My Account
Your cart is currently empty.
Shop by Age Shop by Players Kids Family Strategy Card Party Puzzles Toys Extras
Funagain Frank's Adventures Funagain Points System Funagain Membership System Ashland, Oregon Eugene, Oregon Free shipping at $80! Facebook
AT $80!
Ben Hvrt
Get Funagain Points by submitting media! Full details, including content license, are available here.
You must be logged in to your account to submit media. Please click here to log in or create a free account.
Store:  Family Games
Theme:  Ancient Rome, Humorous
Genre:  Racing
Format:  Board Games

Ben Hvrt

Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title [], usually because it's out of print.

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

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 120 minutes 4-8

Designer(s): James Ernest

Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games

Please Login to use shopping lists.

Product Description

Welcome to Ancient Rome, a swinging little town with a little something for everyone. You're a hot-blooded aristocrat, with just enough inbreeding to make you a little defensive. And you've got a hundred Ducats burning a hot, round hole in your pocket.

You decide that gambling is your thing. Gambling is fun. Gambling is easy. And it's also woefully unregulated. So you buy your own chariot, outfit it with deadly weapons, and find the most ruthless chariot driver west of the Steppes. You're convinced that the more money you bet, the more you will win. Which is true, even if most of what you win was yours to begin with.

Game Synopsis: Ben Hvrt is a gambling game, but you don't play for real money (we hope). Players run a series of races, each race 1 to 6 laps long. Before each race, players pay money into the pot to outfit their chariots, and improve their hands. During the race, players use their cards to help them win the race. The pot is divided among the three top finishers. Cards you don't use in one race are carried over to the next one, so holding back on the first race can set you up nicely for the next one.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): James Ernest

  • Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games

  • Year: 1998

  • Players: 4 - 8

  • Time: 120 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 110 grams

  • In order to play Ben Hvrt, you will have to provide Two 6-sided Dice for each player, one more 6-sided Die, and Play money.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 1 review

A lot of fun for four or more
October 21, 2000

A chariot race, with some cool twists with the cards: like you can get a monkey that you throw on someone behind you (slowing them down), who can then throw it on back.

One race takes about 30 minutes, but best to run 3-4 races.

Other Resources for Ben Hvrt:

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