fluxx Remixx by Looney Labs.

A few months ago I wrote about the original card game Fluxx as well as one of its latest iterations, Wonderland Fluxx. Now it’s time for the first new Fluxx game of the year: Fluxx Remixx.

This past march, my fellow Meeple Mountaineer Justin Bell went out to Reno for the Game Manufacturers Association Expo. While there, he had a chance to speak with Kristin Looney, the CEO and President of Looney Labs. Kristin gave Justin a copy of their newly reimagined base game of Fluxx, appropriately named Fluxx Remixx

After reading my reviews of Fluxx and Wonderland Fluxx, Justin graciously offered to pass Fluxx remixx on to me to add to my list of Looney Lab reviews. (Thanks, Justin!)

The original base game of Fluxx was released in 1997. While I’ve gone into some depth on those original cards, I find what stands out to me about that deck is the cards that are missing—special cards that were introduced in later iterations of Fluxx that make the game that much better.

What’s remixx?

Fluxx Remixx adds in two of my favorite chaotic types of cards to the base game of Fluxx: Action and Surprise cards. 

Remixx Action cards.
Remixx Action cards.

Action cards are pretty straightforward, allowing you to take a specific, rule-breaking action during your turn.

Remixx Surprise cards.
Remixx Surprise cards.

Surprise cards can be played at any point during the game. Not only is each card different, but their abilities differ depending on when you decide to play them.

Remixx New Rules.
Remixx New Rules.

New Rules are certainly nothing new to Fluxx, but there are some new New Rules that help to mixx things up even more.

Remixx Goals. (Note the Goddard’s Dream card. That’s a nod to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD where Andy and Kristin Looney first met years ago.)
Remixx Goals. (Note the Goddard’s Dream card. That’s a nod to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD where Andy and Kristin Looney first met years ago.)

For the most part, if you’ve played the original base game, the Goals in Fluxx Remixx will seem familiar. 

Thoughts Remixxed 

Yet, despite all the familiarities, it’s surprising how different Fluxx Remixx feels from the original game. The changes are significant enough to make Fluxx Remixx play like an entirely different game. You’ll easily trace the roots back to the original, while appreciating the new experience.

While I’m inclined to keep my copies of the base game of Fluxx, I doubt they’ll see much time at the table. If I’m interested in playing a game, I’m still most likely to want to play Wonderland Fluxx

If you already own the base game, is it worth buying Fluxx Remixx? It depends. If you want to ‘expand’ the base game without adding a specific theme, Fluxx Remixx is likely what you’re looking for. And, if someone wants to play the base game, I’m going to reach for Fluxx Remixx every time.

For me, there was a lot to like with the original Fluxx. With Fluxx Remixx, there’s even more to like.

Fluxx Remixx details

Disclosure: Meeple Mountain received a free copy of this product in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This review is not intended to be an endorsement.

About the author

Tom Franklin

By day, I'm a mild-mannered IT Manager with a slight attitude. By night I play guitar & celtic bouzouki, board games, and watch British TV. I love abstracts, co-ops, worker placement and tile-laying games. Basically, any deep game with lots of interesting choices. 

You can find my middle grade book, The Pterrible Pteranodon, at your favorite online bookstore.

And despite being a DM, I have an inherent dislike of six-sided dice.

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