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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2004
This game arrived amongst the other Christmas parcels and at first we thought "horse racing, fun?".
4 days and about 20+ playing hours later I'd recommend it to anyone.
It really encourages the evil streak we all possess to jump to the forefront.
There is nothing more satisfying than hemming in an opponent, watching the horses line up at the jump because everyone is scared to land on the hedge, playing one of your nasty cards and then watching your 50:1 outsider romp home to victory.
Being an outrageous risk taker there were many games I finished broke or with minimal cash, but there was the one where I won £10 million :D
Even the games where I was broke were fun, because I still got to cause havok on the track.
Be warned though if you are a bad loser this deffintely is NOT the game for you...
It is probably best suited to adults to fully appreciate the game, and alcohol really just adds to the experience!
I don't think it is going to get as much floor time as Jenga, Monopoly or Scrabble in the long term, but I think it will always be one of the "pull it out the cupboard for a quick shot and rediscover the joys" games. More of a play it every few months, than every week, type game.