July 13, 2009
Leader 1: Now you're Bjarne Riis
Over at Wired's Geek Dad weblog, Jonathan Liu, reviews Leader 1, a game published in 2001 that simulates bike racing on a reconfigurable “Game of Life”-style track. The road segments can be rearranged to set up different race courses, including a track finish in a velodrome, with the color beside the road denoting the slope of the that part of the course.
The game puts you in control of up to 3 riders, and you have to use the energy levels of your team to put one of your riders across the line first.
Liu's verdict: “If you’re a cycling fan and you want to play a truly incredible board game about bikes, you should check out Leader 1.”
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