FLAMME ROUGE (lautapelit.fi, 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, 30-45 minutes; 37€)
It seems like the majority of racing games that make it to the gaming table fall into the auto racing or horse racing categories. (Check out Grand Prix, for example, in this issue.) But, in a change of "pace", the world of BICYCLE racing takes center stage here. In cycling, the red flag is hung to mark the last kilometer of a race so that the cyclists know when to sprint to the finish. That flag also serves as the name for this latest design from Asger Sams Granerud: Flamme Rouge (Red Flag).