3-8 players, ages 12+, 40-80+ minutes
by Lucky Loser
The legendary distance and one of the most famous track and field races is the 1,500 meters. In this game, you're one of the eight runners in a 1500 m race.
1500 m has a luck-free movement system and uses Euro mechanics: bidding and management. Players always choose in every round how much they advance, but you have to manage your 100 mental strength points over the whole of the race.
Each round has three phases:
- Card phase: Each player chooses a movement card and there is a simultaneous bid (using mental strength points) for winning an advantage action.
- Pace phase: Each player can keep, increase, or decrease their current pace (spending mental strength points).
- Extra mental strength points cost phase: Runners spend extra mental stength points because of wear and according to their positions.
Using your strategy correctly and knowing when to take risks, you can become the next 1500m champion.
The game includes rules for dummy runners as well as rules for a shorter 800-meter race.