Fluxx is a mildly popular card game. All things considered, it’s actually fairly contentious. It has a score of 5.7 on Board Game Geek, but it has a serious cult following. This is a python implementation of version 5.0 of the Vanilla Fluxx card game. The full rules are available here. The core idea is that the players can play cards which change the rules of the game. Each turn, each player draws a certain number of cards and plays a certain number of cards. There are four types of cards. There are Keepers, which are laid on the table in front of the player, Goals which determine how the game is won, New Rules which change the rules of the game, and finally Actions, which are played to the discard pile and perform the action printed on the card.
This particular implementation of the game was built from the ground-up, using no third-party libraries or assets. Card text has been abridged slightly, but retains all of the original’s gameplay meaning.
Fluxx is a registered trademark of Looney Labs – College Park, MD 20741-0763
The goal of this project is to create a playground for advanced AI
experiments with a complicated, not-analytically-solvable traditional
game. Looney Labs has developed a polished and well-made digital version
of Fluxx available
Which is actually optimized for play by humans, and I suggest that
anyone who found this project with the intention of playing the game for
fun pay them the $0.99 and get the digital edition. That being said,
there is a human-interface portion to this project which can be played
To play the game, all you need to do is run
construction is fully portable and relies on no third party packages.
For actually interesting uses of this project, a user needs to do the following.
from fluxx.objects import Board
- Create an instance of
Board, which I will call
board.infoto get a dictionary which contains all of the player-knowable information about the game.
board.info['options']will show a list of the choices that the player has at the given stage of the game.
optionis the index of the desired option in
- Repeat 4 and 5 until a winner becomes apparent. The
board.action()will throw a
Board.Winexception which contains the number of the player who won.
Full Documentation of the engine and objects can be found at https://fluxx.readthedocs.io/en/latest/