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This Grand Prix Board Game Lets You Race Your Friends In Style

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
February 8, 2016
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Great news: it’s time to retire that cheesy Monopoly race car for good. Chances are you’re not alone in wishing there was a more engaging way to integrate cars into a board game beyond superficially-shaped pieces. Designer Mark Haskins has been working on this challenge for years as a passion project, and the result is Lacorsa—“the race” in Italian.

It’s a game designed around overtaking, works with between 2–6 players (and teams!), and the winner is crowned World Champion. Each deal is a race, with the cards played by “drivers” through the hand. Great, right? After seven hands, a winner gets to gloat.

Besides an interesting style of gameplay, Lacorsa looks beautiful, with shapely game pieces and crisp card design. Even the rules are called, appropriately, “Sporting Regulations”. They’re online if you’d like to get a jump on your competition.

While I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, we’ve invited Haskins to demo it at the office—defeating  coworkers in a game of skill is worth a bit of lost productivity, surely…

To stay on top of the game’s progress, visit the Lacorsa website and mark March 8 in your calendar as the start of Lacorsa’s crowdfunding campaign.

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teecee
teecee

Needs a circular track not a straight piece of wood…seems more like leapfrog and that kills it for me.. I like the cool cars though.

Maxime Veilleux
Maxime Veilleux

That would be a nice addition to my local board games bar.

Probably gonna give a few bucks to this project.

pope400
pope400

Where would one find this board games bar?

ozi458
ozi458

I want to buy…where is info about that?

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

Very cool, but I’m going to have to believe that very few women are going to want to play this…as opposed to say Monopoly, etc…that are a bit more gender neutral and inclusive.

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