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April 2017

There are more and more cycling-related card games, some of them really beautiful. I used to list them all together, but It does't not make much sense anymore. Even though they are not properly "board games", from now on expect to find a page for every card game, and to have them listed in the main section. However, the older card games will remain in the card games section until I have time to do justice to each one.

I have added a couple of games that are reprinted in the book
Il gioco dell'Oca; Un libro da leggere, da guardare, da giocare (see bibliography). I am not breaking my rule of featuring only games that I have in my collection or, at least, that I have photographed myself personally, since this is a large book that reproduces the games in a playable format.
 

Games Added:

Course Michelin (Genilloud/Michelin, France, 1894 / reprinted in the book Il gioco dell'Oca, 1981)
Giro d'Italia Lion Noir (Luigi Biffi/Lion, Noir, Italy, 1919 / reprinted in the book Il gioco dell'Oca, 1981)
Legenden Internationaler Radsport Quartett (Marcel Michel, Switzerland, 2015)
Rondespel (Vlaanderens Mooiste Spel) (Belgium, 2016)
Coup de Bordure (Jérôme Kaplan, France, 2017) (unpublished - rules available to download)
 

Comments and/or pictures added:

Bicycle Race (UK, ca. 1900)
Breaking Away (John Harrington, Fiendish Games, UK, 1996)
Flamme Rouge (Asger Sams Granerud / Lautapelit, Danmark / Finland, 2016)
Giro D'Italia (Esploriamo, 1959) Mistery solved!
Il Giro d'Italia! (Casa Editrice Astorina, Italy, ca. 1958)
La Grande Boucle (Phil Riviere, Downey Games, 2008 / free download, 2011)
Great Bicycle Road Race Game (Royal Series Of Games, UK, ca. 1910)
Pro Cycling Trumps (Jim McLeman/Pro Cycling Trumps, United Kingdom, 2014-)
Pluto Big Bike Race Game (Western Publishing Company/Walt Disney, USA, 1974)
Tour de France (Homas Spelen, Netherlands, ca. 1966)
Wieler Sport-Spel (J. Vlieger / De Lage Landen, Netherlands, 1891 / 1972)
 

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February 2017

I have been quite busy lately, and I have not had time to update the site. I do not have many new games to add, but I have some comments on games, new pictures, details, etc... that some pople have sent (thanks, guys!) or that I have found by myself. I am afraid you will have to wait.

However, I told you not to miss the December edition of the Cycling World Magazine. I did not tell you why, but some of you guessed it: this website appeared on the Christmas Edition of the magazine.


You can download the PDF here.



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November 2016

Tip: Do not miss the December edition of the Cycling World Magazine.More about it soon ;-)


Games Added:

Die Radrennbahn (Likuna, Germany, 1910s)
Simplex Spel (Daan Hoeksema / Simplex Fabrieken , Netherlands, ca 1930)
Sverige Loppet (Bertil Almqvist / Aristospel, Sweden, ca. 1960)
Flamme Rouge (Asger Sams Granerud / Lautapelit, Danmark / Finland, 2016)
Spinoly (unpublished)
Veldiv Femenino (Alberto Quintairos, Spain) (unpublished)


Comments and/or pictures added:

Tour de France (Plasman, France, 1960s)
Boosting Bike (Josephus Noben, Belgium, 2014)
Linkeballen (Hulst Games, Netherlands, 2015)
Eric Fottorino's game (unpublished)

 

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October 2016

A new cycling game "FLAMME ROUGE" will be presented at the Essen fair. The game designer, Asger Sans Granerud, will be demoing the game (at least) on Friday (15h00-16h00) and Saturday (10h00-12h00) at the Lautapeli booth (Hall 3, booth L-116). I needed an excuse like this to attend the fair, and this year I am not missing it. If you happen to be around, I hope we can meet there.

PS: I have already received my copy of the game. It looks great and plays even better. Soon on this site! If you cannot wait, you can download the game's rules here.
 

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August 2016

A few months ago I was interviewed by Ali Sinan Deniz and Selman Baydar for the Turkish online cycling magazine La Gruppa. However, I was not aware that the interview had already been published. Finally, here it is. Let me warn you that (a) the interview is in Turkish, naturally, and (b) Google Translator is not always that good with Turkish. The pictures are nice, though ;-)
 

 

Games added:

Holland Wielersport (C.J.J. Dalmeijer, Netherlands, 1940s)
A Qui Le Tour? (Guillaume Nanot / Apicoove, France, 2016)
Cycling Heroes. Who Is The Fastest? (Winning Moves, UK, 2015) (under card games)


Comments and/or pictures added:

Wieler Sport-Spel (J. Vlieger / De Lage Landen, Netherlands, 1891 / 1972)
Die Rad-Wettfahrt (Oehmigke und Riemschneider, Germany, 1910s)
Les 6 Jours de Paris (Gérard Bliekast, France, 1934)
Jeu du Rallye-Cycliste (Chambre Syndicale du Cycle et du Motocycle, France, 1930s)
Sprint / La Gran Vuelta Ciclista En Casa (Spain, 1995)
 

Unpublished games:

I added a new picture to the velodrome game I added in june, and I have started a new section for games about which I have very little documentation but which I feel it is important to document nonetheless. I have also added a picture of Ludo Nauws' fantastic wooden velodrome.

 

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July 2016

I went to see the Tour: Here I am in my Arrivée jersey on the Peyresourde climb with my nephew Nicolau.
(PS: We are not the ones who painted "Valverde" on the road...)

 

Games added:

Velodrome (Jack Jaffe, UK, 2014)
Tour Du Jour (Tulip Games/RTL7, Netherlands, 2015)
Climbs (Jim McLeman/Pro Cycling Trumps, UK, 2016)

Unpublished velodrome game (France) (unpublished)


Comments and/or pictures added:

Le Jeu du Tour de France (Pierre Blanchet/OGEP, France, 1949)
Pro Cycling Trumps: 2016 Women (under card games)

 

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June 2016

Games added:

Bicycleclub (Æ, Germany, ca. 1900)
Sechstage-Rennen (Fritz Homann A.G., Germany, 1926)
Jeu du Tour de France Butagaz (Butagaz, France, 1936)
Les Six Jours de Paris (Pierre Aroutcheff / Jeux & Stratégie, France, 1984)
Gépat (Gépat / Sprint International, France, 1980s)
Le Jeu des 7 Familles du Peloton (Pif Gadget, France, 1989) (under card games)
Cyclisme-Question (CB Créations, France, 1997)

Flamme Rouge (unpublished)

Comments and/or pictures added:

Le Petit Vélodrome (Sporlux, France)
Mountain Bikes (F.X. Schmidt, Germany) (under card games)

 

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April 2016

Although I have more games to add, and although this site is mainly about board games not card games, I could not wait to include the two new Pro Cycling Trups decks. Keep an eye on the site for the other news.


Games added:

Pro Cycling Trumps. 2016 edition (Pro Cycling Trumps, United Kingdom, 2016) (under card games)
Pro Cycling Trumps. Track Edition (Pro Cycling Trumps, United Kingdom, 2016) (under card games)

 

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March 2016

This is getting serious! Master thesis by Sandra Lieners "Cyclomanie im Spiel. Radfahrer/innen in europäischen und amerikanischen Brettspielen von 1885 bis 1910", which focuses on focuses on the significance of cycling as a cultural and social activity based on European and American board games. A major work on the subject. I have not read it yet (almost 300 pages in German... it will take some time) but I am proud to have helped with a few pictures. You can download it here.


Games added:

6-Tage-Rennen mit Rundengewinn (Ruro-Spiele, Germany, 1920s)
Das Dansommer Radtour-Spiel (Dansommer, Germany, ca. 2000)
Attack The Pack (Con Gas Games, UK, 2015)
Le Tour de France - La boite à quizz (Jean Paul Ollivier / Marabout, France, 2015)
 

A couple of games added to the unpublished games section. In the book "C'est Mon Tour" (Eden, 2003), a compilation of Tour de France souvenirs by French writers, there are two descriptions of games played in their childhoods by Eric Fottorino and Gérard Mordillat. Fottorino also mentions his game in the book "Petit éloge de la bicyclette" (Folio2€, 2007). Both games have some similarities, using metal riders they already had (that was France) and a couple of dice. What strikes me most is that both use 2 dice to move riders. The games I used to invent when I was a kid used one one die. My guess is that in Spain anybody doing a similar game would use just one die, while I am not so sure in other countries. I would love to hear your opinion about it, and to know if you made similar games.

