Days of Wonder Announces Heat: Pedal to the Metal

Days of Wonder Announces Heat: Pedal to the Metal

A new Formula One racing game


PARIS — June 30, 2022 — Today, Days of Wonder announced Heat: Pedal to the Metal, a new Formula One racing game set in the 1960s from Asger Harding Granerud & Daniel Skjold Pedersen.

Based on simple and intuitive hand management, Heat: Pedal to the Metal puts players in the driver's seat of intense car races. They are jockeying for position to cross the finish line first, while managing their car’s speed if they don’t want to overheat. Selecting the right upgrades for their car will help them hug the curves and keep their engine cool enough to maintain top speeds. But ultimately, their driving skills will be the key to victory!

Drivers will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a single race or use the Championship System to play a whole season in one game night, customizing their car before each race to claim the top spot of the podium. However, they will have to be careful as the weather, road conditions and events will change every race and will spice-up their championship. Players can also enjoy a solo mode with the Legends Module or add automated drivers as additional opponents in multiplayer games.

“When we first started working on Heat: Pedal to the Metal in 2018 our motivation was to make a Formula One racing game that could reach a wide family audience, while remaining interesting to gamers,” explains Asger Harding Granerud & Daniel Skjold Pedersen. “Not a convoluted betting game, but a racing game where first across the finish line wins. This meant we couldn't create a rules behemoth that would run long, it had to be done within an hour,” they continued.

Heat: Pedal to the Metal is a standalone game designed for 1 to 6 players and plays in 30 to 60 minutes. It includes 2 giant double-sided boards (4 tracks), 4 Track cards, 6 race cars and matching Gear pawns, 6 player mats, 72 Speed cards, 48 Heat cards & 37 Stress cards, 114 Upgrade cards, 35 Sponsorship cards, 10 Legends cards, 10 Event cards, 1 Legends mat & 1 Championship mat, 6 Weather Tokens & 12 Road Conditions Tokens, 2 Press Corner Standees, 1 Scorepad and 2 Rules booklets. Heat: Pedal to the Metal is expected to be available in October at Essen Spiel and then in Fall worldwide at a suggested retail price of $74,99/64,99€.

To learn more about the game, visit the official website.




About Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder develops and publishes unique games in their genre. The company's "Play Different" slogan reflects its vision of publishing: Days of Wonder limits its productions to very few new games, focusing on quality rather than quantity, and developing highly refined digital adaptations. The unparalleled successes—such as Ticket to Ride®, the world's best-selling train game; Small World® and its epic conquests in a fantastic universe; and Memoir '44®, the World War II reference game with over twenty expansions—motivate Days of Wonder to raise the bar ever higher. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 40 countries and their digital versions are available on the App Store, Google Play, Steam, and the Days of Wonder website at