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To play, you first bid for the six cars that each have different Power cards. You then place the cars on the track and play Movement cards to propel them forwards. However, these cards not only move your car but your opponents. You need to carefully select and time which cards to play if you are going to find an advantage. This combines with how cars move around the track (only to connected spaces and always forwards) and the movement boosting Power cards to create a tactical racing battle.
The final twist is how you win: having the biggest financial margin between victory and defeat. As the race continues you can bet on which cars you think will pass betting markers on the track. The final scores tot-up the money from these bets, money from winning the race and then subtracts what you spent on bidding for cars at the beginning.
The result is a racing game with different elements that fit perfectly together. It's three games in one really. The bidding for cars, the racing strategy and the betting on winners. Combine this with the beautiful car pieces and double-sided board and you have a game that it a lot of fun for a wide range of ages.
The first time you play, it's good to do the following:
- There's a simpler set of rules to start with if you want.
- Outline the car's legal and illegal moves on the track.
- Highlight how the different actions of bidding will impact the final score.
Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to complete.
8-11 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although it looks really simple, the bidding and betting aspects add complexity. Still, it's a great game for younger players too.
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