*Guest review by: Justin Lowmaster*
The Biking Game by Schwinn and Education Outdoors is an engaging way to learn about bicycles and their history, impact on environment, and how we use them.
The game is a roll and go game where most turns you answer bicycle trivia questions of a certain skill level. The goal is to get from start to finish first. Each player can choose their own level, 1 through 4, at the start of the game. This adjusts the game for player knowledge and provides game play balance.
Each turn you roll the large sized six-sided die (D6) and move that many spaces. If you land on a question mark, you get to answer a question, and if correct, roll again.
The answers are obscured on the side of the card and you use the provided filter to reveal it. It’s kind of gimmicky, but generally doesn’t slow anything down.
You may also end up at the bike shop where you simply read a fact card and pass the die on to the next player.
The main reason you would want to get this game is if you want to teach or learn about bicycle history. This is not a strategy game, it’s a trivia game with a bike racing theme, which works. But it doesn’t try to be anything it’s not, which is great. It can also teach how to take turns, move spaces on a board, etc. Plus the large die is pretty nice!
The quality of components is good. The cardboard bike pieces did seem to fall out of the stands for a while, but nothing to cry about. It seemed like closer to the end of the first play it had stopped.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.