My first race using Championship Formula Racing is about complete and I am about to finish a painful 8th out of 10 drivers. That doesn’t take anything away from this game as I had a blast. Run online over on redscape.com, the race was a true exercise of mental fortitude and wheel to wheel racing. It is amazing to have a relatively slow paced boardgame deliver at least a bit of the excitement of cars going 200+ MPH.
See the race details here.
My comments about the race on the site’s forum:
This race was my first play of CFR and I enjoyed it tremendously. I feel really fortunate to have found Redscape and latch onto a well run race. The pace was fantastic and really kept me involved.
For the race itself, I really tried to squeeze out every ounce of performance that I could find. I also know there were times where I just had to go with the flow. I surprised myself with a few early overtakes but lost those positions just as quickly.
I expected some forced passes to be a more common element of the game. If there were any in our race, I didn’t notice them. I hope my experience carries over to the next race and I can capitalize on some learnings. Anticipating drift opportunities more readily would be one area to improve in.
In the end, very enjoyable and looking forward to more!