Thursday, May 17, 2018

Flip out with Trick-Tac-Toe!

Two years after the bottle flipping craze of 2016, kids are still flipping bottles. 

A member of our Young Life community has invented a game to play with kids using the bottle flip called Trick-Tac-Toe. Practicing neurosurgeon and Young Life supporter, Dr. John Cowan is the founder of a toy company called Cortex Toys.

Looks like a fun game to play this summer at the pool or on a bus ride to camp.

You can buy Trick-Tac-Toe from the Cortex Toys website.

Below are some games you can play with Trick-Tac-Toe.

Traditional Flip

  • Fill at least 3 bottles per player 1/3rd full of water
  • Affix cap tightly.
  • Use a mark to distinguish bottles
  • Players alternate Flipping Bottles into the holes trying to get 3 in a row.

Bottle Battle (2+ Flippers)

  • Flippers decided whether to use 1 or 2 bottles each.
  • Flippers take positions around a single FlipTable.
  • Say "1, 2, 3, Flip!" to start the game.
  • Each bottle land counts 1 point, cap lands count 3 points.
  • The first Flipper to 12 points wins!

W-A-T-E-R (2+ Flippers) 

  • Similar to HORSE with a basketball
  • Choose a Flipper to start the flips.
  • The first Flipper "calls" their flip. Cap lands, bottle lands, or well described epic fails count.
  • If the flip is successful, the other Flippers must match the flip or are "awarded" a letter, starting with W.
  • If the flip is unsuccessful, the next Flipper calls their flip.
  • Flippers are eliminated once they collect the letters that spell W-A-T-E-R.

Flip Solo

  • Set a timer for 1 minute.
  • Start flipping and count each time you successfully land.
  • Video your flipping if possible.
  • Post your results/video and see how you compare to Flippers from around the globe.

Flip Flush (2+ Flippers)

  • Each Flipper positions around their own FlipTable.
  • Say "1, 2, 3, Flip!" to start the game.
  • Flip bottles onto your FlipTable until all of the holes are filled.
  • The first Flipper to fill their holes, wins!

Happy flipping!

Purchase Trick-Tac-Toe from the Cortex Toys website.

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