This weekend I found myself flipping baseball cards with a friend and his daughter. For anybody who has never done this, flipping cards is an age old game created by baseball card enthusiasts where you flip cards on the ground and try to have them land on top of your opponent’s card that has already been flipped. If you are successful, you not only retain your card but take your opponent’s card. This was the way people grew collections in the early days of baseball card collecting when money to buy a pack of cards was scarce.
It was a great reminder how much fun an analog game such as flip cards following the surprise of opening an old pack of baseball cards can render.
As a side note, I’ve lost my touch when it comes to flipping and my friend’s child experienced some serious beginner’s luck!