Gen Con Preview: Flip Ships

"It was an ambush. That’s the only way to describe it. The mother ship appeared out of nowhere, creating a massive shadow over the city. Within seconds, wave after wave of fighters poured out of it, filling the sky."

"We're launching the ships we have ready, but they aren't much. Our pilots must fight bravely to defend the planet while we ready the rest of the fleet. Explosions fill the sky, and we've taken some hits, but we won't give up. Will you?"

Publisher: Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Kane Klenko
Artists: Kwanchai Moriya, Anita Osburn

Why I’m Excited to Check It Out 
Renegade Game Studios has released some of my favorite games, multiplayer and solo. By far, Fuse and Flatline top that list. And now another Kane Klenko game pops into the wild called Flip Ships, a 1-4 cooperative game where you defeat enemies and the mothership before your city is decimated.

What’s fun about the game is you physically flip your ships (see why it’s called what it is?) onto the enemy ships. You flick them like when you play paper football. You can use the edge of the table or included launchpad (red block). When a ship lands on the enemy/enemies, that enemy is defeated. You play in rounds, and after you go, then it’s the enemies turn. You have a long atmosphere card that shows the defense numbers for your city and the mothership and is broken up into levels of the sky, eventually reaching space (where the enemies start).

Flicking ships? Destroying aliens? Multiple goals? I am excited to play a game that combines paper football and Space Invaders. And with Kane Klenko’s ability to create amazing games, don’t forget to check out Flip Ships at GenCon

-Gregory M. Thompson

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