The best flip & write games 🃏🖋 2024

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 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 96 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Silver & Gold

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    Silver & Gold is a board game that offers players the thrill of discovering distant islands filled with golden treasures.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Silver & Gold
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Trails of Tucana

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    In Trails of Tucana, players embark on an adventure to connect the mystical island's villages and landmarks through an intricate network of trails. This flip-and-write game, designed by the creators of Avenue and Doodle City, offers a unique challenge with each playthrough thanks to randomized village setups. Players draw trails on their maps, aiming to link together sights and harbors for points, while navigating the island's diverse terrains. Strategic planning and adaptability are key, as the terrain card distribution influences potential pathways and scoring opportunities.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    🔥 Deal: 43% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Trails of Tucana
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Cartographers

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    Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale transports players to a realm where they take on the roles of mapmakers, tasked by Queen Gimnax to chart the northern territories for the Kingdom of Nalos. This game combines elements of strategy and creativity, challenging players to create the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing maps.

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Welcome To...

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    Welcome To... is a unique, dice-less roll-and-write game where players take on the role of 1950s American architects, aiming to design and construct the most prosperous suburban neighborhood.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Welcome To...
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Next Station: London

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    Next Station: London invites players to take on the role of project managers tasked with the ambitious job of redesigning London's iconic underground network. The game challenges players to strategically optimize connections, incorporate as many of the city's landmarks as possible, and efficiently use the tunnels under the Thames, all while adhering to the city's specific requirements.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Next Station: London
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Super Mega Lucky Box

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Cartographers Heroes

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    Cartographers Heroes embarks players on a new voyage through the storied Western Lands, enhancing the acclaimed formula of its predecessor with fresh challenges and dynamic elements. As royal cartographers, players are tasked with mapping these perilous territories, their efforts now intertwined with the valorous acts of heroes who stand against the encroaching Dragul forces. This sequel not only retains the beloved core mechanics of drawing and mapping but enriches the experience with innovative map sheets, scoring cards, and explore cards, all while introducing ambush cards that bring unique abilities into play.

    More details for Cartographers Heroes
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Welcome to the Moon

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    Welcome to the Moon is an innovative flip-and-write game that evolves the gameplay of its predecessors, Welcome To... and Welcome To New Las Vegas. It takes players on a space colonization adventure, combining familiar mechanisms with new twists and a campaign mode that spans eight unique adventure sheets.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Welcome to the Moon
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Second Chance

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Second Chance
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Imagician

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Metro X

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Patchwork Doodle

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Patchwork Doodle
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Patchwork Doodle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork Doodle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Voll verplant

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Next Station: Tokyo

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Boomerang: Australia

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Träxx

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Explorers

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Get on Board: New York & London

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Welcome To...: Outbreak Thematic Neighborhood

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    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Qwixx Card Game

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Qwixx Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Qwixx Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. The Isle of Cats: Explore & Draw

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Zombicide: Gear Up

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    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Zombicide: Gear Up
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Boomerang

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Joan of Arc: Orléans Draw & Write

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Deadly Doodles

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Deadly Doodles
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Twilight Inscription

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    Twilight Inscription is a grand roll-and-write game set in the aftermath of the Lazax Empire's fall, inviting one to eight players to navigate the complex politics and conflicts of a galaxy in turmoil. As factions emerge from the Dark Years, strengthened and ambitious, the game presents an expansive narrative where players vie for dominance and the chance to shape the future of galactic civilization.

    More details for Twilight Inscription
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Deadly Doodles 2

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Welcome to New Las Vegas

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    • 1 - 50 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Doodle Dungeon

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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