Board Game Review – Flamme Rouge (Iain)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lautapelit-LAU051-Flamme-Rouge-Colours/dp/B01MCZ5I3D

This is a great board game to get if you like cycling.

Flamme Rouge is 2 to 5 player game which recreates a cycle race. Each player controls two riders. Each player gets a set of movement cards for each rider. Each card can only be played once.

On each turn a player decides which cards to play. Normal rules of cycling apply so riders at the front get more tired than those at the back, riders move quicker going downhill, and sprinters are fast but burn out first.

The skill is trying to work out when to sprint and when to draft so that you can leave enough energy to win at the end. Al the games I’ve played have been very open. Anyone was able to win until the end of the game which meant it was exciting for all participants.

The theme is really good. The artwork and game pieces are high quality and it does feel like a virtual cycle race.

Bored or Board?: I was never bored. It’s a fun game. Easy to play and learn.

Time to play: 60 min

Ease of play: Very Easy to learn. It can be played with young or old. A great family game.