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1971
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2 − 6
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Best with 6 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6, more than 6 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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10 and up
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Speed Circuit
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In Speed Circuit, each player takes control of a Formula 1 racecar zipping around the tracks. Each person then distributes a number of points to Start Speed, Top Speed, Wear and other attributes, five points per lap. Then, each player moves based on their speed, and can adjust their speed, choosing to forfeit a Wear Point, or roll the Chance Die, where a bad roll could cause you to move through, spin out, or even crash out of the race. Whoever gets over the line first wins.

Before the race begins the players prepare their cars by allocating points, so if you want faster acceleration or speed you have to sacrifice start speed or braking or tire wear.

Each turn, the players write their planned speed for the next turn and then move their cars 1 space per 20 mph. Each curve on the track has a speed limit that cannot be exceeded without penalty. If you exceed curve speed, overaccelerate or overdecelerate your car, etc., you pay penalties in tire wear or possible damage to your car or elimination from the race.

The original 3M Sports Games version used speedometer wheels to select speed, used a random card draw to determine the car characteristics and has no random elements.

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More Information Edit | History

from "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"

Speed Circuit (1977)
Avalon Hill revised existing published design (3M)
Designer unknown
Development by Don Greenwood

Originally published by 3M in 1973. The AH redesign was a major improvement. 15 additional tracks and rules are available by direct mail and in ALL STAR REPLAY.


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Klee German edition
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Product Code: 610 91700
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Product Code: C-S340R-73
Size: 17.38 x 9.88 x 1.00 inches
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5 Australia Track
My first Track design test! Give me your impression! In the Zip file there is the track and the original track (from fia site)
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4 Speed Circuits - Regolamento bilingue
Regolamento Bilingue di Speed Circuit. Il PDF e' suddiviso in due colonne: la sinistra e' in inglese, la destra in italiano.
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2015-06-12
8 1966 F1 Cars
Here are the cars I created for use with VASSAL to re-create the 1966 GP season.
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5 Bryar (1964-1989)
Here's version 2. Only 46 spaces. So, do you have a preference? Care to suggest corner speeds and lines?
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12 Ghost Driver Rules
Ghost Drivers is a system for adding drivers to a race that will drive themselves. You could race by your self against a field of Ghost Drivers or add some Ghost Drivers to a field of humans to fill out the field.
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9 1966 Trans Am cars
I updated the list, changed some colors, added some numbers and re-sized them correctly.
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5 Sebring (1952-1982)
THIS is the final version. A big thanks to Russ Gifford for playtesting the track and offering comments. Note: Feel free to add 160 speed limits to the Big Bend turn.
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8 Buenos Aires (1953)
I've revised the track. It's a bit shorter and cleaner. Still have some doubts about the speeds in a couple of corners.
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7 Zandvoort (1952)
This is my take on the Zandvoort circuit which hosted the Dutch GP from 1958-1971. I used Eddy Bee's track templates. A change was made to the Panorama curve in 1973, which is reflected in the official AH version of the track found in Accessory Pack 1. http://boardgamegeek.com/image/79180/speed-circuit-accessory-pack-1 I used three primary sources in addition to AH's version to construct the circuit: http://www.statsf1.com/en/circuit-zandvoort.aspx (for the shape and length) http://www.circuitsofthepast.nl/en-US/zandvoort (for info about the corners and character of the circuit) http://wiki.grandprixlegends.info/index.php?title=LOR_Trackguide_Zandvoort (for corner speeds) Playability comments are welcome.
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13 Speed Circuit 3m [1971] Edition Rules
Clean, searchable PDF of original 1971 edition rulebook for Speed Circuit by 3m.
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