About this product:
The call comes in… “911, what is your emergency?” On the other end is a panicked response of “FIRE!” Moments later you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. The team has only seconds to assess the situation and devise a plan of attack – then you spring into action like the trained professionals that you are. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse, and lives are in danger.
You must succeed. You are the brave men and women of fire rescue; people are depending on you. This is what you do every day.
Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a cooperative game of fire rescue.
There are two versions of game play in Flash Point, a basic game rules for learning the game and/or playing with younger children and expert game for more seasoned players. The rules are quick to read, and you can even play the game by yourself before teaching it to others. Included in the game are Player Aids; these make teaching the game to new players easy and are a helpful reminder for those that have played before. With them, friends and family with no gaming experience should be able to learn this game in minutes
In both variants, players are attempting to rescue 7 of 10 victims from a raging building fire.
As the players attempt to rescue the victims, the fire spreads to other parts of the building, causing structural damage and possibly blocking off pathways through the building. Each turn a player may spend action points to try to extinguish fires, move through the building, move victims out of the building or perform various special actions such as moving emergency vehicles. If 4 victims perish in the blaze or the building collapses from taking too much structural damage, the players lose. Otherwise, the players win instantly when they rescue a 7th victim.
The expert variant included in the game adds thematic elements such as flash over, combustible materials, random setup, and variations on game difficulty from novice to heroic. The game includes a double sided board with two different building plans.
What others say about this product
“This has quickly become on of my family and friends favorite board game. The game has 4 levels of challenge, two different board setups (one easier) and several optional rules that make it able to adjust to the level of play. And the challenge is intense, some games the fire is just out of control and the team has to scramble to do everything possible to try and finish. Amazing game, we can play it with my 6 year old daughter with the family setup or with a group of friends on one of the more advanced setups.”
“My 8 yr old son and I LOVE this game! This is our first foray into the world of cooperative board games and Flash Point was a excellent one to start with! Love the fact that there is a family version on one side of the board and once you get used to the rules and how to play the game, you can flip the board over for more of a challenge. We are looking forward to getting some of the expansions to learn more about the roles of the different first responders.”
“If you are a Pandemic player looking for something new, GET THIS GAME! Personally I think this game on the hardest setting is more challenging and enjoyable than Pandemic. I still really love Pandemic, this is not a replacement by any means. But enough about Pandemic, lets talk about Flash Point! Each turn fire spreads, the building is damaged (usually), and players try to manage the fire and rescue victims. There are specialty "role cards" but everyone is very much engaged each round. You don't find yourself sitting in one spot "for the better of the team" much in this game. This game scales wonderfully and can be fun for all ages and experience levels depending on the setup. The expansions are cheap and bring great variety to the game as well, but, the base game has extreme replay value. I cannot recommend it enough.”