Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game for 2-7 players with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Players controls not one car, but a team of 3-6 cars. Each race is not only a run for the checkered flag but an effort to maximize the score for every car on your team. Winning is important but if you race one car to the finish line, your team might end up outside of the winner’s circle looking in.
The game includes four different types of movement, often with many cars moving with the play of a single card, and each type has its place and time. Solo movement allows you to break away from the pack. Draft and pursuit movement are best used for keeping your team of cars together. Lead movement can create a pack of cars that moves toward the front. But the wrong movement in the wrong situation can be disastrous. Experienced players will be able to identify the best type of movement for the current situation.
Included in the game is completely different race tracks, a tri-oval super speedway for wide-open free-wheeling racing and a short track for a tight wheel to wheel bumper car duel. Each track uses the same deck of racing cards but the cards that work best on one may be useless in the other.
- Two double-sided, mounted 22" x 34" Game Boards
- Countersheet of race cars
- Countersheet of markers
- 110 Race and Event Cards
- 7 Team Cards
- Rules Book