Clever Mojo Games and Game Salute are planning a Gen Con 2013 release for the cleverly named elephant racing game, Formula E
. Master game designer Bruno Faldutti (Mystery of the Abbey, Lost Temple, Isla Dorada, SmileyFace
) collaborated with Sergio Halaban and Andre Zatz on Formula E
, a fast-paced game in which 3-6 players (ages 14 and up) race their elephant pawns through an Indian village, over treacherous mountains, through tiger-infested jungles, and across parched deserts seeking to be the first to complete the course.
The chief game mechanism in Formula E
is hand management as players use their cards to advance their elephants through the course. Since the elephants are moving in a crowd, the elephants push the elephants in front of them until the frontrunners hit an obstacle, then the active elephant pushes sideways until a path is clear to move forward again. Players have access to various cards that change the way their elephants move in a unique manner that has them pushing and dodging and charging along the track, plus there are cards that players can use to benefit themselves and hinder their opponents.