Éric Fottorino's game
Gerard Mordillat's  game


Comments and/or pictures added:

Le Petit Vélodrome (Sporlux, France)
 

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January 2016

Happy new year everybody! My Christmas present arrives a little late, and it is not properly a board game, but if you click here you will find the jerseys of the 24 teams that took part in the 2015 Tour de France or Vuelta a España (sorry for the italian friends who would have prefered the Giro). They are formatted to make a memory game. You just have to print them twice, cut them and paste onto something rigid and with homogeneous back (the easiest solution, of course is to use an old memory game if you happen to have one of the right size).


Games added:

Tour d'Autriche 2014 (Radlobby Österreich, Austria, 2014)
Sicher auf dem Fahrrad (Angelika Will & Jürgen Lange/ASS, Germany, 1991)


Comments and/or pictures added (and a mystery solved!):

Butagaz, le Tour de France du premier butane français (Butagaz, France, 1934)
Le Tour Butagaz (Butagaz, France, 1935)
L'Échappée Infernale (Jérôme Valadie/Varo Éditions, France, 2001)
L'Échappée Infernale (version 2009) (Jérôme Valadie/Varo Éditions, France, 2009)
 


A year has passed since the Charlie Hebdo killings.
Here is a cycling-game-related drawing by Tignous.




 

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December 2015

Sad news. Rob Bontembal, creator of Homas Tour (aka Um Reifenbreite) passed away unexpectedly on october 23rd. If you can read Dutch, here is his obituary. It is a good moment to review the early designs of his game that he was kind enough to show me when I visited him a few years ago.
 

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October 2015

Games added:

Jeu Vittel spécial Tour de France (Nestlé, France, 2015)
Pocket Sports Cycling Tour (Hamish Sterling/Pocket Sports, Australia, 2015)
Compil Quizz Cyclisme (Jean Paul Ollivier/Compil Quizz/Sony Music, France, 2012)

Die Hard Cycling (Johan Vanhuyse, Belgium, 2015, unpublished)
Tour de France 1995 (Italy, unpublished)
 

Comments and/or pictures added:

Vier-Länder Tour (Stomo, Austria, 1920s)
The Bike Race Game (Master Toy Co, New York, 1930s)
Bikes (Top Ass, Germany, 1996) (card games)
Compil Quizz Le Tour de France (Michel Duplessier/Compil Quizz/Sony Music, France, 2013)
 

Spare thoughts which I might add someday the theory texts:

From Adrian Seville's article "Statistical Characteristics of Enjoyable Race Games":

"Thus, for four players, the average number of rounds to win is about 17 for Snakes and Ladders and about 15 for Game of the Goose [..]. Furthermore, the standard deviation of the average number of rounds to win is about 8 for Snakes and Ladders and about 11 for Game of the Goose [..]. The convergence of these quantities for 4-player Game of the Goose and 4-player Snakes and Ladders is remarkable, given that these two games have totally different historical pedigrees. Presumably the characteristics of the games were developed by trial and error, with human enjoyment as the selection parameter."

You can find a link to the complete article in the bibliography.

 

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August 2015

Games added:

Carrera Ciclista (Spain, 1950s)
Giro di Francia (Italy, ca. 1950)
Linkeballen (Hulst Games, Netherlands, 2015)

 

Comments and/or pictures added:

Le Vel d'Hiv


I also added a picture from Ludo's recent cycling games exhibition in Antwerp. I took the picture from Ludo's website, but of course there are many more pictures there.

 

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June 2015
 

Wow!!! This website appears on Rouleur (issue 54) and on Tim Krabbé's new book De Veertiende Etappe. See the details in the events page.

I am really amazed. Rouleur is, of course, the best cycling magazine on earth (or at least the most beautiful, as they proudly say on their website), and I am very proud of being featured in it. However, appearing on Tim Krabbé's book is a whole different thing. According to the jury of the Nico Scheepmaker Prijs, "It is on one hand a literary masterpiece that therefore over 100 years will be read and on the other hand, the best sports book in the Dutch language". So I can expect to be remembered in 100 years. Who would have said it when I started to gather games?
 

More cycling-games-related activity:

A new cycling games exhibition will take place in Antwerp at the beginning of July while the Tour de France is around. It is will feature some games from Ludo Nauws' collection. See all the information (in Dutch) in Ludo's website.

There is also an exhibition of cycling figurines from Frans Kirkels' collection at the restaurant Ruig in Utrecht to conmerorate that the Tour will start there (I mean, in Utrecht, not in the restaurant) this year. Click here to see some pictures.

A cycling game (Cycling Party) has been awarded with the "Best General Game" distiction at the 2015 UK Games Expo. Congratulations!

A new cycling game on Kickstarter: Attack The Pack. I hope they make it!
 

Games added:

Das Steherrennen (Behrens Gesellschaftsspiele G.m.b.H., Germany, ca. 1920)
Boosting Bike (Josephus Noben, Belgium, 2014)
Course Cycliste (Le Journal de Mickey, France, 1997)
 

Comments and/or pictures added:

Montlhéry Record (EdWill, France, 1920s)
Corse (Italy, 1960s)
 

A new trump card games (ProCyclingTrumps Women 21015) added to the cycling-related card games section.
 

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May 2015
 

Comments and/or pictures added:

Wheeling (J. Jacques & Son, London, 1896)
 

More trump card games (ProCyclingTrumps) added to the cycling-related card games section.
 

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April 2015
 

No new games this month (at least in the main section), but a new section in the site called "PRESS & EVENTS".  In it you can see some pictures of my recent talk at CYCLO10 as well as other interviews and press clips in which this site has been mentioned over the years.

Comments and/or pictures added:

The Plymouth Rock Gelatine Co. Bicycle Game (Plymouth Rock Gelatine Co, USA, 1890s)
Unknown game (France, ca. 1935)
Helden In Het Veld (Ludo Nauws/
Ludo Nauws/Gazet van Antwerpen, Belgium, 2007)
Pedal Power (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2006)
Tour de Force (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2006)
Tri Tri + Tri Again (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2006)
Hillocks (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2013)
Mind The Gate (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2013)
Cycle (Mat Hiske, unpublished)
 

Games added to the unpublished games section:

Bike Race - Das Radsportspiel
Fantasy Tour
Flandrien
 

Two new trump card games (Cycling Stars, Battle Of The Bikes) added to the cycling-related card games section.
 


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March 2015
 

Games added:

The Plymouth Rock Gelatine Co. Bicycle Game (Plymouth Rock Gelatine Co, USA, 1890s)
Tour de Suisse (Hofmann, Switzerland, 1934)
Hillocks (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2013)
Mind The Gate (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2013)
Tri Tri + Tri Again (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2006)

A part of a French unknown game from the 1930s for which I would be glad to receive more information


Comments and/or pictures added:

Vier-Länder Tour (Stomo, Austria, 1940s)
Pedal Power (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2006)
Tour de Force (Pat & Tony Malcolm/Quikky Games, UK, 2006)

Arrivée (Antonin Šrajer/Tonygames/Liglass Trading, Czech Rep., 2011)


A new deck of cards (Française des Jeux 2005) added to the cycling-related card games section.


Games added to the
unpublished games section:

Pocketsports Australia Cycling


The Games Of Goose / Roll & Move games' section has been restructured.

 

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January 2015
 

News:

During december there has been a new cycling games exhibition at Châlons-sur-Champagne. Unfortunately, I could not attend it, but you can  click here for more information.


