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Board GameFlickFleet Review

Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Flick Fleet is a dexterity game where you take your space fleet into battle. You play by flicking ships and using dice to destroy your opponent. Like Subbuteo meets Star Trek, it's an epic struggle for galactic victory that plays out at the tips of your fingers.

You play as either galactic rulers Imperium of Earth or rebel group The Uprising, aiming to destroy all of your opponents ships. You start with a fleet of 2D plastic Ships that can be flicked across the playing area in order to get them in position for an attack. Once there, you flick dice at your opponent's ships. Strike them and your dice roll deals damage, miss and expose yourself to counter attack.

As you progress, you encounter ships with different abilities and must adjust your tactics. The larger the ship, the more complex its weapon systems and the more difficult it is to destroy. The smaller ships are more vulnerable but more maneuverable.

It's a game that is both tactile and strategic. The taking aim and flicking element of the game is a real joy. Add to that the huge array of different spaceships, upgrades and systems and this becomes an epic campaign that fires both the brain and the imagination.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018, updated in 2022

Genres: Battle and Dexterity

Pieces: Cards, Dice, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Jackson Pope (@Jackson_Pope)

Players: 2

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 25 minutes to learn. Play is simple to learn, but there are a lot of spaceships to learn about, which all have their own rules. This may take up most of your learning time.

The first time you play, it's worth trying the following:
  • Play a game where one dice hit destroys a ship, so that you have time to practise the flicking method.

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and half an hour to complete. Duration depends on the pieces that you choose to use and the scenario that you set up, but the base game takes around 20 minutes to play.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 players in the same room. FlickFleet: Xeno Wars expansion enables the game to be played with up to 4 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

8-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need the physical dexterity to flick their ships and dice accurately.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

This game was originally launched on Kickstarter and has three expansion packs and one stand alone expansion pack.
FlickFleet: Box of Flicks (2020) Adds new ships and bases.
FlickFleet: Scenarios and Scenery (2020) Adds ships and scenery.
FlickFleet: Box of Flicks 2 (2021) Adds even more ships.
FlickFleet: Xeno Wars (2022) This is an expansion which can be played both with the original FlickFleet and as a game on its own. It adds aliens, other ships and can be used with the original game to make the game into a four player game.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our FlickFleet Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Jackson_Pope) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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