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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Apr 2022 6:19 p.m. PST

This game was out in the early 1980s and basically it was a set of rules and maybe even a map that allowed you to construct your own one or two person space racer and arm it with various weapons and then race around the solar system in competition with other like racers anybody remember this?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Apr 2022 6:20 p.m. PST

This game was out in the early 1980s and basically it was a set of rules and maybe even a map that allowed you to construct your own one or two person space racer and arm it with various weapons and then race around the solar system in competition with other like racers anybody remember this?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Apr 2022 6:20 p.m. PST

This game was out in the early 1980s and basically it was a set of rules and maybe even a map that allowed you to construct your own one or two person space racer and arm it with various weapons and then race around the solar system in competition with other like racers anybody remember this?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2022 8:44 p.m. PST

Triplanetary

sjgames.com/triplanetary

Current rules are a free pdf via a link on that site.

Noble Knight:

link

Board Game Geek:

link

daveshoe16 Apr 2022 9:05 p.m. PST

Maybe Demon's Run from Yaquinto Games?

BGG Link: link

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2022 3:48 a.m. PST

Definitely not Triplanetary. I owned that at the same time. Demon's Run is very close but I do bit remember he board, or even if there was one.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2022 6:05 a.m. PST

And I think it was by a lesser known company and if I remember right the box art showed two crew climbing into a docked racer that looks a lot like a BSG viper.

DyeHard17 Apr 2022 9:21 a.m. PST

I do not recall the game.
But did some searching.
But as soon as you enter 1980s, Google assumes you mean a PC game.

Finds that might be of interest.

Space Racing Game
link

Star Thrust Racers
link

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2022 4:20 p.m. PST

'Box' art doesn't match, but maybe the 1988 V.I.P.E.R.?

Seems like there were a mess of pamphlet rulesets, but nothing else comes to mind.

Doug

Edit: I will say Demon's Run first came to mind; thanks for taking that hit for me, Daveshoe. ;->=

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2022 7:14 p.m. PST

TheBeast for the win! I'da sworn it was a couple years earlier but the box cover jogged the memory. Maybe the boarding was an inside art piece. Thanks!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 7:27 p.m. PST

The Venerable Institute of Practitioners of Extraplanetary Racing. Wow. How did I miss that back then?

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2022 7:54 a.m. PST

No, really, I won't let this go to my head…

Doug

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