Cars (Shuffle) Card Game
Cars (Shuffle) Card Game is likely to appeal fans of the hit movie franchise based on cars of various shapes, sizes and styles. This game is an authentic card based racing game. It features 2 tracks, with a series of game play mechanisms to move cars along the tracks with the first player to race all their cars past the finishing line being the winner.
At first glance the instructions look a little complicated versus the target age group, but actually once you get into it the game is very straightforward and reasonably compelling. There isn’t a great deal of strategy involved, its more a game of luck of the draw really, but nevertheless we found it be fun.
The game has several notable & attractive features beyond just the gameplay. The game includes 12 acetate style ‘cards, which can be folded to create a 3d racing car card, this is an interesting, quirky and fairly attractive feature. Also, the game comes in a (small) highly practical hard plastic carrying case. We tend to take a practical view of things, and the reality is that regardless of how good a game is, if its packaged in a cardboard outer case in most cases this outer case deteriorates and before long you are left with cards with an elastic band around them…but not in this case!
Finally, there is an App/online content available – showing how the game plays in a nicely out together video demo format, and some added features. At the time we reviewed the game (before launch) we couldn’t actually access the App yet, but we could see the video demo content. Therefore we can’t comment on the quality/experience of the added features on the App.
WHO’S IT FOR: fans of the Cars franchise aged roughly between 5-7 years old.
THE TOY VERDICT: This is a good solid game. Not overly complicated, fairly simple once you get the hang of it, and should be appealing to fans of the Cars franchise.