|Players:||1 - 6 players|
|Time:||45 - 60 minutes|
Start your Engines!
Rallyman is a Roll and Move game with a simple yet exciting dice mechanic that invites players to push their luck and navigate the terrain as best they can.
Will you take a risk and squeeze every last second out of the track, or will you play it cool and avoid spinning out on hard corners, bumps and other treacherous terrain?
Holy Grail Games will be reimagining this classic 2009 racing board game. The first edition and its expansion Rallyman: Dirt not only sold out completely but in doing so federated a community that has continued to play to this day. Hosting monthly challenges, championships and even a World Cup, Rallyman has continued to survive in the heart of its devoted community despite being officially out of print for over 6 years. Now, Holy Grail Games will be bringing back this cult game for both new and veteran players in the form of Rallyman: GT!
The main changes from the old edition are:
- Hexagon based track tiles that give you complete freedom to build your own tracks!
- a head to head racing system where you'll have to outdrive your opponents on the way to the finish line.
- Larger scale tracks and cars for a better playing experience.
- All new artwork from award winning illustrator Loic Muzy.
The game's exciting core mechanics remained unchanged however and time attack mode will be back as a solo variant!
Rallyman is an amazing racing game that balances the technical aspects of racing such as cornering, racing lines and blocking without superfluous rules that bog the game down to a crawl. Each turn you will place dice showing your racing line and you can either play it safe, rolling them one-by-one, or you can aggressively push your luck for rewards down the track (ba-dum-tss). While the game doesn't play as quickly as something like Formula D it handles the race in a much rewarding fashion that doesn't boil down to just the luck of the dice, and unlike many other racing games, it does not have a runaway leader problem.
On top of that, the track pieces are completely modular, Holy Grail actively supports the game with their newsletter introducing new rules, new tracks, and if that's not enough, there is an avid fanbase who have created Rallyman versions of many of the world's major racetracks (Nürburgring, anyone?)!
I bought this for my car-mad son. He especially enjoys building the tracks himself, and the racing car theme comes through clearly and is quite well done. It's not a family favourite, but if you're looking for a car-themed game it's definitely worth having on your list as a good option.