Players deploy tokens to give their moves a special bonus. More tokens can be earned by impressing the crowd with large matching card plays. Players may choose to delay using their best sets until they're big enough to qualify for a fan token.
Some races will be violent and others calm, depending upon whether the players and emperor behave disruptively. Attacks cause damage, which reduces movement speed. Players who specialize in recovery moves may overcome damage quickly. Others may need to carefully deploy their shields on turns when violence is expected.
It's not always clear who's winning the race. Being in front of the pack may not be as important as developing a critical skill, collecting powerful tokens, or keeping damage low. Whip icons allow those who have fallen behind to surge back into competition.
Charioteer is easy to learn. It can be played by bright kids as well as adults. Despite its accessibility, it is a game of skill.
- Two 17" x 22" Mounted Mapboards
- 6 Player Chariot Pieces (wood)
- 147 Card Charioteer Decks
- 24 Card Skills Deck
- 6 Player Boards (thick card stock)
- 30 Player Tokens, 5 per player (screen printed wooden blocks)
- 60 Fan Tokens (screen printed wooden blocks)
- 24 Skill Markers in 6 colors, 4 markers per player (wooden hex blocks)
- 40 Damage Cubes
- One wooden Round Tracker
- One Draw Bag
- One D6 Custom die
GAME DESIGN: Matt Calkins