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- For 2-10 Players
- 60 minute playing time
- Auto-racing fun
- Fast paced board game
- Easy to learn but a challenge to master
- 2-10 players
- About an hour to play
- Auto racing fun
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I would highly recommend this game to anyone as it is a blast and can accommodate up to 10 players. Detailed review below.
Formula D comes with 2 game boards. Monaco (F1) and Road Race City (a street race track).
Monaco is a handful of technical corners and gear selection here is critical because you will need to flow from fast open corners to tight technical ones and you do not want to overshoot.
Road Race City does have technical section, but for the most part it is open corners. The difficulty is in the special details on this course. There is a section with road damage, an area where the local residents shoot at you, and a "hit point" bonus for whoever buzzes the police station the fastest. This one is my favorite.
Most of my gaming friends did not seem interested or did not understand how a board game could simulate car racing. Formula D actually does this very well. By making the player select gears to change between dice that have different min/max values (or "speeds") and requiring the players to adjust turn order based on position on the track the game simulates racing well and provides a need to make well thought out gear selections.Read more ›
One of the things I like best about this game is its ability to accommodate up to 10 players. Very few board games can handle such a large group. In my opinion, the more players there are on the track, the more fun the game gets. The track can get a bit crowded and players can be more aggressive and take more chances that may negatively effect their own vehicle or the vehicles around them. This ups the competitive nature of the game, and with the right group of players, there's sure to be plenty of trash-talking and friendly jibes.
Each player chooses one of the tiny race cars to represent themselves. (The cars are of varying body styles and paint jobs, so it's not too hard to distinguish yourself from the other players.) A die is rolled to determine each person's starting position on the track. Each player is also assigned a "gearbox." This gearbox is a small plastic tray that holds a small cardboard pegboard. On the pegboard is a small gearbox (for gears 1-6) and a line of peg holes for each of the following attributes of your vehicle: tires, brakes, gearbox, car body, engine, and suspension. In the simplified version of the game, each player begins the game with identical car attributes.Read more ›
The game itself is basically a race around the track with formula 1 cars (flipside of the board provides a more arcade like race with various hazards). There is a fair amount of luck involved (as with most dice games), but with longer races and the advanced rules, strategy does come into play a bit more.
There are various add on tracks for purchase under both the Formula D title, and the older Formula De (tracks are compatible). These provide for enough variety to keep things entertaining. It is definitely a game that will appeal to race fans (Formula 1 fans in particular since most tracks are Formula 1 circuits), but even those who aren't race fans will enjoy the game as well.
Overall, this is the most entertaining board game I have played in a long, long while.
It is also very flexible in terms of game length, you can play a single lap in some 20 minutes, or can plan for a full racing season that may take a full day if you desire. Also it is very flexible in terms of number of players, as it can be 2-10. I have even played it solo (practice mode?) and even then is quite fun. You can also play with "stock cars" or can even make your custom ones.
Worthily is to mention the top notch quality of all its components. I just wish the cars were bigger, but as it is the board is already big enough!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game is a blast.
Components: The little cars are great, well painted and add a lot of flavor to the game. Read more
I wish I had more gamer friends to play this more. This appears to be a simple roll the dice and move your mice board game, but there's a bit more to it than that. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Tom n Debbie Young
Boring and slow paced. The board also coming in two pieces and dont line up well. They also are very hard to keep connected and the have a slight bend in them that makes it hard toPublished 20 days ago by Matthew Steigely
I got this for Christmas and love it! We have introduced the game to two other couples and everyone else enjoyed it too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elinor
As many others, I first viewed this game on TableTop. Purchased it to play with a mixed group of gamers & non. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan
Also known as 'Formula De' from it's original printings, game producer/manufacturer Asmodee took over the rights when they acquired it from EuroGames and Ludodelire. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jayson Olson
The game is easy to learn and fun for game night. Not a huge intellectual challenge, but very entertaining for teens and adults.Published 2 months ago by Golfskinut
Fantastic game all around. Could get pricey trying to buy more tracks, but you know that going into this game. Some minor tweaks to the stock rules make this game a blast. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gary Matsko