Mario Kart as a videogame is brilliant. But the board game? Ehhh...
Yes, there's a Mario Kart board game. Or rather there will be. Japanese company Epoch showed off two new board games at the Tokyo Toy Show 2010 earlier this week: one for Super Mario Bros., and one for Mario Kart. These will be out later this year.
Mario Kart (the board game) is a 2-player game that bears as much resemblance to Nintendo's classic racer as I do to Robert Pattinson. The basic gist: move a ball forward through a little Mario Kart circuit by mashing buttons and arrive at the checkered flag first to win. Surprise surprise, it looks as good as it sounds:
[YouTube, via Akihibara News]