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Store:  Strategy Games
Series:  Formula De
Theme:  Automobile Racing
Genre:  Racing
Format:  Board Games

Formula Dé

English language edition


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Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
1999

Ages Play Time Players
12+ 60-360 minutes 2-10

Designer(s): Eric Randall, Laurent Lavaur

Manufacturer(s): Eurogames Descartes USA

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Product Description

Do you enjoy Formula One? No need to dream any more! Now you can discover the thrills of driving a real track in your first single-seater: a Formula De.

Speed, tactics, taking risks and a dash of luck: the high-octane cocktail needed to race the world's most prestigious Grand Prix circuits.

The principle of the game: a die for each gear! The higher the gear, the more spaces you travel. Simple? Yes, except that you can't just slow down. You should save your engines and tires, conserve enough fuel for the finish, and above all, use skillful braking to take the corners.

Corners, what corners?

Coming into the chicane while still in sixth gear... don't worry... at 200 m.p.h. no one will hear you scream.

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
1999

Product Information

Formula Dé has the following expansions available:

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Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.1 in 29 reviews

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Some negative reviews here border on absurd. This is a great game.
December 12, 2010

Formula D is the best Formula One game around (in print, I mean). If you do not wanna throw any dice at all, find a copy of Avalon Hill's SPEED CIRCUIT, a very good out-of-print racing board game that has a version where you play no dice at all and a lot of variant rules where you can play dice. But one thing in that game never changes: you do not throw dice to move the car. The dices are for random events or pushing the capabilities of your car.

Formula D is fantastic. It has a lot of racing tracks available, each one of them realistic portraying a real track (or, in the newest version, a fantasy street circuit). This new version allows you to use the extra tracks released at the time of the old "Formula Dé".

Game mechanics is very interesting. Incredible how can people say that you "only have to choose a gear and hope for hte best results". Gosh! The gear you chose, just for starters, will have a great impact sometimes in two or even three corners AHEAD. And the negative reviewers simple forgot to tell the strategic choice of how and when use your engine, tire and gear box points, or when to pit to change tires.

Well, I think this game is particularly fun and engaging.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
Dice-fest filled with screams and squeals
January 12, 2008

All the tense competition of Formula racing right in your home, so many times a XBox system-link party has been put on hold because someone pulled out this game; yeah, it's like that.

 
 
 
 
 
Start Your Engines
January 29, 2006
As a relative newcomer to board games, I find myself grabbing up older games to enjoy. Formula De intrigues me because of the variety of boards that can be played. Funagain seems to have many of the add-on tracks available even if the original set is out of stock. It is fun dice-rolling game that keeps players jockeying for position and running their engines, tires, and brakes way beyond their limit to achieve the ultimate win. And for the price, it's a pretty nice package (although the cartoony artwork on the board seems to resemble the kind that used to adorn pinball machines in the 1970's).

The game play involves rolling one of six dice (depending on the gear your car is moving in) and trying to avoid spin-outs, collisions, and engine wear. You can take chances you would never dream of taking if your were actually behind the wheel, and it doesn't even feel bad when your car explodes or you spin out just before the finish line -- it's all part of the fun.

I would love to give it five stars as I really do enjoy this game, but the cars are so tiny and the boards are so large that you can almost count on someone (usually a child) bumping the edge of the board and causing chaos on the speedway. I suppose I could play on the floor and avoid this, but I am just getting too old to sit on the floor.

Thank goodness I am not to old to make "vroom vroom" noises as my car peels out for a 40-point stretch in 6th gear though!


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