2012 WBC Orphans—Preliminary Event List
Jan. 19, 2012

WBC 2012 is open to new event submissions.

WBC is preparing events for the 2012 season. The list below is temporary and only identifies events eligible for inclusion in either the Century or Trial membership ballot based on 2011 performance and membership vote. Additional Trial events by qualified sponsors and vendors will be considered for addition to the schedule. Note that the times below are requested times and are subject to change and as such are only rough estimates of the form the final schedule will take.

CenturyTrial Events Vendor/Sponsor TrialsJuniorsTeensSeminarsInfo

Century Events

Century: 108 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. Those 108 slots were pre-determined by 2011 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules and require only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event by the Feb. 28, 2012, 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 Feb. 28, 2012. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines which were updated in 2008 with several substantial changes. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the final schedule is released.

Events were held for their prior GM until Dec. 31, 2011. Events without a GM commitment are now open to any current member who submits an acceptable Event Form.

 Event - Code - Demo Requested Century GM & Requested Start Time-
7 Wonders - 7WS - D: Th12 C-1 Kathy Stroh: Th13+
1830 - 8XX - D: pcSa9 C-2 Pierre LeBoeuf; Pre-Con Sa10, Sa15; Sa20, Su 9, SF/F: Su14;
Acquire - ACQ - C-3 OPEN:
Advanced Civilization - ACV - C-4 Kevin Youells: We9, Th9; F: Fr9
Afrika Korps - AFK - D: Tu17 C-5 Jonathan Lockwood; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only pcSa14+
Age of Renaissance - AOR - C-6 Tedd Mullally: Pre-Con: Sa12, Sa18, Su10
Age of Steam - AOS - D: Fr18 C-7 Peter Staab  Fr20, Sa12; SF: Sa17; F: Su9
Agricola - AGR -   C-8 OPEN:
Air Baron - ABN - C-9 OPEN:
Alhambra - ALH - D: TBD C-10 Debbie Gutermuth; TBD
Amun-Re - AMR - C-11 OPEN:
Anzio - ANZ C-12 Bruno Sinigaglio: Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only pcSa14+
Atlantic Storm - ACS - D: We19 C-13 John Coussis; Tu18, We20, Th9, Fr12; SF/F: Fr14
Attack Sub - ATS - D: Sa16 L-1 Steven Caler; Su9+
Auction - AUC -D: Tu22 L-2 Bob Wicks; Tu18, We15; SF/F: We16
Automobile - AUT -  D: TBD C-14 Andrew Maly: TBD
Axis & Allies - A&A - C-15 Joe Powell: Pre-con Sa13+
B-17 - B17 - C-16 David Terry; Th9+
Battle Cry - BCY - C-17 OPEN:
Battle of the Bulge '81 - B81 - C-18 Frank Sinigaglio; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only pcSa14+
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR - D: Th16 C-19 Mark Miklos: Th18, Th21+
Bitter Woods - BWD - C-20 OPEN:
Brass - BRS - D: TBD C-21 Ed Kendrick   TBD
Breakout Normandy - BKN - C-22 Andrew Cummins;  Tu18, We9+
Britannia - BRI - D: TBD C-23 James Jordan;  TBD
Can't Stop - CNS -  C-24 OPEN:
Carcassonne - CAR - C-25 Tom McCorry; Sa17, Sa18+
Caylus - CYL - C-26 OPEN:
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: Th9 C-27 John Jacoby;  Tu18, Fr9, Sa19; F: Su 9
Combat Commander - CBC - D: Tu17 C-28 Bryan Collars We9+
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA - C-29 OPEN:
Dominant Species - DSP - C-30 OPEN:
Dominion - DOM -  D: TBD C-31 Thomas Browne  TBD
Dune - DUN - C-32 Brad Johnson; We15, Th10, Fr13; F: Sa9
El Grande - ELG - D: We16 C-33 Rob Flowers; Tu18, We18; Th9; SF/F: Th13
Empire Builder - EPB- D: Tu17 C-34 OPEN:
Empire of the Sun - EOS - D: Fr9 C-35 Mark Herman; Fr10+
Enemy in Sight - EIS - C-36 OPEN:
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - L-3 OPEN:
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-4 OPEN:
Football Strategy - FBS - D: We17 L-5 Bert Schoose; We18, Th16; F: Sa20
For the People - FTP - D: Th9 C-37 Mark Herman; Th10+
Formula De - FDE - C-38 Joshua Githens; TBD
