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Powerboats (2008)

Average Rating: 6.73/10
Board Game Rank: 937
Strategy Game Rank: 508
Family Game Rank: 211
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Artist
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Year Published
2008
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 6 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(27 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(12 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(18 voters) [poll]
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Category
Mechanic
Expansion
Primary Name
Powerboats
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Powerboats simulates the sport of powerboat racing for 2 to 6 players using three-sided dice and an innovative rolling mechanic to simulate movement on the water.

Players aim to score the most points over a series of three races using a double-sided modular board for easier or more difficult challenges, but they must also avoid damaging their boats too much.

Once the board is set up buoys are placed to show the points the boats must pass during the race. A player keeps the dice from their previous turn and may, if desired, add or subtract a die from these to accelerate or slow on their current turn. Any or all dice used in the previous turn may be left at their current values or rerolled. Once the roll is complete the player chooses a direction of travel, either straight or one hex side (60 degrees) to the left or right, and if the complete distance cannot be travelled the boat incurs damage. Too much damage will sink your powerboat and penalise you for the next race. The buoys change positions for each successive race and, after three races, players add up their points to determine the winner. A scoring variant for two players is included in the rules.

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Powerboats
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First edition
Publisher: Cwali
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2008
Product Code: CWA-POW01
Size: 13.70 x 9.00 x 1.90 inches
2.51 pounds
Dutch, English, French, Germanmore»
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0 Paper box for cards
Paper box for game parts, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes. [imageid=2409779medium]
English
2015-02-20
30 Powerboats - FAQ
Powerboats - FAQ v1.2 A compilation of forum questions and answers. "Don't Forget to Thumb!" [b]Changelog:[/b] * 'Space' changed from singular to plural 'spaces' in Q1. * 'Dice' changed from plural to singular 'die' in Q13.
English
2012-03-11
9 Powerboats Scoring Chart
Chart to help players with scoring.
English
2011-09-11
12 Powerboats - Reglas.pdf
Reglas en español de Powerboats.
Spanish
2009-06-05
17 Powerboats - Cyberboard Version
Updated the start and finish graphics. Altered the numbered buoys, which now have flippable direction arrows encircling them. New Damage markers. Slight map tweak. [imageid=1060627 medium] You will Need the [url=http://cyberboard.brainiac.com/cyberboardv310.exe]Cyberboard[/url] program to run the files. [b]See my [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/18537/my-cyberboard-conversions]Geeklist Here[/url] for all my other Cyberboard Conversions.[/b] Don't forget to Thumb!
English
2009-03-03
11 Powerboats Power Ups V1
Simple rules to add videogame inspired power ups to the game (mines, rockets, turbo etc).
2008-12-07
0 Slowakian Powerboats rulebook
Slowakian Powerboats rulebook for printing.
2008-10-31
1 Traditional Chinese (Taiwan/Hongkong) Powerboats rulebook
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan/Hongkong) Powerboats rulebook for printing
2008-10-29
0 Chinese Powerboats rulebook
Chinese Powerboats rulebook for print
2008-10-19
0 Hungarian Powerboats rulebook
Hungarian Powerboats rulebook for printing.
2008-10-18
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 937
Strategy Game Rank: 508
Family Game Rank: 211
Num Ratings: 1578
Average Rating: 6.73
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 91520
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 1.7
Fans: 39
Personal Comments: 552
Users Owning: 1204
Users Wanting: 170
Users Trading: 40 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 3
Price History: View
Total Plays: 7177
Plays This Month: 3
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Num Ratings 86
Average Rating 7.17
Average Weight 1.50
Num Owned 465
Prev. Owned 30
For Trade 20
Want in Trade 15
Wishlist 19
Comments 61
Year Published 2009
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