Though we got off to a rocky start (last minute change of venue) our local convention happened this past weekend.

 

Saturday morning, I host what I like to call 'gaming breakfast' but no food is involved, just games. I have a large assortment of games on hand besides the Looney Labs goodness, but I had planned on featuring Star Fluxx! And not to my surprise, that was what everyone wanted to play first!

 

We had a six player game, 5 of whom had never played. I gave everyone the Android Dr. promo card, then explained the rules to new Fluxx players. The game was slower than I prefer, but everyone wanted to read all the cards as they were played. And just like the Mecca event a few days before, TV and movie quotes based around the just-played card abounded.

 

Late in the day, someone came by my shop's booth, and saw a copy of the Android Dr. promo card and asked about it. I told them what was up, and they asked to play. I said, if we can find space. One other vendor had already left, so we had a table put up, and gathered 'round it. I handed out the promo to everyone, explained the rules (3 of the 5 had played before) and we began. This time I chose NOT to play, but someone walked over (he'd played that morning) and asked to join. So I was able to answer any questions more easily.

 

The next day, after my Magi-Nation tourney ended, I taught them the game, too.It took about an hour, since 2 of them had never played the game, and a long period of 'draw 4, play 1, hand limit 1' kept things slow. But we did get a winner eventually. Thay had fun, though 1 player was a Stargate fan, and I don't think that sci-fi series was represented. Or is it?

 

Thank you for checking out my report. Seems like demo-ing this game is going to sell my shop some extra copies! And hopefully some other local shops as well.

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Comment by Andrew Looney on September 21, 2011 at 4:19pm

sorry, no Stargate references. I couldn't include everything!

Thanks for the report!

Comment by Dave Autzen on September 13, 2011 at 9:30am
I must admit, I did not think of that.
Comment by Shane Murdock on September 13, 2011 at 2:28am
Well I have to partially disagree you could always simplify the star flux deck by removing all surprise cards as well as all creepers, actions, new rules, and goals that refer to those creepers it will simplify the game for new players...
Comment by Dave Autzen on September 13, 2011 at 12:38am
One thing I should note: Star Fluxx should not be a person's first Fluxx game. New players should be taught with (regular) Fluxx to get the basics, then jump into Star Fluxx. That is just my opinion, of course. YMMV

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