| 1-4 Players | 30-50 Minutes | Age 8+ |
You are the mayor of your own town, it’s small, and it’s kind of boring. But that doesn’t mean you can’t build and improve it! Build your own town in Flip City!
In this deck-building game, you have no hand at all; instead, you play cards directly from the top of your deck. Winning the game requires delicate strategies…and some luck as well!!
A turn consists of two phases: card playing and building.
Players play cards directly from the top of their deck and may choose to continue unless they have three cry-face icons in play, which ends their turn immediately and the player forfeits any “money” they earned up to that point. If they choose to stop, they move to the building phase
During the building phase, a player can use the coins gained from their previously played cards to buy a new card or to upgrade a card in their personal discard pile. To upgrade a card, pay the cost and flip it over; upgraded cards remain in the discard pile. Since all cards in this game are double-sided, be careful not to flip them over accidentally when placing cards into your discard pile or when shuffling your deck.
Whenever a player gains eight or more VP during a single card playing phase, the player wins immediately!
Flip city is a fun fast paced filler game. You can finish a game in as little as 15 minutes. I have enjoyed this game as filler between bigger games or during a rpg campaigns when waiting for someone else to do their thing. I especially like the push your luck element and the way the designers have turned the deck builder concept upside down.