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Last updated 11/8/2017.
 

WBC 2018 is NOW soliciting new events.

WBC is finalizing its 2018 event listing. The list below represents the WBC 2018 Century events based on its 2017 performance. In addition to these events, WBC 2018 will include 25 Trial events, Vendor/Sponsored events, and Junior events. The 25 Trial events are selected by those members joining the BPA between December 5, 2017 and January 31, 2018. Each member may vote for 10 events for trials from either those submitted through the event submussion form by November 30, 2017 and included on the ballot or a write-in on the ballot. It should be noted that no write-in event has ever garnered enough votes to make Trial status.

Century | Trial Events | Continuing Trials | New Trials | Sponsored Trials | Alternate Trials | Juniors | Info

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Century Events

Century: These events compose the combined Century & Legacy Group of featured events that 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 2017 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
7 Wonders - 7WS C-1 OPEN
1775 - 775 C-2 OPEN
1830 - 8XX C-3 OPEN
Acquire - ACQ C-4 OPEN
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV C-5 OPEN
Advanced Civilization - ACV C-6 OPEN
Afrika Korps - AFK L-1 OPEN
Age of Renaissance - AOR C-7 OPEN
Agricola - AGR- C-8 OPEN
Air Baron - ABN C-9 OPEN
Alhambra - ALH C-10 OPEN
Atlantic Storm - ACS C-11 OPEN
Attack Sub - ATS L-2 OPEN
Auction - AUC L-3 OPEN
Automobile - AUT -   C-12 OPEN
Axis & Allies - A&A C-13 OPEN
B17 - B17 C-14 OPEN
BAT - Battle Line C-15 OPEN
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR C-16 OPEN
Brass - BRS C-17 OPEN
Breakout Normandy - BKN C-18 OPEN
Britannia - BRI - C-19 OPEN
Can't Stop - CNS C-20 OPEN
Carcassonne - CAR C-21 OPEN
Castles of Burgundy - COB C-22 OPEN
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - CMK C-23 OPEN
Championship Formula Racing (Speed Circuit) - CFR C-24 OPEN
Circus Maximus - CMS C-25 OPEN
Combat Commander - CBC C-26 OPEN
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA C-27 OPEN
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN C-28 OPEN
Concordia - CNC C-29 OPEN
Conquest of Paradise - CQP C-30 OPEN
Diplomacy - DIP C-31 OPEN
Dominion - DOM C-32 OPEN
Dune - DUN C-33 OPEN
Egizia - EGZ C-34 OPEN
Empire Builder - EPB C-35 OPEN
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T L-4 OPEN
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-5 OPEN
Football Strategy - L-6 OPEN
For the People - FTP C-36 OPEN
Formula De - FDE C-37 OPEN
Formula Motor Racing - FMR C-38 OPEN
Gettysburg - GBG C-39 OPEN
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC C-40 OPEN
Here I Stand - HIS C-41 OPEN
History of the World - HWD C-42 OPEN
Ingenious - ING C-43 OPEN
Ivanhoe - IVH C-44 OPEN
King Of Tokyo - KOT C-45 OPEN
Kremlin - KRM - L-7 OPEN
Las Vegas - LAS - C-46 OPEN
Liar's Dice - LID C-47 OPEN
Lords of Waterdeep - LWD C-48 OPEN
Lost Cities - LST C-49 OPEN
March Madness - MMS L-8 OPEN
Medici - MED - C-50 OPEN
Memoir '44 - M44 C-51 OPEN
Merchant of Venus - MOV C-52 OPEN
Mister Madison's War - MMW C-53 OPEN
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 C-54 OPEN
Navegador - NVG C-55 OPEN
Orleans - ORL C-56 OPEN
Panzerblitz - PZB C-57 OPEN
Paths of Glory - POG C-58 OPEN
Pirate's Cove - PRC C-59 OPEN
Power Grid - PGD C-60 OPEN
Puerto Rico - PRO C-61 OPEN
Ra! - RA! C-62 OPEN
Ra; The Dice Game - RDG C-63 OPEN
Rail Baron - RBN C-64 OPEN
Robo Rally - RRY C-65 OPEN
Russian Railoads - RRR C-66 OPEN
Saint Petersburg - SPG C-67 OPEN
San Juan - SJN C-68 OPEN
Scythe - SCY C-69 OPEN
Sekigahara - SKG C-70 OPEN
Settlers of Catan - SET C-71 OPEN
Slapshot - SLS C-72 OPEN
Small World - SMW C-73 OPEN
Splendor - SPD C-74 OPEN
Squad Leader - SQL C-75 OPEN
Star Wars Miniatures - SWM C-76 OPEN
Star Wars Queen's Gambit - QGB C-77 OPEN
Star Wars Rebellion - SWR C-78 OPEN
Stone Age - STA C-79 OPEN
Superstar Baseball - SSB - L-9 OPEN
Terra Mystica - TEM C-80 OPEN
Terraforming Mars - TFM C-81 OPEN
The Russian Campaign - TRC C-82 OPEN
Through the Ages - AGE C-83 OPEN
Thurn & Taxis - T&T C-84 OPEN
Ticket To Ride - TTR C-85 OPEN
Tin Goose - T_G C-86 OPEN
Titan - TTN C-87 OPEN
Titan The Arena - TTA L-10 OPEN
Transamerica - TAM L-11 OPEN
Twilight Struggle - TWS C-88 OPEN
Union Pacific - UNP - C-89 OPEN
Up Front - UPF C-90 OPEN
Vegas Showdown - VSD C-91 OPEN
Victory in the Pacific - VIP C-92 OPEN
Virgin Queen - VGQ C-93 OPEN
War At Sea - WAS C-94 OPEN
War of the Ring - WOR C-95 OPEN
Washington's War - WWR C-96 OPEN
Waterloo - WAT C-97 OPEN
Wilderness War - WNW C-98 OPEN
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM 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 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.

