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Dean M
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Looking at Titan Race and wondering if this is the best game in this category?
Really wanting something that's light (so wife will play) but deep in strategy or tactics
 
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I've never played Titan Race, so I can't compare it to anything. However my group and I really have a good time with Monster Derby and the expansion.
Also pretty good is Cthulhu 500 with a recently revised edition- Fast & Fhtagn.
 
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Circus Minimus is, as the name suggests, a streamlined version of the classic Circus Maximus that is very accessible and offers almost the same depth as its precursor.
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Fast Flowing Forest Fellers does not have combat per se, but you can be pretty nasty with your opponents, blocking them or pushing them into water currents. Cool racing game, but not for the faint of heart.
 
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Rush n' Crush
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Think card driven Car Wars but without having to build your vehicle (which is labor intensive but half the fun of CW). This game assumes your car is bristling with machine guns, oil slicks, boxes of hand grenades, etc.

Roadkill is an older The Avalon Hill Game Co game (early 90's) but isn't hard to find and when you do it can be had for $20 USD. Another nice feature is this can play up to eight.

+1 to Circus Minimus (or Circus Maximus for that matter!) they are like a mix of Ben Hur and the WWF!
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I love Circus Imperium. Not only combat between gladiators, but man versus beast.

I amsupriesd that RoboRally hasn't come up
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Guantanamo wrote:
I amsupriesd that RoboRally hasn't come up

I hadn't thought of that since there isn't a track to follow, but it's certainly a race. Good suggestion.

Perhaps an oddball choice, but Axles and Alloys could be a fun way to get into minis and DIY. You can't beat free rules and the vehicles can be pimped out to your heart's content.

Hello Kitty vs. Mad Max, anyone?
 
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Like Mike has mentioned, is RoboRally or Steampunk Rally more fun, more replayable?
 
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Mississippi Queen is good fun

PitchCar can be played mean devil
 
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The Great Space Race
 
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TedW wrote:


    Rush 'n Crush, if played with teams and with sufficient laps to push the cars, can be one hell of a great play. The components "speak" to playing in teams, but the rules seem to actively avoid the topic. It's very easy to play that way and it dramatically improves the game play. I very much recommend this one for team play.

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Xaliba wrote:
Looking at Titan Race and wondering if this is the best game in this category?
Really wanting something that's light (so wife will play) but deep in strategy or tactics


Cthulhu+Ragnarok+Smallworld rip-off+Hearthstone rip-off?

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Battlecars is still a good game. A bit wargamerish in style and play but good fun.

+ 1 for Jamaica

Another cool race game that plays very different is Lewis & Clark, no combat though.
 
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Thunder Road!!!
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Sagrilarus wrote:

TedW wrote:


    Rush 'n Crush, if played with teams and with sufficient laps to push the cars, can be one hell of a great play. The components "speak" to playing in teams, but the rules seem to actively avoid the topic. It's very easy to play that way and it dramatically improves the game play. I very much recommend this one for team play.

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Plus you can find a copy for like 10 bucks which is an absolute steal......! Very underrated game.
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Randombias wrote:
Circus Minimus is, as the name suggests, a streamlined version of the classic Circus Maximus that is very accessible and offers almost the same depth as its precursor.


I only have Circus Maximus , which would be my best pick. Does Circus Minimus allow you to watch your opponent be dragged to death slowly while strapped to his team of horses as well?

RoboRally, with the RoboRally: Armed and Dangerous expansion would be my next best choice.

 
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I second Circus Maximus. Great fun.
 
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I hope no one minds the self-promotion here (I figured it would be okay since this conversation has stalled for a couple of months anyway), but I'm working on such a game. In my opinion combat racing deserve more examples in our hobby, so I thought I'd contribute my ideas. Please take a look and subscribe for updates if you're interested:

/thread/1715733/wip-death-race-arcade-futuristic-vehicular-c...



 
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schmanthony wrote:
I hope no one minds the self-promotion here (I figured it would be okay since this conversation has stalled for a couple of months anyway), but I'm working on such a game. In my opinion combat racing deserve more examples in our hobby, so I thought I'd contribute my ideas. Please take a look and subscribe for updates if you're interested:

/thread/1715733/wip-death-race-arcade-futuristic-vehicular-c...





I subbed to that thread. I will keep an eye on it thanks
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Xaliba wrote:
Like Mike has mentioned, is RoboRally or Steampunk Rally more fun, more replayable?

I haven't played RoboRally, so can't speak for that, but we haven't gotten sick of Steampunk Rally yet. Plenty of ways to change it up -- 16 different inventors, 2 sides of the modular board, extra challenge tokens that can be added, and a couple promo inventors that Roxley will send you if you ask. However, I wouldn't call it a combat racing game. There are a couple of boost (action) cards that hurt other players, but it's not a large part of the game.
 
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I ended up picking Titan Race because I found a deal for really cheap. Its a good fun light, little game.
I am considering Jamaica also, but worries that I will have two race games. Does anyone have more than 1 race game and think its an issue?
 
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Road Kill Rally is tons of fun, but it works best with larger player counts.
 
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Xaliba wrote:
I ended up picking Titan Race because I found a deal for really cheap. Its a good fun light, little game.
I am considering Jamaica also, but worries that I will have two race games. Does anyone have more than 1 race game and think its an issue?

Although Jamaica is a race game, it's not just racing, and you can win the game without winning the race. So it doesn't feel like "Oh, another racing game." Basically, I don't think adding it to a collection with, say, Formula D would be at all redundant.
 
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