Carabande
Average rating 7.70 BGG average rating 7.25
Last played 22-Dec-2015 Players 2 - 8
Total plays 13 Designer Jean du Po; ël
Weight 1 Year 1995
Playing Time 30 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Abi 5 0 7.20 30-May-2005
Andy 11 2 7.91 23-Dec-2008
Anne 7 1 7.57 22-Dec-2015
Boog 4 0 8.25 23-Dec-2008
Frank 2 0 6.00 22-Dec-2015
Gloria 1 0 5.00 22-Dec-2015
Kev 1 0 7.00 19-Dec-2000
Oggie 10 1 7.50 22-Dec-2015
Paul 12 5 7.83 22-Dec-2015
Rob 1 0 8.00 25-Dec-2003
Steve 6 0 7.50 23-Dec-2008
Susan 1 0 8.00 25-Dec-2003
Tel 12 5 8.25 22-Dec-2015

 
This game entry refers to two nearly identical games that are not compatible with one another. Ages 6 and up.

PitchCar and Carabande are dexterity games where large, wooden, puzzle-like pieces are used to construct a race track that looks very similar to a slot car track when finished. But instead of electricity, players use finger-flicks to send small pucks around the track, a la Carrom.

Contents:

Eight car discs
One black "spacer" disc
Six straightaways
Ten 90-degree curves
Rail pieces for straights and curves
One Start/Finish line sticker
One rule sheet with suggested track layouts
One score pad






Carabande was produced by Goldsieber and had only the single expansion with the Action Set. Both are currently out of print. It was also produced in a special "Audi" edition, titled Rennspiel-Action. In the BGG photo gallery, Carabande has yellow/orange rails.Expanded by:

Carabande Action Set



PitchCar is produced by Ferti. It currently has nine expansions that add "tight" curves, crossroads, small jumps, long straightaways, 45-degree curves, curved bottlenecks, loops & an adapter that will allow for mixing PitchCar and PitchCar Mini. PitchCar apparently also has two editions, where the first edition has the black laminate on the top and bottom of the track pieces, where the second edition only has the laminate on the top of the track pieces. In the BGG photo gallery, PitchCar has red rails.Expanded by:

PitchCar Extension
PitchCar Extension 2
PitchCar Extension 3: Special Long Straights
PitchCar Extension 4: Stunt Race
PitchCar Extension 5: The Cross
PitchCar Extension 6: No Limit
PitchCar Extension 7: The Loop
PitchCar Extension: The Upsilon
PitchCar Extension: The Adapter


Re-implemented by:

PitchCar Mini