Designer: Reiner Knizia
Publishers: Alea, Rio Grande Games
Boardgamegeek Info: Ra


GM: Eugene Yee


Demo: Thurs 11:30 AM
See schedule for Heat times


The top two finishers in the Final will receive a plaque.

Event Description

Preliminary Rounds

Three heats, standard 1st edition rules.

Elimination Rounds
If there are five or fewer game-winners, there will be no semi-finals & the top five players will play a 5-player final.
If there are 6-25 game-winners, all game winners will advance to the semi-finals.
If there are more than 25 game-winners, the top 25 game-winners according to the standings will advance to the semi-finals.
The number of players in the semifinal will determine the number of games:
6 to 10 Players
Two games, with players distributed as evenly as possible.
11 Players
One 3-player and two 4-player games will be played.
12 to 19 Players:
Four games, with players distributed as evenly as possible.
20 to 25 Players:
Five games, with players distributed as evenly as possible.
Table assignments for the semi-final will be based on player record in the heats.  Four or five players will advance to the final, depending on the number of games played in the semifinal.  If total event attendance is greater than 49 participants, then five players will advance to the final regardless.
Rules Version / Common Mistakes / Special Rules

Rules published in the 1st edition will be used. No special or variant rules.

Tie Breakers

If necessary, one game winners needed to fill the Semi-Final Round will advance according to the following criteria:

  1. One win advances before no wins.
  2. Second place advances before third place, and third place advances before fourth, etc.
  3. Placement ties are broken by the closest percentage to first.
  4. Flip of a Euro coin.

Note: Ties in scores between those eligible to advance will be broken by the higher sun total.

Time Limit Adjudication

Games running past the time limit WILL be adjudicated so people can make the next round of games. If ALL players and the GM agree, the time limit can be extended.Adjudication: GM will inform all games still in progress when there are fifteen (15) minutes and five (5) minutes remaining in the round. At the conclusion of the five minute period, all games will end immediately, as if the last Sun had been drawn, and each player will compute his/her score according to the end of game scoring in the official rules.