Review: Two Great New Games From The Makers of Rubik’s Cube

The Rubik’s Cube has been with us forever (well since the 1980s) and I still haven’t mastered it but now, happily, this May sees the launch of two new games from John Adams Leisure, the makers of the original Rubik’s Cube. There’s “Flip”, a tile-based strategy game and “Battle”, a quick-thinking card game based on the Rubik’s cube colours.

Since we are on holiday in Devon and there have been one or two drizzly days, these have both come in very handy when even boredom with the iPad sets in.  It’s a rare event, granted, but it does happen occasionally.

Two great new games from Rubik’s

Rubik’s Flip

Rubik’s Flip is the fast-moving strategy game for 2 with only 8 moves per player! Place a tile into the grid then flip one of your opponent’s. It sounds simple but is a challenge to master. The winner is the first player to place 3 tiles of the same colour in a row that cannot be flipped.

Caitlin loved playing this one with her dad and was a very worthy opponent.  You do need to use quite a bit of strategic thinking for this game which is not dissimilar to noughts and crosses but with far more potential to outwit your opponent without them even noticing.

Rubik’s Battle Card Game

Rubik’s Battle Card Game is a quick-thinking, fast-action card game for 2-6 players. Deal out the cards and each player flips over their top card. Be first to spot a unique colour match and win the cards. Collect all the Battle cards to win!

This one is similar to Snap but you have to spot which colour is missing from your opponents’ cards or pick out a unique colour and that can make you go a little cross-eyed if you’re not at full mental sharpness.  (Comes with the territory when you’re a parent!)

Both games are suitable for the 7+ age group but work best, we found when played as a family as younger children may need a bit of help.

We thought both games were excellent value for money and ideal for adding to your suitcase for holidays and weekends away.  Great fun for adults too.

Rubik’s Flip and Battle Card Games are available in all good toy shops and from amazon.co.uk.

*We were sent PR samples for the purpose of this post which contains affiliate links.

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Keri Jones

These look fun. I could torment my husband with these, hee hee x

Yeah Lifestyle
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Our kids love playing with rubiks cube but not mentioned this game before. I will surprise them with these games for their birthday. Looks like something they would enjoy.

MELANIE EDJOURIAN
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I love the look of these. They’d make great challenging travel games to keep the kids having fun with something other than an ipad.

Nichola - Globalmouse
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What fun games. I especially like the look of FLIP, I think my oldest would love beating me at that!

Joanna
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Both of these 2 games sound fantastic, and I think I would love to play Rubik’s Flip first. I really like the concept and I can see some proper “battles” generated by it.

Rebecca | AAUBlog
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I love how these things are making a comeback. my son asked for rubiks cube the other day – apparently everyone has them at school!

Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
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My mummy loves her Rubik’s Cube and its great to see them expand the range to keep the younger generation on board x

Melanie
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Oh wow how amazing is This. I think these would be ideal to take on hols x

Rhian Westbury
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I used to love the rubix cube as a kid so these games look like fun x

Kara
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These games look perfect for travelling as small enough to not take up too much room

Clare
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These look like great fun, and perfect for the summer holidays too.

Mellissa
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These certainly look like fantastic games! Rubiks seem to be releasing some fab products recently!

Anosa
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These look fab – I agree with you that they would be great for taking away in the suitcase. I may have to pick these up for the next time I go on my travels, love a good travel game!

Jem
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Jem

I used to love my Rubix cube when I was younger. These new games look great!

Angela Ricardo Bethea
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Angela Ricardo Bethea

I do really love playing Rubik’s cube and that looks like an interesting game I have ever known.

Lauretta
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Wow! This is just so cool! I am thrilled to try these with my twins.

Jenni
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These look like great fun and I love how easy they are to take away with you

Lynne Harper
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We loved rubix cubes when we were small. My son would love to have one of these 🙂