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Rob Stevenson
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Has the game actually had a full retail release anywhere in Europe?

I was chatting to some friends who missed the kickstarter but were interested in getting it and, at least in the UK, it doesn't appear to be for sale with any of the usual outlets.

The only copies on amazon.co.uk are being sold from the US or Australia, and I have so far only found one UK retailer that DID have copies, which I think they sold out of at UK Games Expo last weekend. I've looked on boardgameprices.co.uk, which is my go to source for retailers that I haven't thought to try. It only shows Meeples' Corner and Philibert (both out of stock) and the aforementioned Amazon imports.

This doesn't seem very much like a game that has had a full retail release.

Did the game only really get released in the USA in March?

If so, is it coming out properly over here?

Is there some delay relating to the track size issue?
 
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Yep...

I wanted to get it too but it's impossible at the moment, it seems.
 
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I went for the version sold on Amazon UK for £58.99 with free shipping that said it came from Australia.

It contained:
-2 double sided boards with 2 tracks each (Monza/Monte Carlo) (Silverstone/Nurburg)
-8 driver decks 1-8, of 24 cards each
-8 speed decks of 12 cards each
-12 car miniatures
-86 -1 skill tokens
-42 -3 skill tokens
-64 1w wear tokens
-32 5w Wear tokens
-8 Tire material tokens
-8 Pit Markers
-2 D6
-1 Rulebook which includes rules for historical stuff
-1 Quickstart Guide
-1 Die Roll Cheat Sheet (no idea what this is)
-5 Strategy Cards
-4 Historical Driver cards
-8 -20 Attribute tokens

There do seem to be different versions out there.
This one is SKU #10025
The seller is listed on Amazon UK as 'Beat the Bomb'
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This is definitely the version I want for myself, but I'm scared to buy because I honestly don't know what I'd be getting from a retailer (and they don't know either). (I even asked Ultra Pro what the contents were based on a SKU I saw at a retailer e.g. 10025 - but unfortunately, they did not get back to me).


Good for you for getting the best version!
 
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Hopalong wrote:
I went for the version sold on Amazon UK for £58.99 with free shipping that said it came from Australia.

There do seem to be different versions out there.


The contents of the version you got seem to be from the "Championship Formula Racing: Exclusive Retailers Edition", which was a souped up Kickstarter retailer exclusive version available in cases of six. So unless that was wrong, the source of these copies probably backed the game at that level, and that makes it seem even more likely that there hasn't actually been a full release outside of North America.
 
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Hopalong wrote:
I went for the version sold on Amazon UK for £58.99 with free shipping that said it came from Australia.

It contained:
-2 double sided boards with 2 tracks each (Monza/Monte Carlo) (Silverstone/Nurburg)
-8 driver decks 1-8, of 24 cards each
-8 speed decks of 12 cards each
-12 car miniatures
-86 -1 skill tokens
-42 -3 skill tokens
-64 1w wear tokens
-32 5w Wear tokens
-8 Tire material tokens
-8 Pit Markers
-2 D6
-1 Rulebook which includes rules for historical stuff
-1 Quickstart Guide
-1 Die Roll Cheat Sheet (no idea what this is)
-5 Strategy Cards
-4 Historical Driver cards
-8 -20 Attribute tokens

There do seem to be different versions out there.
This one is SKU #10025
The seller is listed on Amazon UK as 'Beat the Bomb'


Thanks for posting. I'm hosting an in-person race Monday night with (so far!) 8 rookie drivers, some of whom I hope will be inspired to buy their own copy. But I'm hesitant to recommend buying directly from Ultra Pro until they do a better job of describing what they are selling. Would hate to steer my friends wrong after having whipped up some enthusiasm (I'm assuming they'll love it like I do)
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Ultra Pro has yet to demonstrate the slightest spark of comprehension, when it comes to selling boardgames. They seem to think it differs in no appreciable way from selling card sleeves. They seldom respond to direct questions, and task nobody on their side to interact on the largest board game forum on the planet. They are as insulated as Hasbro ever was, and I don't mean that in a good way.
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DarrellKH wrote:
Ultra Pro has yet to demonstrate the slightest spark of comprehension, when it comes to selling boardgames. They seem to think it differs in no appreciable way from selling card sleeves. They seldom respond to direct questions, and task nobody on their side to interact on the largest board game forum on the planet. They are as insulated as Hasbro ever was, and I don't mean that in a good way.


