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Formula E Second Edition Edition - The Elephants Are Back!

Our popular Elephant racing game is sold out and ready for a second edition. Same great game. Super great components.

Formula E Second Edition Edition - The Elephants Are Back!

Our popular Elephant racing game is sold out and ready for a second edition. Same great game. Super great components.

$7,521
pledged of $11,600pledged of $11,600 goal
125
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 23 2014 4:55 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 23, 2014

About

Last year we came to a realisation: you've got games about car races, boat races, bicycle races, sled dog races and even ostrich races, but there's one type of racing that's missing: Elephant Races! That's why we made Formula E. We decided that Elephants needed to finally be represented, and we were delighted when the campaign was a success.

As you might guess with something crazy like an Elephant Race, there's a lot of "screwage" potential in Formula E. Between the Holy Cows blocking the track, the Mouse scaring the Elephants, the Snake Charmer causing discards, and the Monkey stealing cards, you'll need to keep your eyes open for trouble around every corner.  

Oh, and did we mention the Tiger? There's a Tiger too.

Now, the game was really well received and we're very happy about that. The only problem was that it was too much of a success - we've run out of copies and there are still people who want to play it! So now we're back on Kickstarter to see if we can make a Second Edition of Formula E. Are you in?

Formula E has all top-notch components: a big double-sided game board, Ivorycore cards, lots of custom wooden game pieces, and beautiful art throughout. We pushed the First Edition of the game to the limit, making it as beautiful as possible as well as producing it to the very highest level we could reach. Formula E truly is one of the best looking racing games around as well as the most fun to play.

You can get your own copy of the game for $40 shipped in the US, saving you $15 on the MSRP.

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The On Tour expansion board gives you two new tracks to race on and introduces three new track features, the Market Stall, the Mango Tree, and the Muddy Riverbank.

If you get the On Tour package for $55, including the game and a second double-sided board you're saving $25!

Click here for the On Tour rulebook in all 14 languages.

At its heart, FORMULA E is a racing game powered by hand management. Players start with six cards. Players can, and will, have more cards at certain points in the game, but if a player has fewer than six cards he refills his hand to six.

Cards are tinted green (short moves), purple (long moves), and yellow (modifiers & effects) and on their turn, a player can play one card of any color. However, if that card was yellow or green the player can also play a second card of the other color–yellow then green or green then yellow. There are also red tinted cards that are used out-of-turn to mess with the active player.

The manner in which the Elephants move along the track is unique among race games. Elephants must move forward if possible and, in doing so, they will push any other Elephants ahead of them in the same lane. If the lane ends, or if a Holy Cow obstacle is in the way, then an Elephant moves sideways, again pushing other Elephants in its path, until forward motion is once again possible. There are cards which can bend the standard movement rules, of course, but put simply:

Play cards, move forwards, avoid Cows, scare other Elephants, beware of Cobras and race race race! Oh, and there's the Tiger. Watch out for him.

Click here to download the rulebook PDF with rules in English, French, and German.

Click here to download a 100mb ZIP file with rules in Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Jacqui Davis: I'm an artist living in the UK where the often rainy water makes great days for painting! I have a love for animation, audio-books and all things medieval. Formula E was my first project for Clever Mojo Games and Game Salute and I'm thrilled to see it getting a reprint so quickly.

My portfolio is here: http://jacquidavisportfolio.blogspot.co.uk

Dann May: I've enjoyed working as an artist on a number of games, including the graphic design and illustrations of Formula E. I can sum up my bio by just saying I love creating art for games, inventing worlds and working with inspiring artists like Jacqui Davis.

My portfolio is here... http://www.dannmay.com 

                

Mike DiLisio on BGG: Heavy gamers more than likely need not apply, but for people who want a light, fast, clever racing game, I think Faidutti et al have come up with a winner with Formula E.

Eai Tem Jogo: Eu curti muito o Formula E, eu espero que os autores façam novas pistas pois o jogo merece uma atenção e um lugar na prateleira.

Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Formula E will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with your copy of Formula E, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee!

With Game Salute Local Support you can pledge for Formula E here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete your delivery survey and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game through the store. Start out by using www.GameStoreLocator.com to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at www.GameSalute.com/SelectStoreSignUp.

Designers: Bruno Faidutti, Sergio Halaban and Andre Zatz

Artist: Jacqui Davis and Dann May

Art Director: Dann May

Graphic Design: Dann May & Cody Jones

Producer: W David MacKenzie

Campaign Manager: Michael Fox

Developer: Clever Mojo Games

Publisher: Game Salute.

Risks and challenges

Clever Mojo Games and Game Salute are well versed in creating successful games and getting those games manufactured and distributed to the backers. Game Salute has participated in over 160 successful Kickstarter campaigns including our own published titles and projects we've helped independent publishers run and fulfill. While shipping and processing delays are always a possibility, we have set a delivery date that allows time to handle possible difficulties.

Rest assured, if we can deliver early we absolutely will do so. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality game for your table and if we get them early, you'll get it early!

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    FORMULA E: Get a copy of Formula E 2nd Edition delivered to your door!

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    FORMULA E ON TOUR: A copy of Formula E 2nd Edition and the limited On Tour double sided board, straight to your tabletop!

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