Piero Savi/Corriere dei Piccoli, Italy, 1964
IL GIOCO DEL GIRO
Game offered on 1964, may 24th. Different stages can be built with the road segments. Two custom dice are used for this one.
IL GIOCO DEL GIRO by Piero Savi
A game for two to five players. There is no board but 30 road segments are offered to build different stages. Two custom dice are provided.
The game is very simple. The riders throw the white die. If the result matches the road they are on (pianura=flat, salita=uhphill, discesa=downhill, tutto= all) the rider advances one space. If the die shows a question mark, then the green die must be thrown. With the green die you may advance two or three squares, you may miss next turn (caduta –fall-, foratura –puncture, or penalità –disgrace) or you may join the rider in front of you (“raggiunge il corridore che lo precede”).
The first rider to arrive to the last square of the stage is the winner. All the riders who finish the stage in the same turn score the same time (0 seconds) in this stage. Every additional turn is one second. For time trial stages the number of turns represent the number of seconds spent.
The winner, of course, is the cyclist with less seconds at the end of the Giro.
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