2015 WBC Orphans—Preliminary Event List
Dec. 3, 2014

WBC 2015 is NOW OPEN to new events.

WBC is preparing events for the 2015 season. The list below is temporary and only identifies events eligible for inclusion based on 2014 performance and the upcoming 2015 membership vote. Additional Trial events by qualified sponsors and vendors will be considered for addition to the schedule prior to March 15. Note that the times below are requested times and are subject to change and as such are only rough estimates of the form the final schedule will eventually take.

CenturyTrial Events Vendor/Sponsor TrialsJuniorsInfo


Century Events

Century: 108 events compose the combined Century & Legacy Group of featured events which 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. Those slots were pre-determined by 2014 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 & Requested Start Time-
7 Wonders - 7WS - C-1 OPEN
1830 - 8XX - C-2 OPEN
1989 - 989 C-3 OPEN
Acquire - ACQ - C-4 OPEN
Advanced Civilization - ACV - C-5 OPEN
Afrika Korps - AFK -  L-1 OPEN
Age of Renaissance - AOR - C-6 OPEN
Agricola - AGR - C-7 OPEN
Air Baron - ABN - C-8 OPEN
Alhambra - ALH - C-9 OPEN
Amun-Re - AMR - 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
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR - C-15 OPEN
Bitter Woods - BWD - 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
Catan; Cities & Knights - C&K - C-23 OPEN
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: Th9 C-24 John Jacoby, Tu18, Fr9; F: Sa19
Combat Commander - CBC -  C-25 OPEN
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA - C-26 OPEN
Conquest of Paradise - CQP  C-27 OPEN
Diplomacy - DIP - C-28 OPEN
Dominant Species - DSP - C-29 OPEN
Dominion - DOM -   C-30 OPEN
Dune - DUN - C-31 OPEN
Egizia - EGZ - C-32 OPEN
El Grande - ELG - C-33 OPEN
Empire Builder - EPB - C-34 OPEN
Empire of the Sun - EOS - C-35 OPEN
Enemy in Sight - EIS - C-36 OPEN
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - L-4 OPEN
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-5 OPEN
Football Strategy - FBS - L-6 OPEN
For the People - FTP - C-37 OPEN
Formula De - FDE - C-38 OPEN
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - C-39 OPEN
Gangsters - GSR - C-40 OPEN
Gettysburg - GBG - C-41 OPEN
Hammer of the Scots - HOS - C-42 OPEN
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC - C-43 OPEN
Here I Stand - HIS - C-44 OPEN
History of the World - HWD - C-45 OPEN
Ingenious - ING - C-46 OPEN
Ivanhoe - IVH - C-47 OPEN
Julius Caesar - JUC - C-48 OPEN
King of Tokyo - KOT -  C-49 OPEN
Kremlin - KRM - L-7 OPEN
LeHavre - LHV - C-50 OPEN
Liar's Dice - LID - C-51 OPEN
Lost Cities - LST - C-52 OPEN
March Madness - MMS - L-8 OPEN
Memoir '44 - M44 - C-53 OPEN
Merchant of Venus - MOV - C-54 OPEN
Mr. Madison's War - MMW - C-55 OPEN
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 - C-56 OPEN
Navegador - NVG - C-57 OPEN
Panzerblitz - PZB -  C-58 OPEN
Paths of Glory - POG - C-59 OPEN
Paydirt - PDT - C-60 OPEN
Pirate's Cove - PRC - C-61 OPEN
Power Grid - PGD - C-62 OPEN
Princes of Florence - POF - C-63 OPEN
Puerto Rico - PRO - C-64 OPEN
Ra! - RA! - C-65 OPEN
Ra; The Dice Game - RDG - C-66 OPEN
Rail Baron - RBN - C-67 OPEN
Robo Rally - RRY - C-68 OPEN
the Russian Campaign - TRC - C-69 OPEN
Saint Petersburg - SPG - C-70 OPEN
San Juan - SJN - C-71 OPEN
Sekigahara - SKG - C-72 OPEN
Settlers of Catan - SET - C-73 OPEN
Slapshot - SLS - C-74 OPEN
Small World - SMW - C-75 OPEN
Speed Circuit - SCT - C-76 OPEN
Squad Leader - SQL - C-77 OPEN
Star Wars; Queen's Gambit - QGB - C-78 OPEN
Stockcar Championship Racing - SCC - C-79 OPEN
Stone Age - STA - C-80 OPEN
Superstar Baseball - SSB - C-81 OPEN
Through the Ages - AGE - C-82 OPEN
Thurn & Taxis - T&T - C-83 OPEN
Ticket To Ride - TTR - C-84 OPEN
Titan - TTN - C-85 OPEN
Titan Two -TT2 - C-86 OPEN
Titan The Arena - TTA - L-9 OPEN
Twilight Struggle - TWS - C-87 OPEN
Tzolkin' - TZK C-88 OPEN
Up Front - UPF - C-89 OPEN
Vegas Showdown - VSD - C-90 OPEN
Victory in the Pacific - VIP - C-91 OPEN
Virgin Queen - VGQ - C-92 OPEN
War At Sea - WAS - C-93 OPEN
War of the Ring - WOR - C-94 OPEN
Warriors of God - WOG - C-95 OPEN
Washington's War - WWR - formerly WTP (We The People) - 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.

