Downforce

£34.99

Tires screech. Gears shift. Drivers push their million-dollar cars to the limit.

Restored by Rob Daviau from the 1996 Spiel des Jahres recommended game “Top Race”, Downforce puts players behind the wheel of cars with a different Power each. The difference between victory and defeat could be a single card.

What’s in the box?

  • A double-sided game board
  • Six race car pawns
  • 54 cards
  • Six driver plaques

How to play:

A game of Downforce is played over three parts:

  1. The Auction: After everyone look at their hands of cards, the cars are auctioned off one at a time. To bid, pick a card from your hand and place it face down on the table. If you have the highest speed card of the car colour shown wins the bid and pays that much.
  2. The Race: During the race, you play a speed card from your hand and resolve it. Then the player to their left takes the next turn. Play continues until all the cars have finished the race or no more cards can be played.
  3. The Betting: There are three lines on each racetrack indicating when betting occurs. Once a car first crosses the first betting line and after all of the movement on the card has been resolved, you all secretly mark on your score sheet which of the six cars you think will finish the race in first place. At the end of the race, you’ll gain money for each of your bets as indicated on the score sheet if the cars they bet on finished first, second, or third.

As soon as a car crosses the finish line, it is placed in the appropriate winner’s space near the race track. After all cars have finished the race, work out how much money you earn from your cars based on how they finished and any winnings from betting.

If you make the most, you’re the winner!

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Additional information

MANUFACTURER

IELLO

PLAYERS

2 – 6

AGE

8+

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