disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned for the purpose of review and giveaway
When I was a child I was fascinated by flags, and I still have my paperback book full of them. Of course, a number of them have changed in the last forty years. When I was looking at the Tactic Games stall at Blog On in September there were a couple of games that I thought would work really well for us. Today I’m sharing the first of those games, Flags of the World, which is aimed at players aged eight years and over.
The card game can be played with two-six players and typical playtime takes around twenty minutes. My nine-year-old son and I have found Flags of the World a great after school wind down game.
Flags of the World comes with two hundred double-sided cards, six continent boards and a world map.
The object of the game is to correctly identify the correct country for the flags and then place them in the right continent. The players with the most correctly guessed countries on the correct continent wins.
The double-sided flag cards are colour coded by continent, and you decide which continents you want to play before you start the game. The number of cards played also depends on the number of players playing any one game. For example, in a two-player game, you will use forty question cards, so you shuffle the continent cards you’ve decided to play, deal out forty into a question card deck and the remaining cards from those continents are stacked in a scoring deck. Deal four-question cards to each player, all cards are placed flag side up.
Players take it, in turn, to choose one of their opponents flags to guess the correct country. They only get one chance to guess, the owner of the card checks that the answer is correct. If the player doesn’t recognise any of the flags they must pick one anyway and guess. There are clues on the back of each card to help plays work out the relevant country.
So far we’ve concentrated on the continents where I knew my son would have a good idea of most of the flags and we’ll slowly introduce more unfamiliar ones for him to learn. We’ve had lots of fun already playing Flags of the World and learning more about each country too.
We’ve also learned that I need to brush up on my flag knowledge! Much to my son’s delight. I do love games where we can learn as we play, and I can see us having lots of fun with Flags of the World for a long time to come.
Flags of the World is available from The Range AND selected Toymaster stores (it’s in their Christmas catalogue). I’ll be sharing information on the sister game, Wonders of the World soon!
We’ve teamed up with Tactic Games to offer one lucky reader the chance to win Flags of the World for themselves. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
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(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).
Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.
This giveaway is for UK residents only.
Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person. The winner’s details will be sent to Elmer Marketing for Tactic Games, in order that they can arrange delivery. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
The giveaway will close on 4th December 2019 at midnight.
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