GAME ANALYSIS: FLASH POINT

GRACE GOLLASCH

During week 2 I got the opportunity to play-test Flash Point: Fire Rescue, a cooperative board game where all players are on the same team and everyone either wins or loses together. The overall aim of the game is to rescue at least seven victims trapped inside a burning building before the fire becomes uncontrollable, the building collapses or four of the victims (including innocent puppies) die. 

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The game had a number of unique characteristics that made it stand out from previously board games I’ve played.

  1. It was cooperative rather than competitive. This was an interesting experience as you’re urged to work with your team members instead of against them, forcing you to consider both your own and your team mates future moves.
  2. There are two variants of the game, one for children and beginners (us) and one for more experienced players. The beauty of this is…

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