Posted by Thomas Deeny as Modern Board Games
Alderac Entertainment Group will be publishing a third game, Automobiles, in the company’s Destination Fun game series. The game, David Short’s third for AEG, is a racing game where the player’s car actions are chosen by drawing colored cubes out of a cloth bag. For each game, one of four different color cards for each of the five main colors is chosen, which determines what a particular color’s effect will be. With just under three hundred wooden cubes in ten different colors and several different effects per color, the game superficially reminds me a bit of Quarriors, but with car racing (and no dice). Players build out their cars and pit crews while the race is underway.
David Short had previously developed Planes for AEG, the second game in the Destination Fun series, which was released in 2014. Automobiles is scheduled to be available in October, 2015, with a MSRP of $49.99.