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Hare & Tortoise

newer English language edition of Hase & Igel

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Product Awards:  
Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year, 1979

Ages Play Time Players
12+ 45-60 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): David Parlett

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Abacus

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Product Description

In the classic Hare and Tortoise players are racing their rabbits around the course, as fast as they can. Players must learn how to moderate their movement, however; because carrots are needed for movement, and the only way to get more is to move backwards! Players must balance the patient movement of a turtle, while making leaps forward when they can to win this race. An excellent exercise in arithmetic, this gem of a game handles up to six players and offers many choices and decisions, as players zoom their rabbits around the track.

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year, 1979

Product Information

  • Designer(s): David Parlett

  • Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Abacus

  • Artist(s): Franz Vohwinkel

  • Year: 2000

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 45 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 739 grams

  • All-Time Sales Rank: #57

  • Language Requirements: This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item. Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.


  • 1 board
  • 5 markers
  • 1 die
  • 112 cards
  • 6 game summary cards
  • 1 rule booklet

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.9 in 21 reviews

by Dave
It's a race to the finish and it's fun!
March 03, 2003

I'd been wanting to try H+T for some time. I really enjoyed Cartegena and H+T sounded like a race game with some added strategy. True enough! Although the goal seems simple getting there first can raise your blood pressure. Even if you're in the lead a fellow player can catch and pass you if you're not careful. The multiple choices on each move add some depth and interest to the game,i.e., do I use carrots to move, stay put to collect more carrots or take a chance and roll the die, etc.? I found H+T to be totally engaging. We played three games in a row after I opened the box. I even think the board and cards are charming. I did'nt know what I was missing! Great game.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by Baloo
Great, like all board games without dice
December 29, 2001

I don't know what the new edition is like, but if there are dice, it cannot be as good as the original German adition. It is a nice part of strategy to guess which cards are still in the pack, and what your chances are of having luck. Anyway, I don't like board games which include dice. That's one of the reasons I like and still play Hase und Igel.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Easy to Learn, and Hard to Predict.
January 01, 2001

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the aesthetic appeal of the board may or may not tickle your fancy. But the game itself is a gem.

The trick is knowing what options your opponents have, and what kind of play they tend to exhibit. This makes for a good 'repeat' game, as you will find it more enjoyable when you have seen how your friends respond to the board.

Choices make a good game, and this one has plenty.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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