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Fastrack Review

No. of players: 2
Amount of time to play: 10 min
Age requirements: 5+
Set-up time: minimal

Fastrack is an action-packed dexterity game. You must get all ten disks onto your opponent’s side of the board while they are trying to accomplish the same thing.

Fastrack Rules Description:

You and your opponent begin the game with five disks. The board is split evenly in half by a piece of wood that has a slot in it. You have an elastic cord to shoot the disks through the slot to the other side.

If disks go off the board they are not used the rest of that round and you may only use one finger to move disks and shoot them.

Once all ten disks are on one side of the board the round ends. The player to win the best of three rounds is the winner.

Quick Review of Fastrack:

Fastrack is quick to play and fun for all. Since there are no turns the action is fast-paced and non-stop. The tension gets high once your opponent has only a disk or two on their side. So you best act and aim fast.

The components for this game are great. The game is strongly constructed and the elastic cord is strong. The rules are pretty simple but the sheet included is well-written.

I like just how fast this game plays and how long it takes to play. You can play a round in two to four minutes. So playing a game in less than ten minutes is very possible. You could play a family tournament in a half hour and everyone can enjoy the fun.

I also like how you can handicap this game based on the players. My son enjoys the game a lot but if we both start with five disks I usually win. I tried giving him three and keeping seven and our win ratio is much closer. It is nice to be able to adjust for age and skill level in this type of game.

If you have kids and want to get a dexterity game they can enjoy and compete with you, try out Fastrack. It appeals to all ages and is easy to take out and play in a short amount of time.

Score and synopsis: (Click here for an explanation of these review categories.)
Strategy 1 out of 6
Luck 4 out of 6
Player Interaction 5 out of 6
Replay Value 3 out of 6
Complexity 1 out of 6
Fun 4 out of 6
Overall 4 out of 6

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