Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Strap in for the ride of your life in this fast-paced Formula 1 simulation that plays 2-4 drivers in under 60 minutes!
Strap in for the ride of your life in this fast-paced Formula 1 simulation that plays 2-4 drivers in under 60 minutes!
164 backers pledged $17,712 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Championship Formula Racing project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$17,712

164

WELCOME TO CHAMPIONSHIP FORMULA RACING!

Jolly Roger Games, supported by Ultra PRO Entertainment, proudly presents Championship Formula Racing (CFR), a fast-paced game inspired by the legendary Speed Circuit and designed by life-long F1 fan, Doug Schulz. Simulating the intense challenges of Formula 1 racing, CFR puts 2-4 players firmly in the driver's seat of their own custom car.

Use cards from your Driver Deck to select your car's acceleration and deceleration, top and starting speeds, driver skill and car wear.

Customize your car for each track you race! (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)
Customize your car for each track you race! (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)

Each race track will have unique features - a specific personality - that you will have to read to best build your car. And remember, the more you race, the more you'll explore your own unique driving style too!

Nürburg, Germany - One of many faithfully reproduced F1 racetracks! (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)
Nürburg, Germany - One of many faithfully reproduced F1 racetracks! (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)

And if you can't gather 4 players to fill up the track, or if you simply want to play a solo game, CFR has got you covered. Using the special Historical Driver Cards found in our expansions and add-on, you can race against some of the greatest F1 drivers the sport has ever seen! Every Historical Driver comes with their own custom car details and driving style for you to compete against.

Race against the best the world has ever seen!
Race against the best the world has ever seen!

And here's the thing - a game this good deserves equally slick components. That's why we've designed appropriately awesome miniatures so you can feel the engine revving every time you play a new card!

You can almost hear the engines...  (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)
You can almost hear the engines... (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)

How to Play?

As you saw a little earlier, the game starts with drivers selecting their car's attributes: top and starting speeds, acceleration and deceleration, driver skill and car wear.

A turn is divided into two phases: planning and movement. During the planning phase, each driver secretly selects a card from their speed deck - ranging from 20-220MPH - to determine how many spaces forward they'll move. During the movement phase, the player in pole position - the leader - reveals their card first and move their car; each subsequent driver, following track order, does the same.

Once every driver has revealed their card and resolved their movement, the drivers begin the next turn, secretly selecting a new card from their speed deck, and will either accelerate, decelerate, or maintain their speed. The first car past the finish line wins.

But drivers beware! Resolving movement involves navigating tight turns, blocking rivals from passing, and pushing your car past its limits.

Accelerate to overtake or decelerate to maneuver? (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)
Accelerate to overtake or decelerate to maneuver? (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)

You'll have to pay close attention to your car's stats if you want a shot at the winner's podium!

Learn more about CFR's gameplay from designer extraordinaire, Doug Schulz!

CFR How-To-Play Video - #1 Moving and Speed

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #2 Tests

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #3 Decel and Late Breaking

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #4 Corners 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #5 Racing Lines

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #6 Changing Speed in Corners 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #7 Slips

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #8 Car Builds and First Turn 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #9 Historical Drivers, Part 1

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CFR How-To-Play Video - #10 Historical Drivers, Part 2

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Components

Championship Formula Racing will include:

  • One (1) Double-Sided Board, providing two (2) race tracks
  • Four (4) Driver Decks, consisting of twenty-four (24) cards per deck
  • Four (4) Speed Decks, consisting of twelve (12) cards per deck
  • Four (4) F1 Race Car Miniatures
  • Fifty-six (56) Skill Markers
  • Forty-eight (48) Wear Tokens
  • Four (4) Tire Markers
  • Four (4) Pit Markers
  • Two (2) D6 Dice
  • One (1) Rulebook
  • One (1) Quick-Start Guide
  • One (1) Die Roll Cheat Sheet

Driver Supplements

As mentioned earlier, CFR plays 2-4 drivers competing on the most well-renowned Formula 1 tracks around the world. However, for those drivers who love a busy racetrack, we have two driver supplements available that will each provide material for four more drivers.

