In Race to the North Pole each player has an expedition team which they have to navigate to the North Pole on the middle of the game board. The first player to get all of his or her pawns there wins the game. Game is played by moving with cards that are in front of you. Some cards allow movement while others also ambushing other players. But ambushing has a price! When ever you tackle another player you have to grab an "Ice Mask Tile", which include equipment and some nasty hazards that might ruin your well planned schemes. Race to the North Pole also features a unique rotating board that simulates the Arctic weather. When a storm hits the board, everything changes! Your movement cards travel on the board and you receive a new set, the arctic maze that is formed out of cracks changes completely and the players travel around the board with the weather. This design has deep strategical elements that make every playthrough exciting and challenging to the very end.