About this project
Heading Down the Back Straightaway
$19,250- We will make the game board dual sided. Not only will you have the two tracks on the basic board we will create a grand championship track to fill the back of the board.
$25,000 - We will take all the various plastic bits of the game: Dice, token stands, action trackers, and lap trackers will all be custom colored and matched to each team. That means each team will have their own color and all their parts will match.
$30,000 - Where the Fast and Famous are limited to the Collector's edition the "Rebellious Teenagers" will only be included in the copies of the game that are created as a result of the funding from this Kickstarter project.
We have two out of game add-ons available:
Thrash-Cart Art Book - A 24 page glossy art book of all the designs and concepts that did and did not make it into the game by the Co-Designer and Art Director for SolarFlare Games and our artists. Art books can be added to any reward level from from Supporter and up for $12. US Shipping included.
International backers please add $5 shipping for art books and $10 for T-shirts added to an order.
Start Your Engines!
Welcome to the wildest and funniest "screw your neighbor" game you have ever seen! Racing may be the motif of this game but not always the main goal!
In THRASH-CAR you, as the Owner, will choose your crew, car, and strategy. You, then, have to take your team and help them race their way to victory in some of the toughest and most hilarious race conditions ever and often made harder by the other players.
As you try to get around the track, your opponents will covertly play negative cards on you, that make your movement rolls harder. You will then play positive cards, on yourself, to try to counter these negative cards. It is a dynamic and fun game of tactics, strategy and "gotcha!"
"The whole family loves Thrash-Car from SolarFlare Games! It feels like real cut throat racing all the way to the finish line!" - Geeked Up Gaming
"If fun and laughter are your primary requirements for a game, I believe that you will thoroughly enjoy Thrash-Car as it provides countless opportunities for the entire family to experience both, and that is a game that everyone wins!" - Lifeingames.com
"Thrash-Car is a fun and fast paced game of racing and finding ways to screw your opponents over. Unlike the other "screw your friends" games I've played, Thrash-Car doesn't seem to have any mechanics that can cause a complete reset of the game, so that means you have to unload on your opponents to stop them from completing laps first. It's easy to understand, simple to set up, and allows for some customization of the game to change things up." - HittingOn3s.com
"Really great art and interesting flavor text make this both pretty and funny...This has "take that" style of play in spades." - Pete Ruth / Superfly Circus
What players are saying:
"Really cool, I love slamming everyone into the wall!"
“Very easy to understand rules and great fun for the family.”
"I really like the fact that all players are engaged the whole time, there is no down time.”
“The art is awesome and hilarious, and the game play is just as good.”
“I like the fact that the strategy is sneaky and subversive, very fun and unique.”
Dr. Boom from Two Rooms and a Boom was seen skulking around the pits - scroll down for more information!!
THRASH-CAR is a racing game that uses cards and dice to allow you to race against your friends or slam them into the wall. While racing, you get to play cards that hurt their ability to race or trade paint (like: "Sugar in the Gas Tank"), while you save cards to play on yourself to help you be successful (like: "Turbo Boost : Hit it Buddy!").
So, not only do you get to play cards on your turn, you get to mess with your opponents on theirs. The action never stops for you, no matter whose turn it is.
THRASH-CAR is a great game for any gamer ages 10 and older. It doesn't matter if you are a rookie driver or a race-hardened professional that has devoted your life to turning to the left and standing on the accelerator. Each game ends with a driver beating everyone around the track until the checkered flag drops or there is just one car left running.
THRASH-CAR has multiple types of tracks and you can choose the number of laps, so a race can last from 30 minutes to several hours. Test your quickness, aggressiveness or your endurance, the choice is yours!
Standard Racing Kit
Your standard box set copy of THRASH-CAR contains:
- 100 Action cards - 63.5mm x 88mm
- 50 Team enhancement cards - 41mm x 63mm
- 25 Track cards - 41mm x 63mm
- 16 - Race car tokens
- 12 - "Gas Can" Team Enhancement counters
- 8 Race Team placards - Printed front and back for a total of 16 teams and 48 unique characters (3 per team)
- 4 - Plastic Durability Tracking Clips
- 4 - 10 sided (1d10) dice
- 4 - Plastic Action Tracking Pawns
- 4 - Plastic Race car tokens stands
- 4 - Plastic Lap Counter Pawns
- 1 - Game board 20" x 20"
- 1 - Rule Book
The Collector's Edition comes with the same components as the Standard Edition but also includes 8 extra action cards, 4 extra race car tokens and 2 extra team placards (4 teams) that have had foil applied to them. The Collector's Edition box also has an Embossed foil stamp on the cover and is signed and numbered. There will only be 300 units of this version ever manufactured.
