You stand in an endless black space, a glowing neon grid stretching off into infinity beneath your feet. It is the game grid, and you are here to race for your life. A booming voice sounds throughout the arena: “Begin game.”
Handlebars appear in front of you; you firmly grasp them and a radiant motorcycle writes itself around you, wrapping you in a cocoon of light. “Go,” says the disembodied voice, and your cycle rockets across the grid, leaving in its wake a solid wall of light, deadly to all that cross it — including you.
On the horizon, you can see your opponents streaking toward you, their bikes leaving the same deadly ribbon of light as a sign of their passage. You accelerate, determined to box them in and destroy them, before they can destroy you.
LIGHT BIKES is a quick set of miniature rules for 2-6 players looking to recreate futuristic duels between light-powered cycles in an arcade arena. Bikers race across the game grid, generating a maze of walls with their cycle to box in and destroy their opponents, while trying to avoid hitting any walls themselves.
Designed to be used with 1/50 and 1/64 scale die-cast motorcycles, Light Bikes is a short and sweet set of rules that gives you everything you need to get started, including instructions on how to build your own game grid and light walls.
While a variation of the Speed Rally rules, Light Bikes is a stand-alone game, complete in itself. In addition to the rules, it comes with a half dozen different ideas on how to create your own setup at home.
Photos by JP Trostle. Light Bikes © 2011 Glory Games