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Don Dueck
Canada
Winnipeg
Manitoba
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Nothing exists; all is a dream. God -- man -- the world -- the sun, the moon, the wilderness of stars -- a dream, all a dream; they have no existence. Nothing exists save empty space -- and you! And you are not you -- you are but a thought.
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10
May 2007*
I had this game when I was a kid, but it has since been lost to the ravages of time.

Update: My brother bought me a copy of this game from eBay!

Destroyed in basement flood. :-(
2011-04-15
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Chris Tandlmayer
United States
Wilkinsburg
Pennsylvania
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10
Jul 2009*
Another one that sounds pretty fun and casual.

This is one of my favorite games of all time. I can't think of a time when I wouldn't want to play it--there's so much fun in throwing dice and shooting the other players.

Two house rules I use:

Cars are repaired based on their rank, so double 4's can restore the smallest car, double 5's the medium or small, and double 6's any.

This keeps people in the race a little longer and has each roll, even if all their cars are wrecked, have a chance to bring them back in the game.

The other rule is the driving through wrecks rule.

As written, you have a 50% chance of barreling through or becoming a wreck yourself. I make it so that you only become a wreck on a 1 or 2, to increase the odds people actually try to wreck through. I've found the 50/50 odds mean people never even attempt.
2009-07-16
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Aaron Watson
United States
West Jordan
UT
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10
Apr 2008*
Rated for what it is. Pure childhood boy fantasy packaged in a box! You can't help but revert to that childhood as you sit at the edge of your seat making sound effects. Crashing, shooting, exploding, accelerating... Pure fast fun. The kind of game you don't mind losing, because dying or getting outpaced was still a heck of a lot of fun!
2008-04-25*
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Chris Brown
United States
Pennsylvania
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10
Aug 2013
What's better than a "Mad Max" themed game... Destroy and Go!
2011-07-11
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Dan M
United States
Pleasant Hill
Missouri
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10
Jan 2015
You chuck dice, move cars and chuck more dice - That's it and honestly that's all I want. It's like watching a little car chase unfold in front of you. There's moments of excitement as your helicopter manages to land that '6' on their hulk and glee when you make a regeneration roll bringing you back from the dead. This is just really good fun. But if I were to be honest, not a really good game.
2015-08-17
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Raymond Morehouse
United Kingdom
Guardbridge
Fife
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Feb 2015
This just has to be a ten. The theme is amazing, the gameplay is fast enough not to get tedious but there are nice little decisions to make. A must buy for any Mad Max fan.
2015-02-21
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Zach Greenvoss
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Aug 2008*
A great filler.
2006-11-03*
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Ed Webb
United Kingdom
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Aug 2007*
Usually open gaming nights with this one. Nice and easy game to get us into gear.
2007-08-04*
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tiger tiger
United States
Lexington
South Carolina
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Feb 2008*
Great game for kids. For adults too.
2014-10-24
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United States
California
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9
Jan 2009*
It's like Mad Max only it's Mad Me. Sure, it's simple, and somewhat random, but there's a little helicopter, and a bunch of plastic cars with guns, and you get to shoot at your friends, and family as if you were on the 310 during rush hour. If you disagree post it on your bumper, so I can run you off the road in my barbed wire ensconced Prius, or blast you with the 50 cal mounted on my roof ( and don't worry, I use a brass catcher so I can reuse the spent shells).

I noticed a PNP version is available, but I strongly suggest seeking out cars to fit the genre. It's all about the cars. Who cares about running a chit off the road, or flipping a chit, or repairing your chit? I'm sure some hot wheels could easily be modded to fit the bill.

My current copy was made in Ireland, and I'm not sure why I'm so proud of that.
2009-01-13*
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Aaron Tubb
United States
Fuquay Varina
NC
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9
Oct 2011
A post-apocalyptic road combat/racing type game with simple rules, a lot of fun, and great art/pieces. One of the coolest rules is that when someone drives off of the end of the board, the last board section is cleared and connected to the front section; any cars still on the last section are left behind and out of the game! It's awesome!

I have a collection of special power cards and extra vehichles I use to play an "advanced" Thunder Road variant:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/564090/2-hit-cars-extra-larg...
2011-10-06
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Sarge in charge!
Germany
Bremen
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Why should I fret in microcosmic bonds / That chafe the spirit, and the mind repress / When through the clouds gleam beckoning beyonds / Whose shining vistas mock man's littleness?
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9
Nov 2012
Fast-paced post-apocalyptic car races in a Mad Max style future world seem quite cool, and they are! This is a light filler game, easy to play, and good for many laughs as you destroy and outrun your opponents, smash or shoot them, and try to win by being the only one left or so far ahead that all others will just see your smoke cloud in the distance. But beware - they might have an attacking chopper left, spoiling your fun, and turning the tide to their favour. One of the better MB games of the 80s.
2010-03-14
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Ian McCarthy
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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9
Sep 2010
Hell yes, this game is fast and fun, one of those better when intoxicated games that fill a certain lovely niche. Look for the house rules here on the Geek. Even the designer approves of them.
2010-09-20
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Josiah Fiscus
United States
Pittsburgh (Monroeville)
Pennsylvania
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Mar 2013
Although I really like racing games, Thunder Road doesn't really qualify. It is much more about outlasting everyone else and killing them before they kill you. Driving very fast is one way to do this, but hanging towards the back and ramming is also a good option.

