With the long school summer holidays fast approaching you might be looking for ways to entertain the children during those long six weeks. One way would be games that the whole family can join in and play. We love our family game nights and play lots of different board games, tabletop games and card games but some can be expensive to buy, especially when you are on a tight budget. We have been playing an inexpensive card game from Cheatwell Games that is lots of fun and will suit all budgets – Flip-Pix! The twist ‘n’ shout card game.
Flip-Pix! is a word and picture matching twist ‘n’ shout card game for all the family! It is a game for 2-6 players, aged 6+ and has a playing time of around 30 minutes. The pack contains 56 double-sided cards and rules. As the cards flip you must try to match a letter to a picture card held in your hand. Found it? Then shout it out, play your card and… Flip! You start again! A great rapid reaction game for all ages!
Flip-Pix! is a card game that uses observation skills to match cards, but as it is a twist ‘n’ shout card game it features a twist. It isn’t a game like Snap where the idea is to match two matching cards. Flip-Pix! is different, harder and much more fun – you need to be able to match a letter on one card to a picture on another card then shout out the word to match the picture and letter (for example: R on the letter card, a rocket on the picture card, combine the two and shout out ROCKET). It sounds simple, doesn’t it? It wouldn’t be as much fun if it was that easy. Flip-Pix! has another twist – the picture cards have 4 pictures, but the letter cards only have 3 letters, you need to be quick of mind, hand and eye to sort through your cards to find a match.
Whilst this game has some twists to up the playability and interest, it is an easy game to understand and play. The rules are very easy to read and follow. Shuffle the deck of double-sided cards (letters on one side and pictures on the reverse) and place one card letter side face up in the centre of the table so that all players can see the letters. Share the remaining cards evenly to all the players (they can’t pick them up yet), with the picture side up. If you have any surplus cards remaining just place them to one side. To start, the card in the centre is the card that is in play and needs to be flipped so that the picture side is now showing and then all players (all players play together, there is no turn taking) grab their cards and flip them over to the letter sides and frantically start sorting thorough trying to match a letter to a picture on the card in the centre of the able. When a player finds a suitable match, they shout out their answer and places their card letter side up on top of the picture card. With a new letter card now in the centre of the table and in play, all players then flip their cards and start hunting for a picture that matches any letter on the card. If any player matches to one of the red bonus letters they get to place down an extra card. The winner is the first player to get rid of all their cards. A fast and frantic fun game.
Overall, Flip-Pix! is a picture and word matching card game that is lots of fast flipping fun. Speed and observation skills are key to this game but with the constant flipping of cards mixing up the matching patterns, we found that the youngest players did just as well as their older opponents. As you start getting rid of cards and your hand diminishes it does become a bit easier without having so many cards to sort through, although as you get less cards you won’t always be able to find a match.
This is a fun and exciting game that the entire family can play together and is excellent entertainment. It is a fast-moving, rapid reaction picture/word matching game where a combination of skills are put to the test – observation, thinking, matching skills and speediness.
This card game has 56 cards circular cards rather than the standard rectangular cards. They are double-sided with one side featuring 3 letters and the reverse side featuring 4 pictures of well-known items that everybody will recognise (horseshoe, zebra, torch, parrots, headphones etc.). With the cards all neatly contained in a small box, Flip-Pix! is a game that can be played anywhere and would make an excellent travel game (playing on the train when going for days out, caravanning or camping or just staying at home or in the garden) as it takes hardly any space – the box could even fit in your pocket.
We love playing Flip-Pix! It is a flipping fast-moving, fun and frenzied family game that is simple and quick to play. An inexpensive game at only £5, but one that with give hours of fun for years to come.
Fast flipping family fun!