CFR Driver Supplement #1: The Ligier

  • Four (4) Driver Decks 5-8, consisting of twenty-four (24) cards per deck
  • Four (4) Speed Decks, consisting of twelve (12) cards per deck
  • Four (4) F1 Pre-Painted Race Car Miniatures
  • Eight (8) Historical Driver Cards
  • Five (5) double-sided Strategy Cards, providing ten (10) strategies
  • Eight (8) Skill Markers
  • Forty-eight (48) Wear Tokens
  • Four (4) Pit Markers
  • One (1) Rulebook
CFR Driver Supplement #2: The Tyrell
  • Four (4) Driver Decks 9-12, consisting of twenty-four (24) cards per deck
  • Four (4) Speed Decks, consisting of twelve (12) cards per deck
  • Four (4) F1 Pre-Painted Race Car Miniatures
  • Eight (8) Historical Driver Cards
  • Five (5) double-sided Strategy Cards, providing ten (10) strategies
  • Eight (8) Skill Markers
  • Forty-eight (48) Wear Tokens
  • Four (4) Pit Markers
  • One (1) Rulebook

Since each additional set adds up to four more drivers, those F1 fans who love a crowded racetrack can grow their player-count to twelve drivers!

And because some drivers need the slickest gear, each Driver Supplement will come with four (4) deluxe Pre-Painted Race Car Miniatures apiece!

For a little additional flair on the racetrack! (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)
For a little additional flair on the racetrack! (Please Note: Artwork Not Final.)

Add-On

And for those racers who want to tour the world and compete against the very best in the world, we have just the add-on for you.

CFR Add-On: The Mansell ($15)

  • One (1) Double-Sided Board, providing two (2) race tracks
  • Four (4) Historical Drivers Cards
  • Five (5) double-sided Strategy Cards, providing ten (10) strategies
  • Four (4) F1 Race Car Miniatures

How to Add-On?

Adding an Add-On is easy!

Firstly, press the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the top right side of this page. It'll say "Back this Project" if you haven't yet pledged. (Make sure to pledge!)

Secondly, include the Add-On's cost to your pledge amount, like so:

The Brabham (Base Pledge) $50 + The Mansell $15  = $65 pledge

The Schumacher (Base Pledge) $75 + The Mansell $15 = $90 pledge

The Gurney (Base Pledge) $100 + The Mansell $15 = $115 pledge

Lastly, at the end of the successful campaign, a Kickstarter survey will ask you how you wish the add-on money to be allocated.

(Remember, you cannot pay for an Add-On if you did not pledge for the Championship Formula Racing Base Set!)

Multiple Copies

Want to save on shipping and buy multiple copies for your friends and family? No problem! Follow the How to Add On? from right above - after you make your initial pledge, all you need to do is increase that pledge by the number of copies you want. For example! You and a friend want the Jack Gurney set while another friend would like the Brabham set, but all three of you want the Mansell Add-On. No problem! Your pledge will look like:

The Jack Gurney (2 x $100) + The Brabham (1 x $50) + The Mansell (3 X $15) = $295

When the campaign is over, we will send out a survey so you can tell us exactly how you would like your funds allocated!

Stretch Goals

  • $20,000: Four (4) Historical Drivers added to the base game!
  • $30,000: Biographies for each historical driver added to the base game, as well as the Insider's Strategy Guide for the original four race tracks!
  • $40,000: One (1) NEW Double-Sided Board, providing two (2) race tracks will be added to the Base Set!
  • $50,000: SECRET STRETCH GOAL!
  • $75,000: SECRET STRETCH GOAL!
  • $100,000: SECRET STRETCH GOAL!

FOR OUR RETAILER PARTNERS

Calling all retailers! Championship Formula Racing is the race game to get excited about! This is a product you can support in your store and develop a real community around. With this belief, we created a special pledge level just for retailers. The Piquet allows retailers to buy a case (6 copies) of the CFR Base Set at wholesale cost. We want your support and we are making it as easy as possible to back this great game.

We have also put something a little more special in place. To that end, we are introducing a Retailer Only edition of CFR which will be exclusive to this campaign. The Prost pledge level provides retailers with that extra special detail, a case (6 copies) of Championship Formula Racing: Exclusive Retailer's Edition.

