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Mike Paivinen
United States
San Jose Area
California
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8
Dec 2009*
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Kevin O'Hare
United States
San Carlos
California
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7.5
Nov 2009*
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Tej S
United States
Los Gatos
California
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7
Jul 2010
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Chris Okasaki
United States
White Plains
New York
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7
Dec 2009*
If you're not a climber, or at least playing with a climber, don't bother. As a game, it's merely ok. But if you are climber, this game incorporates the climbing theme amazingly well.
2009-12-25
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Philip Hoffman
United States
Seattle
Washington
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7
Dec 2012
Better than I expected - played with a group of climbers and we all had a great time.
2011-07-02
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Conrad Bendixen
United States
North Liberty
Iowa
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7
Apr 2014
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Charles CORDIER
France
MONTIGNY SUR ARMANCON
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6.5
Aug 2012
Fast and easy. Falls makes the game thematic enough for what it is, but this is in no way a simulation.
2012-08-28
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CassSoren
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Dec 2009*
It's climbing and not hiking, but still, it involves scaling a mountain. A fun push-your-luck racing game. I would have preferred the characters to be based on notable climbers rather than humorous spoofs of pop culture stars. It would have helped with the theme though it does not affect game play.
2009-12-12
Owned
Chris P
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6
Mar 2010
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Jeffrey D Myers
United States
Los Ranchos
New Mexico
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"Always rely upon a happy mind alone." Geshe Chekhawa.
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6
Jan 2013
Nice, light climbing game. Gift to Brigita; Chip?.
2015-11-26
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For Trade
Fabio Cambiaghi
Italy
Villasanta
Monza e Brianza
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6
Apr 2010
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Charlie Mote
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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6
Apr 2016
Cool overlay cards.
2011-09-19
Owned
j Willis
United States
Vestal
New York
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5.9
Jul 2013
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Jayson Myers
United States
Clermont
Florida
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5.5
Feb 2016
Owned
Janus Basnov
United Kingdom
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5
Sep 2013
Okay for what it is
2013-09-21
Owned
Flux Augur
United States
Johnson City
Tennessee
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4
May 2012
Owned
Juan Carlos Goyes
Colombia
Bogota
Cundinamarca
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It’s true hard work never killed anyone, but I figure, why take the chance? - Ronald Reagan
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2.5
Mar 2016
2016-03-28

Initial Rating: 3.0 (March 2016)

I was expecting bad things from Race to the Summit, and after playing it, my fears became a reality. It is a very bad game.

The rules are very easy to teach, you can do it under 6 minutes. Playtime is around 50 minutes (way too long for what it is).

The theme is ok (and novel).

You can tell that the designer is a rock climber enthusiast and he knows his stuff (but only about climbing), but that’s not enough for me to like the game.

On the plus side, it has a sense of humor with the cards and the characters, the weather cards provides different settings so the games feel different, the transparent cards look cool (similar to Gloom´s). On the bad side, the art is regular, the decisions are obvious (there are almost no decisions, everything is crystal clear) and luck decides who wins.

My copy of the game was in shrink but it didn’t come with a rulebook. The publisher went out of business so I cannot request one. Fortunately I found the rules online.

Bottom line, Race for the Summit is way too light for my current tastes. It has obvious decisions and a lot of uncontrollable luck. Perhaps Rock climbing fans can enjoy the game more than me, but I won’t play it ever again.

Current Rating: 2.5
2016-04-01
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Dave Long
United States
California
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Steve Sartain
United States
Auburn
California
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Michael Lachtanski
United States
San Jose
California
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Humphrey Clerx
Belgium
Sluizen
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Pedro Silva
Portugal
Matosinhos
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Kevin O'Hare
United States
San Carlos
California
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Have signed copy # 5/20
2009-10-23
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Jeff Cramer
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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Steve Sartain
United States
Auburn
California
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Steve Sartain
United States
Auburn
California
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Dr Caligari
United States
King of Prussia
Pennsylvania
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Familjen Tyrland
Sweden
Kista
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Kevin Mc Gowan
United Kingdom
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David And Marie
United States
Chicagoland
Illinois
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Kenneth Chan
United States
Conway
SC
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Scott Caputo
United States
Santa Clara
California
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Steven Nozik
United States
Delmar
New York
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Nick B
United Kingdom
Northamptonshire
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Ryszard Hermaszewski
United Kingdom
Watford
Hertfordshire
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David Mitchell
United States
Elk Grove
CA
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John John
United States
Earth
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Ultraman, here he comes from the sky. Ultraman, watch our hero fly!
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Hi, I'm Ultraman! Home: Nebula M78 Height: 40 meters Weight: 35,000 tons Age: 20,000 years old Flight Speed: Mach 5
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Dave Oleksy
United States
Oakland
California
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Rob
United States
Crescent City
Northern California
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Won in an auction. The cards look like the the best quality. I am wanting to give it a try just because of that! Might be fun!!
2010-12-29
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Brandon Kaya
United States
Minnesota
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2011-06-13
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Jode Smyth
United States
the "real" Northern California!
California
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R S
United States
Salem
Massachusetts
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Bob Pony
United States
San Jose
California
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Eric M. Aldrich I
United States
California
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Michael Kagen
United States
Northbridge
MA
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Dean Longo
United States
Bayville
New Jersey
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Brandon Barlow
United States
Unspecified
Virginia
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Bruce Chiriatti
United States
Los Altos
California
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Mario De Super
United States
San Jose
California
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Ed Kowalczewski
United States
Buffalo
New York
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