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Mush! Originally Kickstarted awhile ago and recently reprinted by Renegade Games, Snow Tails is an epic dog racing adventure that will get your blood pumping as you race against up to three other dog sledders for the finish line! One of the great things about Snow Tails is how customizable it is. The race track can be made as long or as short as you want or as easy or as hard as you want because it comes in multiple pieces. Want a longer track? Add more track! Want a harder game? Add obstacles and curves!. Each player has a dog sled and a team of dogs. Movement is card-driven and even takes into account different speed dogs! Each player is given a small deck of cards, each one numbered. On a player's turn, that player places two cards down in front of him, one for the string of dogs to the left, and one for the string of dogs to the right. That player then reveals the totals that are put on each side. If the value is the same for both sides of digs, the slide goes straight. If the value on the left is larger that the one on the right, then the sled pulls over to the left side by that value. If it sounds like it's a mathematical game, well, it sort of is. Players need to figure out using basic math how far they want to move forward and if they're going to slam into corners or snow banks or trees. You want to avoid these obstacles because the more you hit obstacles, the more damage your sled takes. Your sled can only take so much damage before you're out of the game! Winner of the game is the first person to cross the finish line!

Pick up SnowTails if you:
like doing arithmetic as part of the game strategy
Like the ability to customize game length
Like to experience Alaskan dog sledding in board game form!
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