saint petersburg [Updated April 2005]

SPB  3 prizes Beginners Mult Ent Sing Elim Scheduled  
    Rnd1 Heat1 12 17  Rnd1 Heat2 21
   Rnd1 Heat3 14 Round 2 16 Semi Round 3 18  Final

  Paradise   Ballroom Foyer, Table 3


2005 Champion

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3rd: -

4th: -

5th: -

6th: -
Event History
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GM: Tom DeMarco

Building Blocks of the Czar ...

This Hans Im Gluck game by Michael Tummelhofer has been brought to us in an English edition by Rio Grande Games. Saint Petersburg makes its debut as one of only two new games elected to the Century in 2005.

In this game each round consists of four phases. During each phase new cards of that color (green, blue, orange, all three) become available for purchase and will score only at the end of phases of that color. Some cards generate rubles (green and orange cards), some generate victory points (blue and some orange cards). The fourth phase reveals upgrade cards which may be used to replace and improve card you previously played. The game end is triggered when one of the draw piles is exhausted, which usually takes between five and nine rounds. Play continues through the fourth phase. Then end of game bonus points are awarded for leftover rubles and the number or different orange cards played. The most points wins. It is a challenging game of resource management that should take about 75 minutes to play.

Please attend the demo session or contact the GM if you need to learn the game or if you have a rules question. The first two three-hour heats are actually two back-to-back games. Players will have different opponents for the two games of these two heats. The third heat is two hours for one game. Four-player games will be the norm, with as few three-player games as possible. After the five possible first round games, 16 players will advance to the semi-final of four four-player games. Tie breakers for advancement to the next round will be:
1. Most wins
2. Most 2nds
3. Head-to-head winner
4. Best single win (winner's % of total points scored)

 GM      Tom DeMarco  [1st Year]   720 Wood Lane, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077-3976   NA

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