Games added:

Jeu du Vélodrome (Boyaux Pouchois, France, 1920s)


A new deck of cards (Piatnik's Bicycle Art) added to the cycling-related card games section.
A new picture added to Criterium de Figueres
 

 

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December 2014
 

Christmas present! The Corriere Dei Piccoli cut-up riders section is now complete, as far as I know. I have added the incredible 1969 Giro d'Italia poster (52 riders and 15 other figures, including a helicopter) and the 1972 booklet "Gli Eroi Del Ciclismo", which features 14 riders.


New Print-and-play game:

Cadence (Tom Hardy/Hawk Games, USA, 2014)


Games added:

Le Tour de France Cycliste (Litho Artistique Brive, France, 1934)
La Grande Boucle (J.Monnier/Coeurs Vaillants Formule 1, France, 1979)
Vuelta Ciclista a España Seur (Seur, Spain, ca. 1990)
Pour jouer... au Tour de France (Laure Cambournac et Pascale Gault/Youpi Découvertes, France, 1991)
Cycling Party (Leandro Perez y Diego Hernando/Snake Eyes Games, Spain, 2014)
Tour du Jour (Ben Duiverman, USA, 2014)
 

Comments and/or pictures added:

Bicycle Race (aka Bicycle Game) (Milton Bradley Company, USA, 1910)
Le Vel d'Hiv, in the unpublished games section.


A game added to the
unpublished games section:

A Rueda
 

Texts:

Here is the interview with yours truly in the Volata magazine (PDF, spanish, 4 Mb).If you read Spanish you may find some typos and other assorted mistakes, the funniest of which is renaming Robert Chapatte as "Robert Shepard". However, who am I to complain considering the amount of typos there is in my own website?

 

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October 2014

Yours truly interviewed by the Spanish cycling magazine Volata

Six sets of riders added to the Corriere Dei Piccoli cut-up riders section. The collection is almost complete. The only set missing is the 1969 Giro, which you can expect me to add quite soon.


Comments and/or pictures added:

Velo-Flash
Richesses de Belgique
 

Games added to the unpublished games section:

Giro Histórico
Linkeballen


News about unpublished games:

Cycling Party is on Kickstarter. Don't miss it!
First prototypes of
Tour Du Jour are available on eBay. More about this game soon.

 

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August 2014

Changes in the chronological division of the post-war games in the categories section. I used to have "1945-1970", "70s & 80s", "Recent Games" and "Available Games".  With the new division you will have to find yourselves which games are available, though you can check the links section for some websites.


Games added:

Bicycle Race (UK, ca. 1900)
Bahnradrennen (Berliner Spiel/Rohner Verlag, Germany, 1972)
 

Games added to the unpublished games section:

Campionissimo
Le Jeu Du Tour de France Skoda Fan Club
Tour Du Jour

Comments and/or pictures added:

6 Dageslobet (C.Drechsler / Drechsler Spil / Sesam Spil / Alga Spil, Danmark, 1960s/1970s?)
Cycling, a fascinating game (J.W.S&S, Germany / England, 1890s)
Table Tour (Netherlands, 1950s)
Tour de France (Plasman, France, 1960s)
Tour de France (Fernel, UK, ca 1964)
 

Three sets of riders added to the Corriere Dei Piccoli cut-up riders section: Giro 1959, Tour 1959 and Giro 1963.  The 1959 sets are great (probably the best in the series) and include  not only riders but cars and motorcycles of the caravan ands some race incidents. On the other hand, the 1963 set just features italian riders.

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July 2014

New Present !!!: The 1964 Tour de France cut-up riders, as offered by the Corriere Dei Piccoli. With these and the Giro riders (see april 2014) you can play (well, almost) the complete 1964 season. Click here to download (pdf, 1.4 MB). Remember that if you are going to print the riders, the original page was almost A3 size, you should print it on two landscape-oriented A4 sheets. Keep an eye on the Corriere Dei Piccoli cut-up riders section. I may upload  the rest of CdP riders sometime if I get enough feedback.
 

Games added:

La Grande Boucle (M.C.A., France, 1950s)
Kerékpárverseny Társasjáték (Hungary, 1956)
Un Giro d'Italia Tutto Per Voi! (Vera Vita, Italy, 1964)
Jeu du mini Tour (Les jeux de mon journal, France, 1977)
Le Grand Jeu du Tour de France (Claude Droussent/Hugosport, France, 2014)

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June 2014

Comments added:

Velox ( in the unpublished games section)
 

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May 2014

Games added:

Unpublished wooden velodrome (USA, 1930s?) (previously in the unpublished games section)
 

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April 2014 (3)

Games added:

La Vuelta (Mortadelo y Filemón) (Ediciones B, Spain, 2004)
 

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Jeu des Bicyclistes (Ludovic/Roche Frères, impr., France, 1890s)

 

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April 2014 (2)


Birthday Present!!! I just turned 50 this month and I wanted  to offer you a birthday present (well, it should be the other way round... feel free to send me yours ;-) As you probably know, italian kid's magazine Corriere dei Piccoli offered periodically cycling related games, and they also offered periodically cut-up riders. Between the years 1959 and 1969 at least twelve different sets of riders were offered. I have prepared a small section about those. Furthermore, I wanted to offer you a high quality scan of at least one of the sets. Considering the Giro is starting in a few days, the choice was pretty obvious for me:
click here to download it (pdf, 3.6 MB). Beware, if you are going to print the riders, the original pages were almost A3 size, you should print each page on two landscape-oriented A4 sheets.

 

Games added:

Le Tour Suzette (La semaine de Suzette, France, 1956)
Juego de Carrera Ciclista (Fher, Spain, 1969)
Le Tour Montblanc (Chabard/Domarchi/Montblanc, France, 1980s)
Die verrükte Fahrrad-Rallye (Micky Maus, Germany, 1992)
Nova volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (Correio da Manhã/Majora, Portugal, 2013)
À fond les guidons! (Astrapi, France, 2013)
The Grand Tour Game (Marcin Wojcik, USA, 2014)
Geared, Build Your Bike (Alex Solomon, USA, 2014)

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Jeu des Bicyclistes (Ludovic/Roche Frères, impr., France, 1890s)



A new game added to the card games section:

Crazy 8's Card Game (Wendy's/Schwinn, USA, 2000)


A couple of
unpublished games added:

Hand-made wooden velodrome (USA, 1930s?)
Monopoly $ycling (USA, 2014)
 

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April 2014 (1)


I have at least  half a dozen new games to add. I will do it as soon as I can...
I also wanted to upload a gift as my 50th (!!!) birthday present (but then again, it takes time).
Anyway, expect it sooner or later.

For the moment I have removed some dead links from the links section.

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February 2014


Game added:

Round Britain Cycle Race (Fry's Chocolate, United Kingdom, 1960s)

 

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January 2014

Good news: Geared - Build Your Bike has made it! It has been successfully funded on Kickstarter and the game will be produced. Since the print-and-play version of the game is already available (just for backers), I guess I could consider the game published and move it to the main section. However, I think I will keep it in the unpublished games section until I receive my copy.


Pictures and/or comments added to:

Jeu du Rallye-Cycliste (Chambre Syndicale du Cycle et du Motocycle, France, 1930s)
 

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December 2013

Unfortunately, "The Grand Tour Game" did not reach its goal on Kickstarter. However, there is another cycling game (though not a game about cycle racing) on Kickstarter at the moment. It is called "Geared - Build Your Bike". It is surely just a coincidence, but at first sight it does not look so different from this other game. Anyway, let's hope this one reaches its goal. I have already pledged, of course. (Thanks again for the tip, Hans!).


Games added:

Jeu des Touristes (Saussine, France, ca. 1920)
Jeu du Rallye-Cycliste (Chambre Syndicale du Cycle et du Motocycle, France, 1930s)
Le Tour (Patrick Inauen/Inauen Spiele, Switzerland, 1997)

Compil Quizz Le Tour de France (Compil Quizz/Sony Music, France, 2013)


Pictures and/or comments added to:

B.S.A. Cycle Race (Chad Valley Co. Ltd./B.S.A., United Kingdom, 1930s)
Jeu des Cyclistes (Saussine, France, ca. 1910)
Tour de France Cycliste/Grand Rallye Touristique (France, Saussine, ca. 1950)
Tous pour un maillot (Avespace, France, early 1990s?)
 

