About this project
Take a trip through time as a chariot racer during the age of Rome. The competition is fierce and all contestants will stop at nothing to win the day! Tactical movement and combat is used to great effect in Chariot Race, but be warned there are many ways to wreck, so only the most cunning and tenacious will see the finish line! May Fortuna smile upon you.
- Strategic Movement
- Combat with Javelins, Caltrops, and even Ramming Speed!
- Player Board Management (Speed, HP, and Fortunes Favor)
- Variants Galore Included!
- Supports 2 - 6 Players!
- Play Length 30 - 40 Minutes
- Ages 8+
About the Designer:
Matt Leacock has designed numerous highly acclaimed games such as the widely known Pandemic series, Roll Through the Ages (Bronze Age & Iron Age), and Forbidden (Islands & Deserts) just to name a few. Chariot Race is his newest title, and from such a masterful game designer you are guaranteed a quality game-play experience!
For the sake of transparency we would like to talk about the nature of this campaign. Chariot Race is a co-produced game with our partners Pegasus Spiele, this means that Chariot Race is being manufactured right now, and is expected to arrive at our KY warehouse by late-November. Normally here at Eagle-Gryphon Games we launch Kickstarters in the hope of having a game concept, from mostly first time designers, become funded so we can turn that concept into a reality. This campaign however is outside of the norm, so, you may ask, why are we launching a Kickstarter campaign?
The reason is that Kickstarter is the best way to debut Chariot Race to USA and Canadian backers! Currently Pegasus Spiele is about to launch the German version of Chariot Race across Europe, while Eagle-Gryphon Games will be selling the English version exclusively to the USA and Canada. Through our cooperative efforts we are making Chariot Race available to the public worldwide at approximately the same time. Kickstarter is by far the fastest way to get Chariot Race into your hands!
Here are the key advantages to backing the Chariot Race campaign:
- A Great Price: $24, and the shipping will be much cheaper than purchasing Chariot Race from Europe.
- Speedy Delivery: We expect to have Chariot Race shipped to everyone in time for the holidays. The plan is to have everything you pledged for (Add-Ons Included) in your hands by December!
We appreciate your understanding and support for the Chariot Race campaign, and we are happy to serve you in providing quality games for the Kickstarter gaming community.
-- Ian Dudley, Creative Director, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Votes of Confidence about Chariot Race
"Using the 'Roll through the Ages' system in a highly interactive setting is brilliant. This is a fast, light, somewhat chaotic chariot game that is a lot of fun. It's what most chariot racing games want to be, but either get bogged down in fiddliness or don't have enough interesting decisions. Recommended!" -- sos1, Fan on Boardgamegeek
"Very fun - my kids love the prototype even if I'm not around" -- markcarlson, Fan on Boardgamegeek
Eagle-Gryphon Games is committed to producing games of the highest quality, having intuitive box layouts, and use the best components available. We feel it is important that people who buy our products will receive a game that is well made and will be in playable condition for many years.
Eagle-Gryphon Games goes beyond industry standards in regards to using quality materials; for example, we have adequately thick playing cards that will stand the test of time, while looking and feeling superb with a linen finish. Our game box inserts fit perfectly for all of the game components, and are intuitively organized so that you can focus on game-play! Our dice, plastic, and wood components are tailored with great care towards their specific roles during game-play, making your game night that much more enjoyable. Eagle-Gryphon Games is confident that you will be pleased with our products, and we want to thank you all for supporting our campaign. If you have any questions please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Eagle-Gryphon Games stands by our products. If there are issues with your game, please contact our customer service department within 30 days of receiving your copy of the game that you have pledged for. We will take every step necessary to get you exactly what you purchased. Contact: email@example.com.
Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the US. We will send you tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be local shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.
We double check all of your games for damage before packing them up to send to you, however there is a small chance that your games may get damaged during shipping by the carrier. Please keep in mind that we did not cause that damage, nor are we responsible for it. If your package is damaged then your first recourse should be to recover your losses from the carrier, not us. If you are still struggling to find a solution through your carrier then we can try to assist you.
We will always do our best through Kickstarter updates to keep you as informed as possible to the status of your game(s). However, in this business there are a number of uncertain and ever changing factors that are beyond our control, such as: holidays, customs, quality control, inspection delays, inclement weather and dock strikes - to name a few. As you can imagine we have little to no control over such factors, but if anything is to occur we assure you that you will be the first to know.
To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.
Shipping can be problematic and expensive. We ask that you are patient and tolerant and share the burden with us of making sure that shipping is as positive an experience as it can be. But be aware of what is involved please.
We ship your game(s) to you via various fulfillment partners located around the world. We do this in an effort to keep expenses as low possible, and hope that you will see this change reflected in the shipping costs for this project.
Shipping is far more comprehensive than many people realize. Not only does “shipping” include the postage cost, it also includes: getting the container shipped to the US, or the EU, or Australia; the Customs and VAT (or equivalent) and other import fees and taxes; the drayage from the port to the warehouse; the warehouse fees to unload and sort out and prepare packages; the materials and labor involved in the last item; fees to the warehouse for their service to us. Only after all of that, do we consider the postage! We need to cover all of those costs--and they really add up. Frequently they cost as much or more than the game(s) did to produce.
When we combine a low margin price (such as the one we offer on all of our KS projects) with this shipping expense, we do not make any profit if we are not very careful. We hope that the shipping we are charging for this project is as low as we can make it and still stay in business. We ask that you understand this, and when we occasionally make mistakes in quoting shipping expenses, please be tolerant. We will give you a refund if we must make shipping fee changes and they are not acceptable to you.
We also reserve the right to combine the shipping of any and all pledges for multiple KS projects if the projects and the shipping are run close to the same time and if we can ship them all within a reasonable time (30 days) of us receiving them of course, we will advise you ASAP if it looks like we will be holding up shipping for this reason and you will always have the right to pay additional fees to get expedited delivery on individual orders/pledges.
Internationally, for unusual shipping destinations or multiple games, get in touch with us and tell us the total of how many games you want; which ones; and where you would like them shipped.
To get in touch with us, please send us a Message (not a Comment) using the "Contact Me" button at the top of the KS project. Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not ship to Russia, the Ukraine and select places in Asia and the rest of the world, except for specially-made arrangements wherein the Backer takes the risk involved in receiving the package.
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