Breaking Away is a luck-free racing game for 3-6 players, based on
bicycle racing. Each player controls a team of 4
riders. Riders gain advantage by following other
riders as they move around the track.
Each rider has a small number of movement choices available to him.
Each turn, he uses one of these choices to move around the track, and
receives a replacement based on his new position relative to the other
riders. Points are scored three times during the race, which is 2
1/2 times round the track.
Breaking away gives a surprisingly realistic race behavior, as packs of
riders form and string out, and tired riders are dropped off the back,
and formerly leading riders move to the back of the pack to rest.
players start by adjusting their player's initial distance
factors. After that, when a cyclist moves he uses one of the
available distances, which will be replaced by a new distance when all
riders have moved. The replacement is determined by the rider's
position relative to other riders, so there is no chance at all in the
outcome, only chaos. The complete rules are here.
weak. Robots not so good at teamwork!