Game Title: Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Designer: Kevin Lanzig
Manufacturer: Indie Boards and Cards
We really enjoy co-operative games. I think it’s because it avoids any risk of a sad-faced Yellow Meeple. So far we’ve also found that all of our co-ops work great for just 2-players. I’ve listened to a few ‘Top Ten Co-operative Games’ videos and podcasts, from the Dice Tower and the Broken Meeple to name just a couple, and Flash Point came up on a fair few lists. With these credentials and its pretty unique fire fighting theme it went straight to the top of my list of games to play and perhaps purchase. I patiently waited for it to be brought to a board game group (perhaps waiting as long as 3 weeks!!) and then caved and bought myself a shiny new copy. Needless to say, a week later someone brought it to the group, but did I regret my purchase?
Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a co-operative game for 1-6 players. In the game you are a team of fire fighters whose aim is to rescue at least 7 members of the family whose house is on fire. You must do this by carrying victims to safety, whilst ensuring that the house does not collapse and that you minimise casualties of the fire. Each fire fighter has a number action points to spend each turn which they can use to put out smoke or fire, move through the building, chop down walls, open doors, carry people or hazardous material out of the building or drive the ambulance or fire engine and even use the fire engine’s water cannon.