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Flip Flash is a fun and easy game for everyone! Race to place your cards, flipping them faster and faster as you go!
Flip Flash is a fun and easy game for everyone! Race to place your cards, flipping them faster and faster as you go!
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Welcome to the FLIP FLASH Kickstarter! 

What is FLIP FLASH?

Flip Flash is a game my cousin and I first came up with when we were just kids. We had an idea about how to make a game more fun, and it worked! 

Over the years I have changed, tweaked, and perfected it. I have shown it to the top industry professionals, and used their feedback to make it better, and I have played it with the spunkiest little kids, (including my own amazing autistic son), and used their feedback to make it more fun

This game is going to be AMAZING! It will be a unifying game that parents can play with their kids, and that kids can play with their differently abled friends.

If you like classic family games like Speed, Spit, Spoons, Set, or Double Solitaire, you'll love FLIP FLASH!

To play Flip Flash, players simultaneously flip through their cards, and race to play them on shared number piles in the center of the table. First card to the pile gets to stay! 

You can play a number higher or a number lower than the top number on a pile at any time, only the color has to match. Of course if you play a WILD card, you can change everything about the pile to suit you, simply yell out the color and number you want the wild to represent.

When you have played all the cards in your down pile, you can yell "Flip Flash" to end the round. Scoring is +1 for every card played, and -2 for every card remaining in your down pile.

Play as many or as few rounds as you like! Each round is only about 5 minutes long!

"Kids loved it, but there were a lot of adults that stayed for several rounds...myself included." -Robert Wolf, Game Store Owner

"Great game, our kids loved it!" -Seth Hiatt, Mayday Games

If you want to give Flip Flash a try, just go to our Facebook page here to get a free printable version of the demo game!

Art NOT final. Placeholder art provided by Stan!
Art NOT final. Placeholder art provided by Stan!

 The FLIP FLASH basic game makes a fast and enjoyable party game for 4, as well as a quick game of solitaire when you're on your own!

An average game lasts about 20 minutes.

To make the game longer play five or six rounds, to make it shorter, just play one or two rounds!

People aged 5 years and up enjoy playing FLIP FLASH, and all ages can enjoy playing it together!

THE FLIP FLASH TEAM:

Flip Flash was created by Naomi Tripi, game designer, production company owner, promoter, and lifelong game enthusiast.

The Art for the game Flip flash will be created by Stan!
Stan! is the award-winning author of 2 novels, 15 short stories, more than 60 gaming products, and innumerable cartoons and comics. He is currently the Senior Producer for Super Genius Entertainment. In times past, he has been an Associate Art Director for West End Games, an Editor and Game Designer for TSR, Inc., a Senior Designer and Producer for Wizards of the Coast, and a Creative Content Manager for Upper Deck Entertainment. Stan! is a founding member of both The Game Mechanics, Inc. and Super Genius Games. He also has done freelance writing and design for companies ranging from Green Ronin and Malhavoc Press to Viz Media and Harper Collins Children’s Books.

Graphic design and layout is being done by Cori Jones:
Cori Jones has been rocking the world of Graphic design for over 15 years, and his clean, artistic design sensibilities bring a unique clarity to the card and box designs.

Click here to see my how-to video!
Click here to see my how-to video!

Each player gets their own deck, and builds a down pile. Then they deal out four cards face-up next to it. As soon as everyone is ready, someone shouts "GO!" and all the players simultaneously begin starting number piles in the center of the table, and playing on each others number piles. 

The number piles are not removed from the table for the duration of the round, and continue to grow and change very rapidly throughout the game. Players can play a card higher, or lower than whatever number is showing on the top of any given pile, but they do need to be sure to match the color of the pile. 

Also, players can place a wild card on any pile and announce a number, and a color, and then play a card higher or lower than the number they called, in the new color on that pile. The speed and excitement build until someone who has played all of their down pile cards shouts "Flip Flash!" and everyone must stop. 

Next, the players gather and sort all of the cards that have been played in the center of the table. The cards that have been played are worth a +1 each, and the cards from the down pile that were not played are each worth -2 points. The player with the most positive points wins the round. Play one or two rounds for a quick game, or play six or seven rounds for a longer game.

What makes FLIP FLASH different? 
The ability to play up or down on the number piles, and the wild card twist, speed up the game by making sure that you rarely stay stuck for long! The number piles are never capped off, or removed from play during a round, so as each round goes on the action builds a thrilling frenetic energy!  

If you like classic games like Speed, Spit, Spoons, Set or Double Solitaire, you'll love FLIP FLASH!

What does the crowd say?
What does the crowd say?

