My Account
0
cart
Your cart is currently empty.
Search
 
Shop by Age Shop by Players Kids Family Strategy Card Party Puzzles Toys Extras
Funagain Frank's Adventures Ashland, Oregon Eugene, Oregon Free shipping at $80! Facebook
 
 
 
 
ASHLAND
oregon
 
 
EUGENE
oregon
 
 
FREE
SHIPPING
AT $80!
 
 
Close
 
Horse Show
 
Store:  Card Games, Family Games
Edition:  Horse Show
Format:  Card Games

Horse Show


List Price: $10.99
Your Price: $8.95
(19% savings!)
(Worth 895 Funagain Points!)

This item is currently backordered [] with no firm available date. As soon as it's available you'll be able to purchase it right here.


Notify me if/when this item becomes available:
(you will be asked to log in first)

Ages Play Time Players
8+ 20 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Ann Stambler, Elisabeth Stambler

Manufacturer(s): Gamewright

Please Login to use shopping lists.

Product Description

Who will take home the blue ribbon? Pick the best horse cards from your stable and enter the show. Each event favors some horses and penalizes others so choose carefully. Special assist cards, like braiding kits and custom saddles, are worth extra points. Win the most blue ribbon cards and ride to victory!

Horse Show lets children play a strategic game based on horse shows, learning about authentic tack and actual show events. The horses themselves are the game's characters, with lively personalities felt through the illustrations. The child becomes the rider; grooming and braiding before a show, watching a horse at pasture, and jumping clean a stadium hurdle.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Ann Stambler, Elisabeth Stambler

  • Manufacturer(s): Gamewright

  • Year: 2008

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 20 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 208 grams

  • Language Requirements: This is a domestic item. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. Game components are printed in English.

Contents:

  • 59 cards
  • rules

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 3.5 in 4 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
Players manage stables of horses to win ribbons
February 02, 1999

While it looks like a 'girls' game' this card game is actually a well designed family game for ages 8 and up. The deck contains three types of cards: Event cards, Horse cards, and Assist cards. There are four events and each horse has an advantage in one of those events. The assist cards can be used to increase the horse's chances of winning. The horse and assist cards are dealt to all of the players to form their 'stable'. Then the players take turns as 'hosts' for horse shows. Each show consists of 3 events. Each player has to choose 5 cards from their stable to take to the show. For each event, the player chooses one horse from their hand and adds assist cards if they so desire. Then, everyone reveals their choices and the highest scoring horse wins. Sounds easy? Well, it is. But here's where the strategy comes in. Once an event is finished, the horses and assist cards return to the player's stables and are unavailable for the remaining events in the show. The winning horse (and assist cards) are removed for the remainder of the game. This means that as the game progresses, players will have fewer cards to choose from. Careful choices must be made in deciding which horses to take to the shows and which to enter in the events. And since the events are random, you may discover that you don't have any horses well suited for the next event that comes up! This is a fun game for both adults and children to play, and one of the few games I have that I enjoy playing with my young children.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
Add A Star When Playing With Kids
March 03, 2002

This games does as intended, which I believe is to give young families a vehicle for enjoyment together with a theme felt horse show(s). For a group of adults or gamers to play it may seem a little weak, but I find it to be enjoyable and theme felt. As an avid gamer theme is very important and this is one the whole family enjoys.Besides it sure beats the heck out of games like Monopoly,Life,Sorry and many others.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
Not enough playtesting...
October 21, 2001

Oh, if only Gamewright had done a bit more playtesting, this could have been a really good game. The game almost works, but two things make it fall apart. First and foremost is the fact that the 'bonuses' found on the event cards completely throw the contests out of whack. There are certain events that, if you have the right horse, you will win every time. These should have been used more to balance the crummy horses, so that they might have a chance at beating the top horses. Instead, the rich get richer.

Secondly, the hand size/number of events seems a bit off. Assist cards are rarely ever used, as you need to have 'backup' horses for situations where multiple events of the same type appear in the same show. I've tried modifying the hand size and events per show (6 and 3 shows of 4, if I recall corrrectly), and that helps a bit, but the first problem makes it all a bit pointless.

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

Show all 4 reviews >

Other Resources for Horse Show:

Board Game Geek is an incredible compilation of information about board and card games with many descriptions, photographs, reviews, session reports, and other commentary.