Toys of the Eighties, Flipsiders
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Cassette tapes (did not play music) that had mini game boards inside that flipped out, the pieces were hidden inside. You'd flick a little bar on the "tape" and it would spin the "reels" which had symbols relating to movement and other game-specific rules.
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StormDragon - April 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to love these things. I still have mine, somewhere. You'd flick a little bar on the "tape" and it would spin the "reels" which had symbols relating to movement and other game-specific rules.
Hobo Bobo - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I have a Flipsiders game. It's the "Slumber Party" one. I've had it for years. My father bought it for me when I was a little girl. However, ever since then, I have absolutely NO idea how to play it!!! Can someone please explain the directions to me. It would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
Photosynthesis - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
WOW, I have been looking all over the net for these things. I couldn't remember the name. I had one, I think it was the racing one. I'd love to have some of those again.
Green Knight - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I have one called "Scavengers Gold" It's yellow with a map-like game board.
TechRat - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I was purging a lot of my old high school and college belongings yesterday, but I could not bear to part with my Flipsiders. I only have three (Dragon Master, Scavenger's Gold and Chopper Chase) but I remember them being a lot of fun, and they're still really good as travel games. MB should start this series up again.
Michelle - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, thank you! I've been going crazy for months trying to remember the name of those games! I too, had the Scavenger's Gold game and would love to find it again!
j1e - November 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Man, I'd love to get one of these again. I just checked eBay and they were none. None on the completed listings either. Dang :/
NIffer - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love to have the Ghostly Estates. My boyfriend has the other games. That is the only one he doesnt have. Tried ebay luck!
sebastian - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found them again when checking our boxes in the cellar because we're going to move soon. i threw away a lot of stuff, but not my flipsiders! i could find the instructions very quickly ob the qeb. there are no links allowed here, but type "flipsiders" into google and look for a page with the title "flipsiders - the lost tapes?" in one of the comments at the bottom is a link to the complete archive of instructions! cheers! sebo
D. - February 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I got the Mall Madness one for Christmas in 1987. I remember we could bring one toy to church for Christmas service, so I brought my flipsider, and during a quiet prayer moment I accidentally released the spinner mechanism. So loud! Well it got lost over the years, but in the past 5 years or so I've been able to find all 12 of the original ones on ebay. I'm proud of my little collection =) there were 6 released in 1992 but those are even harder to find.
flipsidersfan - September 08, 2010 - Report this comment
We have the Checkered Flag Flipsiders cassette game. Has anyone heard of it?
swanwinter - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved these games, found great websites that have great pictures. This is one of them. Thanks for helping me with the name. When I was a child I called them Sliders, thinking they slid out on the side, but Flipsiders makes more sense.
BBP - May 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh wow! I have two flipsiders: Chopper Chase, and one called Piramide Avontuur (dutch). If anyone has instructions for the pyramid one, please let me know!
Futurame - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I love this ! I have seen this one on ebay with a lot of pictures. this is the item N° 190659855105. i need it mom ! :)
Esmava - June 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Hobo Bobo I just found the Slumber Party's instructions, i'm not sure if you still want them, but here they are: I didn't know how to play it either because I couldn't speak english when I was a child, but now i can play it :)
LuckyMom - December 16, 2012 - Report this comment
My son found Chopper Chase in perfect condition with all the magnets. If he wanted to, how would he go about selling this to someone that would appreciate it?
Sara Skoog - August 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I have the "mall madness" one in almost mint condition & only missing the 4 magnetic pegs that u used as game pieces. It's one of my childhood treasures! :)

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