Downforce: Danger Circuit is a fantastic expansion for the racing game, Downforce. Up to six players use crafty hand management to try and get their car ahead in the race. Or, if all else fails, they can bet on a rival to win instead, and try to boost that car onto the podium! Published by Restoration Games, these tracks were co-designed by Rob Daviau (Pandemic Legacy).
You’ll need the base game of Downforce to play Danger Circuit, but you get some wonderful content here. A double-sided board features two new exciting and dangerous race tracks. Also inside are six new racing powers up for grabs during the initial auction phase of the game. What kind of racer do you want to be? Tough, Bold, Defensive, Reckless, Experienced, or Ambitious? You can mix these in with those in the base game for a whole new way to play!
Both tracks provide their own perils. Crosstown Speedway is across an urban setting, with two loop-the-loop crossover sections. Cars have to drive all the way around these loops – no cheeky Mario Kart shortcuts, here.! If cars stop at the cross-section, they could well block other drivers either way ahead or far behind. There’s also two other split-sections of the track, with bottlenecks where they meet back up. Is it worth the risk, driving in the single-file lane to save a couple of spaces?
On the other side of the board, Switchback Pass is in a canyon environment. Some sections of the track have cracked by dangerous boulders that have fallen onto the road. Cars cannot enter these sections of the track if there is another route around them. If that safe passage is blocked, then cars can drive through the danger, but not end their turn within that section. Downforce: Danger Circuit adds a whole lot more fuel to the base game!
Player Count: 2-6 Players
Time: 20-40 minutes