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - D: We15 C-39 Chris LeFevre: Tu20, We16, Th9; SF/F: Th12
Gangsters - GSR - C-40 OPEN:
Gettysburg - GBG - C-41 Vince Meconi; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries only pcSa14+; SF/F: Sa9
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA - C-42 OPEN:
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC - C-43 Stuart Tucker; Omens Pre-Con - pcSa14+
Here I Stand - HIS - D: Tu17, Th17 C-44 Ed Beach;  Tu19, Th19; SF: Fr9; F: Sa18
History of the World - HWD - D: Tu17 C-45 Craig Yope: Tu18, We18; SF: Th18; F: Sa15
a House Divided - AHD - D: We20 C-46 David Metzger; We21, Th9+
Ingenious - ING - C-47 Peter Stein; Tu22, We14, Th22, Fr22; SF/F: Su9
Ivanhoe - IVH - D: TBD C-48 Brian Mongold; TBD
King Philip's War - KPW - D: We9 C-49 Andrew Friedmann: We10+
Kremlin - KRM - D: We16 L-6 Steve Cuccaro; We18, Th15, Th19, Fr9; F: Fr13
Labyrinth - LBY - D: TBD C-50 Joel Tamburo; TBD
LeHavre - LHV - C-51 OPEN:
Liar's Dice - LID - C-52 Jason Levine; Fr23+
Lost Cities - LST - D: We11 C-53 Ivan Lawson; We17, Th15, Fr16, Sa14; Rd 2: Sa17+
Manoeuvre - MAN -   C-54 Andy Lewis; TBD
March Madness - MMS - D: Tu18 L-7 Terry Coleman: Tu19, We9, Th9, Fr9
Memoir '44 - M44 - Th20 C-55 Sam Edelston; Th21, Fr9+
Merchant of Venus - MOV - D: Tu17 C-56 Richard Irving;  We9. Th20, Fr12; SF/F: Sa9+
Monsters Ravage America - MRA - C-57 Mark Love;  TBD
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 - C-58 OPEN:
Panzerblitz - PZB -  C-59 Rich Northey; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries only pcSa14+
Paths of Glory - POG - C-60 OPEN:
Paydirt - PDT - D: We12 C-61 Harry Flawd;  We13, Fr13; F: Su9
Pirate's Cove - PRC - D: TBD C-62 Larry Lingle  TBD
Power Grid - PGD - C-63 OPEN:
Princes of Florence - POF - D: Tu20 C-64 Eric Brosius; We22, Fr18; SF/F: Fr20
Puerto Rico - PRO - C-65 OPEN:
Ra! - RA! -D: Tu20 C-66 Steve Scott; Mo21, Tu21, Th21, Fr11; SF: Fr23; F: Sa23
Ra; the Dice Game - RDG -  C-67 OPEN:
Race For the Galaxy - RFG -   C-68 OPEN:
Rail Baron - RBN - C-69 Ron Secunda; We18, Th18, Fr9; SF: Fr16; F:Sa17
Robo Rally - RRY - D: TBD C-70 Marc Houde;   TBD
Russia Besieged - RBS - We17 C-71 Rob Beyma  We19. Th9+
the Russian Campaign - TRC - C-72 Tom Gregorio; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries pcSa14+
Saint Petersburg - SPG - C-73 OPEN:
San Juan - SJN -  D: Mo9 C-74 Jeff Mullet; Mo10+
Settlers of Catan - SET - C-75 Joseph Maiz; Sa9+
Slapshot - SLS - C-76 Sean McCulloch; Sa23+
Speed Circuit - SCT -D: Th13 C-77 Chris Long: TBD
Squad Leader - SQL - C-78 OPEN:
Star Wars; Queen's Gambit - QGB - C-79 Buddy Sinigaglio;  Tu20, we20, Th20; Rd 2: Fr12+
Stone Age - STA - D: TBD C-80 Eric Engelmann: TBD
Superstar Baseball - SSB - C-81 OPEN:
Thurn & Taxis - T&T - D: Tu20 C-82 Andy Latto; Mo18, We9, We15; SF/F: Th15
Through the Ages - AGE - D: pre-con Su10 C-83 Randy Buehler: Time Machine Pre-Con pcSu11, pcSu17, Mo10; SF: Mo17; F: Tu10
Ticket To Ride - TTR - D: We9 C-84 Claire Brosius;  Th21, Fr9, Sa9; QF: Su9+
Tigers In the Mist - TIM - C-85 OPEN:
Titan - TTN - D: TBD C-86 Bruno Wolff: We-Fr 10,14,18, 22 SF:Sa9; F: Sa18
Titan The Arena - TTA - L-8 OPEN:
Twilight Imperium - TWI -  D: We19 C-87 Michael Buccheri: Th9, Th20; F: Fr9
Twilight Struggle - TWS - D: Th17 C-88 George Young; Fr9+
Union Pacific - UNP -  C-89 OPEN:
Up Front - UPF - C-90 OPEN:
Vegas Showdown - VSD - D: TBD C-91 Eric Freeman; TBD
Victory in the Pacific - VIP - C-92 OPEN:
War At Sea - WAS - C-93 Vince Meconi; Th9+
War of the Ring - WOR - C-94 Kevin Wojtaszczyk; Middle Earth Pre-Con Mu: pcSa9, Su19+
Warriors of God - WOG - D: Mo9 C-95 Bruce Monnin: Mo10+
Washington's War - WWR - formerly WTP (We The People) - C-96 OPEN:
Waterloo - WAT -  C-97 Marty Musella; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries pcSa14+
Wellington - WLL - D: Mo10, Tu17 C-98 Rob Olsson; Mo13, Tu19; SF: We13; F: Th13
Wilderness War - WNW - C-99 OPEN:
World At War - WAW - C-100 OPEN:

