Wild Card Tournament

Description

In addition to our Main Tournament, EuroQuest will also feature a tournament that lets you play up to 17 different games whenever your schedule allows.

Read detailed descriptions of the 2017 games

Wild Card Event Coordinator

Brian Stallings

Plaques

The top four finishers will receive a plaque.

Games

A wide variety of games are available for play. Each game falls into a category based on length, from the shortest games (Class D) to the longest games (Class A). Longer games earn more points than shorter games, based on the table shown below.

Demos

Only games that are new to EuroQuest will have scheduled demos. All Wild Card demos will take place on a designated table in the New Games Demo area and are scheduled for one hour. Players are encouraged to play Wild Card games in the open gaming area after obtaining a scoresheet from the front desk.

Procedure

To start a game, a player should find an available table in that area and set up one of the games on the Wild Card list. Once the minimum number of players for the game is present, a score sheet should be obtained from the registration desk. Any players arriving within five minutes of this time (up to the maximum) will be allowed to play. A second copy of a game should not be set up until the first has started.If space is needed or there are too many un-started games, tables with games that do not attract the minimum players within 15 minutes can be reclaimed at the GM’s discretion. Players in the Wild Card event should know the rules to the game being played. Gamers are encouraged to teach and learn games in the Open Gaming area.

Schedule

Unlike other events, there will be no scheduled rounds. Games can be started on Wednesday at Noon until 12 Midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9AM until 12 Midnight, and Sunday from 9AM until 12 noon. On Sunday all games must be completed and all score sheets turned in by 2PM.

Pairing

Players are encouraged to play a variety of games as much as possible. Players who have accumulated a large number of Wild Card points such that they are highly ranked on the Wild Card leaderboard are encouraged to play with other similarly ranked players.

Points System

Points are based on the games being separated into four time classes, by the number of players in the game, and your finishing position as shown in the tables below.

Class D – approx. 45 minutes

Max – 20 points/game

Eligible Games:
Can’t Stop
PhotoSynthesis
Potion Explosion
Lost Cities
Spice Road
7 Wonders Duel

Scoring for Class D

2 player 1st place: 5pts, 2nd place: 0 pts
3 player 1st place: 10 pts, 2nd place: 5 pts, 3rd place: 0 pts
4 player 1st place: 15 pts, 2nd place: 10 pts, 3rd place: 0 pts, 4th place 0 pts
Class C – approx. 90 minutes

Max=40 points/ game

Eligible games:

Isle of Skye
Roll for the Galaxy
Valeria
Vegas Showdown

Scoring for Class C

2 player 1st place: 10pts, 2nd place: 0 pts
3 player 1st place: 20 pts, 2nd place: 5 pts, 3rd place: 0 pts
4 player 1st place: 30 pts, 2nd place: 10 pts, 3rd place: 5 pts, 4th place: 0 pts
5 player 1st place: 40 pts, 2nd place: 15 pts, 3rd place: 10 pts, 4th place: 0 pts, 5th place: 0 pts
Class B – approx. 120 minutes

Max=60 points/ game

Eligible games:
5 Tribes
La Granja
Orleans
Yokohama

Scoring for Class B

3 player 1st place: 30 pts, 2nd place: 10 pts, 3rd place: 0 pts
4 player 1st place: 40 pts, 2nd place 15 pts, 3rd place: 5 pts, 4th place: 0 pts
5 player 1st place: 50 pts, 2nd place 20 pts, 3rd place: 10 pts, 4th place: 0 pts, 5th place: 0 pts
Class A – approx. 150 minutes

Max= 80 points/ game

Eligible games:
Great Western Trail
Scythe
Ticket to Ride: Rails and Trails

Scoring for Class A

3 player 1st place: 40 pts, 2nd place: 15 pts, 3rd place: 0 pts
4 player 1st place: 50 pts, 2nd place: 20 pts, 3rd place: 10 pts, 4th place: 0 pts
5 player 1st place: 60 pts, 2nd place: 25 pts, 3rd place: 15 pts, 4th place: 0 pts, 5th place: 0 pts

 

  • If still tied after all tiebreakers for the game are applied, flip a Euro coin to determine the winner for all tied positions.
  • Points for each title are added together for your total score in the Wild Card event. Please not that the points that can be earned from any one title are limited to a specific maximum that is equivalent to the value of two wins in two four-player games.
  • Tiebreaker will be the most different game titles played.
  • Second tiebreaker will be the *fewest* total games played.