IL GIRO DI FRANCIA
Game offered by the Corriere dei Piccoli on 1969, july 3rd.
IL GIRO DI FRANCIA by Piero Savi
This Tour consists of 9 stages, 2 of which are them trial (a mountain time-trial and a flat one).
At the beginning of each stage all riders are placed on the squared line. Each rider, in his turn, throws a regular D6. If the number is featured on the following square, he moves. If it is not, he stays. Exception, If the number thrown is a 6 and the stage is not a time trial, then the movement is according to the 6-table: 1,2=puncture, miss next turn; 3=join the rider in front of you; 4,5=advance 1 in flat land or uphill, advance 2 in descent; 6=stay where you are. During time trial stages a 6 is just a 6 (and since there is no sixes in any squares, throwing a six means staying).
The winner of the stage is the firs to reach the last sqare of the stage. The other riders qualify in order of arrival. Each stage awards 10 points to the winner, 5 pts to the second and 1 pt to the third.
The rules do not state if the rider throwing first is the rider ahead, or if the turn has to be completed at the end of the stage. They say, however, that if two riders finish the time-trial in the same number of throws, they should be awarded the same number of points in that stage.
This is not a tactical game, of course, but it is a cute little kiddies game.
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