Speed Circuit

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Speed Circuit was an Avalon Hill game (previously published by 3M), currently (2009) out of print. The 3M edition featured the grand prix circuits of Monaco, Monza and Watkins Glen. and was first published in 1971.[1][2]

Its solid body of rules allowed a lot of optional house rules. Also, a lot of players could be involved, with races of up to twelve cars usually being very competitive and rewarding for the players.

Another advantage was the release of extra tracks by Avalon Hill, to allow the running of championship seasons, and the relative facility for players to design their own tracks.

The game was based on a points distribution system to specify characteristics of each car: Start Speed, Acceleration, Deceleration, Top Speed and Tire Wear. Each space moved was equal to 20 MPH.

While Speed Circuit is out of print the game is still actively played at boardgame conventions such as PREZCON held in Charlottesville, VA, annually in February and at WBC (World Boardgaming Championships) held in Seven Springs, PA[3], annually in July/August. Novice players are welcome to learn the game at these events.

In 2016 UltraPro ran a Kickstarter[4] to publish a revision of the game under the new name Championship Formula Racing[5]. Championship Formula Racing was published in 2017 and continues to be played in a number of Play-by-eMail and in-person events including new leagues based in Detroit[6] and San Marino[7].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Action Games", Ebony, Nov 1974  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Speed Circuit, BoardGameGeek 
  3. ^ "The Boardgame Players Association and World Boardgaming Championships". www.boardgamers.org. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Championship Formula Racing". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  5. ^ "Championship Formula Racing". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Michigumbo--Championship Formula Racing - Detroit". michigumbo.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Campionato ASGS CFR 2017/2018". Reparto Corse A.S.G.S. (in Italian). 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2018-02-02.