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Xaime Recio
Spain
Manzanares el Real
Madrid
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10
Feb 2011
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Robert Taylor-Smith
Canada
Okotoks
Alberta
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9.5
Jul 2009*
For me Snow Tails has the right mix of strategy, fun, and game length. A blast to play. Far better than other race games because the interesting card management system.
2009-07-05
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Sergi Ortega Ayats
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
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9.5
Feb 2015
Sin duda alguna el mejor juego de carreras que he jugado jamás... elegante, divertido y dinámico.
2015-03-04
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Robert
Germany
Sindelfingen
Baden-Württemberg
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9
May 2009*
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Andy
United Kingdom
Stockport
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9
Jun 2009*
Solid, clever little racing game, without the randomness of dice often associated with such games, but instead identical player decks of cards. It also boasts an original and very clever movement system, and a highly variable modular track system that's double-sided to vary the difficulty.
2009-07-23
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Manuel Pombeiro
Portugal
Sao Joao do Estoril
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9
Jul 2009*
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Exit 191
United States
Buckeye
Arizona
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9
Jan 2010*
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Steve Antol
United States
Euclid
Ohio
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9
Feb 2010
Great game, wonderful theme and gameplay that really makes you feel as though you've barely got control of the sled. Just clever as can be and a modular board to keep things fresh.
2010-02-09
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Alex Eding
United States
Toledo
Ohio
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9
Jun 2010
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Gabriel VanHarler
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9
Oct 2013
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Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
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I open my mind, need flesh, fear mine
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8.9
Jul 2011
Neat racer, with quirky, mathy movement. Sometimes you have to slow way down to clear the bends, and possibly the saplings, but next turn you can instantly regain top speed!!!

The 5 card hand limit 'including the dents/damage that when acquired limit your effective hand size' is a neat idea, as is forcibly having to either Mush the dogs or brake 'every' single turn, which gives it a surprisingly quirky control mechanism.

Not quite as straightforward as Powerboats, but has more agonising decisions.

Too many turns on a course can slow the game down somewhat.

"OUTTA MY WAY SAPLINGS!!!"
2014-05-08
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Maaike Fest
Netherlands
Nijmegen
Gelderland
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8.5
Oct 2009*
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Marc Perkins
United States
Costa Mesa
California
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8.5
Jun 2009*
A card-driven racing game. Like Ave Caesar, players all start with identical decks, and then play cards from these decks to make their sleds move forwards. However, the game is much more complex and tactical than Ave Caesar.

Movement is very well done. The sleds can have cards played on them in three spots: two dogs in front (which pull forwards) or the brake. The speed of the sled is the sum of the two cards in front minus the brake. If the two dogs in front aren't pulling at the same speed, then the sled "drifts" either right or left, which is crucial to navigating turns (and getting around obstacles).

Crashing into the side of the track, exceeding speed limits, and running into obstacles all damage your sled; damage is tracked as "dent cards", which reduce the number of cards you can hold in your hand.

The game is highly customizable: it comes with many different track pieces, meaning that a wide assortment of tracks can be built; this should give it great replay value.

Overall I quite enjoyed the game; it's a nice step up from Ave Caesar.

