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Breakneck Derby - Lite Edition

All the racing excitement of Breakneck Derby at half the price!




Breakneck Derby - Lite Edition

This is the Breakneck Derby "Lite" Edition, an affordable way to enjoy all the excitement of Breakneck Derby!

The Breakneck Derby Lite Edition features the same exciting card-driven horse racing action as the original Breakneck Derby at half the price!

The Lite Edition has a smaller board, sticker pawn pieces, no betting accessories, and no game box (available separately). Otherwise, it features the same exciting game play as Breakneck Derby! (Bringing cutthroat family fun to the masses!)

If you're looking for a more luxurious boardgaming experience, please check out the full Breakneck Derby shop page! (Link in the Related Games section on this page.)

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.

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 full game (left) and Breakneck Derby Lite (right) shown for comparison of size and components.)




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Publish Date October 07, 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 does not come in a box.
  • 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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