Product Review: Flag Frenzy Card Game (Ages 6+)
At GeoToys, Our Goal is Simple: To Make Geography Fun.
Growing up I loved going to my mom’s mother’s house outside of large family events because I knew my grandma and I would be able to play card games one-on-one. My grandma is a person of few words, but is a skilled gameaholic whose love of family games rubbed off on me. One of my favorite card games that I reserved playing only with my grandma was called Touring that dealt with driving and speed limits and was originally produced in 1906. I still own a battered version that I plan to play with Brooke when she is older and I have great memories of trying to get a faster speed limit or repair card to win the game. The great thing about my grandma is that she has a competitive streak without being a sore loser and it made it fun to play with her. I especially enjoyed playing games, like trivia, where you could read the cards and learn something new. When I read about the fast-paced card game about matching flags to countries around the world through GeoTOYS, I knew I wanted to give Flag Frenzy a try!
Flag Frenzy card game is a fast and fun matching card game where players have the objective to match flags with their countries from around the world. This is a ‘shredding’ type card game which means, like the game Crazy-Eights or UNO, each player wants to get rid of their cards first while simultaneously preventing other players from getting rid of their own hand. The deck comes with 49 flag cards, eight continent cards and a world map that shows all the world flags and locations from each country. Each flag card has eight flags and all flag cards in the deck have one flag in common. The game starts when two cards are placed face up and the rest of the deck is distributed to each player. Each player tries to match their cards against the face up cards and must give their matching country’s name or (with one of the eight continent cards) the continent being played. The first player to match all of their cards wins this game. This visually appealing game provides a fast pace that will keep a child as young as six’s attention while simultaneously teaching families the world’s flags. What a great adventure for the family!
Bonus! GeoTOYS offers FREE geographical Parent/Teacher Resource Guides on their website that can be reproduced.
List Price: $13.99