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Jesse W
United States
Chattanooga
Tennessee
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10
Jan 2015
Probably the most fun expansion for the game. It can be very difficult to get up the ramp!
2015-05-23
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Jeremy Likens
United States
Cornelius
Oregon
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9.2
Jul 2011
3 copies of this
2011-06-27
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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9
Apr 2009*
Awesome!

The ramp up is tough, but easier than the jump (which I now only play as the tunnel). This adds more to the game, good for people with smaller tables, or for fans like that just like stupid additions that bring nothing but fun.

BTW, the Styrofoam works fine. It doesn't slip, tip, or scratch my table.
2009-04-12
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Brant Benoit
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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9
Mar 2010
Hmmm...I feel like I've paid too much for this expansion.
The styrofoam braces that the elevated tracks stands on make me feel ripped off....

After playing it a few times, I do think the track braces suit their function well. But, I have two children, and likely the children will like this game. My worry is that the braces being styrofoam, they will get picked at, and eventually destroyed. Perhaps hollow plastic, or a simple wooden (cheap balsa wood even) block would have sufficed, and have been more sturdy? I'm not sure these parts will stand up to repeated years of use, and for the price tag (even at a discounted e-tailer) I expected a bit more.

Other than that one major flaw in the design of this particular expansion, I find it adds a new dimension to PitchCar (literally) by elevating the track. This injects more difficulty, and a lot more variety into an already superbly designed, and fun game.
2010-03-06
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Rahn
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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Mar 2015
This was the last expansion I bought for Pitchcar. It took me a long time to justify the price especially in the face of some otherwise mediocre reviews. You don't get a lot of components for the price. Acknowledged. Don't let that be the hurdle for you that it was for me. Dollar for dollar this has given me the same value as the jump which is the expansion that I feel makes the game. The second level is a very interesting and challenging feature. Getting the speeds right to make it up the ramp without flying off is a challenge. Provides for some tense moments with cheering and groaning. Falling off the second level onto a previous portion of the track is also a fun risk to try and navigate. Lastly, this set allows for some really unique setup options and allows you to pack a lot of track into a small space with is great for small to medium tables. To me this is an ESSENTIAL expansion. Don't wait around like I did. Grab it now.
2015-03-27
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Jesse
Norway
Stavanger
Rogaland
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8.5
Nov 2009*
Strongly recommend it. Jumps add a lot to a track.
2010-01-20
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Nuria BF
Spain
Castelldans
Lleida
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8.5
Jan 2013
del Joel
2012-08-08
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Bart Van Hoeydonck
Belgium
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8.5
Feb 2013
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2013-06-03
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Mike T
United States
Frederick
Maryland
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8.25
Nov 2009*
The blocks should have been something else than Styrofoam.
2010-03-19
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Christian Becker
Germany
Hannover
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Jul 2011
Essen 2008
2008-10-24*
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Peter Hein
Netherlands
Delft
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8
Jul 2013
More Pitch Car madness. I guess I don't really need this, but hey, why not?
2013-07-03
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Terry Egan
United States
Waltham
MA
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8
Jan 2015
Some nice new "twists" for PitchCar.
2015-01-06
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Andreas Buhlmann
Germany
Frankfurt
Hessen
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Apr 2009*
You have to have all expansions...
2009-05-14
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Ender Wiggins
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8
Apr 2010
More PitchCar = more fun! Adds ramps and racing on an upper level. For most people, the basic PitchCar set is sufficient, and other expansions offer more value, but this still adds more fun to the base game and although it's pricey, it's worth considering for the PitchCar completist.
See my pictorial review: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/520045
2010-04-27
Raiko Puust
Estonia
Keila
Harju Maakond
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8
Sep 2011
Buy more than one copy to build one epic stunt race.
2011-09-01
Owned
I am on a Journey...
Australia
Lavington
New South Wales
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8
Dec 2009*
A must have expansion for any serious Pitchcar fan. Ramps take the game to the next level.
2009-12-05
Kevin Duffy
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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Mr Worf.....Fire!
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8
Jul 2010
Expansion.
2010-11-19
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Ivan Petkovic
Croatia
Zagreb
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8
Nov 2010
A little bit complicated setup.
2010-11-04
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Chris Weeks
United States
Clifton Park
New York
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8
Sep 2011
See PitchCar
2011-04-01
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Big Kat
United States
Oregon
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8
Feb 2012
I don't know how much the 2nd story really adds to the gameplay, but it definitely makes the tracks look more impressive.
2012-02-07
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Callan Bond
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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8
Mar 2011
Awesome expansion to PitchCar. I don't get the negative reviews, except from people who take this game way too seriously.
2011-07-09
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Sander Hartogensis
Netherlands
Nijmegen
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I like streamlined games with not too many bells and whistles.
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8
Feb 2013
Agreed, not much components for the money. That being said, if you enjoy making cool tracks, this adds much to your fun. The elevated track parts are a bit less stable, but that's not too bad.
2013-02-06
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David Reed
United States
College Station
Texas
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7.5
Jul 2009*
Initial remarks: Surprise gift from Essen. I couldn't be happier or more surprised!

