Details Announced for New Mountain Bike Board Game 'Send It!'

May 8, 2020
by senditboardgames  
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PRESS RELEASE: SEND IT! The Mountain Biking Board Game

SEND IT! The Mountain Biking Board Game is the brainchild of professional mountain bike racers Syd Schulz and Macky Franklin.

bigquotesWe set out to create a mountain biking game that acknowledges the inherent risk of our sport but also recognizes that there are ways to decrease that risk. In the game, players are forced to find the delicate balance between over-preparing for a feature and just sending it.Macky Franklin

The SEND IT game riders L to R Dirt Jump Delilah Downhill Derek Enduro Elsa Cross-Country Carrie Singletrack Sammy Trials Terrance. SEND IT is now available on Kickstarter. Reserve your game now https kickstarter
The riders (L to R): Dirt Jump Delilah, Downhill Derek, Enduro Elsa, Cross-Country Carrie, Singletrack Sammy, Trials Terrance

The game riffs on popular mountain bike stereotypes. Riders have names like Cross-Country Carrie who "replaces all the bolts on her bike with titanium ones and refuses to wear a hydration pack" and Downhill Derek who "loves techy rock gardens and jumping but HATES pedaling.” However, the game is designed to appeal to bikers and non-bikers alike.Turns are short so the game moves quickly, and as players tell stories about how they crashed there's lots of laughing and joking among players, according to Franklin. The rule that "any player caught checking their phone must draw a crash card" encourages players to focus on the game and spend time with one another.

SEND IT game Rider Cards SEND IT is now available on Kickstarter. Reserve your game now https kickstarter

Mid-way through a game of SEND IT SEND IT is now available on Kickstarter. Reserve your game now https kickstarter
SEND IT game board SEND IT is now available on Kickstarter. Reserve your game now https kickstarter
The game features illustrations by Kristina Wayte, who has made a name for herself as a mountain bike artist with her popular Instagram account, sketchytrails.

The couple, who run the popular mountain bike YouTube channel Syd and Macky, held a livestream launch party on their channel to kick things off.

bigquotes"The response was amazing. We had a big group watching our livestream and a huge number of them supported the project almost immediately. We raised over $10,000 in the first 30 minutes."Syd Schulz

The campaign reached its $25,000 funding goal later that night and has now raised over $33,000. The campaign ends in early June and they plan to deliver the games to backers in time for the 2020 holidays. You can reserve your copy here.

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 “Pete the Poacher”
“Dylon the Dentist”
“Shuttle Shakira”
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 Machiavelic Mike
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 I've played this game and our group had a great time. Lots of strategy involved, and a fun way to share our mtb culture with friends who don't ride. That's a serious undertaking to go from a concept of a game to actually producing it. Bravo.
  • 9 0
 No Park Rat Pablo?
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 I swore never again on kickstarter, after my coolest cooler that took like 3 years to receive, and my omate dick tracy watch that was a huge disappointment. But OK, fine. I'm in.
  • 13 2
 We'll do our best not to disappoint AND to deliver on time!
  • 8 6
 I have to admit I was never much of a Syd and Macky fan, but the final straw was that video that was titled like 'It's The End Of The World! This Might Be Our Last Video EVER!!' and made to look like there was going to be some terrible tragic announcement like one of them had a terminal illness or something, then it was just ten minutes of her whinging because her injury wasn't healing as fast as she wanted it to. Literally, lame. And for that reason, I'm out.
  • 4 0
 Don’t do it for syd and Mackie. Do it for sketchy trails. She works her ass off to produce amazing mtb art
  • 2 0
 @vancouver-bound: And she does an AMAZING job!
  • 3 2
 I'm just bummed I can't justify buying Descenders for $15 on Steam right now. Was waiting for it to go on sale for a while, then they put it on sale because of Rona likely, and I lost my job Frown

Also bummed there are no TripleA MTB games. I wish they would add MTB to the MXvsATV series. The framework is all there and they would reach another chunk of audience they're missing.
  • 4 0
 This is cool and all but I wish they’d come out with the downhill MTB LEGO set someone virtually created awhile back.
  • 6 0
 MTB Jumanji
  • 8 4
 No e-bikes? LAME,I am not playing!!!!!
  • 8 1
 E bike Eddy had a motor malfunction and didn't qualify.
  • 3 0
 I NEED to get this game for my parents... die-hard MTB seniors who also love board games. So rad!!
  • 4 0
 I want one for the amazing art work. Is there a trail dog add on?
  • 2 0
 Not yet, but there could be ????
  • 2 0
 'Mtb top trumps' now thats a game I would play!
  • 2 0
 Mate now you're talking! Let's get on it! Lower start up costs too
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 This would of been the most ridiculous idea 3 months ago, however in our new pandemic circumstances anything goes.....
  • 1 0
 Nobody wants to be a downhill Derek. Just ask Danny Hart
  • 1 0
 Subtle.....I like it. Unfortunately Danny Hart is fast af
  • 1 0
 @acdhrider Top Trumps Downhill World Cup already exists
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 So it's at least $60 for the game...?
  • 2 0
 Unfortunately since we aren't buying 100,000 of them our per unit price is still fairly high and we're trying to not LOSE money!
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 Shred Fred for me
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