The rules are written on the cards in both Czech and English. It’s easy to start playing, but takes years to become a Level Seven Master. The game is called ‘Flaps’. Is it genius or madness?

The shrink-wrapped box contains a rule book in Czech and English, plus three shrink-wrapped card packs; two called ‘Level 1’ and one called ‘Levels 2 – 7’.
Leave the shrink wrap on the ‘Levels 2 – 7’ box – you won’t be needing that for a while.

It’s a card shedding game like ‘crazy eights’ or Uno – players try and get rid of their cards.

Flaps isn’t going for mass market appeal. I won’t try and explain how to play it – all I can say is that there are obscure rules such as this written on the 10s:
Choose any other player to pick up one card. Unless they have a HOOFERS-DOOFERS card.

The HOOFERS-DOOFERS card turns out to be a Queen and has this written on it:
No effect unless you are attacked with a 10 or active HOOFERS-DOOFERS card. Then choose someone to pick up one card.

It’s either genius or madness – history will decide.

If you manage to learn Level 1, you get to open the ‘Levels 2 – 7’ box and shuffle in eight new Level 2 cards. Don’t go crazy and try and jump more than one level!

Flaps is available for 210.00 Kč plus 70 Kč postage within the Czech Republic from https://flapscard.com/ There’s maybe just enough time to order a pack as a stocking filler for someone you love  – or hate!