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A family board game for people who love bikes, love games and love Sacramento.
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Bike Route Sacramento is a family board game designed around building bike routes. Players find locations in Sacramento and connect them together to get awards.

Bike Route Sacramento is a game about connecting locations in town together using bike routes. You will get cards showing which places need to be connected. These are the places that people want to go in town.

Each time you complete a bike route you get Awards from the community. The first one to seven Award points, is commended as the greatest bike route maker in town, and wins the game.

All the bikes share the routes so you can work with the other players to connect parts of town together faster.

Each Retail game includes everything you need for up to 4 players. All stretch goals will be included in every retail box so you don't have to worry about missing out. The game rules include optional rules for more advanced play that make bike route a gamers game. 


Bike Route is simple enough for everyone to play from junior to grandma. But it has some deeper strategies that can make the difference to winning the game.

You have a limit of 12 pawns in your hand. If you have 11 or 12 you cannot choose this action on your turn. Come on play some pawns!

While it is tempting to keep drawing cards you cannot have more than 5 cards in your hand at any time. If you have 5 cards you cannot choose this action.

 Sometimes you just don't have the right pawns and you need that certain color. You can return any number of pawns to the bag so it is better to wait until you have a big hand full before you choose to trade in.

In this example you can trace a route from Tower to Curtis Park with 2 purple pawns and 2 white pawns so this Bike Route is complete. You do not have to use the most direct route to complete the card.

You can only score 1 card each turn so don't let them pile up or you may find that the game ends and you still have cards in your hand. 

Bike Route Sacramento has been a huge labor of love and there are more than 60 original paintings in the game featuring Sacramento from the past, present and future.

 You can see high resolution images of these paintings on the Bike Route Sacramento website Locations Page.

Sac Pickup Only 🎈 

In the Reward Levels we have 2 that are "Sac Pickup Only". These have no shipping fees listed with them and they are for people who are in the Sacramento area. We are going to have a release party when the games arrive and everyone who chooses this option will be invited. You will be handed your game at the party and can even get it signed. If you miss the release party we will deliver the game to your address afterwards.

 Bike Route Collectors Pack 🏆

We will ship you two copies of the game along with some fun artifacts from the development of the game. This could be a working prototype board including notes from play tests or sets of demo cards and signs from Bike Route events. Each collectors pack will have a unique set of signed artifacts from the creation of the game.

Bike Route My Town 🗺️   

Think about getting your very own custom set of Bike Route based on your town or area. We will work with you to created a custom set that will include a deck of route cards and a game board that is based on your city.  You will be able to add input toward adding some of your favorite locations and routes to this custom game. A great opportunity for a bike friendly area - we are looking at you Portland, Marin County, Davis??!

We have some amazing Stretch Goals for Bike Route. All Stretch Goals will be included with every Retail Game box. That means you do not have to back a more expensive reward to get all of the goodies.

LOCKED - BIKE PAWNS
LOCKED - BIKE PAWNS

We are very excited to have these Bicycle pawns designed by Thomas Herrick waiting in the wings. The game looks amazing with all these bikes racing around the map. 

LOCKED - EMBROIDERED BAG FOR PAWNS
LOCKED - EMBROIDERED BAG FOR PAWNS

The deluxe cloth bag for pawns will include the Bike Route bike embroidered across the front.

Bike Route Sacramento is the 20th title from TableStar Games. To celebrate here is a look back at some of our older titles.

Bike Route Sacramento has been in development for almost 10 years. It started out as a game called Connections by Robert Carroll. This game was great but we never published it. The game would have languished on the shelf forever except that my daughter continued to want to play it. "Papa lets play Connections" she would say and we would play it. The game was great and I wanted to find a new theme to put on the mechanics. One day lightning struck: What if I make it about building bike routes around town??! 

This was such a perfect fit that the game development quickly took off. The locations around Sacramento turned out to be the perfect places to join together and being such a great bike town the rest of it just worked. I built several maps and settled on the central part of town with a little bit of West Sacramento and a few locations north of the River.



Thank You to all of our supporters and everyone who helped make Bike Route Sacramento possible! We hope this is but the first many new releases for TableStar Games!

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TableStar Games has delivered numerous games throughout the world. As an established small games company, the real question is making sure we manage potential sources of delay and communicating clear expectations throughout the campaign and after the funding ends.

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    This is just to help get Bike Route, you do not get a copy of the game. But you will get listed in our thank you list on the Bike Route Sacramento website. You will also receive bike route backer updates.

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    Early Bird 🚴🏾‍♂ 1 Copy: Sac Pickup 🎈

    This is for Sacramento pickup/delivery only. NO SHIPPING cost. We will notify you where we have our launch party and you can come pick up the game. If you miss the party we will hand deliver it to you. You get a complete copy of Bike Route Sacramento with all stretch goals included.

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    Lets Ride 🚴‍ 1 Copy of the game

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    Lets Ride 🚴‍ 1 Copy: Sac Pickup 🎈

    This is for Sacramento pickup/delivery only. NO SHIPPING. We will notify you where we have our launch party and you can come pick up your game. If you miss the party we will hand deliver it to you. You get a complete copy of Bike Route Sacramento with all stretch goals included.

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    Tandem 🚴‍♀️🚴2 Copies of game

    You get 2 complete copies of Bike Route Sacramento with all stretch goals included.

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    Retailer / Realtor Pack 📦

    You get 6 complete copies of Bike Route Sacramento with all stretch goals included. If you are local Sacramento we will deliver these directly to you. We will give you an extra game to reimburse you for shipping.

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    Bike Route Collectors Pack 🏆

    You get 2 copies of the retail game AND this Collectors Pack will include at least one unique artifact from the creation of Bike Route Sacramento. It could be a card proof sheet or a prototype board covered with notes from play testing. Don't worry I will throw in some other surprises too.

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    Double Retailer Pack 📦📦

    You get 12 complete copies of Bike Route Sacramento with all stretch goals included.
    Plus 1 bonus copy that you can sell or use as a demo. If you are local we will deliver these directly to you. We will give you and extra game to reimburse you for shipping.

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    Bike Route Angel 😇

    You are an the kind of angel that will help make Bike Route a reality. Thank you!

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    Bike Route my Town 🗺️

    We will create a custom Bike Route set for your town. This will include a custom set of Route Cards and Custom made game board. Now you can have a version of Bike Route that features your town. We will even welcome your input on the locations featured. You will also get 2 copies of Bike Route Sacramento Retail Game.

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