2016 WBC Orphans—Preliminary Event List
Jan. 13, 2016

WBC 2016 is NOW soliciting new events.

WBC is finalizing its 2015 schedule which will be announced in mid-May. The list below is temporary and only identifies events eligible for inclusion based on 2015 performance, the upcoming 2016 membership vote and the participation of GMs and sponsors.

Century | Trial Events | Vendor/Sponsor Trials | Juniors | Info

Century Events

Century: These events compose the combined Century & Legacy Group of featured events which are supported by multiple prize levels ranging from two to six plaques and a Centurion shirt based on a formula using the most recent statistics of attendance and player hours. Slots were pre-determined by 2015 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules (see BPA FAQs) and require only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event by the March 15 deadline.

Failure of a member GM to submit a suitable event form for the event by the deadline will drop it from eligibility. All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory Event Form no later than March 15. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the final schedule is released.

Events are not held for their prior GM but are awarded based on merit determined by past performance, timeliness of event submission and format. Events without a GM commitment at this time are OPEN to any current member who submits an acceptable event form.

 Event - Code - Demo Requested Century GM & Requested Start Time-
7 Wonders - 7WS - D: TBD C-1 Philip Shea; TBD
1830 - 8XX - D: TBD C-2 Tom McCorry; FSa10, FSa18, FSu9, FSu17, SF/F: Mo9
1989 - 989 - C-3
Acquire - ACQ - C-4
Advanced Civilization - ACV - D: FSu12, Tu17 C-5 Kevin Youells; FSu12; We9; F: Fr9
Afrika Korps - AFK -  D: Tu17 L-1 Jon Lockwood; FSa10 thru Fr; SF/F: Sa14
Agricola - AGR - C-6
Air Baron - ABN - C-7
Alhambra - ALH - C-8
Amun-Re - AMR C-9
Atlantic Storm - ACS - C-10
Attack Sub - ATS - L-2
Auction - AUC - L-3
Automobile - AUT -   C-11
Axis & Allies - A&A - C-12
B17 - B17 - C-13
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR - C-14
Bitter Woods - BWD - C-15
Brass - BRS - D: TBD C-16 Bruce Hodgins: TBD
Breakout Normandy - BKN - C-17
Britannia - BRI - C-18
Can't Stop - CNS -  C-19
Carcassonne - CAR - C-20
Castles of Burgundy - COB - C-21
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - CMK - D: Fr17 C-22 John Corrado; Fr18, Sa9, Sa11; SF/F: Su10
Catan; Cities & Knights - C&K - D: TBD C-23 Chris Gnech; TBD
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: We9 C-24 John Jacoby; Mo13, Tu18, We9, Fr9; SF: Sa19; F: Su9
Combat Commander - CBC -  D: Tu18 C-25 Bryan Collars; We9, We12, We15, We18; SF: We21; F: Th14
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA - C-26
Concordia - CNC - D: We12 C-27 Craig Reece; We14, Fr14, Sa10; SF/F: Sa12
Conquest of Paradise - CQP C-28  
Diplomacy - DIP - D: Fr17 C-29 Diplomacy; Fr19. Sa10, Sa19
Dominant Species - DSP - C-30
Dominion - DOM -   C-31
Dune - DUN - C-32 Brad Johnson; We13, Th13, Fr9; F: Sa9
Egizia - EGZ - C-33
El Grande - ELG - C-34
Empire Builder - EPB - C-35
Empire of the Sun - EOS - D: Fr9 C-36 Mark Herman; Fr10+
Enemy In Sight - EIS - C-37
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - L-4
Evolution - EVL - C-38  
