WhyFirst-box-topWhen we were kids, racing against our friends, if we didn’t come in first, the saying went, “First is the worst, second is the best, and third is a…” well, you know.

Alderac Entertainment Group has a new game coming this summer that takes that childhood rhyme and turns it into a reality. In Why First?! second place is the winner.

The game consists of five stages. Players draw “racing” cards, which progresses their token on the game board. Players earn or lose points for places they land on the board. At the end of five rounds, the final score is tallied and the player with the second highest score is the winner.



The game includes the following:

  • 1 game board
  • 6 game tokens
  • 6 color cards
  • 32 racing cards
  • 1 rulebook

Why First?! supports two to six players (a two-player game has special rules) ages 14 and older and takes approximately 20 minutes to play. It is scheduled to ship in August and will retail for $15. Let your local board game shop know you want to come in second.