CORE BOX : Adventure is at hand. With the basic package of The Great Race, you will compete on the roads of Africa and South America. These two cards allow playing from 2 to 4 players for durations of 45 to 60 minutes. You will play the chief of one of the first 4 crews: French, English, Belgian and Italian. For each you will have all the equipment necessary to experience the intensity of the race: assistants, vehicle, progression token, screen and vehicle figurine. Each route differs by its geography but also by its tiles provided in a dedicated bag.

SG-sociaux-resume.jpg

Qu'est ce qu'il y a dans la boîte maintenant ?

Jean Delatour: born in Lyon in 1887, he is artillery captain during the 14-18 war, he is commanding one of General Estienne's Renault light tank brigades. After the war, in 1919 he joins the "all -terrain" department of Citroën company. In 1921, he drives a Citroën half-track at the Mont Revard mountain tank race. He drives on the Pilat sand dune in Arcachon and takes part to the demonstration of Fontainebleau. Considered as a major candidate for the trans-Saharan mission in winter 1922, he is bed-ridden by an influenza. Georges-Marie Haardt will take the lead of he famous Citroën cruises in Africa and Asia. Delatour participates in tracking and planning the missions. In 1932, when Haardt dies, he naturally takes control of the French crew in what will be considered the biggest race in the world ... The Great Race.

Leonard Van Hotten born in Antwerp in 1889, second son of the famous Van Hotten family. After brilliant business studies, he takes the head of the the import branch of the family business.Fascinated by ethnology, he speaks fluently a dozen of languages ​​and dialects. His affable nature  attracts  sympathy. His travels take him to the most inaccessible areas of the world, looking for spices that will make the reputation of the family company. For this purpose, he gathers around him a team of mechanic, cartographer, scientist and purchases a Kegresse half-track. The Great Race is a perfect opportunity to discover the unknown. And incidentally for the prestige of the family, he expects to win.

Sir Andrew Walledgrave born in London, son of the 11th Walledgrave Earl, is headed for a military career. He gains experience as a Cadet in the Royal Navy. His noble origin and his bravery offer him opportunities which he seizes with eagerness. Commander of a Patrol class sloop for the Royal Indian Navy, he secures  the Indian coasts. After his father passed away, the young lord inherites the family fortune. Adventurous, even foolhardy, Sir Andrew, who has become a peer of the Kingdom, cannot resign himself to idleness. He becames passionate about motorsport and above all endurance racing. He sets up a remarkable team around his modified Kegresse P17. With the Great Race, the honor of Great Britain is at stake. And Sir Andrew wants to win for the King!

Giani Martinetti born in Chiavica near Pavie in 1895, is the son of a humble Lombard industrialist. He studies at the technical school of Milan, where he graduates top of his class. Passionate about mechanics, he joins the CMN (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali) workshops. Multi-skilled and audacious, he becomes a test driver. For Lancia, he is working on an improved version of the 1Z military vehicle. Focusing on the work of the French (Citroën) and the Germans (Mercedes) he develops a  "all terrain" half-track for the army, the Lancia 1ZM Bravado. Robust, fast, this Bravado and its crew are extraordinary challengers for the biggest race in the world ... The Great Race. 

Giani Martinetti born in Chiavica near Pavie in 1895, is the son of a humble Lombard industrialist. He studies at the technical school of Milan, where he graduates top of his class. Passionate about mechanics, he joins the CMN (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali) workshops. Multi-skilled and audacious, he becomes a test driver. For Lancia, he is working on an improved version of the 1Z military vehicle. Focusing on the work of the French (Citroën) and the Germans (Mercedes) he develops a  "all terrain" half-track for the army, the Lancia 1ZM Bravado. Robust, fast, this Bravado and its crew are extraordinary challengers for the biggest race in the world ... The Great Race. 

Giani Martinetti born in Chiavica near Pavie in 1895, is the son of a humble Lombard industrialist. He studies at the technical school of Milan, where he graduates top of his class. Passionate about mechanics, he joins the CMN (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali) workshops. Multi-skilled and audacious, he becomes a test driver. For Lancia, he is working on an improved version of the 1Z military vehicle. Focusing on the work of the French (Citroën) and the Germans (Mercedes) he develops a  "all terrain" half-track for the army, the Lancia 1ZM Bravado. Robust, fast, this Bravado and its crew are extraordinary challengers for the biggest race in the world ... The Great Race. 

PLANNING PHASE: Simultaneously behind their screen, all the players assign their ASSISTANTS to  COMPETENCE or FUNDINGS areas of their DASHBOARD.

RECONNAISSANCE COMPETENCE 1st possibility: Draw 2 terrain tiles from the bag and immediately place them on free spaces on the board.

RECONNAISSANCE COMPETENCE 2nd possibility: take the first RESOURCE card from the deck.

MECHANICAL COMPETENCE - Driving:  Drive your vehicle. The player moves his vehicle a number of squares less than or equal to the level of his ENGINE gauge.

MECHANICAL COMPETENCE - Repair: Repair your vehicle. The player repairs the mechanical gauges of his vehicle by using mechanical parts (RESOURCE CARDS) or by purchasing mechanical parts at the rate of 20F downtown or 40F on the road.

ESCORT COMPETENCE - 1st possibility: Avoid a DANGER. Counter the effects of a DANGER symbol on a TERRAIN TILE you are crossing, or a card with a DANGER symbol. This action can be played at any time, even during competitor's turn.

ESCORT COMPETENCE - 2nd possibility: Discard a TERRAIN TILE next to your vehicle. This TILE is permanently removed. You cannot discard a TERRAIN TILE occupied by a vehicle. 

Funding : Each ASSISTANT placed in this area, starting from the left, makes it possible to get more money. The amount collected corresponds to the first square  immediately visible to the right of the last ASSISTANT. All the assistants placed in this area are played at once. 

Join our list

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

© 2019 by Platypus Game created with Wix.com