Championship Formula Racing: Exclusive Retailer's Edition

  • Championship Formula Racing (Base Set)
  • A second double-sided board, providing two (2) new race tracks
  • Eight (8) standard race car miniatures
  • Four (4) Driver Decks 5-8, consisting of twenty-four (24) cards per deck
  • Four (4) Speed Decks, consisting of twelve (12) cards per deck
  • Four (4) Historical Driver Cards
  • Five (5) double-sided Strategy Cards, providing ten (10) strategies
  • Eight (8) Attribute Markers
  • Forty-eight (48) Wear Tokens
  • Four (4) Pit Markers
  • One (1) Historical Driver Rulebook

* This EXCLUSIVE EDITION of the game will not be available after the campaign.*

A Final Note about Artwork

While Championship Formula Racing is in late-stage development, we want to let our backers know that none of the artwork above is final. The Jolly Roger Games and Ultra PRO Entertainment teams are diligently working to make CFR as beautiful as possible, so we will share our progress. From the tracks to the miniatures, we will update you on the amazing work our artists and craftspeople are creating throughout this process!

We believe CFR is a fantastic racing game that will appeal to families and fans alike and hope that you'll support us as we bring this great game to market!

A Final-er Note about Shipping

Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends through our Pledge Manager. The amount charged will be based on the actual cost required to ship you your games, stretch goals, and add-ons. Depending on where you are located, we’ll ship from the EU, Asia, Australia (for Australia and New Zealand backers) or the United States (for backers in the U.S.A. and the rest of the world.)

It typically costs approximately $10 to ship within the contiguous U.S., $15 to Australia, $15-$25 to Europe and Canada, and $50 to South America and certain parts of Asia. Please remember that these are estimates excluding any VAT or other applicable duties and taxes, which means the cost of shipping may be higher/lower depending on the final number of backers, stretch goals unlocked, the add-ons you select and the final package weight and dimensions. Please note that our goal is to reduce shipping costs as much as possible for all backers. So, while final shipping cost for each backer is yet to come, rest assured that we are working hard with the logistics team at Ultra PRO and their trade partners to reduce the shipping bill and pass those savings on to our backers.

This game is EU and AUS friendly. If your courier charges you VAT fees, we will reimburse you. However, we are not responsible for taxes incurred in other countries outside of the EU.

Risks and challenges

So, are you in good hands?

Jolly Roger Games is a company with a proven track record of providing unparalleled service and support to their customers and Kickstarter backers. Our dedicated team will ensure the polished presentation of your games and rewards. With the support of Ultra PRO Entertainment and their global network of partners behind us, Jolly Roger Games will ensure the smooth production of your games and rewards.

While there is always the possibility that delays beyond our control may occur, both companies - working together - are committed to the highest level of customer service and will always communicate with our backers to keep you informed and up-to-date on the production of your products and rewards.

So yeah - with Jolly Roger Games and Ultra PRO Entertainment, you are definitely in good hands.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    THE SPECTATOR
    "Because you want to to watch a few laps before getting behind the wheel."

    Every little bit helps! Pitch in a dollar to get our campaign updates and follow along with us.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    18 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    THE JACK BRABHAM
    "Because experience and maturity win races."

    One (1) copy of Championship Formula Racing
    Includes all unlocked Stretch Goals.

    (Shipping will be calculated separately through our pledge manager after the campaign.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    THE MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
    "Because you're used to being first."

    One (1) copy of Championship Formula Racing
    One (1) copy of Expansion #1 [The Ligier]
    Includes all unlocked Stretch Goals.

    (Shipping will be calculated separately through our pledge manager after the campaign.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    THE DAN GURNEY
    "Because you'd rather spray champagne rather than drink it."

    One (1) copy of Championship Formula Racing
    One (1) copy of Expansion #1 [The Ligier]
    One (1) copy of Expansion #2 [The Tyrell]
    Includes all unlocked Stretch Goals.

    (Shipping will be calculated separately through our pledge manager after the campaign.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    102 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    THE PIQUET (Retailers Only)
    "We're hoping we've PIQUET'd your interest!"

    Six (6) copies of Championship Formula Racing

    Proof of business required after campaign.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    THE PROST (Retailer Only)
    "A celebration of F1 racing!"

    Six (6) copies of Championship Formula Racing: Exclusive Retailer's Edition

    Proof of business required after campaign.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)