Game Details

Name PitchCar (1995)
Complexity 1.1267
BGG Rank 405
Player Count 2 - 8
Mechanism(s) Flicking, Modular Board, Race

This game entry refers to two nearly identical games that are not compatible with one another. Ages 6 and up.

PitchCar and Carabande are dexterity games where large, wooden, puzzle-like pieces are used to construct a race track that looks very similar to a slot car track when finished. But instead of electricity, players use finger-flicks to send small pucks around the track, a la Carrom.

Contents:

Eight car discs

One black "spacer" disc

Six straightaways

Ten 90-degree curves

Rail pieces for straights and curves

One Start/Finish line sticker

One rule sheet with suggested track layouts

One score pad

Carabande was produced by Goldsieber and had only the single expansion with the Action Set. Both are currently out of print. It was also produced in a special "Audi" edition, titled Rennspiel-Action. In the BGG photo gallery, Carabande has yellow/orange rails.Expanded by:

Carabande Action Set

PitchCar is produced by Ferti. It currently has nine expansions that add "tight" curves, crossroads, small jumps, long straightaways, 45-degree curves, curved bottlenecks, loops & an adapter that will allow for mixing PitchCar and PitchCar Mini. PitchCar apparently also has two editions, where the first edition has the black laminate on the top and bottom of the track pieces, where the second edition only has the laminate on the top of the track pieces. In the BGG photo gallery, PitchCar has red rails.Expanded by:

PitchCar Extension

PitchCar Extension 2

PitchCar Extension 3: Special Long Straights

PitchCar Extension 4: Stunt Race

PitchCar Extension 5: The Cross

PitchCar Extension 6: No Limit

PitchCar Extension 7: The Loop

PitchCar Extension: The Upsilon

PitchCar Extension: The Adapter

Re-implemented by:

PitchCar Mini

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Tom Vassell 16 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2019 Eric Summerer 5 Best 7 Player Games
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 23 2021 Top 100
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 0 Racing Games