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-5 John Corrado; Sa21
Fire In the Lake - FIL - C-39 Eric Guttag; Th13, Fr13; SF: Sa9; F: Sa14
Five Tribes - 5TR - C-40  
Football Strategy - FBS - L-6
For the People - FTP - C-41
Formula De - FDE - C-42
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - C-43
Gettysburg - GBG - C-44
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC - C-45 Stuart Tucker; FSa13+
Here I Stand - HIS - C-46
History of the World - HWD - C-47
Ingenious - ING - C-48
Ivanhoe - IVH - C-49  
King of Tokyo - KOT -  C-50
Kremlin - KRM - L-7
Liar's Dice - LID - C-51  
Lords of Waterdeep - LWD - D: Tu17 C-52 Robert St. Pierre; Tu22, We16, Th17; SF/F: Fr20
Lost Cities - LST - C-53
March Madness - MMS - L-8
Memoir '44 - M44 - D: Th20 C-54 Sam Edelston; Mu Th21, Fr9+
Merchant of Venus - MOV - D:TBD C-55 Richard Irving; TBD
Mister Madison's War - MMW - C-56  
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 - C-57
Navegador - NVG - C-58
Paths of Glory - POG - C-59
Pirate's Cove - PRC - C-60
Power Grid - PGD - C-61
Princes of Florence - POF - C-62
Puerto Rico - PRO - C-63
Ra! - RA! - D: Tu20 C-64 Steve Scott; Mo21, Tu21, Th17. Fr9; SF/F: Fr17
Ra; The Dice Game - RDG - C-65
Rail Baron - RBN - C-66
Robo Rally - RRY - D: C-67 Marc Houde; TBD
the Russian Campaign - TRC - C-68
Russian Railoads - RRR - C-69  
Saint Petersburg - SPG - D: TBD C-70 Amy Rule; TBD
San Juan - SJN - C-71
Santa Fe Rails - SFR - C-72  
Sekigahara - SKG - C-73
Settlers of Catan - SET - C-74
Slapshot - SLS - C-75
Speed Circuit - SCT - C-76
Splendor - SPD  - C-77   
Squad Leader - SQL - C-78
Star Wars Miniatures - SWM - C-79
Stockcar Championship Racing - SCC - C-80
Stone Age - STA - C-81
Superstar Baseball - SSB -  L-9  
Through the Ages - AGE - C-82
Thurn & Taxis - T&T - D: Mo22, Tu17 C-83 Andrew Latto; Mo23, Tu18, Th11; QF/SF/F: Fr9
Ticket To Ride - TTR - D: TBD C-84 Claire Brosius; TBD
Titan - TTN - C-85
Titan Two -TT2 - C-86  
Titan The Arena - TTA - D: TBD L-10 Gregory Crowe; TBD
Twilight Struggle - TWS - C-87
Tzolkin' - TZK - C-88
Up Front - UPF - C-89 Jim Burnett; Th9+
Vegas Showdown - VSD - D: TBD C-90 Eric Freeman; TBD
Victory in the Pacific - VIP - C-91
Virgin Queen - VGQ - D: FSu10 C-92 Michael Kiefte; FSu12, FSu18; SF: Mo9; F: Mo18
War At Sea - WAS - C-93
War of the Ring - WOR - D: Fr17 C-94 Kevin Wojtaszczyk; Mu: FSu17, Fr19+
Washington's War - WWR - formerly WTP (We The People) - C-95
Waterloo - WAT -  C-96
Wellington - WLL C-97
Wilderness War - WNW - C-98
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM - D: TBD C-99 Tim Hitchings; FSa10 thru Fr; SF/F: Sa9
World At War - WAW - C-100

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form before March 15. Century events will be run within two hours of the requested time slot or the GM will be consulted for an acceptable alternate time.

Trial Events

Eligible Continuing Trials: New events or those which failed to make the Century Group by 2015 attendance/GM obligation standards. These events were included on the Membership ballot during the annual December membership drive and voted into Trial status by members casting their votes before 2016. The 25 with the most votes became eligible for WBC 2016. Any vacancies in these 25 due to lack of a GM commitment will be filled by BPA based on other Alternate GM commitments on hand by March 15.

Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Continuing Trials must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

Events eligible for selection by Membership Vote Trial GM - Requested Starting Times
7 Wonders Duel - 7WD - T-1 Andrew Drummond; TBD
Ace of Aces - AOA -  T-2  
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV - T-3  
Age of Renaissance - AOR - T-4 Eric Monte; FSa18, Fr20; F: Sa16
Battle Cry - BCY - T-5
Battleline - BAT - T-6
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN - T-7  
Elchfest - ELC - T-8
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA - T-9
Hammer of the Scots - HOS - T-10
Innovation - IOV  T-11
Le Havre - LHV -  T-12  
Leaping Lemmings - LLM - T-13
Medici - MED - T-14
Monsters Menace America - MMA - T-15
Naval War - NVW - D: Sa17 T-16 James F. Kramer Jr; Sa18+
Pro Golf - PGF - T-17
Race For the Galaxy - RFG -   T-18
Roll For the Galaxy - RGD - T-19  
Small World - SMW - D: TBD T-20 Jay Spencer; TBD
Star Wars; Queen's Gambit - QGB -     T-21
Trans America - TAM - T-22
Union Pacific - UNP - T-23
Win, Place & Show - WPS -  D: Tu22 T-24 Jim Burnett; Sa19, Tu23, Fr9, Fr16; F: Fr19
Yaspahan - YSP - T-25

Events are not held for their prior GM but are awarded based on merit determined by past performance, timeliness of event submission and format. All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory event form no later than March 15. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the official schedule is released. Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Continuing Trials must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

Alternate Trials: Those events that failed in the December Membership Drive vote but were submitted with a completed event form by willing GMs for inclusion on the ballot for consideration of the membership. Alternate events are used as replacements for any qualifying Century or Continuing Trial event which fails to draw a satisfactory GM commitment. Such events are also occasionally selected by sponsors to become eligible. New proposals must be submitted to cd@boardgamers.org no later than Nov. 24 of each year to be included on that year's membership ballot, although any received by March 15 will be given consideration as replacements for events without a GM commitment. New events may be either events making their first appearance at WBC or returning after an absence.

 Event Proposals on Hand for use as replacements for vacancies GM Commitments with requested timeslots
Android: Netrunner - ANR - D: TBD Scott Saccenti; TBD
Founding Fathers - FGF -  D: TBD Steve Scott; TBD
Guerilla - GUE - D: TBD Steve Scott; TBD
Las Vegas - LAS - Jeff Mullet; TBD
Origins of WW II - OW2 - D: TBD Roy Pettis; TBD
Rommel in the Desert - RID - James F. Kramer Jr; We10+
Viticulture - VTC - D: TBD Andrew Drummond; TBD
Keyflower - KYF - Ed Gilliland; TBD
La Granja - LAG - D:? Doug Faust; TBD
Labyrinth - LBY - D: We13 Jeff Finkeldey; Mu Mo18, We14+
Paydirt - PDT - D: TBD Harry Flawd; We13+; Fr13+; F: Su9
Rattlebones - RTT - D: Th22 Andrew Drummond; Th23
Tigers in the Mist - TIM - D: TBD Ray Freeman; TBD

Vendor/Sponsor Introductory (New) Trials: Each vendor and/or Sponsor may add one new Trial event above and beyond the 25 Continuing Trials ceiling anytime prior to March 15. Such New Trials will automatically fall into Century or Continuing Trial classifications the following year based on their 2016 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the March 15 deadline. Publisher must submit a copy of the game at the time of the event submission.

Trial Events by Vendors/Sponsors Vendor Events  Game Master
Churchill - CHL - VS-1 Mark Herman; We15, We18+
Panzerblitz - PZB -  VS-2 Rick Northey; FSa10 thru Fr; SF/F: Sa9


Juniors Events

Juniors Events: Volunteer GMs are always needed to run free events for children aged 12 & under in the WBC Juniors room. Any game is eligible provided it is suitable for children of that age group and available in sufficient numbers to allow all children present to play. You cannot assme children will bring their own copies of the game. The GM should come prepared to instruct children how to play the game.   A BPA Room Monitor is always present to help maintain order but is not always available to assist children in playing the game. Recruitment of assistants to aid you is strongly advised. Volunteer Assistants are very much needed. To volunteer, contact juniors@boardgamers.org.

Events for Children 12 & under Junior Events  Game Master & requested Time Slot


KEY: Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday, We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday; TBD = To Be Determined (GM conferring to maximize facility use); PC - times listed in red are Pre-Cons which commence the preceding weekend; Mu: Mulligan, QF: Quarter Final, SF: Semi-Final, F: Final; +: Continuous Rounds to conclusion or posted SF or F.

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