Flip City

Flip City

Product #TTT3009

Regular Price: $19.95

Special Price: $13.99

17 In stock

Manufacturer: Tasty Minstrel Games

The citizens of Flip City want you to expand and renovate their neighborhoods - but if you ask for too much in taxes all at once, they won't be happy!


To keep them at ease, you will: play from the top of your deck (no hand); push your luck; build your deck; and upgrade cards by flipping them.

Contents:
86 Building Cards


Ages: 8+
Players: 1-4
Game Length: 30-50 minutes



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Great little deck builder at a good price
I really enjoyed this while demoing the game and decided to purchase a copy for myself. I really like the deck building mechanics where you are not only able to purchase new cards into your deck but flip cards giving them new abilities. All in all it is a good game, with a good entry price and will offer hours of fun.
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Review by Richard on 11/11/2015
Simple, Quick, Fun
This is a fun little game that is a great filler. I play this with my 9 year old and he really enjoys it. It's simple enough with only a few rules that he grasped it easily but it's got enough depth that you won't get bored quickly. We can usually get a game done in about 30 minutes. It's also compact enough that it travels well.

For the price, it's a nice way to pass 30-45 minutes.
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Review by Shawn on 11/11/2015
An overall simple game, but well worth it
Flip City is a deck-building style game that adds a unique twist: the cards are double-sided. This is used to make upgrading your cards/city much more natural and provides a unique play experience.

Flip City does have a problem that sometimes it is unkind to you. Sometimes you just get a bad start. I've never found this to be a huge problem, which is why I still give it 4 stars. But I do know that if you get too many bad turns in a row, you can't really catch up all that well. Still, I've had people who start poorly do well, and the players with the best start not win. There's a lot of luck, and some definite planning and strategy that is not always intuitive.

This is certainly a worthwhile game and I highly recommend it.
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Review by Jason B. on 10/2/2015
Push your luck fun with 2
On the box Flip City says it plays 1-4 players and I found the most fun of the game is at the 2 player mark.

The game is a simple push your luck game where you are playing cards from your deck in hopes of acquiring 8 ribbons. The problem is that if you play three unhappy faces your turn ends. As you play cards you will be acquiring money, ribbons or extra action. At any point you can stop playing cards (assuming you don't have three unhappy faces) and use the money you've accumulated to buy a new card or flip a card in your discard pile. See each card is double sided so on the first side you have a basic ability but when you flip it over there is a more powerful ability you will use the next time you play it. Unfortunately, some cards force you to continue playing cards even though you don't want to.

I found the single player game to be fun and to be a fun puzzle to figure out. The game play doesn't vary much between plays since you don't have the interaction of other players buying cards you want or sending bad cards to your deck. This single player games comes down to how the cards are dealt and timing the risks you take.

The two player game is great fun. You get a little of interaction by being able to send cards from your deck to your opponent's deck. This helps you keep only the good cards in your deck, but what I've found is that once one person starts sending cards everyone else does too so you still end up with the same amount of junk in your deck. The two player games have usually ended up with the luck of the draw and avoiding their unhappy faces.

Going to over 2 players is when the game starts to stall out. The downtime between turns is relatively short in the early game but as rounds pass, turns begin to take longer and longer. This makes the game drag since on another players turn, there is nothing to strategize since it's all luck of the draw.

All in all I find this to be a great solo game to play when I just want to zone out since the decisions are fairly basic. My 9 year-old loves the game and enjoys sending all of his cards to my deck. If you keep it to 2 players, it's a fun little filler game.
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Review by Drew on 9/28/2015
Excelent!
Another nifty Asian city-builder game, thematically in the vein of Machi Koro but mechanically this is a deck builder with multiple use cards, which you can upgrade by flipping over, thus the title. Push your luck element as well as you turn over cards from your deck, before the Building Phase. Easy to pick up, intuitive even for new players, this is a charming game, what more to say?
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Review by Amadeu on 9/26/2015
Meh
What it is: Flip City is a 1-4 player light deck builder/push your luck card game. The twist with this one is the double sided cards and the fact that you always see the top card of your deck and usually have a choice of whether to play it or not.

Pros: Fun art work and easy accessible game.

Cons: You’ll have several turns where you do nothing because you’ve busted, replay ability is questionable and making sure you keep you cards on the right side can feel fiddly.

Final Thoughts: Flip City feel flat for me and my gaming group. It seemed to overstay its welcome and after you know the main strategies the game plays itself. For a great push you luck game I would suggest Dead Man’s Draw.
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Review by Richie T. on 9/18/2015
Light but Smart
The game plays fast and feels light and fun, however it requires strategic planning and building a good deck is not trivial. The game play reminds that of Dominion, however the very small choice of available cards and a few additional restrictions make it a bit more difficult and perhaps even more sophisticated.
The game played similarly well with both 2 and 4 people.
The quality of the cards is very good, and the box is small and efficient (yet the sleeved cards fit well).
Overall, we consider it a fun, smart filler that provides a very good value for money.
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Review by Natalia on 9/15/2015