As popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, the “MacGuffin” is the thing that everyone wants and is trying to get. Examples include the Holy Grail, the Maltese Falcon, and the briefcase in the movie Pulp Fiction.
The game Get the MacGuffin is a quick and humorous deduction game involving hand management and player elimination. The goal is to be the last player with cards. The player with the MacGuffin card will frequently win the game, but holding onto that card can prove quite difficult! Also, because there are 23 cards in the deck and players are always dealt an equal number of cards, there will always be some cards that are not in play. Figuring out which cards are missing is part of the strategy!
Who has the MacGuffin? Will the Assassin take out The Crown? What did the Garbage Collector find in the trash? What will The Thief steal, and from whom? To the shrewd, all may become known, but sometimes all you can do is Shrug.
A 1999 Mensa Select Winner, Fluxx is the totally unpredictable family card game, in which the rules for playing the game change as fast as you play it. Each “New Rule” card adds to, or changes, the way the game is played, and Goal cards determine what Keepers you need in order to win.