I remember loving riding my bike as a kid. And, of course, I have my fair share of stories of wipe outs as well trying to do some stupid stunt. Well, I eventually stopped biking, but some people never do and they're the ones you see racing down mountains on two wheels now. But, what if you can't head outside? What if you want to live vicariously through your board games? That's where Send It comes in. It's a new downhill biking board game up on Kickstarter now. Get on your bikes and ride!
From the campaign:
SEND IT! is a fast-paced mountain bike game where you ride, train, prepare and "send" progressively harder features. Players race from the trailhead through three levels (green, blue, black) to be the first to be inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and collect the coveted winner's trophy, the Golden Burrito.
Riders roll to train and move while drawing prepare cards to improve their chances of successfully sending the next feature, all while trying not to crash. Should you play it safe or just "SEND IT!"?
On each turn, riders choose two actions, which can be the same or different, from the following options:
- Ride - roll the riding die and move 1-3 spaces along the singletrack.
- Train - roll the two training dice to gain the skill points you need to send the next feature.
- Prepare - draw a Prepare card to gain points (which help you recover from crashes and send features) or gain special skills.
- SEND IT - if you are on a feature and have the necessary skills, play Prepare Cards with points and roll the 20-sided die to try to send it and pass on to more difficult singletrack.
Just like real mountain biking, crashing can happen in a variety of ways - you can crash while training, while riding or while sending it - and until you recover from your crash you can't do anything but prepare, giving the other riders the chance to get ahead.
The first rider to send the final feature (the "Hall of Fame") and reach the Golden Burrito wins the game.
The game is up and over its funding goal with 27 days left to go.