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At Full Throttle

Vroam vroam… At the top start, follow the circuit, from map to map, and find which car will be at the top of the grand prix.

Number of players
2 to 4 players
From 5 years
Less than 30 minutes
Roberto Fraga
Thies Schwarz


AT FULL THROTTLE is a very simple game. You can explain and play it in a matter of seconds. The box contains a deck of cards, a colored dice, six little wooden cars. The goal is to mentally guess the color of the car you must grab, by observing the cards, and grab the correct wooden car as fast as you can.

One player shuffles the cards and places three at the center of the table. He rolls the die and the mental race begins. The die indicates a color. On the first card you must spot the car that matches the color of the die. Then you must follow the line that leads to a second car. Find that car on the second card, follow the line… The final color indicates which wooden car you must grab.

You can change the difficulty by choosing easy cards (shorter lines), or harder cards (longer lines, much more entertwined). You can also vary the number of cards in play. A turn is very fast and lasts only a few seconds and you can play many turns in a row.

AT FULL THROTTLE is simple, but it makes you think and focus at full speed. It’s suitable for every age, children or adults, and provides a unique atmosphere, a bit like Jungle Speed.

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How did I create the game?

The idea came from those games you find in newspapers, in which you must find your way in a maze of threads. The innovation is to create a unique sequence of cards for each game !

My first prototype was set in the universe of the faeries, but HABA chose to turn it into a car race. I would thank them for the name of the french version : GRAND PRIX DE SAN ROBERTO. It’s a great honor to have a game titled after you.

A few years ago, I went to an Orthoptist, and each time I used one of his machines i though about that game. I eventually offered her a copy. A few weeks later, she sent me an email, telling me that she used the game , and even advised other doctors to use it for their sessions !

ME WANT COOKIES/SAN ROBERTO/AMAZING RACE is one of those games that can easily be adapted in giant versions. You just have to print 5 yellow cards (easy), 3 red cards (hard) on A3 sheets, and number them from 1 to 8.

Then put them randomly on walls of a big room, gather the players around the N°1 and let them run around to find the sequence that goes from card to card.

The first player to give you the color of the finish car wins. It’s giant !

As IELLO (The French distributor) has unfortunately stop it, the game is available in France.