FLASH! The Lighting Fast Game
By Blue Orange Games
About the Game
Watch the sparks fly in this lightning-fast dice dash! Players race to complete eight challenges and try to rack up the most points. With three play variations, Flash is the go-to dice game for electrifying fun. Straightforward and quick, you can go at it again and again. Every one of all ages gets bit by the competition bug and has a fair shot to victory.
The first thing that attracted me to this game was the bright colored dice. However, there is more to this game that you might think. Once you open the box, you will see a nice bag, a pad to calculate the points and even a small pencil (always nice to see one included in a game). As the title suggest it, the goal of the game is to achieve the highest score as quick as the lightning bolt.
The game is quite easy to play – depending of the number of players (a maximum of six), you have to use the same number of scoring chips. For example, if you are four players, you will use chips 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each player takes six dice from all the same color (either blue, red, orange, green, yellow, and purple).
Once you are ready to play (and all the players’ name is on the scoring sheet), the first player chooses a challenge from the scoring sheet and everyone has to try to achieve the dice combination picked. On the count of three, all players roll their dice at the same time. Put aside the dice you want to keep and quickly roll again until you achieve the desired dice combination. If you complete the challenge, you have to shout “FLASH!” and take the highest scoring chip available. The other players continue until everyone has collected a chip. (Can you feel the tension during a game?) Whoever wins the challenge picks the next one to complete.
The game ends when all the challenges on the scoring sheet have been completed. The player with the highest total wins the game.
There are eight challenge in all:
- Six-of-a-kind: all six dice show the same number.
- 3 pairs: three pairs of dice show the same number.
- All even: all dice show even numbers.
- Four-of-a-kind and 1 pair: one set of four dice shows the same number and one pair of dice shows the same number.
- All odds: all dice show odd numbers.
- 2 three-of-a-kind: two sets of three dice show the same number.
- Straight: all six dice follow each other.
- FLASH: all dice show Flash symbols.
Note that the FLASH symbol is also a wild side which can represent any number you wish.
What is also interesting with this game is the fact that you have two variations of the game which are included in the instructions. This quick fast pacing game will allow you to develop various skills in order to ameliorate your focus, your fine motor, your arithmetic as well as your probability. The game is mostly geared for age 7 and up. It would take about 10 minutes to play and it can accommodate 2 to 6 players.
You might find that there isn’t enough scoring sheets in the package but don’t worry, you can download additional scoring sheets at Blue Orange Games for free.
I think this would be a perfect stocking stuffer for the person in your life who likes games. It’s also a perfect game to bring at camping or on a trip.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Blue Orange Games for sending the product mentioned above for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.
Playmobil Children’s Club with Disco
I was recently approached with an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. For a couple of years now, I had tried to contact Playmobil with the opporutnity to review some of their products to no success. However, this year, I was offered to be part of a Playmobil blogging offer and had to pick between two of their new themes – Police Station and Large Furnished Hotel. We are no stranger to Playmobil as we have been introduced to them when our boys were a bit younger. However, we don’t have a lot of Playmobil for our girl so I jumped on board and requested something from the Large Fursnihed Hotel Theme. I will admit that I secretly hoped that we would get the big hotel for Jasmine but at the same time I knew that whatever we would get she would be delighted with it.
Finally, last week, I received the box of the Playmobil set I was to review. The Children’s Club with Disco will allow your child to have the Playmobil figures dance on one of two dance songs incorporated in the toy. But wait that’s not all, you can plug your MP2 player or iPod for more music because on your own personal favorite that could be played through the set built-in speakers. The disco ball will also flash colored lights in order to obtain the full club effect. Move the characters around the club on the rotating dance floor, which can also be converted into a board game. The set includes three figures, board game pieces and die, costumes, palm tree, and other accessories.
Honestly I couldn’t ask for a better fit for our dancing girl. She loves to spin and twist. She even took some dance lessons this year – ballet, jazz, hip hop…. Though she prefers ballet, I can already picture her dancing while listening to music with this set. The little game board included in this set reminds me a a mini version of Parcheesi. I know that this would bring a great one-on-one time with her brothers when they play together. Having a game included in a set is pretty ingenious… Even my husband was impressed with this ad-on feature on the set we have received.
Playmobil sets are definitively great ideas to give for Christmas. Check out the two new themes from Playmobil – Police Station and Large Furnished Hotel for this Christmas.
Playmobil Police Station
The Playmobil Children’s Club and Disco is available at your favourite toy store even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Creative Bube Tube and Playmobil for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.
About the product
Pretend to be Darth Vader and sound like the evil Sith Lord with this electronic helmet! The helmet looks like the one worn by the sinister Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies. Its voice changer button changes the sound of your voice so that you sound like him! The sounds button activates Darth Vader breathing sounds and plays signature Darth Vader sayings. You'll be the scariest Jedi in the neighbourhood when you put on your Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet!
Feel and sound like Darth Vader in your Voice Changer Helmet! Helmet looks like the one worn by Darth Vader in the Star Wars epic! Voice changer button makes your voice sound like Darth Vader! Helmet says Darth Vader movie lines. Helmet makes mechanical breathing sounds. Adjustable straps.
Helmet comes with instructions.
Includes 3 "AA" batteries.
I have Star Wars fans in my household. So I thought it would be fun to have a Star Wars mask that let you speak like Dark Vader. When we got it, I quickly discover how versatile it could be when it comes to the voice.
You have two options – I mean buttons on each side of the mask. One side will allow you to speak like Dark Vader every time you talk. The other side contains pre-recorded sentences from Dark Vader himself – as well as his breathing. Sentences from the movies like:
You don’t know the power of the dark side.
Don’t make me destroy you.
Impressive. Most impressive.
I am your father. Join me and together we can rule the galaxy.
You have failed me for the last time.
And I am very impressed with the switch included in the back of the mask that allow you to use the voice changer or not. So my oldest son had a costume event one night and we were debating what he would wear. after much thinking he decided to dress up not as Dark Vader but as Dark Chocolate… *grin* He had a special t-shirt he could wear with it. After the evening, he told me that it would get really hot under the mask and he had to remove it at times. Also, he said that when he spoke in order to sound like Dark Vader it didn’t completely mask his voice.
Nevertheless, I think the mask is cool and make a fun item to have for Star Wars fans. My only disappointment is that we didn’t have the proper light saber for my son to be completely like his character. We only had a double-sided light saber which wouldn’t have worked…
The Dark Vader Voice Changing Mask is available at your favourite toy store, even at amazon.com
Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.
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