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Hydroracers retraces the great epic of the Schneider Trophy of the 1920s in an incredible seaplane race. Campaign launch on April 21st 2022

Project story

1 - 4
Play time
45 min
10 +
game components
resource management

The rewards

The core box

The expansion kit

The models

The book


Stretch goals ( - / - unlocked)


It is possible to acquire complementary products to the classic rewards.

How to play?

  • Each player has a deck of 10 cards. He draws the first 3 cards, plays one and replenishes his hand. The player advances the number of spaces indicated on the card he played.
  • The round is played in the order of the position of the planes.
  • The first aircraft suffers a -1 penalty on his movement due to the air resistance.
  • An aircraft immediately behind another benefits from a +1 suction to its movement. 
  •  When a plane crosses a curve, it draws a danger token if its speed (modified) is higher than the value of the curve.
  • When a plane ends up on the same square as another plane, it is a dangerous overtaking and draws a danger token from its bag.
  • In basic mode, if the danger token is yellow, it is a damage and the player places it on his cockpit. If the danger token is black, it is a simple warning and the player discards this token.
  • In expert mode, if the player draws a damage token, he places it on the area of his choice on his cockpit which indicates where the next token he draws will be placed. If it is a warning token, he also places it on his cockpit, but this neutralizes the covered square and stops the chain of damage.
You know enough to understand the race... to go further, download the game rules!

The shipping costs

A crowdfunding campaign allows a project to exist. It is not simply a purchasing platform. It allows to collect funds, these funds are used to produce games and then to deliver them to your home. All these steps take time: finalizing the design, production, freight and shipping are all necessary steps to receive your game in your mailbox.

The team

HydroRacers comes from a team of companies and institutions that merge their talents to produce a remarkable game.
The well known game production skills of Platypus Game, the aviation expertise and passion of Hun in the Sun, the historical advice of the Aeronautica Militare (the Italian Air Force). Platypus will be in charge of the gameplay and the production. Hun in the Sun will take care of the design for beauty and accuracy.
Aeronautica Militare will be in charge of providing the most accurate material and to support the Team activities in the aviation field. 

Risks and challenges

There are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to anything produced in China, such as: Production delays Shipping delays Customs delays.The risk is heightened by the COVID and UKRAINE crisis. The estimated delivery date for this project is the April of 2023, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others. We've done our best to minimize this as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all.

Refunds and cancellation

Refunds will be available until the pledge manager closes. Failure to complete the pledge manager before the closure date may delay or result in forfeiture of your pledge rewards.