Unpublished games added:

Cut-up riders for unknown game (Spain, 1980s)
Geared - Build Your Bike
The Grand Tour Game
 

The Non-Race Games list has been (further) split. Now there are separate lists for betting games and quizz games.
 

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October 2013

Possible future new game called "The Grand Tour Game" on Kickstarter. (Thanks for the tip, Hans!).
I am not endorsing the game, since I just know what you can see on the kickstarter page.
I do not know if it is going to be a good game, just average, or a piece of crap.

However, it doen't not look too bad, does it?

Of course I have pledged to buy one ;-)

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September 2013

Game added:

Date una volta polas Rías Baixas (Carlos J. Martínez Muñoz/Deputación Pontevedra ,Spain, 2013)


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July 2013

Most (six out of nine) of the new games or games to which I have added comments these last two months come from English-speaking countries.... and the Tour de France winner also does.
 

Games added:

Build A Bike (Education Outdoors Inc/Schwinn, USA, 2013)
Cyklo (Marco Rossi, unpublished, 2013),  used to be under unpublished games
First To The Line (Moneystuff LLC, USA, 2012)
Yellow Jersey (Gavin Birnbaum/Cubiko Games, United Kingdom, 2013)

 

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Bikee (C.W. Faulkner & Co, UK, 1899)
The National Bicycle Game (National, Australia, 1920s/1930s)
Pluto Big Bike Race Game (Western Publishing Company/Walt Disney, USA, 1974)
Sammlung Schöner Spiele (Stomo, Austria, 1950s)
Zes-Dagen-Spel (Spika, East Germany/Belgium, 1959)

 

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May 2013

Apart from games, I collect (mostly unusual) records and related items, in a collection I call GRAMOPHONIA. (Yes, I tend to give names to my collections, and I can justify it but it would take too long to explain it here). Part of this gramophonic collection intersects with my games' collection. I call this intersection GRAMOFONIA LUDICA (By the way, the F and PH in the word "gramo***onia" are interchangeable; which I choose depends on the context and to whom I am addressing to, but that's again, to long to explain now).

What is surprising (at least to me) is that this is the part of my collections that draws more attention. Probably it is its interdisciplinarity that makes it interesting. The fact is that I exhibited last year, and I have been asked to exhibit it again. This second GRAMOFONIA LÚDICA exhibition will take place in Sabadell (very near Barcelona), from may 10th to july 28th.

You can find all the information here: http://www.espaiculturasabadell.cat/Activitats/Exposicions/Gramofonia-Ludica
You can also check the exhibitions catalogue here: http://www.ankitoner.com/gramolud/index.htm

Naturally, this exhibition includes the two only cycling board games that include a record, Velo-Flash and Les 45 Tours de France. To celebrate this exhibition, I am making the contents of these records available in mp3 files. Enjoy!

 

On a different level, Maillot Arc-En-Ciel is officially sold out. Your copy has increased its value overnight!!! There may be a couple of copies left in stores that I could try to get back if absolutely necessary. This is why I have included the game in the TRADE LIST, but these copies may be sold tomorrow.

And yes, now I have a TRADE LIST.


Pictures and/or comments added to:

Velo-Flash (Comireix, France, late 1950s)
Les 45 Tours de France (
Geneviève Néranval, Jean-J Thébault, André Tavernier /Disque-Jeu Philips, France, late 1950s)
Maillot Arc-En-Ciel (
Millatoner games, Spain, 2006)
Raleigh Burner BMX Gam (
Waddingtons, UK, 1985)
Campeón Ciclista (Ed. Romà, Spain, 1971)
Tour de France (unknown maker, 1950s)
Pluto Big Bike Race Game (Western Publishing Company/Walt Disney, USA, 1974)
 

A new unpublished game added, Cycling Party

 

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April 2013

Games added:

Great Bicycle Road Race Game (Royal Series Of Games, UK, ca. 1910)
 

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March 2013

Games added:

Cyclospede (M & Co. Publishers, UK, ca. 1910)
Tout autour du Tour (Georges Richard/Atelier d'Art Sérigraphique Jean Coulon, France, 1960s)
Vuelta ciclista a los 16 Continentes (Continente, Spain, 1990s)

Le Jeu du Tour de France organisé par Bamboula (Felix Lochard, France, 1920s)

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Homas Tour Pro (Ruben in t'Groen, Netherlands, 2000's)
Bicycle Race (UK?, ca. 1910?)

A new unpublished game added, Cyklo

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December 2012

A new free print'nplay game:

Cycling The Pan-American Highway (Oletta Branstitter, USA, 2012)

Games added:

Jeu du Velodrome (Atlas/Petit Parisien, France, ca. 1900)
Bicycle Race (UK?, ca. 1910?)
Le Jeu du Tour de France (Pierre Blanchet/OGEP, France, 1949)

Pictures and/or comments added to:

De kop van de koers (under unpublished games)
Juegos Para Todos (Plásticas Santa Elena, Spain, 1980s)

A few weeks ago I was interviewed for Ojo Al Dado's  online radio show, . You can hear it here (first 20 minutes of the podcast, in Spanish)

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October 2012

A new free print'nplay game:

La primera piedra de lo que hoy es Perico Delgado Cycling Manager (89 Bits Entertainment Studio, Spain, ca. 1989/2012)pât

Games added:

Pinchazo (Spain, 1930s)
Fiets Veilig (ABB, Belgium, 2000s)
Newcastle to London (Boy's Own Paper Annual/Purnell & Sons Ltd., UK, 1964)

A couple of new card games added (both called "Benjamin Blümchen Sicher mit dem Fahrrad")

A new unpublished game added, Le Vel d'Hiv

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Le jeu du Tour de France (Marc Moallic/Le Journal de Toto, France, 1937)
Stage Chaser (Mark J Stubbs/Chapeau! Games, UK, 2011)

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September 2012

A new free print'nplay game:

Match Sprint (Sean Martin, USA, 2012)

Games added:

Tour de France (France, ca. 1939)
Le Tour de France (P.Lacoudre/Fripounet et Marisette, France, 1954)
Cyclosprint (France, 1970s)
Prémio da montanha (Franquelim Ferreira/Majora, Portugal, 1970s)
Velo, The International Game Of Bicycle Racing (Paumar, USA, 1977)
McDonalds Bike Race (McDonalds, USA, 1984)
BMX Race (Smethport, USA, 1986)

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Velodromo Cicogna (Edizioni Cicogna, Italy, 1930s)
Grande course Zig Zag à retardements (Sicolor, France, 1950s)
Pronti? Via! (S.Craveri/Il Vittorioso, Italy, 1959)
 

On August 31, 2008 the game "Criterium de Figueres" was mentioned in one the biggest catalan radio station (Catalunya Radio) and was linked as a free download from the radio's website. I do not have detailed  statistics (or not so detailed anyway) so I do not know how many people downloaded the game as a result. http://www.catradio.cat/seccio/3358/Terapia-de-joc/programa/1341/El-mati-de-Catalunya-Radio-destiu

Maillot Arc-En-Ciel is almost sold out. There are just a couple of copies left. If you still are thinking of buying it, it's your last chance (or else pay a small fortune for it on eBay someday). On the other hand, when I have time I will try to make a print and play version of the game. I will not be the same, of course... It would be nice if I could have it ready it for Christmas. It would be my present for you all, but I do not promise anything.

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August 2012

Here are the pictures of the cycling games exhibition at Chalons-en-Champagne.

