Toy Fair 2018: Looney Labs Previews Upcoming STAR TREK FLUXX Card Games


We’re wrapping up our coverage of this year’s Toy Fair with an exclusive preview of gaming publisher Looney Labs’ upcoming Star Trek FLUXX, a new version of their 20-year-old bestselling strategy card game coming later this year in Original Series and Next Generation editions.

Looney Labs made the official announcement of their Star Trek license (with game manufacturer Gale Force Nine) just ahead of Toy Fair with this press release:


Looney Labs’ Best-Selling Line of Fluxx Games Adds Star Trek to Their Long List of Pop Culture Brands

College Park, MD- Looney Labs has partnered with Gale Force Nine to announce two new Fluxx games featuring Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation at New York Toy Fair, Feb. 17 – 20. Each Fluxx will feature the most popular characters from each series including Captain Kirk and Captain Picard.

Fluxx is a card game with ever changing rules! The game play starts out simple: draw one card and play one card – but New Rule cards quickly make things chaotic. Even the object of the game will often change as you play, as players swap out one Goal card for another.

“I’ve been watching Star Trek since 1972, when I was 9 years old, tuning into the animated series on Saturday mornings,” said Andrew Looney, CCO at Looney Labs and designer of Fluxx. “I’ve watched every series since, so it’s safe to say I’m a pretty big Star Trek fan. I’m VERY excited about working with this license!”

Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Fluxx and Star Trek: The Next Generation Fluxx are for 2-6 players and are appropriate for ages 8+. Both games go on sale nationwide August 2, 2018.

The company has previously released officially-licensed variants of their game such as Monty Python FLUXX, Batman FLUXX, Firefly FLUXX, and most recently, Doctor Who FLUXX, along with a host of original versions of the game for educational use (like Chemistry FLUXX or FLUXX en Español).

Chief Creative Officer Andy Looney told us at Toy Fair that these new Trek FLUXX games have been in development for about 18-months, and are still undergoing final game artwork and packaging design now — the version he showcased for us in the video above is using all placeholder art, which will be replaced with all-new custom graphics by the time the final game is locked down for release.

We’ll have more on this game when it arrives this August, but until then, check out our video above where Looney shows off an early prototype of the Original Series Star Trek FLUXX game!