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« on: July 23, 2014, 03:20:02 am »

NOTE:  This should have been posted in "Sports Games".  Anyone have the authority to move it?

Okay - this is an old BGG question but with a different twist - shoot me.

I grew up with good old fashion AFX electric road racing sets.  They were "magic" back in the day.  Fast forward to today and it is SO damn difficult to duplicate the feeling of cars running around the track with you in control of them versus their cardboard counterparts. 

Seriously.

My nephews, now in their 30's, still love to use those old electric road racing sets but if I try to get them in front of Formula De or Formula D or RallyMan or (take your pick) they just tell me:

"Can we go downstairs and fire up the old cars on the track"?

I'm all for cardboard - don't get me wrong.  But racing boardgames are a poor substitute to these old electric racing sets (and now they have gone digital).

Anyone else see this?

-Caz
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 09:13:07 am »

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-Caz

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 09:17:08 am »

Physical toys just aren't going to be duplicate experiences to boardgames.

The strategy in Formula D is not present in racing toy cars on a track - and you wouldn't expect it.
The excitement of the race cars also isn't going to translate over the same.

It's like playing with a model rocket, or playing High Frontier. They're such different things.

When I was young, I was totally into cars - but never liked the racing sets. They just bored me.
Kinda like model trains, once you had them set up. I would have LOVED a racing board game though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 06:34:09 pm »

Live racing toys powered by iOS devices with a boardgame like combat system:



I had a slot racing track set up when I was kid. On the same table as a LEGO city and a scale train set. Good times.
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Meh.
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