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Power Grid will be played per the printed rules from
Rio Grande Games.
2F's FAQ is located here: http://www.2f-spiele.de/spiele/faq/faq_frames_eng.htm
Setup: 5-player games use five of the six board regions
and 4-player use four of the six; these regions are selected
by each player in player order (randomly determined). There is
some bad wording in the rulebook and here is how it shall be
handled: each player in turn order selects a region they want
to be "in play"; you can select any region with the
caveat that all regions must be able to be connected when the
last player selects.
Ex.: 5-player game on the Italy board. P1 choose the brown
boot section, P2 selects the Green northern region, P3/P4/P5
must choose Yellow, Red, and Purple. This will help speed-up
setup for some boards.
We will use 5-player games by preference, resorting to 4-player
games if necessary based on the number of players.
Map choice per heat:
Heat 1: Germany or France W/ 2007 Alternate Plant Deck
Heat 2: U.S. W/ 2007 Alternate Plant Deck or Central Europe
Heat 3: Italy or Benelux
The semi-final will be played on Italy, and the Final will be
played on Korea.
Players will earn points in each heat they play in based upon
their finish position as follows:
1. 10 Points
2. 4 Points
3. 2 Points
4. 1 Points
5. 0 Points
Qualifiers will be taken from most points to least points. Your
highest point value heat will determine ties; with the highest
taking precedence. I.e. If Player A had 1 win and Player B had
2 seconds and 1 third (both total 10 points) then Player A would
qualify ahead of Player B. In the event of further tie then high
die roll will prevail.
Since Power Grid is played as a 5-player game and 4-player
only if necessary, the above points will be used for 5-player
games. For 4-player games the points are as follows: First =
10 points / Second = 4 Points / Third = 1 Point / Fourth = Zero
This system alleviates a player having to win in their first
heat entered. Points are heavily weighted to first place, so
much that a win is worth two and a half times as many points
as second place. Up to 25 players will advance to the semi-final.
Winner: Supply electricity to the most cities.
1. Most Money. (as stated by Rio Grande)
2. Most Cities. (as stated by Rio Grande)
3. Biggest/Highest power plant number (added by GM)
Event Sheet: In order for a game to count an event
form must be accurately completed recording ALL pertinent info.
Event form(s) will be handed out by the GM before play begins.