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.