Flash Point Fire Rescue
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- Join the force, don your helmets and brave the fiery blaze to rescue seven victims trapped in a burning building
- Cooperative game play, all the players are on the same team and everyone wins or loses together
- 2 to 6 Players
- Strategic thinking, problem solving, cooperation required to win
- Ages 10 + up, younger children can play along with Family rules,and it also has a playing time of 30 minutes
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Flash Point Fire Rescue
A cooperative game of fire rescue. 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. All the players are on the same team and everyone either wins or loses together. To win the players must rescue the victims trapped inside a burning building before the fire gets out of control or the building collapses.
Recommended Ages:12 – 15
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|Length: 6:06 Mins|
Flash Point is a cooperative board game; its easy to play and very exciting and we recommend it a lot.
This was our first try at a video review and our hardware and software isn't quite up to it; I apologize that its very rough.
There are three levels of game play: "Family", "Veteran", and "Heroic".
"Family" offers simplified rules to reduce the housekeeping in the game, and makes the game more accessible, but still keeping all of the theme and cooperation that makes this an excellent family cooperative challenge.
I play with a pretty experienced group of gamers, and even at the "Veteran" level (which is what we decided to start with), I was worried that a coop would be interesting enough for our group. I need not have worried! Our first game was a 5-player game, and we all felt really engaged for the entire game. After we pulled the last victim from the smoking building, we all agreed that it was challenging and a lot of fun! We worked together, but the game doesn't require any one person to direct the action and boss others around. There is so much going on and always so many choices that people are able to operate independently, yet still cooperate. Just an excellent balance. We were able to win at the Veteran level, and I'm looking forward to trying out the Heroic level next!Read more ›
There are different levels of complexity in the rules starting with a simple family game to a more challenging experienced level with specific firefighting roles, vehicles, and hazardous materials. There are varying difficulty levels to start a game with which increase the amount of fire in the building and add hazardous materials which explode when fire reaches it.
The victims/false alarms in the game are represented by double-sided counters with a "?" on one side and a silhouette of a person or a blank, representing a false alarm or false detection. So there is a unknown variable and challenge in the game when it comes to locating people to rescue.
For a rules overview, there is good YouTube video which details the family game rules and setup and can be found here;
The components of this game are very good. Hard mounted double-sided board with two different building layouts. Cardboard counters and wooden cubes (representing damaged wall counters) and firefighters.
Due to the random nature of fire, placement of victims, and the two different building layouts the replay value of this game is very high.
Being a cooperative game, this has the value of teaching young people the value of cooperating with each other and how to coordinate actions and efforts to achieve goals.Read more ›
|Length: 5:30 Mins|
They're also a great way to get younger kids to enjoy board games because you're not competing against them. You don't have to `take it easy' on them because you're after the same goal.
So is Flash Point a good game?
One of the things we really like about Flash Point is the randomness of where the fire heats up. During every player's turn they roll 2 dice to see where the next smoke token is placed using a cool grid system. So you never know what you're going to get. Everything may be going along just great and then all of a sudden, explosions start happening and knocking out walls.
And even though the recommended ages on the game box say 10+, since it's a cooperative game don't hold back introducing it to younger players. Sure younger players may not be able to pick it up and play it on their own from the start. But once they've been introduced to how to play, they may even be fine to tackle it without your help.
Flash Point: Fire Rescue (FPFR) is a cooperative game wherein players take the role of a specialized firefighter and attempt to save victims from a burning building before too many are lost to fire or the building collapses. If you've ever played Pandemic, you'll already be familiar with the turn phase and action optimization mechanics found in FPFR.
There are two modes of play: basic (family) and experienced. The basic version is an easy way to teach players who are new to the game and those who are infrequent board gamers. The experienced mode is not that much more complicated, but there are a lot more options and avenues of attack. I would highly recommend starting with the experienced mode for new players to this game who are veteran players of board games in general. The experienced mode can also be adjusted for difficulty with rookie, veteran, and heroic levels.
Players can choose different firefighting specializations are have them dealt to them randomly. Some of these specializations are Rescue Specialist, Fire Captain, CAFS Firefighter, and Paramedic. Each of them has a special ability which usually grants the player bonus action points or allows them to do things other firefighters cannot. These options allow for increased variability in subsequent playthroughs which improves replayability. The roles can also be swapped out for unused roles using the Crew Change action.
Firefighters are required to bring their victims to the ambulance in order to officially rescue them and the ambulance can be moved around the perimeter of the house using action points. Also, a fire truck is available for firefighters to throw copious amounts of water on areas to contain large groups of fire quickly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good game, suspenseful and addictive. Delivered in very good time.Published 12 months ago by Sarah.Jane
I love co-op games! this board game has been a great addition to my collection. My wife and I have played this game at least three times a week in the last month. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Yuri
I originally wrote this review for Flash Point Fire Rescue 2nd Edition. So, please excuse me if you read it twice (but, I thought I'd include it here as well since I didn't know... Read morePublished 20 months ago by El Tonio
I have a bunch of board games ranging from casual to complex and this one has probably been played more than any. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Emily
if you've never played anything besides monopoly and clue type games this is a great starting point for non-gamers to learn coop games. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Neal V
Flash Point Fire Rescue: 2-6 Players, Ages 10+, Average Play Time: 30-60 Minutes
Overall, the game took us about an hour to play. Read more
It was a gift for my son, he is a fire explorer, and really enjoys playing this game. He has met some great friends because of this game.Published on September 5, 2013 by bubbles
This is a fun co-op game that is fun for the family or experienced gamers alike. There are various levels of difficulty available to offer challenges based on the player's desire. Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Greg Heath
Has great easy mode and epic challenge mode. We still can't beat it on Epic mode, but its still fun trying! Worth the purchase.Published on January 18, 2013 by Lee