Published by: Passport Games Studio and FunForge
# of Players: 2 to 6
Mayday Card Sleeve Size: Std Card Size (note: cards are a little loose with a 1/8 inch extra sleeve on top)
Titan Race provides a lot in a small package. When I received the game in the mail, I was surprised that the box was about the size of 7 Wonders Duel. Fear not as they have packed this box tight with quality components. The first thing I want to highlight is that Titan Race has an insert that works great for the game and holds everything! I love when a company takes that little extra to provide it's own storage solution. The game came with 6 Titan miniatures that sturdy and detailed. Only problem is they are small and all the detail is lost when not looking close up at them. The game comes with 3 double sided maps to race on. The maps are very colorful and fully show the theme of each board. Some of the movement points are a little hard to see, especially if you play the grand slam variant.
Titan Race is a quick racing game that has players trying to cross the finish line first. In a standard game, players will select 1 map to race on and will race 3 laps. A lap is from the bottom of the board to the top and starting on the bottom of the board again. There are no boundaries in Titan Race. If you go over the left side, you will reappear on the right side and vice versa. There are 6 directions that from each spot on the board. "Before" a player is the next straight forward spot or forward to the left or right. "Behind" refers to those same spots except it is the 3 behind you instead of in front of you. If you see the word "adjacent", it means all 6 of those spaces that are connected to yours. On the board are orange power up markers that let you draw a card if move on or through the spot even when you are not in control of your movement. Each board also has bonus icons that are specific to each board. For example the ice board has arrow icons that when you land on that spot, you move an extra space in your direction of movement. Others may provide a different bonus or hurt you.
Titan Race does a great job of taking the Mario Kart experience and implementing it into a board game. Titan Race contains lots of player interaction. Some may not like attacking other players or they may feel like they got picked on. None of the abilities or power cards felt over powered or unbalanced. Games were very easy to set up and explain. My one issue is that some of the location points on the board are hard to see and could easily be skipped over. Some that I played with felt that it did not contain enough strategy and mostly relied on the luck of the cards and die rolls. I understand their concern but I thought as a lighter game it had enough strategy so that it could be enjoyed by kids and people new to the hobby. I enjoyed the game and like that it came with so many maps right away instead of what would have been an easy cash grab expansion. The game takes little space and is easy to take on the go anywhere. I recommend this to families with kids who enjoy games. To me this game felt like a decent take on the Mario Kart experience and it will be added to my collection. Titan Race gives you lots of value for your dollar.
+ Great value from a small box game
+ 6 maps that add lots of replay
+ Very good component quality
+ Feels like Mario Kart
+ A great insert!
- Some location spaces may be hard to see
- Some may not like players attacking each other
- Some may not like the luck of the dice
- Some may want a race track instead of the board being the whole track