Uh oh! You spent too much time eating lettuce and cannot now win the race.
But speed alone cannot win the game. As in the story of the hare and tortoise,
a player cannot win as the hare or the tortoise, but must balance the speed and
patience of each to win the race. Thus, skill and cleverness are more
important than luck in this race. Of course, luck may help, but you cannot
rely on luck to win the game.
1) Its easy to learn/teach others. 2) Plays fast. 3) Kids and adults love it. 4) NO LUCK- ALL SKILL!
Every turn is filled with options! Take a step back to gain more strength to go forward in future? Plod on so that you're so far ahead other cant catch you? But watch out for the last minuite "super sprint" that will leave your toungue hanging as you're beaten to the finish line!
Its really challenging despite the "cartoon artwork" as you constantly have to be aware of your opponents moves. Well worthy of the award and once a game is over, you always get the "losers" going, "let play again!"...
Yirmeyahu Avery (3 out of 5)
When I first discovered 'German' games, I read up on a lot of them, especially the ones considered classics -- Adel Verpflichtet, Wildlife Adventure, and Hare & Tortoise. This one was spoken quite well of, and, never having played it, I picked it up on reputation alone -- and was subsequently quite disappointed. It's not to say this game doesn't have its place as a classic or even as a game to be played once in a while, but it was not quite what I thought. I believed I was getting a family game and Hare & Tortoise is NOT a family game, (unless you are a Kumon family and you don't want your kids' imaginations getting too wound up. =)