RoboRally

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RoboRally is the other great game created by Richard Garfield back in the 90s, and I'll have my original set along with the Armed and Dangerous/Grand Prix expansions ready.  In RoboRally, we will be steering our robots around factories filled with conveyor belts, lasers, crushers, pits, walls, and more, trying to be the first to tag all the numbered checkpoints and win the race.  The complication is that we're each dealt 9 cards at the beginning of each round (turn left, move forward 2, move back 1, etc.), and we each secretly program 5 cards we will execute this turn.  Then we proceed with each of those 5 phases, moving/turning and interacting with the factory equipment.

 

Whereas this may sound difficult enough, as your robot takes damage, you begin getting less cards each round, eventually reaching the point where your 5 programmed cards can get 'locked' in place (when you're dealt less that 5 cards).   Fortunately, you can shut down your robot to heal your damage, and we each get 3 'lives' (in case your robot is unfortunately driven into a pit).  Combine this with special weaponry and equipment we can find, and this is a game of spectacular action (and, of course, hilarious catastrophes)!  Come join me and Squash Bot Tuesday!

 

BGG Link: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18/roborally

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm heading to the Tomato now with RoboRally with Armed and Dangerous and Radioactive expansions, in case they're needed.

    July 16, 2013

  • Tom

    got off work late and will not be able to make start time. Sorry, opening up slot.

    July 16, 2013

  • Bradley S.

    I have a copy of this game as well I will bring if needed. I will cancel Macao and play this instead.

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Bob C.

      That would be great! I'll expand this by 6 people so we can get some more people Robo-Rallying! I think 6 is a pretty good max size for a game.

      July 11, 2013

    • Bradley S.

      I agree, 8 would take all night

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Just a note for everyone, I changed the date from 7/23 to 7/16, shortly after the announcement, so please be aware!

    1 · July 11, 2013

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