Dirk Donvil/Daikin/Lotto, Belgium, 2000s
There are two editions of this game. The second (red box) is a promotion for the Lotto cycling team.
The rules of the game are quite simple but potentially interesting. It is just a dice game, but it could have been the definitive cycling dice game. Unfortunately, it doen't really work. The riders are too big for the board, or maybe there are too many riders, since the board is quite big. What's worse, the riders tend to fall. The game, unfortunately, turns to be quite unplayable.
Dirk Donvil, the game inventor, has contacted me to clarify some points. It seems that due to budget restrictions some things had to be left off: not only a bigger board, but also some additional rules, which make the game even better.
ORIGINAL RULES (ENGLISH)
EXTRA RULES (ENGLISH)
For a first-hand rendition of how hard it is to release a game, and images of the big cyclo board, check the MAKING CYCLING GAMES section.
Bicycle shaped board:
Imagine a big peloton in this narrow roads!
UPDATE 2020: Dirk Donvil is reworking his game to see if he can release a version closer to the original idea. He has sent a picture of a recent prototype wich I have added to the MAKING CYCLING GAMES section.
(By the way, on revising my description of this game I think I should do something about it too: I guess I wrote it in 2003. I should rewrite it. Sometime I will.)
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