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Breakneck Derby

A fast-paced card driven horse racing game for 1 to 10 players.




Breakneck Derby

This is the full "deluxe" version of Breakneck Derby including large board, custom pieces, game box and betting rules.

The jockey atop horse number six took a deep breath and took one last look down at his steady mount. Sure he's a longshot, but something in his eyes seems to say it's his day.

All at once the bell rings, the crowd roars, the gates fly open and they're off! The Breakneck Derby has begun!

Breakneck Derby is a fast-paced card driven horse racing game for 1 to 10 players. Thoroughbreds race around the track based on cards played into a five-card Bonus Hand. Poker and cribbage inspired card play and hand building are easily learned, but guarantee wild, competitive action where no two races are alike!

Push your horse down the straightaway by building hands. Take the inside track in the corners while blocking your opponents and pushing them outside to slow them down! Every card matters, and any horse can be moved by any player, so skillful play and a bit of luck are needed for victory. Play money and optional betting rules up the ante with head-to-head wagers and payoffs for win, place and show!

Perfect for parties, game night, solo play, or a marathon session at the poker table, Breakneck Derby is ideal for families, friends, or more "competitive" social groups!

Is Breakneck Derby victory in the cards? Pick up a copy and find out!


Breakneck Derby is just plain fun. I played it solo and played it with several folks. Great stuff. No matter how many players you have, the game always worked. Games – and the races they represented – were always engaging. Each card played is a horse moved—everything shifts, and not always for the better.
- Father Geek

Horses are constantly passing and/or blocking each other creating a tense race to the finish. We enjoyed Breakneck Derby! If you enjoy racing games and/or poker, I'd recommend to check this game! - Boardgame Ken

Breakneck Derby is a fun, competitive, and engaging game that kept all of our friends on their toes! We played many rounds and each horse race was different than the last. If you love racing games, card games with a twist, and/or competitive games, then Breakneck Derby will be perfect for your next game night! - Game Night Gods

[Breakneck Derby] was a great time! This I see definitely coming back to the table, and I definitely think is going to be an "In-law Approved Game!" Without a doubt!" - King Scott, Level Up Board Game Podcast








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Average Rating 2 reviews
Publish Date July 24, 2021
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

In short and in summary, this is a great game. So do play it the very first chance you get. I bet it crosses the finish line as a winner. And that’s an easy bet to make

  • Horse racing, poker and cribbage...together at last!
  • Ten beautifully illustrated thoroughbreds are ready to run!
  • The perfect blend of family fun and cutthroat competition!

Big Ham Games

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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