Speaking of the world’s popular games, card games can never go unmentioned since they’ve been around for centuries. Indeed some of the most ancient card games ever invented still have variants that are played today.
Today, they vary from typical hobbies like solitaire and poker to collectible card games comprising a good number of different deck types. Generally, unlike of the video gaming industry where getting excited about upcoming releases is considered a bit of a fool’s task, card games releases always fits the market since the development is a short, interesting process.
So, as card games continue to be essential for family games and adults parties, here is a regular roundup of 2017 card game releases.
Looney Labs has got major surprises for you.
Looney Labs, famously known for their board games and card games, has three different versions of Andy Looney’s Fluxx for 2017.
Math Fluxx prepared for March 9, 2017.
One of the latest additions to Andy Looney’s card game. It’s a numerical card game with constantly changing rules.
According to the Publisher:
“Math Fluxx really is all about the numbers (). Players use positive integers (whole numbers) in their quest to achieve a very mathematical Goal. But it’s not just putting 4 and 2 together to achieve the 42 Goal (for example); Math Fluxx also features the Plan B Meta Rule. Plan B puts Special Victory Rules into play which give you a second way to win and require even more arithmetical acumen (ex. Plus Victory lets you win if your Keepers add up to the current Goal). With Math Fluxx, the fun is exponential!”
Chemistry flux reserved for May 25, 2017
An elemental card game with constantly changing rules where you have laboratory gear, molecules and atoms to match your goal.
According Looney Lab:
“Chemistry Fluxx is the elemental card game where the rules are always changing. Use atoms and laboratory gear to match the current Goal and win! Chemistry Fluxx is the perfect compound of chance and skill, where you’ll not only be playing with elements and molecules, but you’ll also be learning about them! Chemistry Fluxx is so much fun you’ll be playing it more than periodically.”
Drinking Fluxx scheduled for July 24, 2017
This is the drinking game under Andy Looney’s popular card game with constantly changing rules.
According to Looney Labs, they have published Drinking Fluxx to celebrate their 21st birthday and to offer something for adult parties.
“Drinking Fluxx will be published under our adult games imprint, Fully Baked Ideas. It can be purchased from any distributor who sells our games (order LOO-421), but it will not be advertised in the Looney Labs catalog of family games.”
Doctor Who Time Clash
“Doctor Who” has popularly been known as one of the most watched TV series of all time, and to have it as a tabletop card game placing players in Doctor Who action would be very entertaining.
According to the creator, Cubicle 7 Entertainment:
“In Doctor Who Time Clash, the Doctor and the Daleks wage a desperate struggle for the fate of the universe itself!
You’ll play cards representing plans, threats, tech, and quips to stacks that represent the time of the struggle, the Doctor’s companion, and the enemy’s influence. The two sides also compete to control the Doctor’s location, which activates or deactivates crucial powers.”
Though it was a late 2016 release, it still features in most people’s wish lists. Expect it to take over 2017.
With few releases meant the 2017 card game market, you should expect some of the best 2016 games to still hit big sales in 2017.
Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception.
Being an award-winning game of all time that experiments players’ visual perception, Set has been a family favorite for any game night and brilliant travel game through 2016.
Set is basically a speed card game meant for players above the age of 6.
Cards Against Humanity.
This has been the leading party game for 2016, and should expect it to successfully run through 2017 too.
According to the publisher:
“Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.
The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.”
It meant for adults because of its adult party orientation containing mature content, hence not meant for family games with children.
Uno Card Game.
This game has played a great role of spicing up family game night, thanks to its unique color coding.
Although the publisher recommends it for children (7 years and above) and adults, most parents have found that it still fits kids as young as four.
“The game is for 2-10 players, ages 7 and over. Every player starts with seven cards, and they are dealt face down. The rest of the cards are placed in a Draw Pile face down. Next to the pile a space should be designated for a Discard Pile. The top card should be placed in the Discard Pile, and the game begins!”
This card game is about Kitten and (sometimes) Goats explosions.
According to the developers (Oatmeal and Xbox):
“It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.”
As we all expect major surprises from the 2017 releases, its general important to take note the great experiences with had with 2016 card games.
The modifications in card games are indeed proving that the business is not simple and basic anymore, given it still serves as an education experience for children and adults. Of course the most basic benefit is the entertainment pack, but with the technological advances it’s generally important that the creators continue to transform the best video games into card games for better experiences.
According to most card game creators, they are today designing games that give players amazing experiences for blowing out the tire from the challenges in life.
Therefore, to get more about the card game releases as the year unfolds, make sure you stay posted with our regular informative contents here.
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