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RoboRally is a fast-moving robot race. Each player tries to be the first to cross a series of checkpoints by maneuvering a robot across the floor of the "Grid Widget Factory." The course is laced with perils such as lasers, crushers, missile launchers, and conveyer belts.
The 2005 edition of RoboRally includes new design and play mechanics that differ from the game's original 1994 release, but it's still completely compatible with the first edition.
I learned this game through a member of my old gaming group. I never knew this game was a re-release, but I absolutely love this game. It's a beer and pretzel game, but very fun, and unlike a lot of other games, the more you add, the more hilarious and entertaining the game becomes. the bumping, pushing, shooting and cursing get great with all the players you can fit in the game. A great way to sit back and get an easy laugh with friends. A must buy for any gamer!
First of all, the mechanism of the game (movement cards in 5 registers) perfectly matches the theme of the game: Looking at the arrows and movement instructions on each card and then figuring out how that could move your robot in real life is basically the same thing as simple programming. You really are "programming" these little robots.
Second of all, the game is a really wonderful puzzle and mind-sharpener for children. My 7-year-old will move his hand in twisting motions and figure out what his program will do to his robot, and many times he'll be right. It's really making him smarter!
This is a unique, cute game that is fun to play and even believable: Surely there will be a computer version of this one day.
I have been a fan of RoboRally ever since a friend introduced me to those intrepid robots two years ago. The only problem was trying to get the original game and the expansion packs without breaking the bank on eBay since the game has been out of print for so long.
When I heard that Avalon Hill was re-releasing the game, I was one of the first in line to get the new game, even though I already had quite a Robo collection going. To all of you RoboRally regulars out there, believe me, the new version is actually an improvement (which I didn't believe possible).
The little things make the revised game work so well: the launch pads, the programming timer, the new boards, and especially the invaluable suggested game board layouts. Now you can actually play a game with three flags and not have it last for three hours or more! I guess all the years of all those regulars playing the game and offering their advice has paid off -- now we can play a classic game in a much more streamlined manner, and it looks great too!
Thanks, Avalon Hill, for re-figuring a wonderful old game and making it run like new again.