Strategic Horse Racing
Players choose their jockey and are dealt 2 strategy cards. The jockeys race around the around the track for 1 1/4 mile. You can play strategy cards on your turn. You can also pick up cards off the track which are played right away. Use the tools the track gives you to send other opponents back or propel yourself forward. Ride the rails for a shorter race or take the outside track to grab cards to jeopardize your opponent.
During the race players will encounter bears, deer, goats, snakes and murder hornets while dealing with collusion, elbowing, impeding and broken legs. Then there's those nasty trade places cards. You collect cards by rolling doubles or by landing on an opponent and some cards allow you to steal a card from a player. If you can steal an opponents jockey card, they can't cross the finish line without one. The game plays differently every time. The "Death" card which is optional and should only be used if more than 2 players. Neigh cards are used to block actions of an opponent or have them miss a turn or to save your own hide. The cards coupled with the track makes for a hilarious game where the horses are all over the place. It's the most fun you will have losing but you won't know who wins till last player goes.
2 player game takes about 30 minutes. 2-7 players.
DERBY PLAYER TESTIMONIALS
Bill & Joan
What a wonderful game. Not only is it a whole lot of fun to play but the design and quality are exceptional. Normally my husband is not a game lover but now it is him saying "Come On - let's play a couple of quick games". Can't wait to play this game with our grandkids.
The McPh.. Family
So we have had this game for a few months now, we absolutely love this game, the more you play it the more you figure out different strategy. Just when you think you have it all figured out someone can change the game so quickly. Love it.
Great game. We had 6 people playing. Had lots of laughs trying to get to the finish line.
This is an amazing game!! Easy to learn and fun for the whole family.
Strategy is involved which adds so much to the play.
Can't say enough good things.... Don't miss out on this.
I gave games to our neighbours, children and grandchildren. All agree it's a hit!!
This game is awesome! I was super impressed with how well made the game is. The pieces have substance and the artwork is beautiful. I had a great time playing it with my parents over the weekend!!
Shelley S. M. H.
Played Charley Horse Derby over the Christmas holidays - we really enjoyed the quality of the game board and pieces. We played with the death card (which was more beneficial for some of us than others :)). We had a great time playing the game and loved the strategy involved! This game will be successful and we will be able to say we knew the creator back in the day before he was famous!!! We need to get some fascinators for next time!