After a couple of plays, I find that the split-level tracks can be quite challenging - almost too hard!
2009-07-10
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Sterling Babcock
United States
Longmont
Colorado
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7.1
Sep 2009*
Use Jenga Wooden blocks as track supports.
2011-08-11
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Kendall Merriman
United States
Santa Clara
California
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7
Apr 2010
I wrote a review on this. And it still stands. I'll get my moneys worth out of it, but it was still very expensive for what is in the box. And it won't go into every track, because sometimes it just slows it down too much.
2009-11-21
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Paul - the
Sweden
Lund
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7
Jan 2009*
Christmas gift to myself this year. Can't wait...

Severely overpriced game, the Styrofoam bits aren't as fragile/brittle as some comments would lead you to believe but still a weird choice of material to me.

As for the game itself, you can build some nice cool tracks with the new pieces so the expansion is still fun to have.

Note: Deducted a full point for the Styrofoam bits. If money is no object to you consider this an 8 rating.
2008-10-25*
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koen verstraete
Belgium
ruddervoorde
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7
Oct 2008*
The game pitch car doesn't become better with this expansion, but you can make a more beautiful parcours.
2008-10-26*
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Jeff Goris
Australia
Croydon
NSW
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7
Dec 2009*
Multiple plays. Least favourite and least necessary expansion. The ramps are quite tricky to get up and some players can fail to get up the ramps to the top level. Having another level is actually a bit gimmicky and doesn't add much to the experience. Using the ramps simply to make a mega jump is pretty cool.
2009-12-19
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Randy Schmucker
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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7
Dec 2008*
Interesting expansion. The expansion could use some more blocks to make the upper track more stable. I plan on using this expansion as a straight bridge. The track seems to be more stable when I set it up this way.
2008-12-09*
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Wally Jones
United States
Windermere
Florida
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7
Jul 2009*
Cool idea for multi-level racing. I do not like the Styrofoam blocks. I need to make my own.

Got in 2009

2009 Plays = 5
2010 Plays = 1
2011-01-16
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Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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7
Jan 2009*
--Jan2009-- Son #2 given the Stunt Race set. Not completely convinced of the longevity of the Styro track supports - but they're reasonably robust, and satisfyingly slip resistant. Looks like a reasonable addition.
2009-01-18*
Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
Unspecified
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Love Games, Love 'Em!!!
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7
Dec 2009*
Preordered
Ryan Gresch
Canada
Thunder Bay
Ontario
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7
Sep 2009*
It's a lot to spend for some Styrofoam and some wood pieces to create an incline/decline.
2009-09-05
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Mark Lockett
United Kingdom
Fishponds, Bristol
Bristol
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7
Oct 2009*
Really not worth the asking price for what you get but adds a lot of variation to the tracks. 1 Play.
2009-10-23
Let's Play Two!
United States
Collinsville
Illinois
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7
Jan 2012
I really like having a 2nd level on the track. The ramp up gives me fits sometimes, but it's worth it!
2010-01-07
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Jacob Yackenovich
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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7
Jul 2010
Stunt Race is ok, it requires a significant amount of force to get the car up the level. Really need a second set of stunt race in order to fully utilize.
2010-07-11
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Paweł Stefański
Poland
Warszawa (Warsaw)
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7
Jun 2010
Similar to standard ramp, but you can try to drive slowly, with only a small jump. It looks nice. But why this is only an expansion to the big pitchcar?

