Rallyman GT is a 2020 release, but it’s a reincarnation of its predecessor, Rallyman. Holy Grail Games have had this racing game in the garage for a while, tweaking all manner of bits under the hood. It now provides tracks you can build yourself offering so much modular gameplay. Pick a real-life track, or build your own crazy design…
So, ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Rallyman GT is a race, with push-your-luck and dice placement mechanisms. It has a fascinating focus token element, which rewards players that push their car to the limit. Fans of Formula D will love Rallyman GT!
To progress, a car has to either accelerate up one gear, or decelerate down one gear. You do this by placing gear dice on the track. There are six dice – one for gears 1-6. There are also dice to ‘coast’ (remain in the game gear). There are brake dice too, in case you need to slam your foot down and drop multiple gears. Like real life, you’ve got to slow down for those corners! Also, you cannot overtake a car that’s driving in a higher gear that you are, when you intend to pass it.
Players plan their turn, placing dice on the lanes they wish to advance. The catch is, some of the faces on these dice show ‘hazards’. If players roll over a certain number of hazards across their dice, they’ll wipe out!
They can roll dice one at a time, and decide when to stop, if those hazard symbols start to accumulate. Or, they could risk it, drive ‘flat out’, and roll the dice all at once! The reward for the latter? Focus tokens. You can use these chits later to guarantee safe passage – as in, you can spend them later on to not roll dice. This offers a wonderful seesaw of pushing your luck now, to gain an awesome turn later…
Player Count: 1-6 players
Time: 45-60 minutes