It comes in a giant box full of classic Milton Bradley plasticky goodness and a couple of boards that are almost certain to be somewhat warped by now. But it looks great on the table. It has a gritty, post-apocalyptic, yet 1980's feel.

Thunder Road is one of my favorite filler games. It does an excellent job of really telling a compelling story and immersing you in the game despite how fast it plays. It is sure to elicit cheers and moans, yet contains a decent amount of meaningful decisions as well. It's not deep, but it is very thrilling.

NOTE: We do play two minor houserules, which I think improve it significantly.

1. Driving through a wreck only crashes your car on a 1 or 2 instead of 1, 2, or 3 as in the rules.
2. Repair rolls are based on the rank of the car. Rather than only double 6's allowing a repair, double 6's can repair any one of your cars, double 5's can repair your medium or small car, and double 4's can repair your small car only.
2013-01-04
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Andrew Nick
Canada
LANGLEY
British Columbia
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9
Jun 2013
Holy SHIT! This game is a little piece of HEAVEN! The mechanic whereby stragglers get dumped is BRILLIANT! I LOVE MY HELICOPTER!
2013-06-23
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Pandora Caitiff
United Kingdom
Norfolk
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9
Apr 2015
Still playing
2015-05-29
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Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
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9
Mar 2015
Brilliant quick game to open any gaming session. Not heavy strategy just cool parts, a never ending track and fun!!!!
2015-03-29
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Mike Markey
United States
Lebanon
Ohio
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8.5
Jul 2008*
My favorite board game at a certain age. It's essentially Mad Max: The Board Game.
2008-07-29*
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Peter Campi
United States
San Jose
CA
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8.5
Jun 2014
At first glance of the cover art, this game screams "Road Warrior: The Boardgame", but it's more than that. It's not some Car War clone, it's a cutthroat race in the post-apocalyptic wastelands where the winner isn't the first across the finish line(none exist in this infinite road), but the last car driving.

The game only took a few minutes to review the rules and get the gist of how to play. Set up is fast and easy to remember. Heck, the setup essentially continues as the game progresses as players leap-frog the two road boards as soon as the leading car passes the edge of the board. Each player has 3 racing vehicles ranging from a dune buggy (cleverly named the "Doom Buggy") to a large tank of car appropriately named "The Eliminator" and all players have an attack chopper that is not a racing piece, but rather a "once-per-track" chance to trip up other players who have a shot to speed ahead and dump the competition, or for revenge.

The track is also littered with wrecks that provide obstacles for any players wanting to use the road for the movement bonus. The wrecks can either be dodged (with practically minimum effort since they only appear on the road) or passed through at one's own risk. If a car is wrecked, it can be saved if you can roll double 6s, which can be so hard that usually wrecks have only 2 chances at being repaired before being dumped and removed from the game.

In all, this game was a great fast paced combat racing game that is easy to pick up and play and replay. If there isn't already some kickstarter to reboot this game then someone reading this, or previous reviews, should definitely start one. They only change that I would recommend for a modern remake of the game is that the new game incorporate dual-sided boards to increase the variation of the race and keep everyone on their toes, even those in the lead position.
2014-06-21
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Bert McCloud
United Kingdom
Berkshire
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8.5
Nov 2014
So simple; just plain silly fun. Randomness is abundant but that's perfectly fine for this.
2015-04-16
Andrew Goldman
United States
Freeville
New York
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8
Jun 2002*
Nice pieces, fast moving and it scores high on my "Drinking-Game-ability" meter.
2002-06-13*
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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8
Oct 2007*
All the "blow up cars" mayhem from Car Wars without any of the fiddly rules or overblown expansions... packed into 30 minutes. (And the little plastic minis are cool, too.)
2007-10-02*
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Steve Gibson
United Kingdom
Manchester
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8
Dec 2003*
We always start our Games parties with this one. Fast, Furious, Deadly and all over in 10 minutes.
2003-12-01*
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Gary Byzewski
United States
Franklin
Wisconsin
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8
Mar 2004*
Loved this game as a kid! I remember coming out with some pretty cool house rules to help soup up the game too
2004-03-25*
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8
Aug 2012
If it's 1986 and you're 11, this game is freakin awesome!

