Transformers is a race-style game for two to four players. Each player has three transforming robots as game counters. These robots transform from spaceships to robots. At the start of the game, all counters are placed in the start square, in spaceship mode. Each player is also dealt five cards, bearing numbers and pictures of various Transformers: 1 is Motormaster, 2 is Silverbolt, 3 is Cyclonus, 4 is Defensor and 5 is Galvatron.
On a player’s turn, he/she throws the dice and moves one of his/her counters. When two counters of opposing players land on the same square, a fight ensues. The fight is carried out with cards. Both players place a card face up on the table. The player with the higher card wins. On a draw, the fight is repeated. The losing counter transforms into spaceship mode (if not already) and moves back to the start square, while the winning counter transforms into robot mode (if not already) and stays in place. The players then replenish their cards. The only exceptions are certain “safe” squares on the board, where fights do not happen.
The player who first gets all three of his/her counters in robot mode to the special energised square at the end of the board wins.