Triple Crown Horse Racing Trivia is a new board game that involves three boards to represent each race leading to the Triple Crown—the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. In order to win and become the next Triple Crown champion, a player's horse must be the first one to cross the finish line for all three races by correctly answering categorial trivia questions.
In this image, I show the actual (front) design of the wooden game box. I also have six different colored game pieces, and a small stack of trivia cards. Inside the box, there is a small compartment in the middle of the box for the game pieces to lay in. To open the box, players will have to slide the cover up.
While the boards all look the same, they are slightly different in regards to the amount of spaces on the tracks. For instance, the Belmont Stakes race has the most amount of spaces compared to the other two. The reason for this is because the Belmont race is the longest race (1.5 miles) in the Triple Crown series. The Kentucky Derby is 1.25 miles, and the Preakness is about 1.2 miles long.
I wanted the game board to have an oval shape to replicate flat racing tracks. I also incorporated a starting gate because in horse racing that is where all the horses are placed in the beginning of the race. Originally, I wanted some parts of the board to have specific instructions telling players to either advance or move back one space.
For the game box cover design, I knew I wanted to display a horse head or create a new Triple Crown design. I decided to go with the horse head.
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