They have also failed to respond to anyone on the CFR Kickstarter page since getting our money. Screw Ultra Pro and Jolly Roger Games.
 
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lucky henry wrote:
DarrellKH wrote:
Ultra Pro has yet to demonstrate the slightest spark of comprehension, when it comes to selling boardgames. They seem to think it differs in no appreciable way from selling card sleeves. They seldom respond to direct questions, and task nobody on their side to interact on the largest board game forum on the planet. They are as insulated as Hasbro ever was, and I don't mean that in a good way.


They have also failed to respond to anyone on the CFR Kickstarter page since getting our money. Screw Ultra Pro and Jolly Roger Games.


Thing is, I'm not aware with there being any comparable problems with 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis or 13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis, both of which are Ultra Pro / Jolly Roger joints.
 
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Not sure if this helps people not in the US, but Walmart seems to be carrying CFR:

[geekurl=https://www.walmart.com/ip/Jolly-Rogers-Championship-Formula-Racing-Game/785338775]CFR at Walmart[/geekurl]
 
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lucidphoenix wrote:
Not sure if this helps people not in the US, but Walmart seems to be carrying CFR:

[geekurl=https://www.walmart.com/ip/Jolly-Rogers-Championship-Formula-Racing-Game/785338775]CFR at Walmart[/geekurl]


Unfortunately, it looks like Walmart only ships to a few US overseas territories and Armed Forces PO boxes from their website.
 
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I bought a copy from the Meeples Corner stall at the UK Expo. As far as I could see it was the only copy they had and I didn't see any other retailers selling it there either.
 
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Just to let you know that Games Lore and Boardgameguru have this in stock at the moment.
Usually stock runs out pretty quickly so it is a good idea to jump in there as soon as you can if you are after this one.

Both had it at a good price of £44.99.
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I picked up a copy from gameslore, it had the same contents as listed by Brian Moore with a couple of exceptions. They are, only 8 cars not 12, and no dice roll cheat sheet.
 
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There is a really nice cheat sheet in the file section

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Horibilis wrote:
I picked up a copy from gameslore, it had the same contents as listed by Brian Moore with a couple of exceptions. They are, only 8 cars not 12, and no dice roll cheat sheet.


I was looking at CFR on Gameslore and it's listing only one board and only four miniature cars:

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Contents:
One (1) Double-Sided Board, providing two (2) race tracks
Four (4) Driver Decks, consisting of twenty-four (24) cards per deck
Four (4) Speed Decks, consisting of twelve (12) cards per deck
Four (4) Historical Driver cards
Four (4) F1 Race Car Miniatures
Fifty-six (56) Skill Markers
Forty-eight (48) Wear Tokens
Four (4) Tire Markers
Four (4) Pit Markers
Two (2) D6 Dice
One (1) Rulebook
One (1) Quick-Start Guide
One (1) Die Roll Cheat Sheet


Was that the contents listed for the one you bought too, but got two track boards and more than four cars?
 
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Yes that is the same listing, i suspect gameslore took their contents listing from the one on Jolly Roger website. Incidentally the back of the game box does list 8 driver decks, 8 speed decks, 2 tracks (i guess they intended to say 2 double sided track boards, because Silverstone is mentioned on the back) and 12 cars (as i only got 8, i have emailed Jolly Roger to ask for 4 more). hope this is helpful.
 
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Horibilis wrote:
Yes that is the same listing, i suspect gameslore took their contents listing from the one on Jolly Roger website. Incidentally the back of the game box does list 8 driver decks, 8 speed decks, 2 tracks (i guess they intended to say 2 double sided track boards, because Silverstone is mentioned on the back) and 12 cars (as i only got 8, i have emailed Jolly Roger to ask for 4 more). hope this is helpful.


Thanks. VERY helpful and seals the deal that I'll be getting this from Gameslore. thumbsup
 
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Do you have a link to the Jolly Roger website?
 
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http://jollyrogergames.com/game/cfr-championship-formula-rac...
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Berthold wrote:


Hmmmm, compare that to what you find at UltraPro after searching for "Championship"

http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=4748
 
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