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Trial Events

Eligible Continuing Trials are those which were run at the 2017 WBC which failed to make the Century Group by 2017 attendance/player hours/GM obligation standards. These events will be included on the Membership ballot during the annual December Membership Drive and can be voted into Trial status by members casting their votes before January 31. The 25 events with the most votes become eligible for WBC 2018. 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 run in 2017 eligible for selection by Membership Vote

Trial
GM
7 Wonders Duel - 7WD TB-1 OPEN
Ace of Aces - AOA TB-2 OPEN
ASL Starter Kit - ASK - TB-3 OPEN
Amun Re - AMR - TB-4 OPEN
Battle Cry - BCY - TB-5 OPEN
Bitter Woods - BWD - TB-6 OPEN
Catan: Cities & Knights - C&K TB-7 OPEN
Churchill - CHL TB-8 OPEN
El Grande - ELG TB-9 OPEN
Elchfest - ELC TB-10 OPEN
Empire of the Sun - EOS TB-11 OPEN
Enemy In Sight - EIS TB-12 OPEN
Evolution - EVL TB-13 OPEN
Falling Sky - F_S TB-14 OPEN
Five Tribes - 5TR TB-15 OPEN
Galaxy - GXY TB-16 OPEN
Galaxy Trucker - GXT TB-17 OPEN
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA TB-18 OPEN
Innovation - IOV TB-19 OPEN
Julius Caesar - JUC TB-20 OPEN
Kaiser's Pirates - KPR TB-21 OPEN
Leaping Lemmings - LLM - TB-22 OPEN
Love Letter - L_L TB-23 OPEN
Mage Wars - MGW TB-24 OPEN
Maneuveur - MAN TB-25 OPEN
Metacheckers - MCK TB-26 OPEN
Monsters Menace America - MMA TB-27 OPEN
Naval War - NVW TB-28 OPEN
Paydirt - PDT TB-29 OPEN
Power Grid: The Card Game - PGC TB-30 OPEN
Princes of Florence - POF TB-31 OPEN
Pro Golf - PGF TB-32 OPEN
Race For the Galaxy - RFG TB-33 OPEN
Roll For the Galaxy - RGD TB-34 OPEN
Santa Fe Rails - SFR TB-35 OPEN
Talon - TLN TB-36 OPEN
Tigers in the Mist - TIM TB-37 OPEN
Titan Two - TT2 - TB-38 OPEN
Win, Place, & Show - WPS TB-39 OPEN

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.

Eligible NEW Trials are those not run at the 2017 WBC for which BPA has received an Event Form by a willing GM. These events will be included on the Membership ballot during the annual December Membership Drive and can be voted into Trial status by members casting their votes before January 31. The 25 events with the most votes become eligible for WBC 2018. 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.

 NEvents not run in 2017 eligible for selection by Membership Vote

Trial
 GM
  N-1  
  N-2  
  N-3  
  N-4  
  N-5  
  N-6  
  N-7  
  N-8  
  N-9  
  N-10  
  N-11  
  N-12  
  N-13  
  N-14  
  N-15  
  N-16  
  N-17  
  N-18  
  N-19  
  N-20  
  N-21  
  N-22  
  N-23  
  N-24  
  N-25  
  N-26  

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 2018 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the March 15 deadline and for which BPA has received an Event Form from a willing GM. Publisher must submit a copy of the game at the time of the event submission. Events chosen by the CD from the Alternates List to replace otherwise qualifying events without GM commitments are also listed below.

Events Sponsored by Vendors/Sponsors Trial GM - Requested Starting Times
  VS-1  
  VS-2  
  VS-3  

Alternate Events are those which are submitted too late for the annual Trial ballot or fail in that December Membership Drive vote but are submitted with a completed event form by willing GMs. Alternate events for which a satisfactory event form has been submitted are used as replacements for any qualifying Century or Continuing Trial event without a GM commitment by the deadline. Alternate events are occasioally upgraded by Sponsors.

Event Proposals on Hand for use as replacements for vacancies Alternate GM - Requested Starting Times
  AE-1  
  AE-2  
  AE-3  

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 assume 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 Ken Gutermuth at conventiondirector@boardgamers.org.

Events for Children 12 & under Junior Events GM - Requested Starting Times
  J-1 OPEN
  J-2 OPEN
  J-3 OPEN
  J-4 OPEN
  J-5 OPEN
  J-6 OPEN
  J-7 OPEN
  J-8 OPEN
  J-9  OPEN
  J-10 OPEN
  J-11 OPEN
  J-12 OPEN
  J-13 OPEN
  J-14 OPEN
  J-15 OPEN
  J-16 OPEN
  J-17 OPEN
  J-18 OPEN
  J-19 OPEN
  J-20 OPEN
  J-21 OPEN
  J-22 OPEN
  J-23 OPEN
  J-24 OPEN

KEY: FSa = First Saturday, FSu = First Sunday, Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday, We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday; TBD = To Be Determined (GM conferring to maximize facility use); Mu: Mulligan, QF: Quarter Final, SF: Semi-Final, F: Final; +: Continuous Rounds to conclusion or posted SF or F. BBB
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