Wonderland Fluxx

Charles Dodgson - better known as Lewis Carroll - made a splash when he wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland back in 1865 - the book has never been out of print, has been translated into 100 languages and still has a powerful impact on fantasy and pop culture today. Looney Labs has just released Wonderland Fluxx, a wonderful variant set in Carroll's delightful nonsensical world - a great match for the absurdity of a game with fluid and always-changing rules!

I have reviewed many Fluxxes in these pages so I won't go into detail about how to play - you likely know the drill, start out with three cards, on your turn you initially draw one off the deck and play any one of the four you now have. These rules are subject to change and be added to based on cards you and your friends play. For instance, the new rule "Rhyme Time" lets anyone draw a second card or take an extra action on their turn if they speak in a rhyming couplet.

This flavor of Fluxx is mechanically similar to its older brothers and sisters - you will see many familiar cards. But thematically, you'll see callbacks to Carroll's writing such as a Keeper "Vorpal Sword" that lets you slay one of your Creepers each turn, discarding it. The Looneys have done their usual solid job of melding the theme and the Fluxx concept.

One of the best things about this edition is John Tenniel's magnificent and enduring drawings, which if you're like me, you remember well from your childhood.

There is not too much else to say, try this new Fluxx today! (+1 action)