The Game is On – Game For Two Tandem Paraglider

Certification: EN B Tandem

The GAME Mark 3 (MKIII) continues the heritage of the successful Game 42 and introduces several improvements over previous generation.

The main updates are:

  • Lighter – bottom surface is now 27 gr. Skytex material saving approximately 700 gr. with no sacrifice to longevity and durability!
  • Durability – the front top surface is made from legendary Gelvenor – double siliconised, unmatched in longevity!The Gelvenor company has ceased existence – limited to the last stock still available at APCO.
  • Available in 2 sizes: 42 and 39 Square meters.
  • Risers – now from stiff 20mm. webbing, with several improvements, including Paracam (roller camet buckle) and longer trims that extend the speed range. The additional extra speed range can be locked or unlocked by removing a shackle on the risers, depending on your needs. See video >>
  • 3D Cut – A new 3D cut on the Leading Edge is seamlessly incorporated into the design, resulting in a cleaner sail and hence improved performance.
  • Replaceable Trim System – Easily replaceable trim webbing for long lasting trouble free operation.

Talked about for years, the GAME 42 is a truly remarkable wing, incorporating smart internal structure and our Automatic Pressurising Profile, producing wing characteristics that will impress even the most experienced pilots.

Tandem flying is always a thrill for a first time passenger, but with this wing the real game is for the pilot! The Game 42 feels much more like a single wing than a tandem.
When flying you will soon forget it is a tandem over your head as this thermalling machine spirals you up to the top of the stack – and all of this with a friend on board.

Longevity of tandem wing is one of the main parameters considered by tandem pilots. Apco’s well known Gelvenor cloth has been proven over many years as the best there is for durability and longevity.

Revised, careful blend of Gelvenor and other lighter types of cloth and materials will guarantee many more hours of service for the Game 42 .

We at APCO believe that on Game MKIII commercial pilots will be able to put in significantly more hours before trashing, compared to market standard – making each hour of flight significantly less costly (APCO wings are known for their sturdy, durable construction and this wing will continue the legacy)


Game MKIII is equally great for both free flying and for paramotor tandem flying.

The lighter weight makes foot launching easier than before, with a relatively short take-off run it is a breeze foot launching with any passenger.

Game MKIII high efficiency allows its use even with the smallest and weakest engines, making it the #1 choice for many pilots flying light tandem trikes.

Game 42 MKIII is certified in EN-B, LTF B Class
APCO also performed thorough in-house intensive test flight sequence to verify that the wing is in-line with expectations on every parameter.
Additional DGAC approval for paramotor use.

Game 42 extended trimmer range

*Risers / trims in the extended range configuration are factory tested and approved, but out of the official frame of certification.


More Information

Product Code2723927120
Area [m2]39.642.5
Area (projected) [m2]34.937.1
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]14.415.1
Span (projected) [m]11.3511.9
Aspect Ratio5.15.4
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.713.93
Take off Weight (all up) [kg]
*Tested in-house
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]Up to 286Up to 326
Canopy Weight [kg]7.457.95
Root Cord m3.423.42
Tip Chord [m]0.780.78
Length of Lines on B [m]8.49.1
Total Length of Lines [m]433 457
V-min [km/h] @ optimum wing load23
V-trim [km/h] @ optimum wing load38 - 39
V-max [km/h] @ optimum wing loadEN.B 46+
Extended speed range 50+
Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum wing load1.1

The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions.

The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of Polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The Karabiners/rectangular loops that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top Floor, St TopDyneema1.195
Lower A1;B1Superaramide2.5450
Lower A3,5; B3,5; C; D; StSuperaramide1.9320
Upper Brake CascadesDyneema1.195
Lower Brake CascadesDyneema2.0230
Sail Cloth42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty3 years / 250 Hours

Read and download our 3 Year / 250 Hour warranty certificate.

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.


  • The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved.


Wing Suitability



    Pops overhead and stays there without plucking you off the ground, ideal for the working pilot.


    Exceptionally good flare – top of the class.


    Leaves even the best solo gliders behind – climb rate is unmatched.


    Top of class glide ratio, sink rate and speed range.


    Workhorse for the discerning tandem professional, who wants a wing that lasts longer, and keeps a high resale value


    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bomb proof in a lightweight package! Extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction designed to last in the working environment.

  • Game 42 MKIII

    Feels and behaves like a good XC single glider with great handling. Makes work more fun than ever before.


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    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

  • Roller Camet Buckle

    RCB - Roller Camet Buckle

    Paracam – Roller Camet Buckle – silky smooth trimmer operation.

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    Apco introduced Mini Ribs to the Market in 1997.

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    3D CUT

    3D Leading Edge Cut

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    Shark Nose

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    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

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    Laser Cut Technology

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    Replaceable Trim System


SizeCertification Type
42EN. B / LTF B
DGAC Registration

In addition to the 39 size, the 42 was thoroughly tested in-house for weight of 110[Kg]. When trimmers are between neutral (red marking / all risers level) to open, the Game 42 is with-in the frame of EN.B certification! These tests were made following requests by customers who wanted authorization to fly the 42 size below minimum weight range


Frequently Asked Questions

Can all Apco tandem wings be flown with a paramotor

All tandem wings can be flown with a paramotor – however we suggest as follows:

Short take-off – Game 42 best perfomance wing in terms of glide and fuel consumption
Play 42 – a faster tandem wing, great for light trikes
For use with heavier trikes – Play 42 UL which is the reinforced version of Play 42.

Is the game 42 a lot of better than the fun 42 or play42 mkII??

Game 42 replaces Fun 42 in our line.

It is a sharknose tandem with very good handling and glide efficiency, certified EN B.

With motor use, we recommend this wing for people with weak engine or using foot launch – will enjoy slower take-off speed.

For use with trikes we recommend Play 42 or Play 42 UL.

UL stands for Ultralight – it is the same wing, only reinforced for heavier loads.

The Play will give higher speed but will be less efficient, requires an engine which will be a bit stronger.

For anything with less than 90 kg. force – I would recommend Game 42.


Options and Accessories

42459: Light Clinch Bag


Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quickly.
Weight – 500gr.

Open dimensions (Spread Flat): 1.2m x 1.2m

50011: Custom Colour

Apco Gliders can also be ordered with custom colors to suit your needs, be it a personal preference or for advertising purposes.

57007: Tandem Spreader Bars


Redesigned Spreader bars to attach a second harness to your tandem paraglider incorporating An automatic B-stall mechanism integrated into the spreader bar

57010: Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar Set


Sold as a set of 2.
Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar with wide spread to accommodate use with motor.
It has multiple attachment points for easy balancing of the passenger in relation to the pilot. 5 main hook-in points for any pilot, paramotor and passenger weight combinations.
Additionally 2 different height passenger connection points.