Fast Flip by Blue Orange Games
Fast Flip is a new game from Blue Orange. The game comes in a small metal triangular shaped tin and it holds a deck of cards and some scoring tokens. Fast Flip includes three different games that you can play with the cards. In all of the games the players play at the same time.
The cards are double sided. One of the cards will display a bunch of fruit while the other either displays a fruit or a number. If a fruit is displayed the players need to count up how many of that type of fruit are on the table. The first player to say the correct number gets to take the card that shows one fruit.
In the first game mode, Flip It, the entire deck is shuffled, and placed jumbled fruit side up. When all players are ready, the top card is flipped over (to reveal the back side which has either a large number or a single fruit type) and players race to yell out the answer. If a number is on the card, players need to name the fruit which is seen that number of times on the next card… or if it’s a fruit type, players need to yell out the number of times that fruit is on the next card. The first player to correctly give the answer takes the top card as a scoring marker. Then, the top card is flipped over to provide the next question and the game continues on… The game goes until a total of 53 Rounds, and the player with the most cards wins.
In the second mode – Token Grab – the ten scoring markers are used. The game is played in a similar format to the first mode, but when the correct answer is given, the matching scoring marker (with the correct number or fruit type) is taken from the center of the table OR from the player currently holding it. The game ends as soon as a player has four scoring markers in their possession at one time.
The third mode – Token Line – again uses the tokens, but in a slightly different way. This time, the cards are shuffled and the jumbled sides are face down. The tokens are placed in a line, and the leftmost token is the “question”. The top card is flipped over and players then race to give the answer to the leftmost token. The winner takes the token and the game goes until all 10 have been taken, the winner is the player with the most. This is essentially the same as game 1, but with only 10 rounds instead of 53.
Dr. Eureka by Blue Orange Games
Game night is always fun in our house and my kids love to try out new ones, Sometimes it’s hard to find games everyone likes and that all my kids are able to play.
Dr. Eureka is a tactile problem solving and brainteasing matching game. Players pass colorful molecules between test tubes to match the pattern on a challenge card, building both cognitive processing and dexterity skills. They also have to be very cautious and use their motor skills as they pass balls between the tubes without touching them. The test tubes are good and solid and not easily breakable and the balls are solid as well so they can’t be crushed. This game definitely has lasting power and isn’t going to be trashed after a few uses like so many games out there that weren’t designed so well. Play alone or with friends.
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