Hasbro has announced a new version of Richard Garfield’s classic strategy game Robo Rally, releasing on August 1.

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Players take the role of  robots and direct their movement on the board with playing cards. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, and chaos ensues as players move their robots through an obstacle course of industrial lasers, gaping pits, moving conveyor belts and other robots. The goal is to be the first robot to reach all their checkpoints in numerical order.

The box contains: 16 double-sided game boards, double-sided start board, 6 robot figures, 6 reboot tokens, 36 checkpoint tokens, plastic priority antenna, 6 checkpoints, 48 plastic energy cubes, 30-second sand timer, 6 robot player mats, 40 upgrade cards, 6 twenty-card programming decks, 6 special programming cards, 74 damage cards, and a game guide.

The game is for 2 – 6 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 45 minutes -  2 hours. MSRP is $39.99.