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July 2012

Games added:

Le Tour de France (Vaillant, France, 1957)

New cycling games exhibition! It' is titled "Tours de Jeux et Jeux du Tour" and features the collection of my friend Pascal Orsini.. You can see it at Chalons-en-Champagne, France, until september 15th. Not bto miss if you are in the area.  I will publish pictures as soon as I am able to see it.

http://cyclingmodel.over-blog.com/article-exposition-tours-de-jeu-et-jeux-du-tour-chalons-en-champagne-108125104.html

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May 2012

Games added (at least one of them complete and playable):

Il Giro d'Italia (Eugenio/Scuola Editrice Brescia, Italy, 1948)
Le Tour de France de Francs Jeux (Francs Jeux Garçons, France, 1950)
Tour de L'Ouest (Aspro, France, 1956)
Pronti? Via! (S.Craveri/Il Vittorioso, Italy, 1959)
Sur les routes du Tour de France (R.Bonnet/Perlin et Pinpin, France, 1963)
Le Tour de France sur un tapis (Fripounet, France, 1979)
El Campeón Ciclista (Rubiplast, Spain, 1980s)
Richesses de Belgique / Rijkdommen van Belgie (Nathan, Belgium, 1986)

Unpublished games added:

The 7th Cycling Game

Section reworked (and new games added to it):

Cycling-related card games

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February 2012
 

SPECIAL GIFT: 2 new free print'n'play games.

Keirin (Anki Toner, 2006/2012)
WielerSIM (Ludo Nauws, Belgium, 2009/2012)

The webmasters of the two only websites dedicated exclusively to cycling boardgames present their new games. Both games can be downloaded from both websites, in an unprecedented coordinated release. (Ludo's game, by the way, can be downloaded in Dutch and English from his website, but we only offer the English version here). By coincidence, both games are meant for solo playing, and, well, none of them is really new, but they are rather rewritings/revisions of two already described games. However is the first time they are presented as true print'n'play games (I mean, for which you only have to provide the dice).


4 boards by Michael McKale added to the "Make Your Own Games" section (another gift)

Games added:

Le Tour de France (Stella, France, ca. 1924)
La IV Vuelta Ciclista a España (Marce/Almanaque Chicos, Spain, 1943)
Le Grand Jeu du Tour de France 1976 (Pif Gadget, France, 1976)
Le Jeu du Tour de France (Tango, France, 1984)
Team GB Velodrome Cycling Set (Scalextric, UK, 2011)

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Bicycle Race (aka Bicycle Game) (Milton Bradley Company, USA, 1910)
Le Tour de France (France, ca. 1933)
Tour de France (Homas Spelen, Netherlands, 1950s)

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January 2012

"Non_Race Games" section revised.

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December 2011

Games added:

Vem far med? (Sweden, ca. 1920)
Tour de Belgique (Tana, Belgium, ca. 1960)
Il Giro di Tappa (Giochi Preziosi, Italy, 2010)
99 domande sul Giro d'Italia (A.Francescut, www.99domande.it, Italy, 2011)
Leader 1 Hell of the North (Alain Ollier/Ghenos Games, France/Italy, 2011)
 

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Bikee (C.W. Faulkner & Co, UK, 1899)
Six Day Bike Race (Lindstrom Tool & Toy Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1920s)
Le Velodrome (GMFR, France, 1940s?)
Unpublished games (a "children variation" added)
 

...plus a small Christmas present: 2 new sets of riders to download in the make your own game section. Both are sets of 32 riders (8 teams of four riders)

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September 2011

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Jeu des Cyclistes (Saussine) (version included in Miroir dy Cyclisme in 1969)
Wheeling (minor precisions based on information sent by Jerry Mortimore)

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August 2011

Games added:

Bicycle-Game (UK, 1900s)
The BMX Bicycle Motocross Racing Action Game (W. E. Bondurant, USA, 1981)
Cycling Classics (Sean Kelly Edition) (KLC Games, Ireland, 1988)
Il Giro d'Italia! (Casa Editrice Astorina, Italy, ca. 1957)
La Grande Boucle 1954 (Sciuscia, France, 1954)
Le Jeu du Tour de France (Amis-Coop, France, 1959)
 

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Tour de France Cycliste (aka Tour de France) (Donald Bostock/MB Games, Netherlands, 1977)

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July 2011

New free print-and-play games:

La Grande Boucle (Phil Riviere)
Tour (Luke Morris)

Games added:

The Game Of Bicycle Racing (McLoughlin Brothers, USA, 1901)
Jeu des Cyclistes (Saussine, France, ca. 1910)
Comment sera le Tour de France (Le Journal de Toto, France, 1938)
6 Days (Tintin/Parein, Belgium, 1964)

Unpublished games added:

De Kop Van De Koers (Yennik Veestraeten)
Pro Tour (Ricardo Ferrand)
WielerSIM (Ludo Nauws)

Pictures and/or comments added to:

Bunte Trikots Und Blitzende Räder (aka Zes-Dagen-Spel)
The Bicycle Race (McLoughlin Brothers, USA, 1891)
Tour de France Cycliste/Grand Rallye Touristique (France, Saussine, ca. 1950)

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Juny 2011 (2)

Games added:

4 jours de Dunkerque (4 Jours de Dunkerque, France, 1998)
Giro d'Italia (Cioccolato ICA, Italy, ca. 1950)
Stage Chaser (Mark J Stubbs/Chapeau! Games, UK, 2011)
 

Pictures & comments added to:

Tour de Francia (now I have a complete -well, almost- copy)

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Juny 2011

Games added:

6 Jours Cyclistes (CR, France, 1960s)
Arrivée (Antonin Šrajer/Tonygames/Liglass Trading, Czech Rep., 2011)
Gioco del Giro d'Italia Ciclistico, in Giochi Sportivi (Italy, 1975)
Giro D'Italia (R. Knizia/Spielbox, Germany, 1991)
La Gran Volata (Frank Dickens/Diki Books, Italy, 1976)
Grande course Zig Zag à retardements (Sicolor, France, 1950s)
Keser Cycling Game (Keser, Netherlands, ca. 1990)
Keser Triatlon Spel (Keser, Netherlands, ca. 2000)
Podium (Kasia Hugo & Ania Bhandari, UK, 2007)
Le record du monde de l'heure (Petits Amis Sportifs, France, 1959)
The Sands Games (John Sands, Australia, ca. 1990)
Le jeu du Tour de France (Marc Moallic/Le Journal de Toto, France, 1937)
Le Tour de France (Pâtes Brusson, France, 1960s)
El juego de la Vuelta 95 (AGF Union Fenix, Spain, 1995)
Wer gewinnt Prag-Berlin-Warschau? (H.Creutz/W.Lieber/FKV, DDR, 1954)
Wieler Sport Spel (J. Vieler, Netherlands, 1972)

Pictures & comments added to:

Devil Takes The Hindmost (new boxed version)
Tour de Francia (now I have a complete -well, almost- version)
Wheeling (new boxed version, new, pics, revised rules)

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February 2011

New updates for the three most interesting games free-download games: 2ruote (major update: version 2.0 of the rules), Tour Cycle Free (riders for the 2011 season, stages of the Tour Down Under) and Homas Tour Pro (stage descriptions for the Giro, Tour and Vuelta in 9 stages each) . You can download these updates from Boardgamegeek, as usual.

I have more than 10 new games to add, but no time to do it. I have justa added some precisions to Course de la Paix, thanks to the translation of the rules sent by Antonin Šrajer.

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November 2010

First draft of the (still unfinished) text "New Directions In Cycling Board Games". Two sections (out of three) are quite complete.

A new list, Games Of No Chance, in the categories menu. This is a subcategory of gamer's games, actually. It should be more properly called "GAMES OF NO LOTS", since I include here games that do not use randomizers (dice throws, card draws or similar), al least in the basic mechanics of riders' movement. Some of these games, though use (or allow the use of, as a variant rule) random events (like punctures or falls) often in the form of monopoly-like chance cards or even dice throws. Of course, "Games Of No Chance" is the title of a series of books edited by Richard J Nowakowski, which study two-person full-information games, and I should not be using the same expression here. Still, I like it therefore I use it.