More About the Game
THRASH-CAR is a game where you pick a team from one of the four racing circuits. The team you choose will determine the quality of your car's attributes (Handling, Acceleration, Suspension and Trading Paint). Those attributes, your skill and a little luck will help determine how good an Owner you really are.
Go head to head against your friends from the other racing circuits to determine who the best is, everyone wants to be the best. The best is the first to finish the race or the last car running.
As each Owner's team races, the other Owners play action cards from their hand to hinder the active Owner's ability to make their movement rolls. This allows you to make things very difficult for your friends to move and causes them take damage as they fail their rolls.
The active Owner will try to counter the negative cards with positive ones from their own hand. You are challenged to use the right cards at the right time to do the most damage to your opponent's rolls but save the right cards to help you with your own. THRASH-CAR is a exciting game of cat and mouse as you roar around the track.
Not only are you racing, at times you will have a chance to try to bury your opponent's car into the wall. This is called trading paint or "rubbing." In THRASH-CAR - Rubbing is Racing!
Please note that videos were created using the pre-production version of the game and some bits and pieces may not be in their final form.
This set-up is done using the optional "Changing Race Conditions" track set up.
How to Play
This is a PDF of the game instructions. The information is 100% complete and game play ready. The formatting is 80% complete. Our graphic artist is working on the "pretty" version with the background and bleed, but this will help you understand how the game plays.
Variety of Fans
We love that Thrash-Car can appeal to such a wide variety of fans. We have enjoyed our demonstration events and seeing how many different people enjoy playing the game. Thanks to all the people who have played Thrash-Car leading up to this project!!
Breaking Sports News - Thrash-Car fans we have been hearing reports in and around the track of some kind of new danger to the racing teams and cars. Our Thrash-Car safety crew has investigated these rumors and found the source of the latest rash of accidents in the Thrash-Car racing circuit.
It appears that the evil genius Dr. Boom from Two Rooms and a Boom has decided to extend his foul and evil influence into Thrash-Car.
He has brought a special kind of evil to the racing world and is making things difficult for all the racing teams. His ultimate agenda, at his time, is unclear. It could be that he was enjoying tormenting players in Two Rooms and a Boom and felt an urge to take his evil on the road as well.
All the drivers are racing each lap as if it were their last, because with Dr Boom around, it very well could be.
More information will be made available as our investigation continues, so we can figure out exactly what Dr. Boom is up to.
The Enhancement cards are used on your placard to provide you a special ability you can use once per lap. Those abilities are many and varied.
The Action cards are used while your race to help your rolls or to hurt your opponent's.
The Track cards are drawn at random each race and determine the racing conditions for your race.
This image is of the track at 85% completion. We will finish the art upon funding. That will entail a few crowd details, the track centers having art added and the grey outer areas being detailed with parking lot elements. We wanted you to see how good the track looked even at 85%.
The best teams from their various racing circuits have been chosen to compete in the winner-take-all world of the THRASH-CAR Championship! The top four teams from each circuit, have earned a chance at international fame; racing and trading paint on the THRASH-CAR circuit.
As an Owner, you choose a team from one of the four racing circuits. Owners can choose to endorse any team from one of these exceptionally successful, competitive and driven groups:
All 'Merican Redneck Racin'
American stubbornness drives these champions to the finish line! They don’t know the meaning of defeat, or a lot of other words, but they’ll not let that stop 'em.
Silver Sundowners Old Folks Tour
When you have got one foot in the grave, the other on the accelerator and dinner is at 4:30pm, you don’t have time to waste! What these teams may lack in speed, they more than make up in benefits, life insurance and big damn cars.
Suburban Divas Soccer Mom Circuit
School drop-offs, PTA meetings, coffee runs, hair appointments, soccer games, and dance lessons have honed the turn-by-turn instincts of these champions! They break records without ever breaking a nail.
Holistic Hippie Eco Rally
Alternate fuels and alternate lifestyles push the success of these nonconformist winners! Just like their views, they’ve got no problem with any track that goes green.
LIMITED EDITION BOX SET RACING TEAM (Only Available in the Limited Edition of THRASH-CAR)
Fast and Famous
From the runways to the straight-aways and the red carpets to the checkered flag, these stars know what it takes to be Number One. The winner's circle is just one more stage from where they can steal the show.
- Early-Bird Discount: There is no "early-bird" pledge level because every copy of Thrash-Car comes at a steep discount compared to its MSRP of $50.