[Update: Upon additional playing, I wonder if the advantage of the leader (more freedom in planning moves, since they don't have to worry about running into someone) isn't overly strong. I'm curious about adding in a house rule to reduce this: possibly banning 5s, or playing the turns in backwards order (5th goes first, then 4th, etc.).]
2009-06-22
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Sebastian Janich
Germany
Düsseldorf
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8.5
Jun 2009*
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Bob Schrempp
United States
Atascadero
California
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8.5
Jun 2013
This is a racing game with a very unique system to steer the sled. I really enjoy this game. I know I wanted it after watching some people play it for 5 to 10 minutes. It is a really good game.
2013-06-25
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Shellie Rose
United States
Vernon
Connecticut
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8
Nov 2008*
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Michael Evans
Canada
Nobleton
Ontario
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8
Mar 2009*
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South Africa
Cape Town
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8
Sep 2009*
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Thomas Staudt
Germany
Rutesheim
Baden-Württemberg
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8
Aug 2009*
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Bossko B.
England
Brierley Hill
The Black Country
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Big damn heroes!
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8
Dec 2009*
Very simple. So much fun. An enjoyable game every time.
2009-11-03
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Marty Hoover
United States
Portage
Michigan
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8
Aug 2009*
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United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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8
Oct 2009*
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Timo Hsu
Germany
Delmenhorst
Deutschland
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8
Oct 2009*
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Gareth Reynolds
New Zealand
Christchurch
Canterbury
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8
Dec 2010
A unique game of those I've played (I don't think there's any other race games in my recent play list apart from Jamaica and that's not solely a position based win) and one that I expect to do well on in the future. Cards in hand will be a big factor on occasion though.
2009-11-20
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Kim Daekwang
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Jul 2012
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Carl Dockhorn
United States
San Jose
California
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8
Jul 2013
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Hardy
Germany
Münster
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8
Nov 2013
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Ian Gent
United Kingdom
Bristol
Bristol
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8
Nov 2014
Nice alternative to Formula D
2014-11-15
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Mark Palframan
United States
Christiansburg
Virginia
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7.9
Mar 2015
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Stefan Kaiser
Germany
Kriftel
Hessen
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7.5
Dec 2013
Owned
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GMOFreePortland.com Potato free since 2014
United States
Milwaukie
Oregon
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7.5
Oct 2009*
Fun, light-weight, easy to learn, once you figure out how to steer.
2009-06-28
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Darren Bezzant
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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"Everyone wants to be unique, but no one wants to be different."
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7.5
Apr 2013
This is more fun than it should be - but man, it is a hard one!
2013-04-26
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Victor Watrous
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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Everything between now and the next game is just killing time. Matchstickman. True, so very true.
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7.5
Oct 2009*
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Sebastian Jaworski
France
Brest
Finistère
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7.5
Aug 2010
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Patrick Moran
United States
Ohio
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7.5
Mar 2012
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Mister Mike
Canada
Unspecified
Alberta
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7.5
Feb 2013
I really want to try this one again with a more advanced track.
2010-06-05
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Henrik Schunk
Germany
Cologne
NRW
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7.5
Aug 2011
If you are used to the ingenious simplicity of Ave Caesar, all other racing games have to stand up to the test of the Roman chariot racing game. Snow Tails is one of the few racing games that I enjoyed. It takes a few turns to get your head around the rules but once things begin to slide, it is all in good fun. However, I am not sure how much long-term strategy there is to the game as you can only really see your next two or three hands but I suppose that is what you want in a racing game, more feverish thrill than dull planning ahead. The board and general artwork look amazing, a shame the sleighs look a bit dull. Good racing game, will probably go up in my estimation after more plays.
2011-08-29
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Richard Rutten
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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7.3
Oct 2010
Great racing game with a fun theme. What's really good about this one is that it plays very good with only two wile most racing games require more players to be fun. The simple mechanics make this an easy game to learn. Still it provides enough of a challenge for even the most hardcore gamer. The toughest choice is whether to race with your head or with your heart. Some badly cut wooden pieces in my copy.

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2010-10-04
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Matt Robertson
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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7.25
Dec 2010
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alberic proffit
France
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7
Jul 2009*
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Werner Bär
Germany
Karlsruhe
Baden
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7
Mar 2009*
rating after 1 game (4 players, beginners course)
2009-03-17
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Nick Kosareo
United States
Twinsburg
Ohio
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7
Jun 2010
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LotB 2002
Netherlands
Utrecht
Unspecified
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7
Jul 2010
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Randy Shipp
United States
Irving
Texas
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7
Aug 2009*
Good, quick fun!
2009-08-26
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Lucas Bathaus
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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7
Oct 2010
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Bianca G
Germany
Frankfurt
Hessen
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7
Oct 2010
Fun and not as simple as it seems
2009-11-07
Owned
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christophe molon
France
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7
May 2010
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Knut Karlson
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7
May 2011
Owned
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Mark Lim
United States
Beaumont
California
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7
Jan 2012
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Gregory Wong
United States
San Jose
California
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6
Oct 2009*
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