Flash Point: Fire Rescue: Second Edition (Board Game)

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The call comes in... "911, what is your emergency?" On the other end is a panicked response of "FIRE!" Moments later you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. The team has only seconds to assess the situation and devise a plan of attack – then you spring into action like the trained professionals that you are. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse, and lives are in danger.

You must succeed. You are the brave men and women of fire rescue; people are depending on you. This is what you do every day.

Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a cooperative game of fire rescue.

There are two versions of game play in Flash Point, a basic game and expert game.
In both variants, players are attempting to rescue 7 of 10 victims from a raging building fire.
As the players attempt to rescue the victims, the fire spreads to other parts of the building, causing structural damage and possibly blocking off pathways through the building. Each turn a player may spend action points to try to extinguish fires, move through the building, move victims out of the building or perform various special actions such as moving emergency vehicles. If 4 victims perish in the blaze or the building collapses from taking too much structural damage, the players lose. Otherwise, the players win instantly when they rescue a 7th victim.

The expert variant included in the game adds thematic elements such as flash over, combustible materials, random setup, and variations on game difficulty from novice to heroic. The game includes a double sided board with two different building plans and several expansion maps are available.

Product Details

Boards & Dice
27 Jun 2016
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
2 - 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players, Recommended with 1 - 6 players
Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
Game Designer
Kevin Lanzing
Game Artist
  • Luis Francisco
  • George Patsouras
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
  • 2012 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
  • 2012 Hra roku Nominee
  • 2013 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Family Game Nominee
  • 2014 Juego del Año Finalist
Expansion Sets
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue – 2nd Story
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Critically Wounded Victims
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Dangerous Waters
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Explosive Objects
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Extreme Danger
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Extreme Danger Kickstarter Bonus Pack
Supply Source
South Africa