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Babis Tsimoris
Greece
Salonica
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Feb 2013
a racing game on sleds
2012-04-01
Hobbit DM
Ukraine
Chernivtsi
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Jul 2011
Too much math to do.
2011-10-16
Dvonn Yinsh
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Jun 2012
How the hell did I get talked into this one? It's Ave Caesar redux. Virtually a roll and move.

Serious runaway leader problem.
2012-06-19
Nathan Milbrath
United States
Fridley
Minnesota
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Feb 2014
After playing Formula D, this game pales in comparison. Fairly mathy for such a simple game. Amusing game, but I would rather play Formula D any day of the week over this. Awesome theme though.
2013-05-04
Thirty Thirty
England
Virginia Water
Surrey
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Aug 2011
For a racing game it is too gamey, for a gamers' game it is too light. So what was the big idea behind this one anyway? "Let's re-make Formula D with husky sleds!"?? shake
2012-06-07
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Danny Shave
Germany
Bad Kreuznach
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Sep 2010
boring :-(
2009-10-13
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Andre Metelo
United States
Kennesaw
Georgia
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Feb 2009*
I just like Formula De a lot more
2009-02-24
The Honorable Mayor McCheese
United States
Windermere
Florida
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3
Jun 2010
While the game mechanic is outstanding, it just wasn't that fun for a race game.
2009-08-09
Eric Flood
United States
San Francisco
California
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Jul 2011
Initial impression:

I'm rather torn by the game.

It feels like a game that should be more fun for what it is. It has some fun elements, but the game isn't as fun as other games with a similar time commitment (i.e. Galaxy Trucker).

It feels like the game was supposed to be a serious one, with good play winning consistently, but is too random for that. It's almost like they decided that if they made the game "more fun" that the game would not be one which could be taken seriously, and yet at the same time, if it were "less random," it wouldn't be as fun. They seemed to have constrained themselves on both sides of the fence.

I like the drifting/brake mechanic, and the way you may play only cards of the same type. I do not enjoy the luck of the draw, nor the deck-management (since the deck gets reshuffled over the course of the game) aspect. These are both areas that could use some improvement.

I would find it interesting to see a less random game which is not solvable, instead allowing the 4th place to lay down track 3 tiles ahead of the first place as the game progresses, while still needing to manage your deck resources.

I'm sure I'll play this one again in the future, but I'm not sure how I'll feel about it upon further play. Could feasibly go either way, with the addition of snow-flows/trees (which we did not play with, for everyone's first game).
2009-06-03
Bartlomiej Blazejczyk
Poland
Warszawa
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Aug 2013
I don't like it, not many decisions, boring gameplay, I've yet to find a racing game that I really like, so far the closest was Powerboats.
2013-09-10
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Matt Loter
United States
New Haven
Connecticut
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Oct 2009*
Ugh. It was kind of funny at first just racing poorly and seeing how it went, but the consequences make it such that you really have to play "properly" the whole time if you want to even live to the end. Totally boring to play the "right" way.
2009-09-23
Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Apr 2010
Stupid luck-dependent racing game. Runaway Leader problem. Downtime problem. Play Formula De instead.
2013-01-10
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Chris Rogers
China
Beijing
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Jun 2015
Race game in which the speed and turning radius of your vehicle is manipulated by a limited set of cards, becoming even more limited if you happen to make mistakes. It's quick and the tracks are customizable, so it's fun for some quick racing (more players are preferable).
2010-11-11
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Roger Howell
United States
Lenexa
Kansas
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Nov 2011
My first race game I ever bought. I don't know if race games are boring or if it's just this game. Too mathy and turns took too long. Trading away.
2011-11-09
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Manda Kratz
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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3.5
Jun 2009*
Basically it's a racing game with multiple variants to make it more interesting. There are speed limits, hand limiters, and bonus, truthfully it is a decent racing game. I however just wasn't a fan of this game. Yes it's interesting and can be changed up, but really I was very very bored playing it. I just wanted it to end. It seemed that once I got into 4th place I couldn't catch up and if I balanced my sled well that would send me way over the speed limits. No thanks. I'll pass on this game in the future unless they really really need another player.
2009-06-08
Juan Carlos Goyes
Colombia
Bogota
Cundinamarca
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3.5
Nov 2013
2013-11-18

Initial Rating: 3.5 (November 2013)

I dislike racing games, so it is no wonder I don’t like this game. The bits are really cool and the game components and art have a good quality, however I found the game to be exceedingly simple, I played only the basic rules, but the decisions are pretty obvious so you can play the game on automatic. I would play again with the advanced rules, but I feel (as the game is so easy) that the player who wins is purely down to luck. Also (due to the same luck), I feel this has a runaway leader problem.

I will definitively sell my copy. For now I will try to stay far away from it, far to simple for my taste, perhaps a good game for new players and/or family.

Current Rating: 3.5
2014-11-23
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Kamil Klapka
Czech Republic
Praha 10
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Mar 2014
funny racing game but I do not like it so much like for example Antler Island. And miss some nice sculpts too - I am used for them in Lemont brothers games.
2009-10-09
Gordon Stewart
United States
Bowie
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Nov 2008*
Like Circus Maximus
but with two-dog sleds and no fun…
Thought from early descriptions it was just a joke
but it actually has nice components!
2008-11-09*
I juggle cats.
United States
Mishawaka
Indiana
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Jul 2010
Interesting, simple take on the racing game. Should be Podracing!
2009-04-05
Wystan Benbow
United States
Stoneham
Massachusetts
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Aug 2012
Boring race game. NIce theme, but nothing to it
2013-06-07
David G.
United States
Moorpark
California
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Jul 2009*
Just another racing game with some extra twists. I appreciate it, but don't enjoy playing it.
2009-07-09
Ken Shoda
Japan
Zushi
Kanagawa
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Aug 2009*
Played twice with 5 and 6. Some neat mechanics but it is way too long for what it is. Card-play is a bit too restrictive. The major problem in this game is there is not much catching-up mechanics and there is not much player interactions. It is too difficult to control your sled already and there is no room to plan against your opponents.

As for racing games, I much prefer Ave Caesar, Breaking Away, Circus Maximus (in New Games of Old Rome) and Calabande and Marco Polo because they are all quicker and more player-interactions involved than Snow Tails.


2009-08-19
miklos kuti
Hungary
Budapest
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May 2010
it is a little more interesting than ave caesar. the race track is modular, obstacles can also be added, and 5 cards are in hand instead of three, of which 1,2 or 3 of the same number can be played to three areas of the dogsled(they represent pulling strength to left and right and braking strength). crashing to the sidewalls and to opponents or stepping over a speed limit is possible. decisions therefore less easy to make than in ave caesar and the race can slow down. i am not a big fan of racing games, but when a race game slows down it becomes really boring for me. do not play with AP players.
2009-05-07
Chris Barnard
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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Jul 2010
Amusing rules. So-so race game.

The speed limits are curiously positioned on straights rather than bends. I found the business of creeping along at a snail's pace quite frustrating. Also there's not much chance of recovering from an early error/mishap.
2010-07-18
Gunnar Bernler
Sweden
Molndal
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Dec 2010
A copy of other racing games - not the best either
2009-07-21
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