Street Rod - the card game
It’s the summer of 1963 and with the few bucks you’ve got, you buy yourself a car. Race it, customize it and beat the King. €10 only!
Unfortunately, we didn't finish this time. But we will race again this fall! On our facebook-page we will announce the new relaunch date.
It’s the summer of 1963 and you have an eye on Becky Sue. Too bad she’s in love with the King, the best racer in town. But if you defeat him, you know you’ll win her heart. What say you put your time and your bucks to good use this summer. You’re a good grease monkey and a better driver. Buy an old crate, soup it up, and cruise down to Bob’s Drive-In. There’s always some action there. Some real action: racing.
You know you can beat half of those twerps already. And if you can raise some quick cash and buy a better rod, you can beat the rest. You know with the right car you can beat the king. Then you’ll have some cash and Becky Sue!
This is how the famous retro video game begins. Now we offer you the same experience, off-line and together with friends: Street Rod – the Card Game.
Street Rod - the card game is for 1-5 players and takes 20-30 minutes. The game is played over several rounds. In each round you buy car parts in the garage to customize your rod and, if you like, race an opponent or one of the other players. If you’re good, you win some bucks. If you’re better, you can win the other guy’s rod. If you’re the best, you can beat the king!
Step 1: At the beginning of the game, you split the deck and search yours for cars and parts worth $500. You find a nice chevrolet ($300), some tires ($100) and for the remaining $100 you pick a carburator.
Step 2: You draw 5 cards from the deck. This is the shop. Your budget is $200 and you choose... the engine. It's a General Motors, so it fits your chevrolet! You add it to your hand.
Step 3: You have to choose whether you want to race, and with who. Patty? Nah, too easy. You want to race Tom in a drag race. His score on that track is 18.
Step 4: What's your score on the Drag Race Track? On the Drag Race, your total Power is doubled. So your end score will be: Power *2 + Acceleration + Skill = (2+2+0+1)*2 + (2+0+1+1) + 0 = 14. This means your score against Tom is 14-18 = -4.
Step 5: Pick the upper cards from the deck and check the BadLuck Indicator. If it's equal to or lower than your score against Tom, then you've won. The BadLuck Indicator is -7. Lucky you! You've won! Add Tom to your hand. Next time you race you will have an extra 6 skill points. You're almost ready to race the King...
The Basic set (MRSP: €13) contains the rules sheet, 54 cards (12 cars, 16 opponents and 26 parts), wrapped in a simple Tuck Box.
In the Deluxe version (MRSP €19), the tuck box is replaced for a twice as big 140x100x25mm Telescope Box. A sturdy inlay keeps the 54 cards and the rules sheet steady.
'Expand your own campground with bluff, tactics and bribery' - this is the goal of our previous game, Clash d'Ardèche (1-4 players). The Gaudete Games Package includes the Deluxe version of Street Rod (MRSP: €19) and one copy of 'Clash d'Ardèche - campground Tycoon' (MRSP: €39).
If you want to order several copies, just pledge the required amount. If you're a retailer, please pledge €1 and contact us for the options.
Because the Royal Dutch Mail offers great discounts for bulk small packages, we are able to send this game to your doorstep for only €2 shipping worldwide.
The games are sent from within the European Union, so they're EU-Friendly.
Marco from StreetRodOnline.com played the PC-game for hours as a teenager. For love of the game he purchased the intellectual property of Street Rod and both video games are for download on his site: streetrodonline.com. Also check out his quest for the long lost Street Rod Car Data Disks!
Design: Jan Willem van Dijk
Graphic Design: Sebastian Koziner & Evie van Maanen
Street Rod - the card game - is licensed by streetrodonline.com
Background Design: kjpargeter / Freepik
Gaudete Games: www.facebook.com/GaudeteGames
Risks and challenges
In retrospect we were too optimistic about the timeline of our first project, Clash d'Ardèche. Translation and communication issues delayed the finalizing process. It also took some time to find the right information about the delivery options and how to handle it.
We learned a lot about the process of producing a board game in the past six months and we value those lessons.
That said, Street Rod - the Card Game is not that complicated. We will have no translation issues as it's English-only. Distribution will be by Dutch Royal Mail only and well, there are not that many components to this game. Evie our graphic Designer is also from the Netherlands, so communication will be swift.
We love this game and we love to bring it to your table. So whatever it takes, we will overcome all challenges!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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