Got a copy from Stadt-Land-spielt.
Tried it only 2 player so far. If you are only 2 player may be there are better card games than Abluxxen (Linko).
These cards add a bit more of luck and also strategy to the game..i.e. it gets a bit more interesting. It adds luck since most of the new cards score 5 points and the one getting more in starting hand can score more points on a single game.
But there is also more strategy involved. The king can save the other cards laid with him so he can save the jesters from beeing stolen (except with ones).
If your opponent steals jester cards at the end he may be end up with huge negative points (-5 for each).
There is one card (a 2) which prevents you from having negative points in your hand at the end of the game.
And there is the "Lone Luxx" which gives 3 points for every single card in your display. So if you play them during end you can surprise your opponent(s) and get plenty of points if you played single cards.
At least 2 player we dont to play without the expansion.
I do not own the "Sonderkarten" expansion but as I was reading the rules the "Königskarten" seem to be a lot more attractive. Nice, simply but worthy expansion.
Thanks for your thoughts on this card set. When you say 2-player, are you referring to the Duel Variant? I think the Duel variant is fantastic.