Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jacked Card Racing Game-Review!!

Here's another new game I have to share with you all, especially for those of you still shopping for gifts! It's a game called Jacked Card Racing, and while it's aimed mainly at children (especially boys) ages 5-12, I am guessing that this game will be a hit with people of all ages! I know I really enjoyed it!
Jacked is played with cards that form a race track. The cars/moving pieces are also cards, and once you catch on to the point system, it is very easy to play!  This game has a very simple method to moving ahead in the race (simply match the traffic lights on your card to the lights on the track card), so even a young child can play! At the same time, it is a very fun game that will have even the adults in the family wanting to play again and again! There are also 3 different levels of play (beginner, advanced and expert), depending on the modifiers and rules you use.

I had the chance to meet Holland Wood, designer of Jacked Card Racing, and he gave me one of their media packs, which includes 2 track decks, 4 car decks, a t-shirt and some other Jacked promo items. As soon as we got back to the hotel, E was begging to play, so we sat down and "built" a track on the floor. The track decks include some information about the track (location, condition, type, course, etc.) and can be built like a real track, or in a straight line (E thought it was a little easier in a line).  The car decks also come with information; type, driver, chassis, engine, power, etc. Some of these factor into the game when you play at more advanced levels, but as we're just starting out, E wanted to play beginner a few times first. We quickly got the hang of it, and were able to finish a race very quickly. It is a lot of fun! I think next time we'll try out some of the modifiers for more advanced playing.

A straight-line racetrack

Matching the lights

Our racetrack

Each deck has the instructions printed inside so you'll always have a reference.

E immediately claimed my shirt!

There are over 20 Jacked cars that players can collect, and you can even register online (for free!) to keep track of the cars you "own", and victories you've won. It's called MyGarage, and yes, E already signed up :)

"For kids of all ages
Jacked Card Racing is quick yet challenging. Start by laying out a race course, then take turns playing your cars down the track. Whoever gets to the finish line first wins! Add modifiers or advanced rules for even more fun!
Over 20 cars to collect
A range of cool models, colors and styles, from muscle and stock cars to supercharged roadsters, are available. Each vehicle pack includes one vehicle hero card, ten vehicle cards, one vehicle modifier card, one driver modifier card and one vehicle pink slip card.
Race all over the world
Our tracks feature a variety of environments and locations, each with its own terrain and unique conditions. Each track pack includes one track hero card, ten track cards, one traffic modifier card, one road modifier card and one weather modifier card.
Your own Jacked garage online!
Show 'em what you got! Register for free to keep track of your vehicle collection and victories online!"

You can view a demo here, or visit Jacked Card Racing for more information! Once you start playing, I know you'll love this game! 

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Jacked Card Racing website.

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