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Reviewed by Greg E., from United Kingdom
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Great family game

Easy to learn and play, nice length and the right balance of strategy and fun. A hit after more complicated games.

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Reviewed by Tim R., from United Kingdom
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Zoooooooommmm!

Took a while to get our boy to learn not to go all in on the car(s) he wants on his team (thereby starting with too many negative points) but once he got the hang of it, which didn't take long, Downforce became a firm family favourite. There's very little about it that's random other than your starting cards and someone different wins nearly every time. It's fun, it's simple and you get to race cars round a track. What's not to like? I'm sure we'll be getting the expansions (extra tracks) in due course.

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Reviewed by Daniel, from United Kingdom
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Great game for families or group of friends

In the beginning players choose themselves a driver, but the great thing about this board game is that you won't win by your driver crossing the finish line first. Through out the game you can bet three times on which player you think will win the race and at the end you add up how much you've won. So even if your driver doesn't do as well as you've hoped during the race, it still remains exciting and you can still end up winning in the end by betting on the right drivers. The game lasts somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes and I never had a game where people didn't want to play it again straight away after we finished a round. I highly recommend it.

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High-stakes bidding on million-dollar race cars. Frantic bets placed in secret even as the cars race around the track. And to the victor, the biggest purse of all. But in the world of motor racing, the margin between victory and defeat can be a single moment: a steep banked turn, tires screaming and spitting out smoke, and the downforce, pressing you down in your seat and keeping you on the track as you make your move inside to pull ahead.

Downforce is a card-driven bidding, racing, and betting game for 2-6 players based on Top Race, the award-winning design by the legendary Wolfgang Kramer. Players first bid to own the six cars in the race, then they play cards from their hand to speed them around the track. However, most cards will also move their opponents' cars. So figuring out just the right time to play a card is the key to victory. Along the way, players make secret bets on who they think will win the race. Whoever has the most money from their prize money, winning bets, and remaining bank wins.

This is a game whose design needed no attention. Years of play and multiple versions have honed it to near perfection. On the contrary, one of the design challenges was figuring which of the many rules modules to incorporate to create the most fun version. Downforcealso adds variable player powers to improve replayability. But mostly, it improves the look of the game to make it gorgeous and easy to play. Special attention was paid to the colors, the layout of the cards, the design of the cars, the details on the board, and more.

 

  2 - 6 Players  |  20 - 40 Minutes  |  Ages 10+

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Reviewed by Greg E., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great family game

Easy to learn and play, nice length and the right balance of strategy and fun. A hit after more complicated games.

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Reviewed by Tim R., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Zoooooooommmm!

Took a while to get our boy to learn not to go all in on the car(s) he wants on his team (thereby starting with too many negative points) but once he got the hang of it, which didn't take long, Downforce became a firm family favourite. There's very little about it that's random other than your starting cards and someone different wins nearly every time. It's fun, it's simple and you get to race cars round a track. What's not to like? I'm sure we'll be getting the expansions (extra tracks) in due course.

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Reviewed by Daniel, from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great game for families or group of friends

In the beginning players choose themselves a driver, but the great thing about this board game is that you won't win by your driver crossing the finish line first. Through out the game you can bet three times on which player you think will win the race and at the end you add up how much you've won. So even if your driver doesn't do as well as you've hoped during the race, it still remains exciting and you can still end up winning in the end by betting on the right drivers. The game lasts somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes and I never had a game where people didn't want to play it again straight away after we finished a round. I highly recommend it.

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