Sided Simulations is pleased to introduce VEX,
the first collectible card game (or CCG) for one
or more players with a theme of flags. VEX (from
the word Vexillology, the study of flags) is actually
a set of games using the same full color flag
cards as a base. Each card of VEX contains over
a dozen pieces of information about the flag of
a single political entity. In the first set, VEX
I, the cards are boxed in decks of 60 flags taken
randomly from a population of 200 nations of the
world. VEX II expands the population with 200
new images of states and provinces, also packaged
60 random cards per box. VEX III adds even more
cards with 200 new images of historical flags
from around the world. VEX IV returns to the subnationals,
with 200 new images of cantons and prefectures,
also packaged 60 per box. The latest edition VEX
V adds even more cards with 200 new images of
international flags from around the world.
many other CCGs, there are no booster packs, rarities
or uncommon cards. In fact, in each VEX edition
there are 200 flags in the total population, packaged
60 cards per box, with an identical distribution.
In addition, there are no duplicates in any box!
For example, to get a complete set of all 200
cards from countries of the world would require
purchasing a minimum of four VEX I, and might
involve some trading as well. A checklist of all
available cards for each edition is included in
each box, and both the checklists and card contests
are available on the web site.
in each box of VEX are rules to over 5 games,
with varying degrees of difficulty, each playable
with a single deck. The simplest game involves
matching colors on flags in a gin-like manner
and is playable by school age children. The games
included in VEX I are basic VEX , like Rummy;
18 Flags of Golf, an introduction to the card
system whereby players match attributes of the
"hole" card using "stroke"
cards, and taking as few strokes as necessary;
Flagship, a Battleship-like clone; 21-Flag Salute,
like Blackjack; Capture the Flag, VEXs card
game version of an outdoor game by the same name;
and Flagstone, whereby players form sets of cards
based upon criteria that are met with each flag.
VEX II and III add five new games, and VEX IV
and V add five more games, for a total of fifteen
games, each playable with any single deck.
price for 1-4 decks of 60 full color cards is
$10 each, 5-9 decks $9 each and an attractive
display case of 10 decks (600 cards) is $80. All
Domestic Orders please add 10% for Shipping and
Handling. Canadian Orders please add 15% for Shipping
and Handling, and International Orders: 20% Surface
Mail; 40% Air Mail. Maryland Residents please
Add 5% Sales Tax.
makes an excellent stocking stuffer, so be sure
to order yours now.