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House Flipper (2018) is a simulation game where you renovate old broken houses to make money. It's a blend of money management, detailed interior design and repair right down to the electric circuitry. It fosters a sense of creativity and imagination in how you fix your house within budget.

You play a solo renovator, and start off with a small amount of money and must buy, clean and fix up an old damaged house before redecorating to a potential buyer's style, then selling it and the old fixtures for a profit. With this money, you can then buy bigger houses and afford a wider array of furniture and decorations to furnish them with. Throughout, you need to keep in mind the budget and decide whether you risk spending more for a greater return, or save money but ask for a lower sale price in a delicate balance of spending and income.

You use a variety of tools (hammer, cloth and a machine that can instantly sell items) to renew, reshape and reinvent the myriad spaces you buy. You have to screw in electric fittings, knock down walls and more to maximise the value of the house before selling it. You select the items you want to put in each area from a catalogue that is filled with hundreds of unique items.

Extra pieces of content for the game, such as Garden Flipper and Cyberpunk Flipper expand this to include extra areas; Garden flipper allows you to re-imagine old outdoor spaces, for example, but they keep the classic gameplay formula unchanged.

It's a detailed game that helps to promote creativity but also encourages thoughtful consideration of budget, income and profit.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked House Flipper 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Strategy game with Creative elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 18 hours to complete. With a wide array of houses to renovate and sell, there's plenty to do, and a numerous selection of items to decorate the houses with means you can spend several hours in one sitting designing, decorating and renovating.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

CostsCosts

House Flipper usually costs £16.75 to £22.49. 

House Flipper

XBox Store Xbox One £17.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £17.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch StoreSALE Switch £22.49 £8.99 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £20.99
Steam Store Mac £20.99
XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation Store PS4 -
PlayStation Store PS5 -

House Flipper Pets VR

Steam Store PC £16.75

House Flipper VR

Steam Store PC £16.75
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
The game is free to play on mobile, meaning you can download it for free, but this version also has in-game purchases that allow you to progress faster and easier. While the Other versions aren't free, they do not have these in-game purchases.

There are several pieces of add-on content for the game, which expand the number of renovation scenarios you can do, which aren't available on the mobile version:
  • Apocalypse Flipper (free)
  • Garden Flipper (not free)
  • HGTV House Flipper (not free)
  • Cyberpunk Flipper (not free)
  • House Flipper Pets (coming soon)
  • Luxury Flipper (coming soon) 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/05/2018, updated in 2019

Price: 60% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Strategy and Creative

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Frozen District (@FrozenDistrict)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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