The best flip & write games 🃏🖋 2021

Flip&Write games are (usually) small and handy card-based games 🃏🖋. Players draw cards and record their progress on sheets of paper or erasable boards. Another common factor is that marking decisions made in previous turns constrain a player's marking decisions in future turns.

Flip & Write games in a nutshell

  • Instead of dice like in roll'n'-write games, flip-and-write games use cards for random events.
  • The forefather of roll-and-write-games is Yahtzee. In the USA it was published as early as 1956. Since then many different types of games have appeared with many creative ideas.
  • In contrast to Yahtzee (Once on your turn, you may roll the dice 3 times to make special combinations of dice. The goal is to achieve the highest possible score at the end. Risky decisions are provoked to win the game), modern embodiments of flip/roll & write games may involve more direct player interaction. Sometimes in the form of dice/card selection, but sometimes by being the first to trigger a particular event or by locking out other players.
  • Often not only one player is active with their card event, but all players can take an action with it. The waiting time is therefore much shorter than with Yahtzee - especially with several people.
  • Flip & Write games often contain an extra solo variant

The best Flip & Write games 🃏🖋

But now to our overview with the best Flip-&-Write games 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 25 board games for this list and selected the top 14. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Silver & Gold

    All details for the board game Silver & Gold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  2. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • Players1 - 100 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Trails of Tucana

    All details for the board game Trails of Tucana and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Trails of Tucana
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  4. Second Chance

    All details for the board game Second Chance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Second Chance
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Second Chance

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  5. Patchwork Doodle

    All details for the board game Patchwork Doodle and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Patchwork Doodle
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!4€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Patchwork Doodle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Doodle" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  6. Metro X

    All details for the board game Metro X and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama

    All details for the board game Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Boomerang: Australia

    All details for the board game Boomerang: Australia and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Träxx

    All details for the board game Träxx and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Qwixx Card Game

    All details for the board game Qwixx Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Qwixx Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Qwixx Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  11. Boomerang

    All details for the board game Boomerang and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Welcome to New Las Vegas

    All details for the board game Welcome to New Las Vegas and similar games
    • Players1 - 50 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. Deadly Doodles 2

    All details for the board game Deadly Doodles 2 and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Doodle Dungeon

    All details for the board game Doodle Dungeon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

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