Giro Galoppo S$79.90
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Designer: Jurgen P. Grunau
Artist: Barbara Kinzebach
Publisher: Selecta Spielzeug & Rio Grande Games
Number of players: 2 - 5
Official Recommended Age: 6 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 5 years and above
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
The riding event of the season has just begun! Five promising racehorses race along the course. The racing cards determine the speed. However, the race does not always go according to plan, because some of the horses push their way through and thrust others aside in their determination to win. Players who tactically use their cards and have luck on their side will win the race by a head.
Reviews by author:
BGG W M Shubert:"A kids racing game with lots of screwage? Yes, that's what it is, and it's lots of fun too! Can be played lightly by randomly selecting cards, or you can plan ahead and play the cards that punish your opponents the most. And wow, the wooden horses and riders that you race around the track are great!
The game is best with the variant where if multiple people play the same card, only the player in back gets to move. This variant, found at the end of the rules, gets rid of the runaway leader problem and adds even more screwage for the nastiest (in a good way) children's game that I've ever seen. When we all play our "6" card at once, letting the last place player leap to the front while everybody else wastes their turn standing still, it's hilarious for everybody."
How To Play:
Giro Galoppo is a horse racing game driven by cards for players 6 years and up. Its mechanic is similar to "Ave Caesar". First, players take turns placing obstacles (jumps). All players receive an identical set of card with values 1-6. Each turn the players simultaneously select one of their cards and show it. The player with the lowest value (and for ties, farther back), moves first. If your horse and rider land on another player's figure, you displace them backward. If your figure's movement would land you on an obstacle, you lose your turn. First & farthest across the finish line wins.
BGG Sven Baumer:"Genius! GORGEOUS, FUN, TACTICAL.great filler for geeks, too."
BGG Steve Krebs:"Sure, it's a kids game that I've only played with a mix of kids and adults, but I'd play this with adults anytime. A very quick racing game (maybe 20 minutes) with some intentional screwage, some unintentional screwage, and a tight game. Probably my favorite racing game."
BGG Josh Harrelson:"An awesome game to play with kids! It requires thinking, has awesome components and you can play with a wide range of ages."
BGG Hilko Drude:"Love the game, it is ridiculously simple, very cutthroat and yet so much fun. Just my style."