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The sloth race story
You are Sloths — cuddly, lazy, and (oh well) slothful.
All Animals (including humans) like to take vacations, so everyone is together at a country resort. You Sloths are sitting around in your beloved trees, of course, while all the other Animals are running throughout the resort. You want to look around, too, and traveling around the resort to pick up tasty Leaves would be great — but running around yourselves is just too tedious. All the other Animals are having fun, and you want that, too, but...you are so slothful.
And then you have an idea: You‘ll let yourselves be carried around by the other Animals, thus getting around nicely. The other Animals have so much energy that they will gladly carry you. They aren‘t slothful! Which of you Sloths will be the first to get through the entire country and be victorious? You are ambitious, but so lazy!
The idea of the sloth race
Fast Sloths is a race game that at its core is a classic pick-up-and-deliver game — except that you yourselves are the cargo being delivered. You are being carried along the whole way and never take a single step on your own!
You always play with 6 out of 12 different Animal Species, and you can place the giant Game Board in 4 different combinations. On a turn, you draw 2-3 Cards of different Animal Species from the top of their face-up decks, then you play as many Animal Cards as you like of a single Species. Each Animal Species provides a different type of movement or interaction with you, with ants carrying you along in a chain, or the elephant throwing you with its trunk.
Fast Sloths is a game free from randomness that evolves only through the interaction between the players, doing so without any “take that“ mechanisms — except for you snatching an Animal from under the other players‘ noses because you need to use it yourself. Each race offers new challenges for you to get to the different trees faster than the other Sloths. Enjoy all 256 different combinations, each with countless starting positions of the Animals on the Game Board...