FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
why do you do this?
a) just because
b) why not?
c) someone had to do it
d) all of the above
do you collect all kind of bicycle-related games?
"Messenger Boy" is the game that made me seriously think about where to draw the limits of my collection On one side, this game can be considered a "bicycle game" (why not? there is not a strict definition of what a "bicycle game" is, apart from "a game that appeals to bicycle lovers"). On the other side, it is also a "race game" since, technically, a "race game" is one in which the winner is the first player to reach a given square on the board (or to meet certain conditions).
However, "Messenger Boy" does not meet my definition of "bicycle race game", which is (roughly): "a game that represents (or refers to) a bicycle race".
how many cycling games are there?
Many more than expected.
That's the million dollar question.
What exactly do we call "a game"
(or a "different" game), to start with?
There are around 300 games featured on this site.
And that may just be the tip of the iceberg.
do you own all these games?
These games are
mostly my personal collection. This shouldn't be so important, but since too
many people ask,
I have added a red dot to the games that I feature on this site but don't own. I used to include other games, but
generally I did not have enough information about them, so I decided not to include games I had never seen. The
red-dotted games featured in this site belong either to the late Geert Lagrou's collection , to the "Collection Pierre & Bilou",
or to François Cardinet's collection. Generally I have taken the pictures of these games myself.
(I have also tried to credit the pictures I did not take myself).
what's your favourite game?
I would hate
pointing out a single game (or a small number of them).
After all, what's the poit of having a big collection of games if I only liked a few?
However, I have been asked this question so often that I have not one but two lists of favourite games:
would you like to show (some of) your games at my museum/exhibition room/shop?
If you are serious about it, I
would love to.
(shops, restaurants and discos may not be a good place to show the games, though).
do you sell games?
No, I do NOT sell games.
I do not sell figurines either.
The only exception was
And I do not sell it anymore.
Do you buy games?
how much is my game worth?
1) I am not a price guide.
2) Your game is probably worth
less than you expect
(unless you do not expect anything).
3) If you really want to know,
put your game on eBay.
Maybe you don't like the price you get, but that is what your game is worth.
Or else ask for an unrealistic price and keep the game unsold for years.
Up to you.
I have a game that is not featured in your site, how much
would you pay for it?
A fair price. Though you may believe it is not enough.
(I this case, read the answer to the previous question)
i have a very good idea for a game, but I am afraid
somebody might steal it from me.
what can I do about it?
Keep it to yourself.
Do not tell anyone about your idea.
When you say (or even think) this, you are showing:
a) that you do not know anything about the game industry
b) that you are probably "paranoid and hard to deal with"
(the phrasing is Keith A. Meyers', from his book
Paid To Play, The Business Of Game Design).
if I send you the rules of a game I made, will you put them
on the site?
I would love to, but I will not unless you give me your permission, of course.
do you want to exchange links?
I do not exchange links.
I just link to what I like or I feel I have to link to.
If you think I may want to link to your site, drop me a line
If you link to
this site, please use:
how can I contact you?
By email, of course.
can I email you in another language?
If you write me in Catalan, Spanish or French,
I will answer in the same language.
If you write in Italian, Portuguese or Occitan,
I will answer in English except requested to do otherwise.
You can write in other languages,
but I do not guarantee that I will understand it.
where do you live?
who are you?
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