Monday, May 19, 2014

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like... Pimping - Horse Fever

As of late, I've been busy "pimping" / customizing my games since I've been in quite a downer of a mood. Prettying my games have always made me feel good. :)

Anyway, just thought I would post some of my customized stuff on the blog since, well, since it is a blog, and I can post whatever I want. Hahahaha. :P
Some of these were done a long time ago, like what I am going to post for Horse Fever. But some of my future posts will be about my latest customized stuff which I am really excited about. :D

Horse Fever was the first game in my collection that I pimped.
I very much enjoy the betting and gambling aspect of the game and how players could influence the outcome of the race via action cards and other cunning means. 
I wasn't very happy with the cylinder "horses" that came with the first edition of the game. They totally knocked the theme of the game many notches down. 

1st Edition Cylinder "Horses" Lined Up ( I misplaced the white cylinder )

1st Edition Group Shot

I believe the publisher noticed that too and changed the cylinders for the 2nd edition of the game. 
In the 2nd edition, players now get wooden horses!
Soooo much better

2nd Edition Wooden Horses Lined Up

2nd Edition Wooden Horses Group Shot

Had I initially purchased the 2nd edition of the game, I would have been happy with the wooden horses. 
Unfortunately, my copy was the 1st edition, and I had decided to pimp it before the 2nd edition was announced. Well, I don't think I should say unfortunately, I think it was a good thing cos my "real" horses definitely gave life to the theme and has positively influenced not just the gameplay but also the overall excitement that the players draw from the game. 

Behold! My beautiful horses! *insert whatever sound a horse makes*

Pimped Horses Lined Up

Ready Steady Go !!

Pimped Horses Group Shot !

Two of them have already been given names against their will. The green horse is Spinach and the black horse is Zozo. Haha. Whatever. 
They cost me quite a bit but I am very happy with how they turned out. It may be hard to see from the picture but they have quite a lot of detail and their mane is very finely done. 
I think my favorite is possibly the red "Ferrari" horse. Haha.
Well, expensive thrill but whatever. That being said, I do need to take this game out again soon. It's been awhile. 

I also pimped the money. It was paper money and everyone knows paper money is simply not acceptable. Bought a deck of card money in the end. Money well spent on money. 

Waaaaaay Better Than Paper Money

That's it! 
Entry number 1 done. Stay tuned for the next one!



  1. Where did you get the nice money cards? Looks neat!

    1. I had a guy on BGG print them for me - Nick Hayes
      That was some time back. Apparently he doesnt do that anymore, recommended me to use printerstudio.com

      I just submitted a deck to printerstudio, my first time. Will let you know if their quality is just as good !

  2. Cool! Can't wait to see the quality of those! I want to pimp my airlines europe's money as well.

  3. Well pen........ should also do a write up on Horse fever if possible. Cheers