BAHNRADRENNEN
Berliner Spiele/Rohner Verlag, Germany, 1972

 

 

 

German game from Franšois Cardinet's collection. Unfortunately we do not have the rules, so all we can say is that it is a track cycling game belongong to a series called "Olympiade", obviously made for the Munich 1972 olympics.

Th game features different races, as is usual in track cycling games. However, the list on the box and the list on the board are different.

As you can see, the box lists the five races featured in the olympics program: Zeitfahren (time trial), Fliegerennen (sprint), Tandemfahren (tandem race), Einzelverfolgung (individual pursuit), Mannschaftverfolgung (team pursuit), and then adds "dazu das interessante Sechstagerennen, und weitere Spielm÷glichkeiten" (and also the interesting six day race and other possibilities).

 

 

 

On the other hand, the board lists the five olympic races on top (on the right in the above picture) and then adds not only the six day race but also Ausscheidungsfahren (elimination race) and  Steherennen (motor-paced race).

 

 

 

 

 

The riders are represented by wooden pawns. There are six teams of 4 pawns, though of course the only race that needs 4 riders is the Team Pursuit. Interestingly, there are 4 different coloured dice (as in my own game Pistard), but nothing in this board lets us guess why they are needed.

As you can see, there are also "gold", "silver" and "bronze" medals (six of each). It is easy to suppose these are awarded to each race winners and runner-ups, and that the winner of the game is the one with the most medals.

 

 

Inside the box there are score sheets for the six day race. Not having the rules, I wonder if there should be score sheets for the other races.

All information about this game will be welcome, of course.

 


 

 

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