I hate to play favorites but . . . I sure love Gamewright games. Actually, until recently, I didn’t realize how many of our games were Gamewright games — see below for a full list. And, I was fortunate to try out their newest game, FlipOut, which is my 9-year old’s favorite game EVER. What’s even better, Gamewright is giving away a FlipOut game to an Imagination Soup reader!
So, FlipOut took AJ about 10 seconds to figure out while I had a bit of a slower learning curve. But, this is why it’s a game for kids — we English major adults are obviously too slow to understand visual discrimination and strategic thinking. Which is what I tell myself every time she beats me.
For the record, I am getting better.
Anyway, the object of the game is to get the most cards.
To Play Flip Out
Put 6 cards into your card holder. You get 2 moves per turn. You can choose to flip, swap, or switch cards to get 4 or more cards next to each other in the same color-pattern to make a set. Above, my daughter is swapping her cards for mine. Below is an example of a 4 card set that I actually got myself. (patting myself on the back)
You might think to yourself, I don’t think that sounds so hard, Melissa, but I am here to tell you — don’t judge me, we all have our areas for growth. This is mine.
Moving on. (And, yes, I happily beat my children at all games. When I can. It’s called live and learn.)
FlipOut is for ages 8 and up (cough, cough) and for 2 – 5 players.
Enter to win a FlipOut game below — scroll down for more details.
(also called, an obvious sign that I should be sponsored or work for this company because I own half their games! hint, hint?)
Take the Cake
Totally fun cupcake and shapes game!
We’ve modified the rules because we didn’t like the muncher very much.
The Scrambled States of America
Another favorite of ours and a fantastic way to learn geography!
I bought it for the mullet. What can I say?
Favorite outdoor game! Ever.
Rory’s Story Cubes
We’re taking these on our next road trip.
Zeus on the Loose
If you love Percy Jackson, this is for you! Really fun large number addition and subtraction practice!
To Win FlipOut
Enter to win the $19.99 FlipOut giveaway by leaving a comment below by July 17, 2011. Winner will be selected with a random drawing. (Imagination Soup’s official giveaway rules.) U.S. and Canada only please.
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