Flick Wars Review

Rob Kalajian review, tabletop Leave a Comment

Flick Wars - Breaking Games - $69.00

Game title: Flick Wars

Game description: Flick Wars is a strategy and tactics dexterity game with six factions that range from humans to mechs to alien races. Each faction has a unique set of units.

Overall
3
  • Play (Mechanics)
  • Presentation (Art/Quality)
  • Plan (Rules)

Summary

What would you get if you crossed Pitch Car with a Warhammer 40k? Flick Wars, by Breaking Games. Its large box contains a huge, neoprene mat, wooden terrain pieces, cards, and tons of wooden discs to flick around. Supporting 1-6 players, this game aims to bring a completely different type of strategy to miniatures wargaming.

Pros

  • Quick to learn
  • Quick to play
  • Flicking fun!

Cons

  • Every wooden disc needs to be stickered
  • Art quality is a bit low

Full Flick Wars Review

What would you get if you crossed Pitch Car with a Warhammer 40k? Flick Wars, by Breaking Games. Its large box contains a huge, neoprene mat, wooden terrain pieces, cards, and tons of wooden discs to flick around. Supporting 1-6 players, this game aims to bring a completely different type of strategy to miniatures wargaming.

Flick Wars is played on a giant 24″ by 30″ neoprene mat with wooden domes to represent 3D terrain. These can be placed on or under the mat. Each player takes 1 of 6 different armies, which are made up of a base, wooden discs, and a deck of cards. Players set up their armies based on their summary card and strive to defeat the player to their left while defending against the player to their right.

Sample setup with all wooden terrain domes on the mat (they may also be placed under)

The basics of the game revolve around movement, deployment, and attacking. Players flick to move their discs around the mat but can only make an attack flick if they’re in range on their opponent’s units. No other unit on the board can be attacked. Once a unit is destroyed it’s flipped over and its debris left on the mat. It’s simple, yet the game offers a bit of depth in how each army is made up and from the special abilities listed on different units.

The whole thing really does feel like Crash Cup Karambolage or Pitch Car, yet still has that feeling of putting together an army for a miniatures game. It’s very accessible for players of almost any age as long as they can read their cards, though younger players can still enjoy the game with the help of an adult. The only real downside of the game is the number of stickers you need to put on every wooden disc.

Dexterity games have a charm all their own. Fans of the genre will certainly tell you that. Flick Wars is an awesome time packed in a pretty large box and is sure to enterain. Just make sure you give yourself ample time to get it prepped before expecting to play for the first time.

A copy of Flick Wars was provided free for review by Breaking Games

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