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The call comes in to dispatch... "911, what is your emergency?" On the other end of the line is a panicked response of "FIRE!" Moments later you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your gear and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. The team has only moments 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 at risk.
You must not fail. You are the brave individuals of fire rescue; people are depending on you. This is what you do daily. Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a cooperative game of fire and rescue.
There are two types of game play in Flash Point, a basic game and expert game.
In both variants, players are trying to rescue 7 of 10 victims from a raging building fire.
As the players attempt to rescue the victims, the fire will spread to other parts of the building, causing structural damage and possibly blocking off pathways through the building. Each turn a player can 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 will lose. Otherwise, the players win instantly when they rescue a 7th victim.
The expert variant that comes with the game adds thematic elements such as flash over, combustible materials, random setup, and variations on game difficulty from novice to heroic. The game comes with a double sided board with two different building plans and several expansion maps are available.