CONdensed LIVE from GenCon: Thoughts on Flash Dash

Photos and article by: Dylan Terry

You remember playing Capture the Flag in gym class, when the more athletic, popular kids could seemingly duck and dip between your clumsy grabs, snatch that t-shirt off its perch, and receive adulation and admiration from your fellow classmates while you eat your lunch alone in the corner?

            No?

            Huh, maybe it’s just me.

Flag Dash is a cute little game where you play teams of adults getting together to play Capture the Flag. With two members to a team, you control one runner each and share control of the Keeper to run across the no-man’s-land, steal the opposing flag, and take it back to your part of the board.

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Character movement is planned and revealed simultaneously by assigning Order tokens (rated 1-6). The later tokens allow you to take special actions, like moving twice, playing another action card from your hand, or taking a Boost token (spent to immediately move 1 spot in any direction).

The demo I played lasted just ten minutes or so, but that was long enough for us to finish a game, and I enjoyed it. While it’s not really my cup of tea (give me Blood Bowl any day), this is a cute little game perfect for a family game night or for those looking for something tactical without being overwhelming.

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