PitchCar and Carabande are dexterity games where large, wooden, puzzle-like pieces are used to construct a race track that looks very similar to a slot car track when finished. But instead of electricity, players use finger-flicks to send small pucks around the track, a la Carrom.
Eight car discs
One black "spacer" disc
Ten 90-degree curves
Rail pieces for straights and curves
One Start/Finish line sticker
One rule sheet with suggested track layouts
One score pad
Carabande was produced by Goldsieber and had only the single expansion with the Action Set. Both are currently out of print. It was also produced in a special "Audi" edition, titled Rennspiel-Action. In the BGG photo gallery, Carabande has yellow/orange rails.Expanded by:
Carabande Action Set
PitchCar is produced by Ferti. It currently has nine expansions that add "tight" curves, crossroads, small jumps, long straightaways, 45-degree curves, curved bottlenecks, loops & an adapter that will allow for mixing PitchCar and PitchCar Mini. PitchCar apparently also has two editions, where the first edition has the black laminate on the top and bottom of the track pieces, where the second edition only has the laminate on the top of the track pieces. In the BGG photo gallery, PitchCar has red rails.Expanded by:
PitchCar Extension 2
PitchCar Extension 3: Special Long Straights
PitchCar Extension 4: Stunt Race
PitchCar Extension 5: The Cross
PitchCar Extension 6: No Limit
PitchCar Extension 7: The Loop
PitchCar Extension: The Upsilon
PitchCar Extension: The Adapter
TDT # 64: Top Ten Games From 1994-1995
In this episode, we announce the winners from our Z-man Games/Viktory II contest, and start a new contest with three great prizes! Rick and Moritz give us the news, and Ted Cheatham talks about Gen Con.
TDT # 63: Top Ten Games with Wooden Bits
In this episode, we continue our contest for Viktory II and Z-man Games, and open up with our top ten list of games with wooden components. We listen to user feedback, talk about our forums, and listen to the news from Rick and Moritz.