Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Card games

BoingBoing has (finally) discovered Fluxx, a card game I've been playing for a few years. I played Zombie Fluxx (a challenging expansion) last weekend and really enjoyed it. The comments on the BoingBoing entry are interesting. Some people dislike the game and find it boring because any strategy you might pursue can be upset by the randomness of the rule changes--it's just a "random excuse for socializing." Other people like it for that very reason and for other reasons, including the ability to play at roughly the same level with people at a variety of ages and gaming experience. In that way it's like Apples to Apples, another great card game that I enjoy--and have turned my co-workers on to.

What's your favorite game to play with non-gamers?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that my favourite game for playing with non-gamers is probably Apples to Apples, precisely because it's an excuse for somewhat structured socializing with a built-in scheme for easy playfulness. Also, it's maximally easy to teach and has no set duration.