Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TaDa Ministries Game Review 07: Flash Point

Today's review is the first of what I expect to be several reviews of cooperative games.  This genre of game has players working together to "beat the game" as opposed to beating each other.  As a rule, cooperative games tend to build teamwork and communication and may be a great asset to your family or gaming group.

Flash Point, designed by Kevin Lanzing, is a game where 1-6 players take the role of firefighters rescuing hapless victims from a raging house fire.  It's suitable for ages 12 and up and takes 30 to 60 minutes to play depending on a number of factors such as experience of the group, difficulty level selected, and so on.

Flash Point has players assuming unique roles, depending on each other to succeed, and uses an action point (AP) system with a very clever twist. Check out the video below to find out more.

Don't forget to send any feedback on the video to games@tadaministries.com.  Thanks!

Oh, and you can find more about the game (or play a free computerized version of it) at its BGG page and it's available through The Game Crafter.

1 comment:

love the girls said...

My children are better served by learning how to put up with loosing without whacking each other.

Or by learning how to cooperate when doing some task they don't want to do in the first place like weeding the garden.