Those Flipping Flags

Those Flipping Flags

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A few weeks ago we went to a local trivia night with some of our board game friends. One of the subjects was flags. Specifically, current flags from countries around the world. When I was in middle school I lived in Europe, so I figured I had that part of the world covered. Unfortunately only one of the flags was from the area, the rest were from other continents.

The rest of us were as dumbfounded as I was. The most exposure any of us had to country flags in recent memory was either from watching the Olympic Games or an episode of “Fun with Flags” by Sheldon Cooper on “Big Bang Theory”. Needless to say we used quite a few of our “Free Pass” tokens on questions from that category.

We wish we had beefed up our flag knowledge before trivia night. Flipping Flags by R&R Games sure would have done the trick! - SahmReviews.com

What we didn’t realize is that we already had the perfect training tool in our repertoire – Flipping Flags by R&R Games! We had been saving this travel-sized card game for our next long vacation. If only we had broken it out a bit earlier we might have not had to give up on that trivia category!

Flipping Flags includes a custom deck of 60 cards, each showing the flags and names of three countries. Every flag occurs four times throughout the deck and never twice on the same card as another flag.

We wish we had beefed up our flag knowledge before trivia night. Flipping Flags by R&R Games sure would have done the trick! - SahmReviews.com

Cards are spread out over the table and each player takes their turns simultaneously. Turn over a card and try to match it to another card already exposed. If you see a match, call out the name of the country and collect the two cards. You do not have to match the card you just flipped, you can also search for matches on your opponents’ cards.

We wish we had beefed up our flag knowledge before trivia night. Flipping Flags by R&R Games sure would have done the trick! - SahmReviews.com

If a flipped card matches two other cards and both are called out, the first to call their match gets both cards, while the other player gets the lone card it matched (and not the original card).

We wish we had beefed up our flag knowledge before trivia night. Flipping Flags by R&R Games sure would have done the trick! - SahmReviews.com

When all of the cards are revealed and no further matches can be made, the game ends. The person with the most cards collected wins!

We wish we had beefed up our flag knowledge before trivia night. Flipping Flags by R&R Games sure would have done the trick! - SahmReviews.com

Flipping Flags is a perfect example of teaching/learning without realizing what is going on. Just by associating the name of the country with the actual flag design and having to search for an exact match will make you a flag expert in no time! Even better, it retails for under $10 shipped on Amazon and makes for a great birthday gift or stocking stuffer (yes, I realize this is June…never to early to plan ahead!).

We wish we had beefed up our flag knowledge before trivia night. Flipping Flags by R&R Games sure would have done the trick! - SahmReviews.com

Like many other games by R&R Games, this one also includes a contest printed on the back of the instructions. I’m sure the first winner has already been selected by now, but by emailing the correct answer you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing for free games and other prizes! Be sure to watch their Facebook and Twitter timelines to find out more!

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

13 comments on «Those Flipping Flags»

  1. A fun way to learn flags. 🙂

  2. Nuno Santos says:

    Really fun and helps in geography!

  3. Rosey says:

    I like card games because they are so easy to bring along when you travel. This sounds fun, I know my kids likely enjoy it!

  4. That sounds like a fun card game. I love that it’s so affordable too!

  5. Barb Webb says:

    We love card games and I’m rather fond of educational games, this definitely fits both criteria. Will have to keep in mind for the holidays!

  6. Brandy says:

    OMGosh I would love to have this game, it looks super awesome! I am always up for a new family board game night that involves us buying a new game! Going to check this out!

  7. Ryan D Baker says:

    I love games that teach as you play

  8. Allison says:

    Geography has never been my strong suit. This game would be great in learning all the different flags for all the various countries. Love that it’s under $10.

  9. Aubrey says:

    Games plus learning equals FAVORITE! this looks fun

  10. brody says:

    great way to learn!

  11. Julie Waldron says:

    This looks like a fun way to learn the different flags of the world.

  12. David Carapinha says:

    Great for kids to learn, i like it!

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