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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Horse Race Game (2004)

The Horse Race Game (2004)

Ratings

4.89615 out of 10 with 26 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

The object of The Horse Race Game is to win the jackpot and attempt to make the most money by holding the Horse Card that crosses the finish line first in each race.

Players begin by paying a $1 entry fee, after which they are dealt cards with racehorses on them. Before play begins, a scratch round occurs; i.e., a roll of the dice determines which racehorses have been dropped from the race. During the course of the game if any player is unlucky enough to roll the number of a scratched horse they are forced to pay money to the pot. If, however, they roll the number of a remaining horse, that horse advances a spot to the finish.

The game ends when a predetermined number of races have run or a set time has been reached. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins.

  • Designer: Tim Lutz
  • Publisher: Boardwalk Design, Inc.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Number of Players: 1 - 15
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 10
  • Category: Dice, Party Game, Racing
  • Mechanic: Betting/Wagering, Roll / Spin and Move
  • Family: Sports: Horse Racing
  • Alternate Names: The Horse Race Game

Reviews

3 out of 10
By
Gambling/Probability

1 out of 10
By
This is not a game, but can be somewhat funnier than watching grass grow.

2 out of 10
By
Barely-there game that will probably sell better to the equestrian than the hobby gamer. A simple Craps system with virtually no strategy whatsoever- you roll the die and if one of the eliminated horses gets rolled, you pay money into a pot. When one finishes, if you have that card you win part of the pot. If it had more of a betting element and some good gambling mechanics it would be much better.

By
Dad's

7 out of 10
By
My first copy is wooden, worth about $40 new. A chip game, with absolutely no skill involved. My second copy is a smaller garage sale copy, for $.25. 2 of the horses are broken off (11 and 12), but their bases still move. Not as nice as my first copy, but still pretty good. Made by SARC in Saskatoon.

By
Donald

1 out of 10
By
Does this even qualify as a game? Stuffed animals could be used as stand ins for more players and it wouldn't change the result at all. What is the point?

By
Complete

By
Complete

9 out of 10
By
this game is one of the best "party" games I have ever played. it's cleverly designed and especially fun with a group of 4. exciting with lots of shouting and competitiveness. very much a "luck" game but fun nonetheless.

By
I have a wooden homemade version which I really like.

5 out of 10
By
I have a wooden horse race game that matches the description of this published game. I was told that the wooden game came from Mormon country and was an old game. I received my copy back around 1990 or so. There is NO skill to this game. It really isn't a game. It is an activity. That said, I've had fun with this. Drinking helps. Shouts and excitement ensue - sort of like being at the track.

4.8 out of 10
By
Play this mainly with the In-Laws - they are easily amused....

By
Played game with friends - had to buy it for myself! Seller was wonderful to deal with!

By
bought a nice homemade board for $2 I might trade if anyone interested

By
Not a game

3 out of 10
By
I've had this game for nearly 15 years, it amuses me that someone made a fancy version of it.

6 out of 10
By
I own a different edition. This isn't really a game, per se, because there are no choices to be made. It can be fun at parties, though.
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