Played together with other expansions, so the play is not recorded in this place.
2010-06-20
Quinn Munnerlyn
United States
Carrollton
Texas
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7
Aug 2011
Don't mistake the foam as packing material you need these!
2011-08-31
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Russell Miln
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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7
Sep 2011
Polystyrene, really???
2011-07-12
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Ludovic Roy
Canada
Gatineau
Québec
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May 2014
(Le Valet de Coeur, 2013-10-23)

The 4th extension for PitchCar adds the ability to raise the track using styrofoam blocks, used with a few angled raises. It is fairly expensive but does add considerable options when playing on a smaller table as the track can cross underneath the raised parts. Nice addition to the series.
2014-05-31
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Nicolas Fleury
Finland
Somero
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7
Mar 2015
Fun in theory but annoying in the end. All the cars end up in a stack before the ramp.
2015-05-11
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John Mellby
United States
Plano
Texas
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Aug 2014
Having elevated track is a nice idea, but it doesn't fit together well.
2014-08-31
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Shaun Chen
Australia
Bribie Island
Queensland
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Dec 2014
It's a good addition to the base set but was severely let down by the poor quality components. The elevation blocks are made of generic styrofoam with no art work. Connecting pieces were just plain wood at well. The box could have used an insert as repacking the pieces was a nightmare (fitting everything back in).

I felt like this could have looked a lot nicer with some effort.
2014-12-02
The Games Are About Glory
United States
Macedon
New York
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6.9
Sep 2013
Birthday '09. The additional set up time hurts the rating a bit, but it's a lot of fun once everything is all together.
2010-03-19
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James Barnes
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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6.8
Feb 2010
Now I have my wife's attention! She gets seriously bored with things that spin or run around in a circle or roll and move...with what seems like no purpose! Ever since we purchased the original pitchcar she has said I wish there were more jumps! Now I feel we have a full game! It's a shame we had to buy this game in so many expensive pieces! Even though you will be disturbed when you see a bunch of Styrofoam cubes upon opening the box for the first time...you will be pleased at the game results!
2009-02-03*
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Edwin Priest
United States
Inverness
Illinois
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6.5
Dec 2008*
The ramp adds an extra challenge. Not for the timid.
2008-12-25*
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Jonathan Badger
England
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire
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6.5
Jan 2009*
Difficult to mount the bridge (which is essentially what this expansion is. The sides of pitch car seem to be more prone to falling out than in Carabande. Does not add much other than novelty.
2009-01-03*
Randy Miczek
United States
Saratoga Springs
New York
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6.1
Jan 2011
Sometimes the track comes apart a bit since the ramps don't interlock. Good change of pace but does take a bit of time to set up. Seems like it's a bit overprice even for pitchcar for what you get. The more I use this the more I dislike it. Actually think the game is worse and less fun with this. Frankly, the second level looks really cool but just annoying to play. Save your money with this one
2009-03-18
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Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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Jul 2009*
People are right to complain about the components - the styrofoam blocks were a huge mistake, as when you open the box I can't see how one wouldn't be disappointed. They don't seem to disintegrate too readily, so hopefully they will hold up over time.

Stunt Race is good visually for the game, as it definitely looks more impressive when set up, but it hampers setup time even more than before, and doesn't add that much to the game.

I usually play PitchCar with my kids, so they naturally like this expansion, but it does make it more difficult for them to play, as you need the right touch to make it up the ramp, and then you have to be gentle enough to not make it collapse once it's up there.
2009-07-26
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Mike B
Netherlands
Utrecht
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Dec 2009*
Height expansion for PitchCar. Cool thought, but way too expensive for what it is. I want wooden blocks for that amount of money! (Lower rating for crappy components)

NL: met PitchCar een grote brug maken. Cool!
2009-12-23
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