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form before Feb. 28, 2012. 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 2011 attendance standards but otherwise met WBC performance requirements and are eligible to be voted into Trial status during the Annual December Membership Drive. These events are automatically listed on the Membership Drive ballot and the 25 with the most votes by Jan. 1 are eligible to be run at WBC 2012. 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 Feb. 28, 2012.

Events were held for the prior GM until Dec. 31, 2011. Events are now OPEN to any current member who submits an acceptable event form. 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.

 Continuing Trial Events Voted by the Membership Trial GM - Requested Starting Times
Ace of Aces - AOA - D: TBD T-1 Doug Porterfield: TBD
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV - D: Fr18 T-2 Tom DeMarco: Fr19+
Battleline - BAT - T-3 OPEN:
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN T-4 OPEN:
Conquest of Paradise - CQP - T-5 OPEN:
Diplomacy - DIP - T-6 OPEN:
Egizia - EGZ - T-7 OPEN:
Elchfest - ELC - D: TBD T-8 Dan Dolan Sr; TBD
a Few Acres of Snow - FAS - D: TBD T-9  Roy Gibson: TBD
Founding Fathers - FGF -D: Tu18 T-10 Jacob Nixon; We14+
Galaxy - GXY - T-11 OPEN:
Goa - GOA - D: Tu20 T-12 Alex Bove: Mo16, We9, Th13; SF: Fr19; F: Sa9
Hammer of the Scots - HOS -   T-13 OPEN:
Julius Caesar - JUC - D: We18 T-14 Justin Thompson; Th9+
Kaiser's Pirates - KPR - D: TBD T-15  Tim Rogers: TBD
Leaping Lemmings - LLM - T-16 OPEN:
Manifest Destiny - MFD - D: pcSa17 T-17 Bill Crenshaw; pcSu15, We15, Th20; F: Sa19
Medici - MED -   T-18  OPEN:
Navegador - NVG - T-19 OPEN:
Pro Golf - PGF  -   T-20 OPEN:
Santa Fe Rails - SFR -  D: Tu17 T-21 Rob Kircher; Mo19, Tu20, We13; SF/F: Th9+
Trans America - TAM - D: Su9 T-22 Lisa Gutermuth; Su10+
Win, Place & Show - WPS -   T-23  OPEN:
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM -  D: We10 T-24 Tim Hitchings; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only pcSa14+ SF/F: Sa9+
Yspahan - YSP - D: Tu18 T-25 Richard Shay: Tu20, We12+