I've played it more recently, and it's still pretty fun. There is some tactical positioning, but mostly it's a dice-fest. And for a dice-fest, it could use some more dice! The endless board is a pretty cool idea that i don't know if I've seen since.
2008-06-16*
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Bill Paradise
United States
Glassboro
New Jersey
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8
Jun 2009*
An excellent game. Especially for it's time. Off-road destruction racing at it's best. Don't be fooled by it's age or looks. This is a very good and fun game. Yes there is some luck involved due to the dice, but that didn't bother me much due to the quick play time. I just wanted to hop in and play another game and then another. It's always fun to run people off the road and then shoot at them. Well in a game anyway. So take that road rage out on this game, and you will feel alot better.
2007-05-30*
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Mr. Chris
United States
Ohio
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8
Aug 2007*
Mad Max. Fun, if a bit simple.
2007-08-01*
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Steve Cates
United States
Visalia
California
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8
Oct 2007*
This game really rocks, you live and die by the dice but this game is meant to be played as a fly by the seat of your pants Mad Max dice fest.
2007-10-02*
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Pete Grey
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
Sep 2009*
I love this game! The pieces rock, the board is cool the way it moves along. I want to have a theme night & play this and watch "Mad Max".

I sold this, but DEEPLY regret it

"Cundalini wants his hand back"
2015-04-11
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Aaron Banks-Pearsons
United States
Western Massachusetts
Massachusetts
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8
Feb 2015
Awesome theme, 80's post apocalyptic world with killer cars and a desert road to nowhere. Plays fast.
2008-04-06*
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John Stout
United States
Syracuse
UT
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8
May 2011
Possibly my favorite game growing up.
2011-05-23
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gary reidenbach
United States
Wisconsin
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Sep 2008*
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2009-07-26
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Leigh Shepherd
United Kingdom
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8
Dec 2008*
This is a good one! Prefer it with the repair variant of 44, 55, 66 thats about, and its then a quick, brutal but surprisingly "accurate" representation of a Mad Max style death race... hmmmm, a death race 2000 variant is calling!
2008-12-22*
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David Shivley
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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8
Jan 2010
Mad Max: The Boardgame.
2013-11-28
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Cody Reichenau
United States
Austin
Texas
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8
Feb 2010
Where's the love for this game? I bought this a few years ago because I had such fond memories of it from my childhood. It didn't let me down! The helicopter propellers are just as fun to spin when I'm 30 as they were when I was 10.
2009-02-05*
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Necessary Evil
United States
Glen Arm
Maryland
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8
Nov 2009*
This is a great piece of light Ameritrash. It is all luck with some balls thrown in for fun. Winner is usually the guy who risks it and has a pay off... fast too. Perfect end of the night dice fest filler.
2009-10-22
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Ben Stephenson
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Sep 2009*
Murder on the post-apocalyptic highway
2009-09-02
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Robert Buccheri
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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8
Feb 2010
If you can't appreciate this AT classic, then go play your euro Vikings. This Mad Max rip-off has racing, shooting, destruction, and pure fun in a box. Got to love a game with a board-flip mechanic built into the rules.

Update: Played this on the floor with my son. Even more fun!!
2010-11-26
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Nick Schroedl
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Jun 2009*
Just a blast to play, one of the best, classic and quick Ameri-Trash games I've played.
2009-10-02
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Rob Harris
United Kingdom
Surbiton
London
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8
Sep 2012
Boyhood favourite.
Box has almost no shelf wear. All components are present and in very good condition. Excellent cars and copters.
2010-06-25
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skrebs
United States
Davis
California
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8
Jan 2010
Old fashioned big dumb dice-chucking fun. Could benefit from some special powers.
2015-03-05
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Steve
United States
Lubbock
Texas
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8
Feb 2010
Now this is my kind of game. Great beer and pretzels game. Tons of press your luck to it and the moving board really gives you an impression of speed which is very rare in a boardgame.
2010-02-22
Klaus Scharpf
United States
West Covina
California
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8
Feb 2010
Fast and furious "Car Wars" light. Mindless fun.
2010-02-25
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Tim Bookout

Colorado
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8
Sep 2010
Quick to start, quick to play, great scenes of car destruction re-enacted.
2010-09-05
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Janne Kärki
Finland
Varkaus
Pohjois Savo
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8
Nov 2010
Fun game with very simple mechanics. Still allows some tactics, but relies a lot on dice rolls. Really good to be played with kids, and short enough for adults that simplicity doesn't end up in boredom. Good looking game and represents postapocalyptic road warrior theme really well.
2010-11-19
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Julian Meynell
Canada
Toronto
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8
Dec 2014
Vroom, vroom. Bang, bang. The road warrior in quick and dirty game play fashion. I played this quite a bit and was thoroughly entertained.
2013-12-08
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Frizzled
United States
Benicia
California
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8
Jan 2012
Another game from long ago. I think I only played through once then had more fun with the cars and gyrocopters.

We need more Mad Max themed games!
2012-01-30
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Heath Doerr
United States
Farmington Hills
Michigan
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8
Jan 2015
Nitro fueled fun. Super simple rules, interesting decisions, and top notch minis and theme. We all had a blast playing this one.
2015-01-20
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Fabrizio Piccinini
Belgium
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8
Nov 2012
Better with the US/UK rules than french rules
2012-11-08
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Chris Heffernan
Canada
Smiths Falls
ON
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8
May 2014
Secret Santa 2013 gift!!! Cool mechanics and great fun, even today.
2014-05-04
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