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john jackson
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The title about says it all, I really like racing games that are not car related and am looking to add a couple to my collection, I dont own any I just recently tried Winners Circle at a friends house and really liked it, what can someone suggest?
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Ave CaesarCard driven, easy to play and learn, no betting
TurfMasterCard and dice driven, no betting
Win, Place & ShowDice driven, betting involved
Breaking AwayNo cards or dice, fantastic drafting mechanism really great game, can order from designer
Are my favorites
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lorna wrote:
Ave Caesar
Are my favorites


Could you tell me what makes Ave Ceaser one of your favourites this is one of the games I was looking at in a store near me but the clerk couldn't tell me anything about it
 
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Ave Caesar is the simplest game, it's also very quick to play, great if you have non gamers.
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Thank you very much, I think I will look into Win, Place & Show I like the betting mechanic very much, but I like the theme of AVE Ceaser so perhaps I will end up picking up both!
 
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Win place show is easily picked via the marketplace here on BGG or eBay.
 
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I recommend Horse Fever
Bought it Thanks to Tom Vasel Of the dice tower for his great review of it, and ever since then never could stop my game group to stop playing it (well ,most of the time)


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Alright ill be sure to check out that review for Horse Fever, does anyone have any suggestions that are not car or horse themed?
 
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Brook Gentlestream
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I've never played them, but these are on my radar right now:

Winner's Circle - horse racing
Long Shot - horse racing

RoboRally - robots with guns
Snow Tails - dog sled racing
Powerboats - aquatic races

Rush n' Crush - cars with guns
Road Kill Rally - cars with guns

Of these, Powerboats is frequently recommended to me over the others.
btw, I thought Winner's Circle and TurfMaster are the same game...
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Winner's Circle and Royal Turf are the same. I also second Snow Tails and Powerboats, forgot about those.
 
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Jim Wilde
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See also Formula D if you like Formula 1 type racing.
 
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I've heard Galaxy Trucker is something like a racing game, too...

 
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Hare and Tortoise? Racing with a clever twist.
 
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Don`t write off car related racing games completely. Pitch car is pretty cool. You use your finger to send a small racing car token through a track you have set up. There are jumps and tunnels to make it even more fun.

Other than that, I am all for Ave Caesar. It`s a very nice game. I know there is another game set in the same time as Ave Caesar, where there are traps and pit falls to put out in the road. Don`t remember what it`s called, though
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These are my favourite (Non-car) racing games
Snow Tails
Powerboats
Road Kill Rally
TurfMaster

I think, if you are willing to consider car racing games, the following have some great features.
Formula D - Great fun if you can establish a league
PitchCar - The love child of slot car racing & Crokinole

Have fun!

 
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Bartow Riggs
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The best racing game I have ever played is:


The game title translates to "By the Width of a Tire" and it deservedly won the Spiel des Jahres in 1992.




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Jim McMahon
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Another suggestion for Snow Tails and PitchCar (or PitchCar Mini if you want something physically smaller).
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I just read Ender's review of North Pole, a lightweight penguin racing game. Sounds good if you're into that sort of thing.
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Brook Gentlestream
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Awww, penguins!
 
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Rallyman - a brilliant rally car race game.

Leader 1 - an excellent bike race game ( especially fun if you are into the Tour de France)
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Fast Flowing Forest Fellers
A cute racing game in which lumberjacks race down the river. You advance with cards, and there is plenty of room for interaction.
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Rallyman is the #1 racing game in my collection.
Formula Motor Racing is a great simple and quick racing game.
Winner's Circle is my choice of Horse Racing/Betting.
 
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