CYCLING-RELATED CARD GAMES
In this section we feature cycling themed card games which do not represent a cycling race. Card games that represent a cycling race like Échappée (Der Ausreisser) or Stap Op are in the main section, as well as Il Campionissimo (which does not look like a card game, but may be considered one). Of course board games which happen to be played on a board made of cards (Giro Binaca, Windschatten, Giro D'Italia card game...), are in the main section too. Even a game like Le Tour de France sur un tapis is on the main section, though it probably should not.
What's left is:
(a) "Happy Families" games (aka quartet, "go fish!" or jeu des sept familles).
(b) "Highest values", games in which cards feature different elements which can be compared by a series of values. These games are very popular in Germany, where they are called "quartett", in a quite misleading manner. In fact, some these games may be played as Happy Families (well, German ones can, Spanish ones cannot)
(c) normal card decks with a cycling theme or related to cycling in some way.
ASES DEL CICLISMO
Ciclismo a Fondo/Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 1986
A "highest values" game from Spain's better known card manufacturer, in which you compare the weight, height and other features of the cyclists.
Ciclismo a Fondo/Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 1992
Another one with the riders of the 1986 season.
German "highest values" game
Another german "highest values" game
LE JEU DES 7 EQUIPES
Hutchinson, France, 2000?
A promotional "Happy Families" game. As is tradition in France in these games, families are of seven cards (unlike anglosaxon countries, where families are of 4 cards). In this case each team has a leader, a rouleur, a climber, an attacker, a sprinter and a gregario.
"ONE CLAN OF ROMANCE": Vintage Cycling Posters card deck
AAA, China, 2000s
Elusive chinese poker deck. I wonder why they mean by "one clan of romance".
JEU DE CARTES DE LA FRANÇAISE DES JEUX
Fdjeux, France, 2002
There is also a 2000 edition, and maybe some others. It is not a cycling game but a poker deck with some cyclist cards included.
ELFI PROMOTIONAL CARD DECK
Elfi, France, 2001
Promotional card deck for Elfi. As you can see below, jokers are made specially for this game. It was given as a freebie by the Tour de France caravan.
Schmidt Spiele, Germany, 1998 & 2000
BENJAMIN BLÜMCHEN SICHER MIT DEM FAHRRAD
Here are a couple of simple kids' games made in Germany. They are very similar (same title, same editor, almost same rules, even same back of the cards), but I guess you can assume they are different games. Or maybe not (anyway who cares?). Of course Benjamin Blümchen is is an animated children's television show very popular in germany (though quite unknown in the rest of the world), and is used here to teach safety rules.
The 2000 game on the left and the 1998 game on the right.
The 1998 game cards.
The 2000 game cards.
Thanks to Eamon for sending these.
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