Hare and Tortoise
- Cunningly devised race game for 2 - 6 players
- Original winner of the very first 'Spiel des Jahres' award
- Sold over 2 million copies worldwide
- Race towards the finish by using carrot cards - not the roll of a dice
- Ages 8+
A cunningly developed race game that won the very first prestigious 'Spiel des Jahres' award in 1979. Since its release, Hare and Tortoise has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and remains an entertaining and unique board game for the whole family to enjoy.
Regarded as the most ingenious race game ever devised, player's moves are not determined by the roll of a dice but rather the collection and consumption of carrots which fuel your progress towards the finish line. The twist is that you decide how far to move each go (depending on the number of carrot cards you have). Players can earn more carrots in various ways - most notably by moving backwards to designated squares (10 carrots per square).
Another consideration is that you must practically have used up all your carrots (all but 10 carrots or fewer) by the time you hit the finish line. You also have three lettuce cards you must spend during the course of the race. It's a very clever exercise in arithmetic which David Parlett (the designer) has fashioned into an entertaining and unique board game.
This game mechanic creates an interesting and dynamic race, usually with no clear winner until the very end.
Will you throw caution to the wind and race ahead like the hare or be more methodical in your approach and plod along like the tortoise?
For 2-6 players, ages 8+
Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.