Like similar Blue Orange titles Fast Flip came in a small bright tin case and I knew right away we would like it. Let's see why.
Artist: Charlotte Bey
Publisher: Blue Orange
Year Published: 2016
No. of Players: 2 - 8
Ages: 7 and up
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Set up and Game Play:
Fast Flip has three different games in one which I will go through.
Set up for all three games is a breeze. In game one you simply shuffle the cool triangle cards and place them so all the different fruit figures are face up. Tada, you are done setting up. I hope you didn't get too tired.
|Set up for a 2-8 player game.|
|A strawberry is turned over and players must figure out|
how many are on the non-flipped over card.
Players now race to identify which fruit shows up five times. In this case it is Raspberries. The player who called this out would win this card.
|The number 5 has been turned over so players try to figure|
out which fruit shows up five times on the other card.
Set up is similar for Game 2 except now the tokens are placed in the center of play as well.
|Game 2 already in progress - first card is flipped.|
Tokens can be grabbed from the center of the table or from other players as the game goes on. The first player to grab four tokens wins!
Like Games 2 players shuffle the deck placing it face down in the center of play adding the tokens except this time the tokens are arranged in a random straight line indicating what players will be looking for each turn. That is right the backs of the cards will no longer matter.
|Set up for Game 3 of Fast Flip.|
There you have it three fast paced games from one tin!
I am not sure you can consider fruit as a theme, but if you can then that is what this theme is. :)
At it's core Fast Flip is a speed matching game, similar to Blue Orange's other hit title—Spot It! Where Fast Flip differs is with what is being matched. Instead of just an image players must count first then shout out the match.
Artwork and components:
Fast Flips works well with younger children, plays quickly, and has a very small learning curve making it easy to get to the table. As mentioned above the components are top quality and the art is wonderful.
Nothing bad here unless you are a hardcore gamer expecting a three hour game grind. :)
Although the tin says the game is for ages 7 and up I find it perfect fit for families with kids ages 4 - 10. Easy enough for the younger kids and still challenging for the older ones because of the speed element. I love games that can help my kids learn while they play and Fast Flip delivers as it teaches kids counting, pattern/object recognition, and speed thinking. My kids ages 3, 6, and 8 also really enjoy this game and ask to play it repeatedly. This one will go into our collection as our kids are still in the perfect age range.
Players Who Like:
Spot It, Blink, and other speed games will love Fast Flip!
I am giving Blend Off! 5 out of 5 super kid meeples.