Behind the maps
Mis à jour : mars 13
For the project "The Great Race", each continent is a new playground. Discover below the platforms where your auto-tracks will roll.
This first board for 2 to 4 players traces the epic of the "Black Cruise", it is one of the two boards which will be provided in the Core Box.
The Black Cruise is the first transcontinental epic organized by André Citroën. It begins in October 1924 and will end in June 1925. Citroën’s objective is to prove the supremacy of its vehicles. No destination is inaccessible for its vehicles! The journey must lead the French crew from Colomb-Béchar in French Algeria to Antananarivo on the island of Madagascar, then a French colony. The crew will decide to push to Cape Town and cross Africa from end to end. We are in the middle of the colonial period and the expedition will be as ethnological, scientific as cultural.
The second plateau of the core box of our Kickstarter will take you through the pampas, the green expanses of the Amazon, the insurmountable reliefs of the Andes.
The second plateau for 2 to 4 players is a course which has never been practiced in the reality of Citroën cruises but which would have been an imaginable challenge which will also be provided in the Core Box.
We are convinced that the dangers of South America are a challenge up to the adventurers that you are. Thick jungles, impassable mountains, unexplored territories are all ingredients for a good, well-traveled race.
The white cruise is the 3rd cruise organized by Citroën. It was to link Edmonton to Anchorage across the Rockies on the west coast of North America.
A new challenge inspired by the "White Cruise". The board is optimized for 2 to 3 players and will be one of the 2 boards available in pledge 2.
History will not retain the pitiful experience of Charles Bedaux at the origin of this journey. Begun in July 1934, the adventure ended in mud in October of the same year. The adventurer was not lacking in audacity. His team was made up of 17 people including his wife and his mistress. The 5 vehicles underwent the rigors of the Canadian climate, torrential rains swell the rivers 3 vehicles are washed away by the waters the last two end up in the mud.
In the 1930s, the vastness of the American wild west remained a land of adventure, if this destination had never given rise to a Citroën cruise. Yet it is the scene of one of the stages of another of our inspirations, The great race (in French, the great race around the world) an American film by Blake Edwards released in 1965.
A fictitious course through the American West offers a new way of playing with multiple courses which can be played from 2 to 5 players.
This original card promises a different gaming experience than other cards. Indeed, the board allows different departures and arrivals to allow you to compose your own race. Will you choose to cross the wild west diagonally for a strategic race or will you prefer a lively and tactical race which gives the advantage to the opportunists?
Imagine ... The Silk Road, crossing the largest continent, 13,000 km on goat trails, crossing the Himalayas with a pass at almost 5,000 meters above sea level months of preparation, troubles political and diplomatic, mix it up, and what you will get is still below what this incredible adventure was.
The ultimate experience for players with a double board (provide a large table for playing) for 2 to 8 players! The set retraces the epic of the "Yellow Cruise" which was the last great human adventure of the twentieth century.
Ten years ... It's been ten years this year that I imagined this card. It represents everything I wanted to do with The Great Race. A slow race, resource management, diplomatic unrest, cooperation, competition. If there was only one set for The Great Race, it would be this one.
That it would have happened if the Citroën adventure had continued, is what we have tried to imagine. Australia perfectly illustrates our desire to continue the adventure, a virgin territory, few cities, a different experience and an intense race for 2 or 3 players.
An Add-on that could be unlocked by bakers and which will be a Kickstarter exclusive. This pure product of our imagination offers a challenge for 2 to 3 players here not or few cities but "bivouacs" which will be placed before starting the game.
Australia in the 30s is a wild and unknown territory this penitentiary island of the united kingdom is full of strangeness and dangers. This is the adventure that we suggest you live.
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