Games added:

Carrera Ciclista (Cómo Hacer Juegos de Acción/Ed.Plesa, Spain, 1975)
Cycle Tour (Stephen Nurse , Australia, 2010)
CycloTour (Cyclo Tour, France, ca. 1990)
Il Grande Gioco del Giro d'Italia (
Corriere dei Piccoli, Italy, 1973)
Mudpluggers (3iD, UK, 2000s)
Le Petit Vélodrome (France)
Radrennen (Heinz Fritzsche/Sport-Spiele, Germany, ca. 2000)
Raleigh Burner BMX Game (Waddingtons, UK, 1985)
Raleigh Burner Freestyle BMX Card Game (Waddingtons, UK, 1985)
Tête de la Course (Tonygames, Czech Republic, 2008)
Tour Cycle Free (Luke Morris, UK,/Japan, 2010)
Tour Mala!s (Joachim Haack/Fangdasl!icht, Germany, 1996)
Velo City (
Kevin G. Nunn/Harald Lieske, USA, 2010)
World Cycling Game (Niels-Kristian Andersen, Danmark, 2009)

Minor changes (new pictures, infos corrected, etc):

2ruote (Luca Revello, Italy, 2009)
Road Cycling Tour (Lajos L. Brons, Papercut Games, Netherland, 2005)
Slow Bicycle Race (Berwick Compendium of Games, UK, 1950s)
Unpublished Games:  a couple of games added to this section

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October 2010

The free print-and-play cycling games world is moving! New games to download:

a) "Cycle Tour" is a new free print'n'play game by Steve Nurse, from Australia: http://modularbikes.blogspot.com/ It looks like a nice family game.

b) Road Cycling Tour has been redesigned. It is still available for free download, but there is also a fully assembled boxed edition available.

c) And let's not forget "Tour Cycle Free", which has been available from BoardgameGeek for the last few months, but which I haven't found time to include on the site yet. (Have I already mentioned that I am very busy?)

Of course, you will find more free print-and-play games here.

By the way, Maillot Arc-En-Ciel will also a print-and-play game very soon. The boxed edition is almost exhausted, and of course I am not going to make more. Those of you who have bought it will have a valuable collector's item (while those of you who have not will regret it forever).

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September 2010 (3)

As a result of reading Tim Hilton's "One More Kilometer And We're In The Showers" (an entertaining social and cultural history of cycling in post-war Europe seen through the eyes of a veteran racing cyclist, as someone described it) I have added bigger pictures and new comments to Lands End To John O'Groats.

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September 2010 (2)

I just received the new "Tête de la Course" Czech game (http://www.tonygames.mypage.cz/). It is beautiful. The pictures on the website do not give a faithfull idea of what the game looks like. It is huge. The game The board for each stage measures some 80x60 cm, and is made of heavy plastic (so beware, the game can be VERY heavy if you purchase the complete set of  more than 50 different available stages). This game is a MUST for collectors and a direct entry into my "favourite games" list as soon as I update my site.

By the way, the website is mainly in Czech, but there are some English sections if you scroll down.What's more important, these guys answer emails in English, and they will send an english translation of the rules with the game (other languages will be available soon) with the game.

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September 2010

A lot of pending work! I have eighteen (!!!) new games to add to the site. The text "New Directions In Cycling Board Games" is still unfinished (as is the "dexterity games" section). I am afraid I will not catch up until Christmas...

In the meantime, I have added the (French) rules for Bikee.

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August 2010

Everything is going quite slowly (it's august, it's hot...) and there are some things that I should have posted some weeks ago still lingering... I have visited some friends in France and I have new pictures of lots of games, which I will be posting in the next few weeks. No new games on the site for now except for an unpublished one, the game from "The Rider", as is mentioned in Tim Krabbé's book.

I have created a section on THEORY, which includes the 2005 text, and a new one (first draft only, though), "New Directions In Cycling Board Games". The Bibliography has been moved to this section.

In exchange, the old "action games" page has been renamed "dexterity games" and promoted. Now it is a proper section (but still far from finished).

The kind of games I will be discussing in the new text are, for instance, the new f game  from Luke Morris (author of Tour), Tour Cycle Free. You can download it (for free!) from BoardGameGeek and check it while I find time to include it in this site.

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July 2010

Games added:

Giro Ciclistico d'Italia (ed Cartoccino, Italy, ca. 1947)

Pictures and info added:

Wheeling (new board and figurines)

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June 2010

Minor changes to the links section. Some links added too.

Games added:

Bicross (Picsou Magazine, France, 1986)

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May 2010

TakTik Tour is closer to become a reality. I think I can make a tactical game for 6-8 players (managing a team of four riders each) that is played in around 20 minutes, which will allow to play a 6-stage race (including time trial) in a couple of hours. I already have a first draft of the rules and beta tests will start soon! If you are interested in taking part in them and live near Barcelona, contact me.

Items added:

A XIXth century game (wow!):

Bikee (C.W. Faulkner & Co, UK, 1899)

3 games of goose from the 1930s:

Le Tour Butagaz (Butagaz, France, 1935)
Jeu du Tour de France COOP (Husson/COOP, France, 1935)

Giuoco del Giro d'Italia (Stella, Italy, 1930s)

Another 1930's game. Not a game of goose but something much weirder:

6 Day Bike Race (Sparco Games, USA, 1938)

A(nother) game that does not really belong here:

Cycle-opoly (Late For The Sky, USA, 2008?)

A couple of Breaking Away custom made boards pictures added under "unpublished games"

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March 2010

Cycling and Wheeling rules added.

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February 2010 (2)

Site completely reorganized!

There are five main entry-points now, which will be linked from all the pages. Click on the riders:
 

INDEX (MAIN) ALL THE GAMES ALPHABETICAL CATEGORIES WHAT'S NEW

 



 


MAIN: Some parts of the site cannot be classified as games (texts, links, etc...)
so a "MAIN" section is useful.

ALL THE GAMES: This used to be the main section;  all the games in no particular order.
I still like this quasi-random access to the collection.

ALPHABETICAL: This is the easiest way to find a game, provided you remember its name.
I have completed the list with alternative names (in different languages).

CATEGORIES: This is where the hard work has been done. Classifying is always hard.
Some games defy all categories. However I think this is a convenient entry point to the site.

WHAT'S NEW: This is where you are now. Useful entry point for regular visitors.

 

New sections:

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Making Cycling Games (gathers some stories previously in the unpublished games section)
Bibliography (previously a part of the "Cycling Board Games text")
Cycling Board Games' Exhibitions
Action Games (much work to do on that one yet)

Games added: Two rare games from the "Collection Pierre & Bilou"

Montlhéry Record
Les 6 Jours de Paris

Keirin reworked (now there is an example race)
Pistard rules rewritten, new variants (and new pics) added. Click here to download the 2.11 version of the rules.

Plus new pictures/comments/corrections written on more than twenty games.

On the other hand, the the concept of what is a game (or what is a "different" game) is somewhat looser:

- All the Corriere dei Piccoli games have been considered by themselves.
- All the games in
combination boxes have been considered games by their own right.
- Some games previously considered "unpublished" (
Homas Tour Pro, Cyclisme Manager, Keirin...) have been promoted to the  to main section
- Replay games also moved to the main section

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February 2010 (1)

Games added:

Criterium (Spanish game from 1979, not the French 90's game)
Tour De Duck (I used to have it -mistakenly- under "unpublished games")
 

More info/pictures added to:

The New Bicycle Game (six game cards added, pictures resized)

New riders added and minor changes to the "Make Your Own Game" section

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January 2010

Games added:

2ruote (a new free print and play game!!!)
Bisikle (not really a board game)
Ciclocorsa (rare italian 50s game)
Jeu Circuit du Kochersberg-Randonneurs de Strasbourg (a bicycle-touring-themed game of goose)
L'Étape Du Jaune (an oddity)
PicsouTour de France (just for kids)
Tour de France, jeu officiel (another 50s game, this one French, of course)
Vuelta Ciclista a España Pupy Toys (cheap Spanish game)

More info/pictures added to:

Cycling (I found a vintage board)
L'Échappée Infernale (new 2009 version)
Maillot Jaune (I finally have the La Redoute Motobécane version)

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October 2009

I will be quite busy the next few weeks (even months) so don't expect a real update of this site until Christmas  :-( 

However, I wanted to mention a new print and play game, which  I haven't played yet, but which looks VERY interesting. The name of the game is 2RUOTE (or 2WHEELS, since there are Italian and English versions of the game) and you can find it here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/43115

What makes it so exciting is that the rules are quite different from the other games, and are vaguely similar to what I have in mind when I talk about the "perfect" cycling game. Of course, I don't really know if the game really works, and I will not know until I have time to play it.

