Robo Rally (RoboRally)
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Robot Racing to the Extreme!
As one of several supercomputers in a fully automated widget factory, you have it made.
You are brilliant.
Your are powerful.
You are sophisticated.
You are BORED.
Time to enjoy a little fun at the factory's expense! With the other computers, program factory robots and pit them against each other in frantic, destructive races across the factory floors. Be the first to touch the flags, in order, and you win it all: the honor, the glory, the grudging respect of the other computers. But first you have to get your robot past obstacles like gaping pits, industrial lasers, moving conveyor belts and, of course, the other robots!
8 Plastic Robots
8 Plastic Flags
110 Program and Option Cards
4 Two-Sided Factory Floor Boards
1 Two-Sided Docking Bay
2 Factory Floor Reference Sheets
8 Player Program Sheets
1 30-Second Sand Timer
1 Rulebook with Course Manual
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|robo rally is one of those chaotic and funny games. the players program there robots in secret with cards and limited time, and then reveal the cards one at a time to see what happened: lasers, pits, traps, and eventualy your objective is reached. very fun, comes with lots of boars
|A game of utter chaos. You get to program robots and watch them crash into each other. And there are lasers! I might not have the skills to build something for Robot Wars, but I can still play this. :)
|The great appeal of this race game comes from the programming of future moves and simultanous execution of them. This provides lots of chaos and laughs when even the best plans are destroyed by the interference of the other robots.
|This game applies the most basic commands (forward, turn left, turn right, back up...) to a death trap map board on little robots. It sounds simple and orderly, but when you flip over your command actions... and your robots start ramming one another... all Hell breaks loose. It's very fun and a great example of chaos and unpredictability without a surfeit of randomness. A very fun group game for 2 to 8 players.
|I love robots and programming things. Naturally, I knew this was the game for me! It has not let me down and has proven to be a fun, chaotic experience. It is definitely a game where you can't take yourself too seriously; don't get upset when your best-laid plans to awry! That just makes it even more fun!
|This is a blast! You program your robots and watch chaos ensue! Large enough for 8 players, and the more the merrier! (Makes me wish I knew how to program robots in real life!)
|I am a great fan of game with simultanious action selection, since it eliminates or reduces downtime in games significantly. In Robo Rally, the simultanious programming and simultanious execution of orders also helps to create a lot of the chaos that makes this game so fun. The best laid plans can be altered by an unexpected (or even uninteded) move by one of the other players, and it is amazingly fun to see the chaos and destruction that can follow through the many chain reactions between robots and board elements.