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Stainer
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Does anybody know of a game that involves flipping tiles over? I've got an idea that involves flipping tiles but I'm looking for similar games that already do this. Basically, when a tile is on the playing area you can flip it over and change it's characteristics. Any ideas?

Spanks,

rd

Xyvius
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what kind of theme are you looking at? Maybe its cuz im new but I am not sure I follow what you mean?

(excuse the newbness)

Stainer
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Holy Flippen Tiles!

I guess that was kind of vague... sorry.

I'm just looking for games that lay tiles on the table, and then as the game progresses players are turning the tiles over. Just any game that turns tiles over.

Thanks for the reply though!

Rob

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Re: Holy Flippen Tiles!

Stainer wrote:
Does anybody know of a game that involves flipping tiles over?

Keythedral

Tom Vasel's review summarizes the rules.

Xyvius
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Well I dont know of any, but Ideas that "could" be used come to mind.

somthing similar to Othello, but with tiles. or maybe a educational/mathmatics game where values on each side of the tiles are calculated via rows and/or columns and players flip tiles in order to rasis their score while lowering the opponents.

Just a couple of ideas, nothing ground breaking but hey, i think thats what you asked for...

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You could have a look at Fire and Ice which is a game I submitted to the GDW over a year ago now (discussion thread here)
I have to confess that I haven't done anything much with the game since, despite all the excellent ideas suggested in the thread. Maybe I should go back and look at it again! :-)
But that was prompted by the idea of a tile laying game using double-sided tiles so that they could be used to affect the playing area.

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The game i am making you have a set area of tiles and as you move you flip the tiles over to discover new areas. Here is a Link to my webpage that has a few rounds of my playtest this past december.

http://www.geocities.com/akacampersk2000/boardgame.html

If you are looking to make some tiles i can give you a few ideas that will not cost much at all.

Camper

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akacamper wrote:
The game i am making you have a set area of tiles and as you move you flip the tiles over to discover new areas. Here is a Link to my webpage that has a few rounds of my playtest this past december.

http://www.geocities.com/akacampersk2000/boardgame.html

If you are looking to make some tiles i can give you a few ideas that will not cost much at all.

Camper

Check out Entdecker and it's 2-player version Oceania. The mechanic isn't exactly the same, but it's close (flip tiles over as you explore new areas -- only the unflipped tiles are off-board until you flip them).

K.

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My game Frog God's Pond uses a tile-flipping mechanism, but it's unpublished. In the more recent version (not yet public) I used very specially shaped tiles to make the flipping easier. If your tiles all butt up and yet people have to flip them at some point, there will be some unhappiness, so that's worth considering.

Stainer
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Hey,

You guys are great. I'm going to have to explore the links you've provided when I have more time.

akacamper your game looks awesome! Can you tell me how you made your tiles?

Thanks guys.

Rob

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Holy Flippen Tiles!

yaharrrrrr, i do see some Battefleet Gothic there?

Game looks good; pondered that style hidden hex space game before, but changed it to larger square tiles, with predetermined star maps on, with random planets instead (space for 2-5 on each tile); was for Spisk (space Risk)

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Stainer wrote:
Hey,

You guys are great. I'm going to have to explore the links you've provided when I have more time.

akacamper your game looks awesome! Can you tell me how you made your tiles?

Thanks guys.

Rob

Sure i can help with the tiles.
I found a game on the internet that used space tiles with so most of my pictures are not original. I just wanted something that looked nice for the play test. I made my tiles out of foam board. You can get this at any craft shop.
1) I edited the pictures for my game, then i printed one off as a template to cut from.
2) I placed the hex template on the foam board and marked the outside with a pencil.
3) Then I used a Exacto knife to cut my hexes. (This can be time consuming but it will save you some money)
4) Last i printed all my hex picture's and laminated them then used rubber cement to glue them to the foam board. I used the rubber cement so i could remove the pictures later if i need to change them.

Another way you could make them is to use linoleum and cut the hexes out of that material. People seem to have a lot of this extra at hardware stores.

I took my time and i also believe that the look of the game help with getting people to play it with you.

sorry got to run. if you need anything else let me know.
Work calls.
Camper

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