© Aaron D. Fuegi
Lunatix Loop (Locust) - Light racing game where players try to be first to complete 3 laps around a track. Each turn each person simultaneously secretly chooses one of 5 action cards (Ram, Decelerate, Drop Oil/Spikes/Glue, Accelerate, UTurn) to play and then cards are acted on in the listed order (with Speed then race Position as tie breakers).
I have played it twice and really enjoyed it both times although I really think there need to be more special cards (much like the Option cards in RoboRally and only available when making a pit stop) and hazard cards (and that these need to be worse than they are).
One really interesting element the game has which I can't remember seeing before is 3 Luck (mulligan) chips which let you cancel any bad card draw and get a random new one 3 times during the game. Making good use of these is critical. This one also deserves kudos for its graphic design from a one-man company. The icons on the cards are incredibly clear and easy to figure out. The special cards summary on the back of the rules is also excellent and easy to use.
Initial Rating: 8 (could go up a bit but probably not above 8.5)