Formula D

For fans of the Formula D Racing game... Yea I know its not a wargame, but its great for lots of friends

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House Rules and Car Construction 14 Replies

Started by Marc Geelhoed. Last reply by Marc Geelhoed Sep 27, 2009.

New Tracks? 15 Replies

Started by Marc Geelhoed. Last reply by Marc Geelhoed Jun 24, 2009.

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Comment by Jim Bragg on June 26, 2011 at 10:11pm

RoundCon 2011 is coming up in October of this year, I am hoping to put a multi-race Formula D/De tournament together. If I can get enough interest I will be able to convince the convention management to allow me as the board game coordinator to make this a traditional event. I need the help from the gamers out there to make this happen. 

Comment by Jim Bragg on June 24, 2011 at 9:52am
@Charles - How does Combat Commander and Commands and Colors Ancients sound? As the board game coordinator I am looking at CC, CC:A, Formula D/De, Puerto Rico and probably Catan as the board game offerings.
Comment by Charlescab on June 24, 2011 at 9:43am
@JIm would be nice to see some wargaming at Roundcon.. a possibility???
Comment by Scott Udell on June 24, 2011 at 9:17am
My 4-yr old is developing an interest in the game closet, and a couple of days ago asked to play "the racing game" (De, which happens to be stored at 4-yr old eye level).  I pulled it out and we played a much stripped down version--basically, just using the dice to gear up and down (no braking, wear, etc.).  If you didn't stop often enough in the turns you "crashed", which meant sitting out two turns and starting at the point you crashed at low gear.  He seemed to catch on and enjoy himself (our previous "race" board game was a cribbage board--roll dice, move the pegs around the track).  Of course, he's now playing Ticket to Ride on the iPad all by himself (and winning), so I'm not surprised he can catch on to kid-variant De....
Comment by Jim Bragg on June 23, 2011 at 6:26pm

No but I am planning on offering Formula D/De at RoundCon :)

Hoping to get enough players to have a full field of cars for a three race schedule :)

Comment by Charlescab on June 23, 2011 at 2:23pm
anyone playing Valencia in conjunction with the game this weekend?
Comment by Jim Bragg on July 9, 2010 at 10:03pm
D is De with some added non F1 rules. I myself prefer the F1 rules side of D. I own most of the original De tracks and would absolutely love to put together a championship series if I could find enough drivers to make it happen.
Comment by Jack Beckman on July 9, 2010 at 11:55am
Lot s of tracks available at BoardGameGeek. But they aren't cheap. Which ones are available fluctuates, so you may have to check bak a few times, but pretty much all of them come up sooner or later.
Comment by Jack Beckman on July 9, 2010 at 11:06am
The originals are only available used. New ones are coming out.
Comment by Jim Bragg on September 27, 2009 at 6:16pm
Unfortunately only 1 other guy showed up to play games yesteray so he and I played Monaco twice and Sebring tiwce. I won both Monaco races going away and we split the Sebring races. He crashed out on the first Sebring race and on the second one I blew it in the last corner by not making the turn and having to do an extreme downshift to avoid overshooting by too much and crashing out.

I still love Formula De/D wish we had more locals who could get into a championship series. I would love to challenge myself against a full field of 9 others and do the whole qualifying and 3 lap race thing over 16 races to see who is the best.

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