- We Listen: We feel that the backers are the core audience and their input and contributions will be extremely helpful.
- Kickstarter Backers Come First: The backers come first. If not for their support this project would not come to life. So, that means you'll get your game before traditional distribution begins, and we will always be completely honest and transparent with you.
- Because We Need You: We've covered the costs of testing, design, and most of the art, but we can't manufacture and ship the game without your support.
- Kickstarter-Exclusive Stretch Goals: See below for stretch goals that will make your copy of the game unique.
- RETAILERS: If you are a retailer and would like to find out more about Thrash-Car and an opportunity to support this product, please email us directly.
Fun AND Quality is our Goal
We want to assure our backers that our desire is to make the game as beautiful and high quality as possible, and affordable. We want the game to be as beautiful as it is fun. In this section, we are going to share some of the production specifications of the game for those that are interested in those kind of things.
Cards : The cards will be full color on both sides. Printed on 300 gsm card stock (this is comparable to a MTG card 270-330). The cards will have a varnish to help protect them from the oil on your hands.
Card Board Bits : 250 gsm stock white paper + 600 gsm gray board + 250 gsm stock white paper - sandwich. 4 color dual side print with varnish and kiss cut.
Plastic Pieces : All pieces are high quality durable molded plastic and meeting all US safety standards.
The Board : Board printed four color, 20"x20" folds down into quarters, 128 gsm art paper +2.5 mm grey board + 128 gsm art paper, gloss varnish.
Instruction Book : 128 gsm art paper, four color, varnished and saddle stitched.
Where is the Money Going
THRASH-CAR was designed by the team of Dave Killingsworth and Bryan Ledford and will be published by us as SolarFlare Games. There is more information available about us in the Full Bio link.
We need your help because the production costs needed to bring the game to life must be paid months before the game can appear in stores. We are working to make sure this game is produced with the highest quality and do that, we need your support. Our $18,000 goal is going to be used to pay for the printing, tooling costs (plastic pieces), shipping, art costs and Kickstarter fees.
As with all Kickstarter projects, you will only be charged when we meet our funding goal. Out of respect to you, we waited until all the art was being created by our team of artists. The game was fully designed and beta tested before launching this project. The artists are currently working for free because they believe in what we are doing, but we will have to pay them once we fund. This means that as soon as funding is complete, we can send the files to the production company. It will take 45 days to get the test run and sign off on quality and produce the game. Then another 30-35 days for the product to arrive in Texas and be shipped to you.
We have worked to make this timeline as short and quick as possible, but first runs take a little longer to produce than a repeat run. Until now, we have covered all the costs out of pocket because we believe in our game. This has included 60 mile round trips every weekend for 6 months to do beta testing at the giant game shop here in Texas. Also, a trip to Colorado for Tacticon for demo testing with fans, a trip to KY to be a featured game at a large gaming group, our upcoming demo table at BGG-Con and numerous test and review sets of the game. Now, we need your help to pay the final cost, the production bill and cross the finish line.
We do participate in : http://kickingitforward.org
Domestic and International
Shipping in the USA, and APOs for the military option are included.
Shipping is expensive. We've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing international shipping to help keep your costs down.
International Backers, please remember to add the shipping charge noted in the reward level to your pledge for your level.
Holiday Season: We know the holiday season is coming. We do know that the game will not be ready to get to you for the holiday season, BUT when we do our survey we will ask you if your copy of Thrash-Car is a gift (of any kind). If it is, we will make sure you mail you a nice card that you can provide to the recipient to give them as a gift during the select holiday and let them know their awesome Thrash-Car game is coming.
Risks and challenges
SolarFlare Games has the knowledge and skills to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. We have worked in gaming and publishing in various capacities for many years.
We believe in quality above all else and have chosen to use a well established production organization that has deep experience in game production. We wanted to ensure that we used a organization that was located close to our home office, that we knew had a successful track record of producing successful and quality products in conjunction with independent game developers.
With one unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign behind us, we have learned where the pitfalls are and have planned how to avoid them, while keeping you, the backer, informed with what's happening every step of the way - and not just while the campaign is running. When funding closes and production starts, we aim to provide the most up-to-date information possible regarding each stage of Thrash-Car until it hits your table top. This includes: Final Artwork, Card Setting, Production Start, Production, Shipping and then Delivery to you.
We believe that honesty is as important as regular contact with our supporters. You can expect the very best from us, no matter what. Our exacting standards and desire for quality and fun mean that you're guaranteed a game that looks just as good as it is fun to play, while also lasting for many years of family and friend racing fun!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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