On the negative side: The rules are quite long to read, I already warn you, and not always clear if you read them too fast, but this is not a major drawback (hint: keep the "activity display" at hand while you read them and they will be much clearer). The game is supposed to be for kids aged 8 and up (I would rather say 12 minimum!) and last 60 minutes (maybe, but only if you know the rules well... It took me more than 60 minutes to read them).

On the positive side: Many things. One of the most important: there is no randomness involved in the game (no dice or card drawing), which will appeal to hardcore gamers. Another unusual rule: no individual movement of the riders along the track, so you can play with a big peloton without wasting precious time moving riders.

Enough said so far:  the game looks really interesting, and it is free to download, so there is no excuse. DO NOT MISS IT!


By the way, I am still waiting for
WORLD CYCLING GAME and BISIKLE. I hope I can review them too for Christmas (as well as other games, like the new version of L'ECHAPPEE INFERNALE, and oldies like L'ETAPE DU JAUNE or CICLOCORSA).

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September 2009

Amazing: Four new free print and play games found!!!

Tout à Droite (by Route 67)
Triatlon (by Musambay)
Juego de Ciclismo (by Veracrua)
Jeu de Course de Vélos (by momes.net)

... which has caused the print-and-play games to be moved to a new section

New games added to the main section:

Le Tour de France Cycliste Dernieres Nouvelles
Giro D'Italia (Ghenos Games)
Giro D'Italia Card Game (Ghenos Games)
Bike Totaal Fietsspel

New unpublished games added:

Los Ciclistas

New pictures/info added:

Le Tour de France (France, 1930)

New ready-to-cut riders added to the make your own game" section

 

And a couple of toys in the long-forgotten toys section

Corse
Whirly Wheelers

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June 2009

Quite a lot of movement in the cycling board games' world!!!

You can already pre-order Niels Kristian Andersen's WORLD CYCLING GAME,
the first cycling board game designed by a professional cyclist:
<click here>

The two GIRO D'ITALIA games by Ghenos (board game -similar to Leader1-
and independent card game) are finally available
<click here>

SPRINTER3D is releasing a lot of boards to play different races <click here>

And if you want something special wait for Emmanuel Arnould's BISIKLE.
Not really a board game, but maybe even better. Back to childhood!
Have a preliminary look:
<click here>

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April 2009

New games added:

Vuelta Ciclista a España (1956)
Pic-Etape
Giro D'Italia (unknown maker) (update: mistory solved in april 2017. See here)
Tour de France (unknown maker)
Juegos Reunidos CEFA  (under "
compilation boxes").

Sprinter3D  added to the main section (previously in "unpublished games")

New pictures added to: 

Le Tour de France (1930)
Jeu du Veldiv
The Raleigh Cruising Game
 Itzuli Mitzuli

Plus a very special present:

Donato Pompei's Gioco del Giro.Free Download!!!

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March 2009

Rules for PISTARD 2.1, a variation of PISTARD 2.0.

A couple of games added to the Unpublished Games section: World Cycling Game and Leader 2

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February 2009

New set of rules for PISTARD!!! (known as Pistard 2.0).
Dowload the new rules here, and the board and riders here.

The promised "Make Your Own Game" section is finally ready. Here you can find free downloadable ready-to-print riders and tracks, as well as some useful links. I have worked a lot on this section. Feedback welcome.

New "Replay Games" section (they used to be under "Unpublished Games")

Pictures of Roberto PietrangelI's multigames box in the Unpublished Games section.

Homas Tour Pro: English rules and huge ready-to-print board (designed by Ludo Nauws) offered as a free download.

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December 2008

Christmas present!!! Two free downloadable print-and-play games, available for the first time with English rules.

Criterium de Figueres (Oriol Comas & Anki Toner, 2007/2008)
La Serpiente Multicolor (Esther Berdion & Jaime Munàrriz, 1993/2008)

New "free print-and-play games" section added to the lists part of the site.

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November 2008 (2)

 "Unpublished games" section finally updated.

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November 2008 (1)

I have finally added some new content to this website. Ten new games, and new pictures for another ten games. Don't miss the new "Le Jeu du Veldiv" pics. Since the site has a new hosting (and a new url: http://www.cyclingboardgames.net, update your links!), it will finally be possible to upload decent sized pictures. I am starting with the newly added games (I hope you can see the difference) but I am planning to change all the pictures on the site on the long run. It will take quite a long time, though.

New games added to the site:

Les 6 Jours (Miro, France, 1950s)
Jeu des Bicyclistes (Roche Frères, impr., France, 1890s)
Cabbage Patch Kids Bicycle Race Game (MB, USA, 1990)
Criterium de la Mère Picon (Fromageries PICON, France, 1950s)
Criterium des As (Jeux et Jouets de la Tour St Denis, France, 1950s)
Leader 1 (A. Ollier - Ch. Leclercq, Ghenos Games, France, 2008)
Tour (Luke Morris, 2008) (previously under "unpublished games")
Tour de Francia (Spain, 1950s)
Tour de la Guadeloupe (EducAmuse, France, 1999)
Tour de Piste (3 Jours, France, 2003)

Extra info added to the following games:

Ciclismo de mesa
The Raleigh Cruising Game
Stap Op

Tour de Duck

Le Jeu du Tour 1937
Tour de France cycliste, Grand Rallye Touristique

Tour de Suisse (Knorr)

Jeu du Veldiv

Velo Flash
Vier-Länder Tour

I also wanted to update the "Unpublished games" section. I have almost half a dozen games to add. (Sorry, Peer and Emmanuel, for being so slow). I hope I can do that in the next few days...

When the unpublished games section is updated, there are a couple of things I want to do before Christmas:

a) A proper "make your own games" section.

b) I hope I can add very soon a special present: 2 free print-and-play games.

Don't miss the next update!

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May 2008

Games added to the site (main section):

6 Dageslobet (C.Drechsler, Danmark, 1970s?)
Il Campionissimo (Uniwerk, Italy, 1960s)
Davitamon Wielerspel (Davitamon, Belgium, 2003)
Helden In Het Veld (Ludo Nauws/
Ludo Nauws/Gazet van Antwerpen, Belgium, 2007)
Klettermaxe (Simba, Italy/Germany, 1990s)
Magnytour (magnytour.com, Belgium, 2007)
The Raleigh Cruising Game (Raleigh Cycle Co., UK, 1930s)
Le Jeu du Tour (L'Auto, France, 1937)

Velomaster (France, 2007)
Juego de Salón Vuelta Ciclista a España (Spain, 1950s)

Games added to the "Combination Games" section:

Berwick Compendium Of Games (Berwick, UK, 1960s)
Il Grande Libro dello Sport (Edibimbi, Italy, 1997)
Juegos Reunidos Plásticas Santa Elena (Santa Elena, Spain, 1970s)

Tour de France Girac (mallette de jeux AJA) (Girac/AJA, France, 1960s)

Games added to the "Unpublished games" section:

Cyclisme Manager
Tarka Cycle Trail
Triathlon Time Challenge

Extra info added to the "Unpublished games" section:

Sprinter3D
Homas Tour Pro

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February 2008

I am almost 15 games behind! These are some of the games queuing to be added to the website:  6 Dageslobet, Helden In Het Veld, Klettermaxe, Tarka Cycle Trail,  Sprinter3D, Magnytour, Velomaster, Davitamon, Il Campionissimo, Raleigh Cruising Game, Tour de France Girac... plus some games in combination boxes.

In the meanwhile I have purchased the www.cyclingboardgames.net domain. Banner free at last! Update your links.

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November 2007

The exhibition is being a big success!!!.