 "Flip Flash is more engaging, and rewarding, than staging a gummy bear war to eat the injured!" -David Stair, Programmer

"Kids loved it, but there were a lot of adults that stayed for several rounds...myself included." -Robert Wolf, Game Store Owner

"It's fast-paced, and will appeal to most people. All ages can play it." -Kristy Jones, Gamer, mother

"I used to play a game back in middle school which was called Spit. It played like Double Solitaire with a dexterity element added to it. It was one of my favorite games growing up. This is like multiplayer spit to me. I loved it. It's pure chaos but incredibly fun." -Luis Diaz, Gamer

"Great game, our kids loved it!" -Seth Hiatt, Game producer, distributor

What does the game look like?
What does the game look like?

Each basic game box includes:

1 Plastic insert to help keep your cards in place.

4 Decks of 60 cards each.

1 Rules sheet. 

1 Scoring pad.

Each set of EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER ONLY EXPANSION PACKS includes 48 cards that add a fun dimension to the game. 

12 Color-only wild cards (3 for each deck)

12 Double-up cards (3 for each deck)

24 "Pause" and "Un-pause" cards (6 for each deck)

The design of these cards design will only be offered as an exclusive reward to FLIP FLASH Kickstarter backers.

 The art is NOT final, placeholder art is being provided by Stan!

There are three suits, red, yellow, and blue. Each have a textured background to assist those who are color-blind to play the game with ease.
There are three suits, red, yellow, and blue. Each have a textured background to assist those who are color-blind to play the game with ease.

So, with our basic funding goal, we will be able to produce the game, fulfill the commitments to our backers with quality packaging, shipping, and safety testing. We will be able to promote, warehouse, and finance fulfillment of future orders, and pay all business related taxes and fees.

But what about our STRETCH GOALS!?!?

I'm glad you asked…

Every enhancement unlocked by our stretch goals will be added to every backer reward level $10 and above.

Social Media Stretch Goal#1:

300 Facebook Likes!

When we reach 100 Facebook "Likes" for Flip Flash,  Naomi will post a video demonstrating some of her favorite Flip Flash moves, and we will hold a contest on Facebook for extra rewards.

Social Media Stretch Goal #2:

500 Facebook Likes!

When we reach 500 Facebook "Likes" for Flip Flash, the strategy guide will be added to every reward level, and posted as a printable PDF on our Flip Flash Facebook wall. 

Social Media Stretch Goal #3:

**1000 Facebook Likes for Flip Flash**
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Social Media Stretch Goal #4:

**2,000 Facebook Likes for Flip Flash** 

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Funding STRETCH GOALS!

$8,000

Once we reach our funding goal, the first run of our basic game and expansion packs will be made. High quality box, strong and flexible cards, rules and original art for the front of the box as well as shipping, storage, fulfillment, taxes, fees, and promotion. 

$10,000

When our funding reaches this level we will add an illustrated, full-color tuck-box for each of the decks, full color printing to the rules and other inserts, and another "Promoter" reward level with 20 spaces, and one 14 card expansion pack.

$20,000

At this funding level we will add new illustrations by Stan! to the sides and back of the box, create a deluxe version of the box that can fit up to 240 more cards, and add one 12 card expansion pack.
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Also, the Flip Flash mobil app will be funded!
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$25,000

Breaking through this goal will fund two additional decks, to expand the gameplay to 6 players, a 28 card expansion pack and a custom die to use with it. Also, we will add another "Promoter" reward level with 20 spaces, and Illustrations on the four card decks by Stan!

$30,000

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Add-ons and upgrades will continue to be announced throughout the campaign.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

This is the basic breakdown of our budget. As we reach our stretch goals things might shift around a little, but this will remain as the budgeting framework of this project.

Risks and challenges

With any production project there are many known and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, ready to jump out and surprise everyone. However, going into a project with your eyes wide open, and addressing as many issues as you can anticipate beforehand helps a lot.

I have priced out several sizes of production runs, calculated storage, shipment, and fulfillment costs. I've diversified my estimates from production houses both domestic and foreign, as well as researching import tax, product testing, and many other small variables that I know can come as an unwanted hurdle late in the game for many indy game producers.

More specific to the Kickstarter genre of troubles that await is the ever looming threat of becoming overwhelmed with too many backers, unforeseen shipping costs, losses from damaged goods, and potentially having some pledges bounce. I have calculated all of these into my financial crumple-zone, and I know my limits, both with time, and money and in order to keep good faith with my backers, and I committed to keeping this project within my capability to fulfill the rewards and all other commitments.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to look over my kickstarter. Please back my project, and help me make this awesome game! Even if you can't back my kickstarter with money right now, if you can help spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and family I will be deeply grateful. Thank you all so much.

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