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04 Sep 2017 5:53 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Sep 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

On a scale of 0 (no interest) to 10, what would be your level of interest in a horse racing miniatures game?

rmaker04 Sep 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

2-3.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

0

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

0

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

0

Ottoathome04 Sep 2017 7:56 p.m. PST

Been done before, Avalon hill had a game abut it. I didn't buy it then, wouldn't buy it now.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 9:11 p.m. PST

0

JimDuncanUK05 Sep 2017 12:11 a.m. PST

0

arthur181505 Sep 2017 1:30 a.m. PST

Waddington's produced Totopoly in 1938, which covers buying horses at auction, training them and managing a stable, with a separate game portraying races. It is, in many ways, a horse-racing themed Monopoly, although probably a better simulation of the former than the latter is of property speculation.
IMHO, this game deals successfully with the administrative/financial side of managing a stable and betting on races, and the race game is fun and easy to play with the rule that makes one have to roll the exact number to cross the finish line allowing an outsider to come up and snatch the victory at the last moment, so remaining in doubt to the very end.
I don't think any game – other than a first person computer simulation – could recreate a jockey's perspective and control of his horse during a race.
So, 0 for me.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 1:49 a.m. PST

0 No interest whatever.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 3:22 a.m. PST

0, unless the jockeys carry pistols.

Wargamer Blue05 Sep 2017 3:58 a.m. PST

I remember my grandparents had a horse racing themed board game. I would look at a miniatures games out of nostalgia.

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

Probably a 0.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 6:04 a.m. PST

I have several dice and card sport sim games for horse racing – They're Off, The Thoroughbred Racing Game, Top of the Stretch, and Two Furlongs From Home; the latter is the only one that uses paper miniatures and is more of a stable management game with a straightforward race component added. The others (maybe not TotS, haven't played it yet) use paper tracks to trace the movement of horses, giving you a record of the race.

So I do do horse racing gaming, interest is probably a 7 or so, but there's no need for the miniatures part.

Two Hour Wargames (or maybe Rebel now) has a horse racing miniatures game, not sure if there are figures too.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

0.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Horse Racing with Chariots, yeah!

Without Chariots, then I'm in for Velociraptor Racing. ^,^

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

-5

In a horse racing game, most of the dynamics are in things that do not get represented in the miniatures. The fun in such a game is in mastering the dynamics and using that mastery to compete. You would likely have a detailed "status card" where the game was really played and the miniatures representing only a one-dimensional part of the status.

John Leahy05 Sep 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

0 unless they were connected to chariots. Then a 10!

pvernon Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

I am a 5 on this one. Fun paint jobs. The old 3M horse race game really worked great fun.

Edit – "Win Place Show" was the name.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 8:27 p.m. PST

ditto to John

I recall (or am making it up) an article in old war game magazine about a cross country horse race by officers in 19th century. Not just around the track format.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 10:53 p.m. PST

I recall something similar too,maybe in an old MW or WI? There was a sheep herding game too, I still have the figures for it sonewhere

greghallam Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 2:12 a.m. PST

"Without Chariots, then I'm in for Velociraptor Racing."

Then this is just what you want link. Wagers of Sin, from Eureka " Street urchins race savage velociraptors around the fetid sewers of Victorian London in a base travesty of the sport of kings. You can wager your ill-gotten gains on the outcome."

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 4:57 a.m. PST

2.

advocate07 Sep 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

0

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

0

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

No interest in a game, but like betting on the real thing.

bobm195921 Sep 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

I've played and enjoyed "Camel Up"….camel racing round a pyramid therefore I guess I'm a 3

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

0

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