In the early 1930s, the world was really opening up in terms of travel. Cars, trucks, planes, boats, all had seen advancements in just the last 15-20 years and explorers were traveling the globe... and racing each other in the process. The Great Race 2 is a Kickstarter campaign to bring a new stand-alone core box game to The Great Race universe.
From the campaign:
This is a kickstarter for The Great Race 2, an additional “core” game for our The Great Race family. Our original game (we will call it #1) was very hard to find outside of France, so we are offering a reprint of the core plus the modules that go with it, at the same time as we are offering TGR2 as an option for new players to join our family. Those who have #1 can select only the extras they want to add, while newcomers can choose from either core game, plus Expansions (ALL our modules work for BOTH core games), or jump in for “I want Everything!” at great savings. Notice that we will have Stretch Goals spread throughout the whole family. Some SGs impact one or the other core game, while others add extras to the Expansions.
STAND-ALONE GAME! Yes, The Great Race 2, Wild West and Far East has everything you need to play (but is completely compatible with The Great Race, if you have that too!) Adventure is at hand. With the basic box of "TGR2", you will compete on the roads of the United States and Asia. And also the places without roads!
Two double boards allow you to play from 2 to 5 players in games lasting 45 to 80 minutes. You will play as the leader of one of the 4 new crews: American, German, Chinese, or the Sophisticates. (You can add extra crews in the expansions too.)
For each game, you will have all the necessary equipment to experience the intensity of the race: A beautiful miniature, dashboard, assistants, tokens, and more. The two courses differ by geography, of course, but also by the tiles drawn from a bag, as each route "uncovers" itself in a new combination, so no race will be like the last one or the next one!
Also included is a detailed and highly competitive SOLO game, plus a detailed system for adding more dimension to the vehicles as they "evolve" from race to race. Make your own choices and customize each crew. For more details on SOLO, see Update #12.
The campaign's up and over its funding goal with 16 days left to go.