The Game

The Cyclists Game is a race game with dice. Each player has a team made up of three hand-painted lead miniature cyclists.

With a very simple set of rules, The Cyclists Game, accurately reproduces the strategy and circumstances of a real race.

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With a very simple set of rules, The Cyclists Game, accurately reproduces the strategy and circumstances of a real race. Teamwork for the leader, or for a rider that has fallen behind. The power of the "peloton" when it is trying to catch up with a cyclist that has run away. The speed of a "démarrage" no one can follow. The stretching of the "peloton" when the ones on the lead speed up. The swiftness of a sprint... and many more things which you will discover.

The Cyclists

There are two box models, each with five different teams.

The 5 teams in FL model.
The 5 teams in IS model

Teams

Each team has three cyclists represented in different positions. The three are equal in playing terms, but the player can easily tell them apart.

The game box

The game box contains::

  • 15 cyclists
  • a bag with dice
  • a bag with bonus counters
  • board cards
  • instructions.

Models

There are two box models, each with five different teams. If both boxes are acquired, there will be 10 teams available, so up to 10 players can play.

Box Model FL
Box Model IS

Board

The board is composed of 12 modular cards. Eight curved cards and four straight-edged ones. Each card is divided into five boxes, so the complete circuit has 60 boxes.

Circuits

Dice and bonus counters

Cyclists move forward as a result of rolling two dice. Each box has 4 dice with dots and 16 mm sides.

See the two dice throw result probability chart.

Bonus counters are obtained by drafting, and they are used to add to the movement of the cyclists.

A cyclist move (the total number obtained when rolling the dice) can be increased by one, two or three bonus counters.The triangular pieces mark the start point and the finish line in closed circuits, or bonus sprints, if they are used.

Game modes

There are many game modes, here follow three of them:

Classic Race:

One-day, single stage road races. More.

Grand Tours:

With several stages, these are the world’s most prestigious cycling races: the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España. More.

Elimination Race:

This is the most exciting game mode because players need to place all of their cyclists in a good position, or else they will be removed from the game. More.

Instructions

The Cyclists Game is a race game with dice. The distinctive feature of the game is that the cyclists can “draft”. Instead of rolling the dice for one of the cyclists of a player’s team, the player can decide to follow in the slipstream, i.e. “draft”, of the previous cyclist. In doing so, the player will get a bonus counter. There is one exception to this situation explained below.

Downloads Instructions

Contact

THE CYCLISTS GAME, designed by
Nacho Lavernia (lavernia-cienfuegos.com)

If you want to buy The Cyclists Game: nacho@losciclistas.com