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Flip out & Gubs

Posted by admin On September - 30 - 2011

Two new games from GameWright – Flip Out and Gubs!

 

GameWright was kind enough to let BOP! test out two of their newest games, and here’s the lowdown.

Flip Out is a light and colorful game of card collecting. Players beging with six two-sided cards in their rack. Your competitors see one side and you see the other. The cards could be the same on both sides, or different. The object of game to is collect adjacent color sets in 4, 5, or 6 cards. You do so by arranging your cards, and your opponents cards during your turn. On your turn, you make take 2 actions from the possible 6 (see left). You may take the same exact action twice if you choose.

Once a player cannot fill their rack from the draw pile, the game is over. The player with the biggest stack of cards wins!

It’s a 2-5 player game that only takes 15-20 minutes to complete a game. It’s recommended for ages 8 and up, but really, once you know your colors, and you can count to 6, you are good to go! We really think 5 and up would be just fine.

 

 

 

 

Couple things to mention:

- During set up the cards literally flip out going in different directions! (see right) It doesn’t really seem to matter because you still can’t see the other side of your opponents cards, but this can be fixed by staggering your cards one over the other slightly.

- There is a handy little quick score reference on the inner side of the box that is nice to lay on the table during game play.

 

GUBS are kinds like bugs… but they’re gubs.

And it’s a good thing they are cute little guys because you are trying to collect a colony of them, the biggest colony, in fact, ’cause that’s what you need to win this little card game.

During the course of collecting your Gubs, you need to protect them with giant mushrooms and provide them with fast traveling toads to escape the Flash floods that occur and deadly wasps that will try to gobble them up. And if that wasn’t bad enough, your opponents can lure them away from you and claim them as their very own Gubs.

All of this happens from a deck of cards. Also shuffled within this deck of cards is the letters G, U, and B. Once all three are drawn, the game ends. So in addition to all this mayhem, you also don’t quite know when it is all gonna end.

It’s a short 2o minute game with suggested ages of 10 and up (but 8 would probably be okay), and can be played with 2-6 players.

You can check out more about Gubs and Flip Out on the GameWright site!