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Publisher
Year Published
1973
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(41 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Hare & Tortoise
Alternate Names
Britvic Strategy
Haas en Schildpad
Hare and Tortoise
Haren & Sköldpaddan
Haren och sköldpaddan
Haren og Skildpadden
Haren og Skilpadden
Hase und Igel
A Lebre e a Tartaruga
La Lepre e la Tartaruga
La Liebre y la Tortuga
Le Lièvre et la Tortue
La llebre i la tortuga
Skála Rally
Voltinger & Wattinger
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As the first winner of the Spiel des Jahres award in 1979, Hare and Tortoise or the German Hase und Igel (for Hare and Hedgehog) will always be regarded as a classic game. It is a cunningly designed race to the finish in which your fuel (carrots) must practically run out (all but 10 carrots or fewer) at the moment you hit the finish line. You also have three lettuce cards you must spend during the course of the race. The farther you move, the more carrots you spend, and there are a variety of ways to gain or lose carrots as you go around the track. It's a very clever exercise in arithmetic which David Parlett has fashioned into an entertaining and unique perennial favorite.

There have several variations between the multiple prints of Hare & Tortoise by different publishers. Most variations come from methods of adding randomness that favor lagging player via cards, dice, or dice charts when landing on a Hare square.

  • Parlett Strategic Variant--The designer's preferred way of playing the Hare square is that "... you can land on them [Hare square], but must miss a turn. This would be the equivalent of the hare taking a nap, as in Aesop's fable. This is the rule I most favour and would prefer it to simply not landing on them at all..."
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La Liebre y la Tortuga
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Devir Iberian edition
Publisher: Devir
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2014
Size: 10.43 x 10.43 x 2.17 inches
Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish
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Gibson Games edition 2010
Publisher: Gibsons Games
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Year: 2010
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.43 pounds
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Hase und Igel
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Ravensburger German edition 2007 with "Unsere besten Familienspiele"
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 2007
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Haas en Schildpad
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999 Games Dutch edition 2001
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
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Rio Grande English edition 2000
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2000
Product Code: 149
Size: 14.50 x 10.62 x 1.25 inches
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2 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2015-03-12
0 English translated cards for - Hase und Igel (Ravensburger German edition 2007)
Sleeve the rabbit cards. Print and carefully cut out the translated cards, sliding them in front of the German text. Cards allow for bleed when cutting.
English
2014-09-11
3 Scans of 156 space, 2 space and lettuce space
Use this to "fix" the first player lettuce advantage on the original board. Print, cut and paste unto the board. * replace the 7th space (lettuce) with the "156" space * replace the 8th space (hedgehog) with the "2" space * replace the 10th space (2) with the "lettuce" space
English
2014-01-11
4 Hare cards translation sheet (DE - EN) / Square types summary
Made originaly to fit into a 15cm card (aprox.) with translations from German to English of the hare cards (the ones included with the Ravensburger 08 edition) and with a summary of the different squares particularlly helpfull for people playing for the first time. The translation is based on the generic rules posted by David Parlett on his website.
English
2013-01-20
10 [Español] Reglas Hase und Igel
Manual completo de las reglas de la versión Ravensburguer de Hase und Igel con imagenes. La traducción fue hecha en base a varios archivos, principalmente el subudi por BGG en Febrero de 2001 [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2011-12-27
0 Carrot Costs (up to 48 spaces) based off of the original Hare and Tortoise cheatsheet
I took the carrot card cheat sheet card that game with the original intellect game and added a second table that showed the carrot costs from 25-48 spaces. Put the two next to each other and boom, you got a player screen. The sheets are letter-sized and I have two layouts, one with two screens on a landscape sheet, the other with three screens on a portrait sheet. [IMAGEID=1181543]
English
2011-12-18
5 Jugging card in Greek
Juggiing Card (old style) in Greek O prwtos pinakas tou sxediasti (gia ti thesi tou lagou) sta ellinika
Greek
2011-03-06
2 Cartas liebre de la edicion 2008 en castellano
Paste-up en castellano para las hasenkarte de la edicion ravensburger 2008
Spanish
2009-09-08
8 Rules in Spanish
Reglas en español
Spanish
2009-07-13
7 Jugging the Hare Cards -- Ravensburger 2008 edition pdf and MS Word files
The source MS Word Document for the cards
English
2008-06-21
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