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Casey Lynn
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I had another "this would be cool, I wonder if this exists" thought today.

Anyone know of any games that have two-sided game boards where the board can flip during the game? (So not like, for example, Small World.)

Actually similarly, what about two-sided cards? So, for one state in the game you use one side of the cards, and for another state in the game you use the other side of the cards?
 
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Forbidden Island is a relatively simple game that uses this. The tiles can either be on the normal, full-color side, or they can be on the wet, gray side. Tiles are flipped from normal to wet the first time the corresponding card is drawn. If a tile is already on its wet side when its card is drawn, the tile and card are both removed from the game. This gradually shrinks the size of the island.
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bwingrave wrote:
Forbidden Island is a relatively simple game that uses this. The tiles can either be on the normal, full-color side, or they can be on the wet, gray side. Tiles are flipped from normal to wet the first time the corresponding card is drawn. If a tile is already on its wet side when its card is drawn, the tile and card are both removed from the game. This gradually shrinks the size of the island.


Oh, sweet! I actually picked up a copy of Forbidden Island cheaply on Black Friday but haven't had a chance to play it yet.
 
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Magic Realm pioneered this with hexagonal boards that were flipped when enchanted, providing different paths and color magic. Very much a game ahead of its time.
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Mice and Mystics uses two sided game board pieces that represent the above ground and below ground areas the mice explore.
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The Stars Are Right?

The "board" is made of two-sided tiles, that you can move or flip during the game.
Very cool mechanism sadly, I played the game only a few times because of the huge downtime...
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Play the wrong cards in Euchre with my family and the whole table may be flipped!
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Shadows over Camelot

The Holy Grail and a couple of other quest boards can flip during the game.
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Somebody was telling me about a game like this they played during their childhood. It was a high fantasy theme, and there were magical lakes or portals in the game that, when you enter them, you fold the board in or out, expanding it and making new areas available. Sounded like a really cool mechanic in an otherwise mediocre game.

Maybe somebody here knows the title?
 
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kittenhoarder wrote:
Somebody was telling me about a game like this they played during their childhood. It was a high fantasy theme, and there were magical lakes or portals in the game that, when you enter them, you fold the board in or out, expanding it and making new areas available. Sounded like a really cool mechanic in an otherwise mediocre game.

Maybe somebody here knows the title?


Key to the Kingdom

 
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Key Market has farm house tiles (player boards) that can be flipped to upgrade to manor houses.
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Lord of the Rings (the Knizia co-op) has double sided boards, that you flip to traverse in sequence. No actual mechanic for the flip, just 4 boards printed across 2.
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K____ wrote:
The Stars Are Right?

The "board" is made of two-sided tiles, that you can move or flip during the game.
Very cool mechanism sadly, I played the game only a few times because of the huge downtime...


This is game is best with 2 players.
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fearoffours wrote:
Lord of the Rings (the Knizia co-op) has double sided boards, that you flip to traverse in sequence. No actual mechanic for the flip, just 4 boards printed across 2.


Ditto with his Beowulf: The Movie Board Game. If memory serves that one has two boards that are different shapes, one of which is double-sided; you use a different board in each round.
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kittenhoarder wrote:
Somebody was telling me about a game like this they played during their childhood. It was a high fantasy theme, and there were magical lakes or portals in the game that, when you enter them, you fold the board in or out, expanding it and making new areas available. Sounded like a really cool mechanic in an otherwise mediocre game.

Maybe somebody here knows the title?


Key to the Kingdom

 


That's the one!
 
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In Friday you rotate cards that you've defeated. Not quite "flipping" but certainly a duel use for a card.
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Odin's Ravens cards are rotated by players to make routes easier.

Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde has a card that can be flipped by players. Which side is up is a factor in scoring.
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The Duke has pieces that flip, which changes how it attacks.

I also recall some game I saw on here yesterday that has tiles which are water on one side, and lily pads on the other, changing what areas you can traverse. Don't recall the name though. :|
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In Brass: Lancashire and Age of Industry, each player puts down various industries. Once those industries have been used, they are flipped to show that they can no longer be used. The goal of the game in AoI (never played Brass) is to get your counters flipped as each time this happens, you get payment.

Also in Brass, the game changes at one point from the canal stage to the railway stage. I've never played it so I don't know exactly what this means.

In Agricola you flip your rooms to turn them from wood to clay huts

Also in Belfort (if I recall correctly), you flip over some characters to show that they're more powerful versions. I may be thinking of another game, though.

Friday is a good call. You defeat hazards and then flip them over and they become fighting cards in your deck

In Glory to Rome, your cards can mean a million different things. However, one thing that can happen is that you are building buildings and your buildings can be under construction or fully built. This is all done by using cards (ie construction site card, the building itself, and other cards used as materials), though none are two sided.
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