Reflex is a game that’s all about speed and responsiveness. It’s a great game for children over 10 years old and can be played with 2 to 16 players.
Objective of the Game
The objective of Reflex is to be the first team or the first player to gather all the items requested in one photo.
The team with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
Before the Start of a Game
- If there are more than 3 players, it could be a good idea to form teams.
- Each team should be given a camera.
Contents of the Game
- Numbered cards
- Constraint cards
- The players are divided into teams.
- On the table, place as many numbered cards as there are teams.
- Shuffle the constraint cards and place them face down on the table to form the draw pile.
- The game is played in four successive rounds.
How to Play
- At the start of a round, each team draws a constraint card. This will be called an individual constraint card.
- An individual constraint card is personal to each team and indicates an item that must appear in that team’s photo. (Example: team 1: red object, team 2: round object.)
- Once every team has drawn an individual constraint card, another constraint card is placed on the table. This will be called a common constraint card.
- The common constraint card indicates a common subject imposed on all teams. (Example: liquid object)
- Thus, each team must have the two required objects in their photos. (One item from the individual constraint card and one object from the common constraint card.)
- Now, each team must bring their camera, search for each object, position them together and take a single photo.
- Once the photo has been taken, each team must hurry to place their camera on a numbered card.
- There can only be one camera per numbered card.
- The number of points earned corresponds to the number on the card.
- Thus, the first team to place their camera on the card with the highest number collects the most points.
- Before the points are written down, the players should take the cameras of their opponents to check if the objects required are found in the photos.
- After the photos have been checked, the cameras are returned to their teams.
End of a Round
After a round has ended, the individual constraint cards that were used are set aside to form the discard pile. The common constraint card is left on the table to be used in the next rounds.
Start of a New Round
- New individual constraint cards are drawn; one for each team as before.
- A common constraint card is then added to the previous one.
- Note that a team is only entitled to one individual constraint card per round, unlike the common constraint cards, which are cumulative.
- Each team must find, position, and take a photo of the objects indicated by each card.
- The game continues in this fashion until the fourth round is over. (For example, by the fourth round, the teams will have to use one individual constraint card each and four common constraint cards.)
- The game ends after the fourth round and the score of each team is counted to determine the winning team.