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Family Flutter-By

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Butterfly researches try to find varieties of butterflies on the meadows. On the board of each player all boards are identical - you find eight butterflies arranged in four squares; one butterfly sits in each of the outer corners of the square and one butterfly on the two adjacent edges of two squares. The squares have two layers and the triangular halves of each square can be flapped up or down, so that butterflies in new color combinations are formed.

13 randomly drawn butterfly cards are prepared and you decide if you want to play with the side depicting one butterfly or the side showing two or three butterflies. A butterfly marked with a flower can be found several times on the board, all other butterflies can only be created once!

One card is turned over and all search their board for this or these butterflies; the butterfly must be identical; mirror image butterflies are not acceptable! When you play with cards showing two or three butterflies, all of them must be visible at the same time on a player board. Whoever finds the butterfly or butterflies first, shows his board to the other players and takes the cards. If you make a mistake, you lose a previously won card. When all 13 cards have been played, you win with most cards.

A haptically and visually very attractive game, the colors are easily distinguished. As you only use one quarter of the available double-sided cards for a game, there is enough variation in the butterflies on demand. Family Flutter-By is also a fantastic exercise on spatial thinking and quick pattern recognition and comparing of color combinations.


Players: 2-4

Age: 5+

Time: 20+

Designer: Martin Nedergaard Andersen

Artist: Fiore GmbH, Sabine Kondirolli

Price: ca. 17 Euro

Publisher: HUCH! & friends 2016


Genre: spot, fold, patterns

Users: For children

Version: multi

Rules: de en + 6 languages

In-game text: no



Very attractive components

Trains pattern recognition, colors and spatial thinking

Lots of variety due to number of double-sided cards


Compares to:

First game of its kind


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 2

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 2

Action (dark green): 0