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Saturday 26 January 2019

Board Game History

Discovered this box which outlines something of the Cycle Tour history which......

our friend's dogs Bella finds "uninteresting on many levels".
With Helen, Christine and Wendy at the Airey's Inlet Hotel.


Rummaging through our shelves, I found a box for the cycle tour boardgame which received a recent update and is now available through Thingiverse complete with 3d printable tokens.  Anyway, the box side included a small bit of history, indicating when I designed it and how I publicised it at the start, entering it in a Design competition.  The box seems like a worthwhile addition to the stuff you get with the game, so I have added a "box" pdf to the thingiverse files. This was designed 9 years ago or so as well

From the "box" pdf.
So anyway, enjoy.


Steve Nurse

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Board Game Update

Original tokens from cycle tour boardgame
New trike token on the printer software....and

another view.

Some of the new models with the board from A4 sheets.  The game pieces look a bit big relative to the board, so today I
WENT LARGE and made a board made from 4 A3 sheets.

A few of the models on the big board......

and a few more, Gumby astride the folding bike. Handlebars double as stands for the bikes.

My wife Christine with the first bike off the production line, the step through town bike.

The production line, Cetus 3d printer and portable computer.

Quite a while ago, I published a free-download cycling game, and put in a bit of effort making 2d tokens for it. Here is an early blog post about it.  It was written up in Anki Toner's cycling boardgames website about 9 years ago. I haven't really thought about it much since then, except that when I got my 3d printer I had the idea to design some 3d printed tokens to go with the boardgame.

Early this year while on holidays I had the chance to start on it, and I have been surprising and annoying my wife Christine by coming up with a series of 1:25 or 1mm:1 inch tokens to suit the game. I will load them onto Thingiverse tonight so anyone with a 3d printer and internet connection can make them.

Sofar I have made versions of

Step through Town Bike
Diamond Frame Bike
Recumbent Trike
Upright Trike
Folding Bike
Front Wheel Drive Highracer

At some stage I plan to extend this set and make versions of a Vi Voung Python and one of my front wheel trikes which are at least reasonable at long distance touring and load carrying.  But this can wait a bit.

Meanwhile, files are uploaded to Thingiverse, here is the link.