Regular Show Fluxx

Jeff Myers —  August 28, 2014 — 1 Comment

RS_Fluxx_BoxTop_042514Looney Labs recently released a new flavor of Fluxx based on Regular Show, a very popular program on Cartoon Network. I was a little surprised that I had never written about Fluxx, considering I first played it back in 2008. At least I think that’s when I first played it, I haven’t always done a good job of tracking my plays of anything, especially fillers and short games. Fluxx is aptly named, because the rules of the game continuously change with each player’s turn. It’s a wacky and silly game best suited for casual play with casual people who can still play games just for the sake of playing and enjoying the company of others.

I own a few versions of Fluxx. I started out with Family Fluxx, which I still take to family gatherings. I purchased Zombie Fluxx for a Halloween party and I think that was the first game to feature the addition of the Creeper, unwelcome cards that usually keep you from winning until you can either destroy them or at least make them move on to another player. Later, I bought a copy of Pirate Fluxx for a pirate party. This flavor introduced the surprise card which is basically an action card that allows you to act out of turn.

I do think that the flavor of a particular Fluxx can have a real impact on your enjoyment of the game. Looney Labs does a great job of bringing all the Regular Show characters into the game. I’ve only seen a few episodes, so I consulted with a couple of experts, my son and my nephew. They were happy to see their favorite characters like Skips and Muscle Man. There’s even a booster pack of 7 cards that make reference to an episode where the main characters are versions of themselves from the future. Continue Reading…

Mighty Meep

Jeff Myers —  August 22, 2014 — 8 Comments

When we discuss a new program at work, one of the types of people we discuss are folks we call early adopters. These are people who jump in right away, eager to be at the ground level of something new. Early adopters are willing to take chances with new things and get their hands dirty. I am not an early adopter. I used to be, but innovation and enthusiasm was slowly leached out of me over time by bureaucratic overlords, like a Skeksis sucking the life essence out of a Podling, replacing it with skepticism and mistrust, leaving me a hollow and shrunken foam shell.

meeplogo1So when I heard about a group of local folks coming together to create a gaming website that would feature news and reviews, I waited skeptically to see how things would work out. Honestly, since being launched in January of this year, I think things have worked out rather well. Mighty Meep is a collaborative effort by some young(er than me) local gamers who hope to see their hobby flourish and want to share their passion with others. I appreciate their opinions and enthusiasm, in spite of my skepticism, mistrust, and having my life essence sucked out like a Podling.

Josh McIllwain is the driving force behind all the Mighty Meepness. Because I am a serious journalist and a respected member of the blogosphere, I asked Josh to write a Haiku about why he decided to begin to meep mightily. Continue Reading…