By Steven H Silver: On August 15, 2015 Windycon is sponsoring a Fluxx tournament at Geek Bar Beta in Chicago. Fluxx is a card game, played with a specially designed deck published by Looney Labs, Windycon’s gaming Guests of Honor this year. It is different from most other card games in that the rules and the conditions for winning are altered throughout the game, via cards played by the players. Because the rules and goals change, people who have never played the game have a good chance of winning, “beginner’s luck” truly comes into play.
The tournament will run from 12 noon until it ends. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Each game you play will be with a randomly picked version of Fluxx, so who knows what you’ll be playing next. (One game might be basic Fluxx, then Zombie Fluxx, Pirate Fluxx, Cthulhu Fluxx, or even Monty Python Fluxx.) Anyone can enter and anyone can win. You can win a membership to Windycon, t-shirts, decals, and more! Come in, bring your friends, join us, and have fun.
To register please contact [email protected] You can also show up at Geek Bar Beta the day of the event and register that day.
If you aren’t familiar with the game, we will give lessons at the tournament as necessary, or your can have it explained by Guest of Honor Andy Looney himself in this video:
In the true spirit of Fluxx, the conditions for winning the tournament should change randomly during the day.
Morris, <laughing> If Steven had thought of that, he probably would do it.
Fluxx is awesome! Personal favorite is Zombie Fluxx, but that’s mostly because Cthulhu Fluxx so often has everyone losing. I saw Andy Loiney officiate a wedding at Origins Game Fair many years ago, and still have the Fluxx card they gave out to the attendees, somewhere in my decks… He’s a great guy.
The wedding vows were in the style of Dr. Seuss. Can’t forget that.
Thanks for the suggestion. And I shall cackle maniacally!
Monty Python Fluxx is a favourite in my family, mostly due to the I Just Want To Sing! and Outrageous Accent cards.