Eligible Alternate Trials: Events that failed in the December Membership Drive vote but were submitted with a completed event form by willing GMs for inclusion on the annual December ballot for consideration of the membership as one of the 25 Trial events decided in the December Membership Drive. 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 conventiondirector@boardgamers.org no later than Nov. 30 of each year to be included on that year's membership ballot, although any received by Feb. 28 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.

 Trial Event Proposals on Hand for use as replacements for vacancies GM Commitments
Adventurers - AVU - D: TBD Larry Lingle  TBD
Baltimore & Ohio - B&O - OPEN:
Brawling Battleship Steel - BBS: OPEN:
Chicago Express - CHX - OPEN:
Conflict of Heroes - COH - OPEN:
Dungeon Lords - DGL -  OPEN:
Eisenbach Gap - EBG - OPEN:
Fresco - FRS - OPEN:
Guerilla - GUE - D: Mo16, Th16 Steve Scott; Mo17, Th17; F: Su9
Harry's Grand Slam Baseball - HGS - D: TBD Dan Dolan Sr: TBD
Hearts & Minds - H&M OPEN:
Imperial - IMP -   OPEN:
Innovation - IOV - D: TBD Andy Latto: TBD
Lord of the Rings; The Confrontation - LRC - OPEN:
Naval War - NVW - D: TBD Jonathan Lockwood; TBD
Origins of World War II - OW2 - D: TBD Roy Pettis: Sa14+
Rommel in the Desert - RID - James Kramer: Fr10+
Samarkand - SMK - D: Mo14  Carmen Petruzelli; Mo16, Tu18, Th11; SF: Fr14; F: Fr20 
Sekigahara - SKG - D: TBD  OPEN:
Stockcar Championship Racing - SCC -    OPEN:
Strike of the Eagle - STE - D: Tu19 OPEN:
Tikal - TKL -  D: Fr17   Daniel Broh-Kahn; Fr11, Fr18, Sa20; SF: Sa22; F: Su9 
Titan Two - TT2 - D: TBD Rich Atwater; We10+
White Star Rising - WSR -  OPEN:

Vendor/Sponsor Introductory Trials: Each vendor and/or Sponsor may add one new Trial event above and beyond the 25 Continuing Trials ceiling anytime prior to Feb. 28, 2012. Such New Trials will automatically fall into Century or Continuing Trial classifications the following year based on their 2012 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the Feb. 28, 2011 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
Pantheon - PTH VS-1 OPEN:
Last Will - LWT VS-2 OPEN:
Power Grid: First Sparks - PFS VS-3 OPEN:

 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


Seminars: Returning in 2012! WBC has excellent facilities to host seminars. The Hopewell Room provides tiered seating to accommodate for 60-75. Schedule a Seminar for WBC 2012. All requested times will be honored, as possible; however, tournament events have priority. Direct any questions to acd@boardgamers.org.


Seminars Presenter(s) and Requested Time Slot
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