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Oddbods Go-Kards is a smart and quirky card-powered racing party game that’s fun for the whole family.
Race your characters around the customizable track and use the special effects cards and wild corner events to win the game! Oddbods is a wacky game where players race around the track in an effort to reach the finish line first. They use movement cards to progress down a lane, but everything can go wrong (or more right) depending upon the effects of dare cards, special rule cards, or the crazy characters watching the corner turns.
Here’s a summary of gameplay:
I love the idea that you can set up the track in multiple formats, so you can have a kids-style game, a family-style game, or a pro-style game, and create a different experience every time you play. The rulebook for the family edition is available for download, so take a read.
Here’s a detailed gameplay explainer:
That seems like a pretty straightforward game, which excites me. I have a family that likes tabletop games, but doesn’t always have the patience to learn new games with extensive rulesets. I can totally see starting out with a kids-style game, then working up to family-style, and eventually pro-style, as everyone gets familiar and comfortable with the rules. I also really like the game aesthetic. It feels like a cross between Teletubbies, Mario Kart Racing, and the classic Mille Borne card-based racing game, and it’ll appeal to kids, families, and gamers who are looking for some light-hearted fun that has the potential to be more complex in gameplay than most games designed for kids.
Oddbods Go-KARDS is about to enter its last week on Kickstarter, and has already met its primary funding goal, and added a few stretch features. The 80-piece family edition of the game (which includes the basic kids-style as well) only runs about $49, which seems like a great price for a detailed game with lots of re-playability. The pro-level package with over 150 pieces, goes for $93. It looks to ship in May of next year.
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