Some new games that will be added soon to the site: Magnytour, Velomaster, Davitamon, Il Campionissimo, Raleigh Cruising Game, Tour de France AJA... Please be patient.

For the moment, I have added a little Montaplex info, since I have some Montaplex bags to trade.

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October 2007

The cycling board games exhibition is definitively scheduled:
Opening: october, 4th, 2007
Closing: november 25th, 2007
It will be held in the Museu del Joguet de Catalunya, Figueres.

http://www.mjc.cat/

See Oriol's first pictures of the exhibition:
http://www.labsk.net/index.php?PHPSESSID=356ea1ce438fbc012b9872b25c1e5887&topic=11650.msg136061#msg136061
http://www.flickr.com/photos/expoanki-autoeditats/sets/72157602321337789/show/

Exhibition's video uploaded

Logo added to main page.

Some unpublished games added:

Criterium de Figueres
Tour
Tour Mala's
Tour du Cyclisme

I have received the Magnytour game. Some others are on the way, but I don't expect to have much time to add them to the site until the exhibition is over...

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September 2007

Very bad news: Our friend GEERT LAGROU was killed in a car accident on August, 31st.  He was a great cycling games collector, a great games' player and a great man. Rest in peace. http://www.spelenopzolder.be/

Cycling
Sprinter 3D (see under "Unpublished Games")

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August 2007

Game of Bicycle Race
Learning Games - Addition (see under "Combination Boxes")
 

Yes, I am  the happy owner of a copy of McLoughlin Brother's 1891 "Game of Bicycle Race"!!! Unfortunately it is in quite rough shape, but I guess that is why I could afford it.

I have also received Michel Blanchet's book "Tour de France. Jeux et jouets du cyclisme" (Editoys, 2007). I am very sorry to say that the book is flooded with mistakes and imprecisions. Very poorly researched. A shame, coming for someone who claims to be "Docteur en Histoire". However, provided that you do not assume any piece of data from the book to be true, it is a nice little objet to have, and of course a must for collectors.

The COMBINATION BOXES page has been finally reorganized.

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July 2007

Ronde Van Vlaanderen (thanks Ludo!)
Le Tour de France de PIF
Carreras Misteriosas (under "Combination Games")

Juegos Reunidos Corominas (Bajando El Puerto - under "Combination Games")
Homas Tour Pro (under "unpublished games")

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June 2007

Tourspel (thanks Siegfried!)
Domenica Sportiva

Radfahrer-Spiel
Tour Feminin
The Tour (Lionel Games'  - under "unpublished games")

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April 2007

Finally, I have added all the games I promised:

Bahn-Radrennen
Bicycle Race (Milton Bradley)
Coppa Santagostino
Course de la Paix
Die Friedensfahrt
Die Giganten der Strasse
Paris-Brest-Paris
Post Danmark Rundt Spillet
Road Cycling Tour
Sechs-Tage-Rennen
Tour de Suisse Knorr

Plus new pictures (new versions) of the following:

A Cycling Tour (aka "Cycling, a fascinating game")
6 in einem
Giro Binaca
Die Radwettfahrt
Stap Op

I have also added an unpublished game: KEIRIN. It's the first game on the subject (as far as I know), and it's a one-player game with no strategy at all. You just watch the race. Some will hate it ;-)
 

Make Your Own Cycling Game, new section!!!

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February 2007

I have received some old (mainly eastern) German games (thanks Siegfried!) which will soon be added to the website: Die Friedensfahrt, Bahn-Radrennen, Sechs-Tage-Rennen, La Course de la Paix (this one from Czechoslovaquia), Die Giganten der Strasse/Les géants de la route. I have also a new version of Sebastiano Craveri's Giro D'Italia (aka Giro Binaca), another Tour de Suisse (this one from Knorr) and the italian oldie Coppa Santagostino. So far.

More games received: Paris-Brest-Paris: Le grand jeu du Cyclotourisme (thanks Pascal!), Post Danmark Rund Spillet (I guess you never heard of that one before), and three oldies: another version of Die-Rad-Wettfahrt, an uncomplete version of Milton Bradley 1910's "Game of Bicycle Race" (just the board and the top of the box), and an unexpectedly small version of JW Spears and Sons' "A Cycling Tour" (aka "The Game of Cycling", supposed to be a 1890's game, though I am afraid my copy is not the first edition).

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January 2007

GREAT NEWS!!!

I already have a date for my first Cycling Board Games exhibition.
It should open in november 28th, 2007, and close by mid-january 2008.
It will be held at the
Museu de la Joguina de Figueres and curated by yours truly and Oriol Comas.
Don't miss it. Plan your Spanish vacation for december ;-)

 

Fifteen (!) games added to the website this month:

Chasse Patate
Grand Prix Bicycling
A Qui Le Tour? (trivia game)
Wheeling
Ronde van Frankrijk
Sportmagazin
Giro d'Italia Ciclo-Automovilistico
Road Race

Tour de France (das spannende Radrenn-Spiel)
ABX Forces
Bolletjes Veilig Verkeerspel
Tour de France de Coeurs Vaillants
Sprint Bouticycle
Pedal Power
Tour de Force

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December 2006

Finally starting to update the site! Keep an eye en the changes during the next few weeks.

Games added to the website:

The Bike Race Game
Jeu de l'Oie (programme du TdF 1935)
Tour de Suisse (A. Berger, Switzerland, 1980s)

New pics, new versions, new comments, new discoveries:

45 Tours de France
6 in Einem
Der Ausreisser
The National Bicycle Game
Tour de France (Grand Rally Touristique)
Um Reifenbreite
Velodrome(GMFR)
Velo-Flash

Plus:

A couple of Combination Games' Boxes added.
A couple of toys and puzzles added, too.

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October-november 2006

I really should find some time to add new games to the website. It will soon be six months since I last updated the site  :-(
Some of the new games I will hopefully add to the site soon are: A qui le tour? (not the Jeureve game of the same name), ABX Forces, The Bike Race Game, Bolletjes Veilig Verkeerspel, Chasse Patate, Coeurs Vaillants' Jeu du Tour, Die Friedensfahrt, Giro d'Italia Ciclo-Automobilistico, Grand Prix Bicycling, Keirin, Jeu de l'oie du programme du Tour 1935, Pedal Power, Ronde van Frankrijk, Spika Sportspiel (höher - weiter - schneller), Sprint Bouticycle, Tour de Force, Tour de France (Harry Riester's "Das spannende Radrenn-Spiel"), the Tour de France dice game included in the book "Die schönsten Würfelspiele"), Tour de Suisse, Wheeling...

...plus alternative versions  (or boxes) of WJB's "6 in Einem", "Tour de France/Grand Rallye Touristique", The National Cycling Race Game, the wooden "velodrome", Breaking Away, Der Ausreisser, Um Reifenbreite ...

...plus more unpublished games!

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May 2006

French rules for Maillot Arc-En-Ciel corrected by François Haffner

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April 2006

Unpublished games major update. half a dozen games included.
How Maillot Arc-En-Ciel was made.
Dutch rules for Maillot Arc-En-Ciel, translated by Ludo Nauws.

April 21st-23rd, 2006: Exhibition of Cycling Games in Veldegem (Belgium)!

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March 2006

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February 2006

Corriere dei Piccoli: a new game from 1969. English rules for all the games.
Domenica Sprint
The National Bicycle Game
6 in Einem
Maglia Rosa

Il giuoco del Giro d'Italia 1950
Il Giro d'Italia della Gazetta dello Sport (Edimac)
Il Giro d'Italia Big Jim (Mattel)
Die Rad-Wettfahrt, description updated
Compilation boxes: Transogram's "52 variety game chest"

Alfabetical list

"What's new" section (don't click here, you are reading it right now!)

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December 2005

Gemeinsam Vorn
Stap Op updated

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September 2005

Vier Länder Tour
Tour de France (Fernel)
Small Chinese magnetic travel game
Sprint
Die Rad-Wettfahrt
Compilation boxes: Pentathlon & Sämmlung Schöner Spiele
New section about computer games

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Summer 2005


Unpublished games section reworked. Pistard and Rouleur games added.

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