Ideal for those late night get togethers over a bottle of Vodka and a kebab.
Lot of fun I reckon for a little price and you could win yourself a few quid too (especially if you can work out how to fiddle the magnets !!)
Vouchers do works as I tried them last night.
Don't forget Quidco at 10% UPDATE: QUIDCO TRACKS AT £1.02
Net price should be approx £12.60 although one musn't rely on the Quidco part.
Here's the Firebox Blurb:
Before the invention of batteries, magnets and plastic geegees, racing horses indoors was a very silly idea. And getting that manure out of the carpet would have been a nightmare. But thanks to Horse Racing Derby you can place your bets, scream your head off and enjoy the thrills and spills of a day at the races whenever you fancy. You won't even need a bag of oats.
This nail-bitingly brilliant game is a real crowd pleaser and it's perfect for parties and office-based shenanigans. Simply select your favourite horse from the five at the gate, choose between two or three laps and hit start. Aaaaand there off!
As the gate opens, the magnetic geegees start galloping around in a highly amusing manner, accompanied by a delightfully daft blast of catchy music. At the end of each lap the top three horses are displayed on an electronic board in the middle of the track. It's just like being at the races, minus the tipsy toffs and idiotic millinery.
Unlike real racing the winner of each meet is completely unpredictable, so everyone who's had a flutter is in with a shout. Once you get into the swing of things you'll be yelling yourself hoarse (or should that be horse?), creating your own betting rules and even providing commentary in the style of that posh bloke who sounds like he's overdosed on energy drinks. You can also give your horses suitably random names ?a the real thing. We just watched Endupasglue pipping Party Politics to the post in the Firebox Handicap.
As well as its place-your-bets brilliance, Horse Racing Derby is ideal for deciding on forfeits - ie: whoever wins the 3.30 Postroom Chase has to buy the coffees; whoever comes last has to drop their trousers and run through accounts humming Crazy Horses by the Osmonds.
In fact, in terms of raw entertainment, Horse Racing Derby is in a photo finish with some of the most thrilling games out there. So giddy-up and hit the Buy button or we'll starttalkingreallyfastlikethatcommentatorbloke!
Racecourse lighting does not give off any light
Small screwdriver is needed for the battery compartment
Switch toy off before inserting batteries
Race up to 5 horses against each other
The starter gate actually opens and the horses burst out of the stalls
Race two or three times around the track (switchable)
The horses are pulled along by magnets discreetly positioned underneath the track to give the impression that the horses legs are actually galloping
There is a random winner each time to ensure everybody is kept on the edge of the seat
The final positions are posted on the built in LCD screen that is positioned in the middle of the track
5x Magnetic horses
4x Model plastic lights
1x Winners sign
2x Big signs
1x Start barrier
1x Sheet of stickers
1x Instruction sheet
Box approximately - 82cm(W) x 44cm(H) x 10cm(D)
Game approximately - 79cm(W) x 40cm(H) x 8cm(D)
4x D Batteries (Not supplied)