Recommend
2 
 Thumb up
 Hide
4 Posts

Triple Flips 4: Sci-Fiction» Forums » Reviews

Subject: A "The Worst Of It" Review rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Ryan Byrd
United States
Griffin
Georgia
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Intro
Most game reviews seem to focus on the things the reviewer really likes, or really dislikes. Often, I want to read a review that tells me the potential deal breakers that are not masked by bias.

"The Worst Of It" reviews look at the worst parts of games I enjoy and how it impacts my enjoyment of it. I am not trying to balance the good with what can be improved, but want to give others a critical (and hopefully fun) look at what may be a deal breaker for them, but not just giving a negative review.

Triple Flips is a pocket sized set of 3 games. The games come with magnetic pieces and a slider to select the game when you open it. One game is solitaire, one is 2 player, the other is 2-4 players. These games came out a long time ago and could be purchased from the back of a comic book, or your local toy store. There was quite a variety of these with different themes. This set is the Sci-Fiction set that I still have from my childhood (albeit a little beat up).

#Plays - 18 (plus many as a kid)

Components - The Worst Of It

1. Plastic case.
- Impact - If you are rough with it, the button that closes it can break off.

2. Small components.
- Impact - They are hard to grasp as an adult and the die is not magnetic, so be careful not to lose them.

Rules - The Worst Of It
1. Rule book is small with small font.
- Impact - Just do not read it in the dark!

Gameplay - The Worst Of It
1. Each game gets a bit repetitive after many plays.
- Impact - Not much. Just play a different one with your friends. Or just play a different game altogether. At 5 minutes per game, it is not a big deal. Remember that this is just a simple travel game that is not meant to be much.

2. Some choice and strategy, but dependent upon the roll of a die.
- Impact - For a gimmicky toy/game, there is not much disappointment here.

Other Comments
I enjoy breaking this out on occasion, even after 30 years. It is not deep, or innovative, but there is some old school charm there for a few minutes. A bonus is that kids grasp it easily, and it is very portable. It is probably really hard to find, but I still would not pay more than $5 for it.

See my other "Worst Of It" reviews here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/211522/worst-it-reviews
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
My favorite part of this series was always the solitaire games. I loved that each one had at least one solitaire[-able] game.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Ryan Byrd
United States
Griffin
Georgia
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Agreed. Sometimes the 2 player ones are pretty good with the right person.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Yes, truly. I have some fond memories of some duels….
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.