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Ages Players
6+ 2-8

Designer(s): Jean du Poel

Publisher(s): Ferti

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Product Description

The tension mounts. It's just a few moments before the race begins! The drivers are held ready, their concentration is at maximum, their gestures are sure and precise. They are alone in their machines, and will emerge only after three laps at full speed. Finally, the starting signal lights up, and the race is on!

From the outset, you have to weave, jostle, accelerate, slow down, and choose the best trajectories. Only the most skillful will manage to avoid running off the track! Then, you're at the final straightaway. At the finish line is the checkered flag, synonymous with victory. Your hands tremble and become moist. There is no room for error -- victory is at hand for the future champion of PitchCar!

PitchCar is at the same time a game of dexterity and a game of racecars. Superbly manufactured, this wooden game -- made up of 16 portions of circuit: 10 curves and 6 straight lines -- lets you to construct ten different circuits over 12 feet long. Choose one of the 8 cars, build your circuit and flick your finger to propel your racing car. Follow the best trajectories by using the guardrails, but watch out because your opponents are gunning for you. Entertaining and family oriented, PitchCar will enchant players of all ages.

Important note to owners of Carabande: PitchCar is NOT compatible with Carabande. There is a slight difference in track thickness between the two; and contrary to popular belief, the jigsaw-cut ends of the PitchCar track segments which attach one track segment to the next do NOT match with those in Carabande.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Jean du Poel

  • Publisher(s): Ferti

  • Year: 2003

  • Players: 2 - 8

  • Ages: 6 and up

  • Weight: 3,017 grams

  • Customer Favorites Rank: #38


  • 8 racecars
  • 16 guard rails
  • 6 straightaways
  • 10 curves
  • 1 sticker for the starting line
PitchCar has the following expansions available:

PitchCar: The Cross Expansion #5 Out of Stock

PitchCar: Stunt Race Expansion #4 Out of Stock

PitchCar Extension Out of Stock

PitchCar: 2 Long Straights Limited Edition Out of Stock

Pitchcar Extension no. 2 regular Out of Stock

PitchCar L'extension Out of Stock

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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.7 in 26 reviews

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Expensive but fun.
May 16, 2005
This game is a lot of fun to play once in a while. I would have given it 4 stars except that it is so expensive and you can play similar games with several quarters and making up your own obstacle course. The biggest problem I find with this game is that you don't want to wait for the others to flick their car. If only there was a way to have constant action! If you have the money though, this is a great game to play with kids because they can win pretty often and they get really excited about playing it.
What a GREAT game!
January 10, 2005
This reminds me of the types of games we used to make up with objects around the house when we were young. All you do, is flick a wooden piece around the board as if it were a race car. There is even strategy since you have to decide how hard to flick the piece. The only reason this is not a 5 is because it is too expensive for me to buy. If you are rich, then disregard my 4 stars and assume this is actually a 5 star game.
Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Fun for all ages
July 05, 2004

I waited a few months to write a review on this game, because I had purchased it originaly as a game option to play with my extended family at our reunion every 4th of July. When I pulled it out, it definately gathered attention, but most kept away from it at first until one young girl asked how to play. By the time I finished explaining it and showed her how it works, there were 2 guys who wanted to play it as well. After the first game was over, there was people playing the game at all times for the next 5 hours. Everyone loved it, and wanted to know how to get a copy for themselves.

Designing the tracks is incredibly fun itself, and the actual racing is even better. Worth the price and the wait.

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