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The Appleton Way

A sporting chance of success for everyone, everytime

Welcome to Appleton Games...

We are offer a wide range of carefully designed board games based on a unique system called ‘The Appleton Way’.
We offer a remarkable new way of playing board games, that gives everyone a very good chance of winning. Whether you are trailing at the back or feel like you are on the verge of losing, there is always a chance the underdog could come back and win!
We are always working on new games to offer to the increasingly popular tabletop market, so register to our newseller to  see what new board games we’ve got coming soon for you.
Our mission is to produce entertaining, thoughtful and educational games with high quality components, and reasonable prices.


Most frequent questions and answers

42 space track/circuit consists of several unique rules & regulations plus features that interact throughout the game giving everyone a sporting chance of success at all times despite what position they find themselves in.

Depending on how many races (max 6 races min 1) the game time is 10 – 60 minutes. Each race is approximately 10 minutes in duration and there is a minimum of 1 and the maximum of 6 races per championship. It is not possible to play more than 6 races.
The game is designed for 1-6 players but all 12 cars MUST start every race no matter how many players compete. When there’s more than 1 player YOU must share the teams out by dividing them between the number of players and each player then plays for the colour team/teams – e.g. 3 players will have 2 teams each.
Unlike many other board games GB Racers can be played by a single player. Still using all 12 cars they must first choose a colour and play against themselves trying still to break the many records and perform the several challenges along the way. They MUST play for all 6 teams and try to break the many records whilst still competing for their chosen colour.
It is appropriate for ages 7 plus.
GB stands for the 20 sided rich reward ‘GOLDEN BALL’ dice.
A 42 space racing board, a pack of 12 F1 style racing cars, 3 dice, 7 small marker cars, 21 cards, a rule sheet and 5 double sided score sheets.
Both START & FINISH have the magnificent F77 reward space that is alive at all times, so cars can start a Mega Move scenario that can win them either the race or even the championship in 1 move! Unique because this is a specific design that gives every player an assured hope of either catching up or a try at winning the race or championship in 1 move. There is also the GB 5 + move that can begin at the start of the race which can also enhance the possibility of winning.
The winner is the first player to score 77 or more points with the same colour team adding their 2 cars scores together after every player has had the same amount of turns once the 3 car freeze has been accomplished.
The race cannot end until at least 3 cars have crossed the finishing line and the last car on the grid has completed their turn, as indicated by the marker cars. This unique ruling is called THE 3 CAR FREEZE and means that a car who wins the race can be outpointed by other cars in the race because they may gain bonus points that the winner failed to achieve. (see rules of the game – the 3 car freeze)
GB Racers: The Ultimate Car Racing Board Game costs £34:99
Delivery is FREE

Our Games...

GBRacers: The Ultimate Car Racing Board Game is our first game launched into the public domain.  We also have 12 other unique games lined up for you. All designed with the Appleton Way system of playing where you will never know you are beaten until the very last roll of the dice.
Our unique score dice, cards & board game play rules guarantees that you are always in with a sporting chance of success.
Our aim is for everyone to enjoy our games and at all times be prepared for a surprise or two, ie the underdog making a come back and the leader being piped at the post! We can assure you that this will and does happen on a regular basis. You will never know you are beaten – it’s that good! Success is never guaranteed but fun and laughter certainly are with the Appleton Way of playing.

The Appleton Way...

At Appleton Games we have a unique way of playing games, where every player no matter what their ability is in with a sporting chance of success AT ALL TIMES!

Taste and see that we can deliver what the BBC recently refered to as the ‘Ideal Game’, where the winner believes they have won because of their skill and the losers believe they have lost because they have had bad luck. The simplier the game, the better – simple and intuitive, where the players are involved in making intelligent decisions – but at the same time the game must have elements of luck and moderate amounts of skill and a spirit of competition. A key part to a successful game would be interaction – ie for all players to be able to move each others pieces. 

The Appleton Way ticks ALL these boxes and more! By our unique methods of card, dice and positional game play, anybody can play and will be in with a sporting chance of success AT ALL TIMES!!

The proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating - so taste and see that the Appleton Way is the best way to play!!

The GB Racers Board Game Layout


The Appleton Way of play is family orientated and structured to give everyone a sporting chance of success.
We have been greatly influenced and encouraged in particular by two well respected and knowledgable members of the board game world – William Maclean and Mary Couzin. Mary Couzin founded the Chicago International Toy and Game Fair.

Our unique rules promote fair play on a level playing field for everyone who participates.


What People Say About GB Racers

Best car racing game I’ve played. The F1 racing board game is simple enough for a child to understand, with enough depth for proper gamers to enjoy. Great family fun, like it, says on the box it’s The ultimate car racing game’. Definitely a great buy for all F1 racing followers.

Nick banduch

Trowbridge , Wiltshire

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“There is little in the way of genuine originality and board game publishers are likely to jump at a board game that is original, fun and highly attractive in the market. The problem is, of course, coming up with a new idea that has all of those qualities!”

–  William Maclean

We at Appleton Games believe we have that new idea and we use it in ALL of our games!

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Phone: +44 (0)1225 975 770

Appleton Games

Appleton House, 12 The Down, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8QW

Office Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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