Unlike watching the Tour de France, you’ll like enjoy playing Flamme Rouge – and no tight bike shorts in sight! Flamme Rouge puts you in charge of a team of two racers – one sprinter who moves either very fast or very slow and one rouleur who is more of a grinder at a steady pace – vying to be first to finish a race on a track made up of flat and mountainous roads 1by playing cards. You draw four cards and play one – which will only be played once. And if your rider gets out in front, he or she will need to put exhaustion cards in their deck – basically dead cards that limit your choices later in the game. So you are always wondering, “Do I break away now? Do I play this really good card or save it for later?” A good game lets you have fun. A great game makes you make hard choices doing it. Flamme Rouge is a great game.