Flip & Find’s Diner, currently up on Kickstarter, is a family memory game by Gerald King III from Spontaneously Combustible Games. The game has players flipping over 4 tiles on a 5×5 grid trying to match ingredients needed for one of 5 face-up Orders. When Orders are completed they are collected to the player’s hand that completed them and provide a one-time-use special action that the player can use during the course of the game. Orders range from 2 ingredients to 4 ingredients to complete, making it possible for players to complete 2 Orders on a single turn with a bit of luck. There are also Tip tiles that can be flipped that allow the player to take a Tip bonus if a recipe (3 ingredients or less) is completed with a Tip tile in the mix. The first player to complete 5 Orders ends the game. Order prices and Tips are added up to determine the winner.
Flip & Find’s Diner is a super easy game to learn to play and takes traditional Memory to whole new level adding a bit more complexity, strategy, and choices. It’s a perfect transition game for young family members used to more mass-market games to step up a bit in terms of game quality without completely overwhelming them with concepts they’re not familiar with. For older family members Flip & Find’s Diner provides a quality game experience that can be enjoyed with young children without making you want to pull out your hair.
Currently close to funding, you can make sure you’re guaranteed a copy of Flip & Find’s Diner for a minimum pledge of $25. There’s also a Tabletopia module and a print-and-play available if you’d like to try the game out before you pledge. Gerald will also be on tour playing the game starting today if you happen to be in St. Louis/ Chicago/ Indianapolis/ Cleveland/ Cuyahoga Falls.
A prototype copy of Flip & Find’s Diner was provided free for this preview in adherence to A Pawn’s Perspective’s 2018 Preview Policy.
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