 

Trial Events

Eligible Continuing Trials: New events or those which failed to make the Century Group by 2014 attendance/GM obligation standards. These events are included on the Membership ballot during the annual December membership drive and voted into Trial status by members casting their votes before 2015. The 25 with the most votes became eligible for WBC 2015. 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 15th, 2015.

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 eligible for selection by Membership Vote Trial GM - Requested Starting Times
775 - 775 T-1 OPEN
Ace of Aces - AOA T-2 OPEN
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV T-3 OPEN
Anzio - ANZ T-4 OPEN
Baltimore & Ohio - B&O T-5 OPEN
Battle Cry - BCY - T-6 OPEN
Battleline - BAT T-7 OPEN
Brawling Battleship Steel - BBS T-8 OPEN
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - CMK T-9 OPEN
Cinque Terre - CQT T-10 OPEN
Counter Insurgency Series - CIS T-11 OPEN
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN T-12 OPEN
Concordia - CNC T-13 OPEN
Conflict of Heroes - COH T-14 OPEN
Elchfest - ELC T-15 OPEN
Evolution -EVL T-16 OPEN
Founding Fathers - FGF T-17 OPEN
Galaxy - GXY T-18 OPEN
Galaxy Trucker - GXT T-19 OPEN
Global Mogul - GBM T-20 OPEN
Goa - GOA T-21 OPEN
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA T-22 OPEN
Guerilla - GUE T-23 OPEN
a House Divided - AHD T-24 OPEN
High Frontier Colonization - HCF T-25 OPEN
the Hunters - HNT T-26 OPEN
Imperial Settlers - IPS T-27 OPEN
Innovation - IOV T-28 OPEN
Istanbul - IST T-29 OPEN
Kaisers Pirates - KPR T-30 OPEN
Keyflower -KYF T-31 OPEN
Koenig's Fortress Europe - KFE T-32 OPEN
Labyrinth - LBY T-33 OPEN
Last Will - LWL T-34 OPEN
Leaping Lemmings - LLM T-35 OPEN
Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy - LGY  T-36 OPEN
Lincoln's War - LCW T-37 OPEN
Lords of Water Deep - LWD T-38 OPEN
Macao - MCO T-39 Duncan McGregor; Th17, Fr9; SF/F: Fr20
Manifest Destiny - MFD T-40 OPEN
Manoeuvre - MAN T-41 OPEN
Maria - MAR T-42 OPEN
Medici - MED T-43 OPEN
Monsters Menace America - MMA T-44 OPEN
Napoleon - NAP T-45 OPEN
Naval War - NVW T-46 OPEN
Pinata - PNT T-47 OPEN
Pro Golf - PGF T-48 OPEN
Race For the Galaxy - RFG T-49 OPEN
Rebel Raiders - RBR T-50 OPEN
Republic of Rome - ROR T-51 OPEN
Rococo - ROC T-52 OPEN
Rommel in the Desert - RID - T-53 OPEN
Russian Railoads - RRR T-54 OPEN
Santa Fe Rails - SFR T-55 OPEN
Sergeants Miniatures Games - SMG T-56 OPEN
Splendor - SPD  T-57 OPEN
Spyrium - SPY T-58 OPEN
Trans America - TAM  T-59 OPEN
Twilight Imperium - TWI T-60 OPEN
Union Pacific - UNP T-61 OPEN
Viticulture - VTC   T-62 Andrew Drummond; TBD
Wellington - WLL T-63 OPEN
Win, Place & Show - WPS T-64 OPEN
Yaspahan - YSP T-65 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.

Alternate Trials: Those events that failed in the December Membership Drive vote but were submitted with a completed event form by willing GMs for inclusion on the ballot for consideration of the membership. Alternate events are used as replacements for any qualifying Century or Continuing Trial event which fails to draw a satisfactory GM commitment. Such events are also occasionally selected by sponsors to become eligible. New proposals must be submitted to cd@boardgamers.org no later than Nov. 24 of each year to be included on that year's membership ballot, although any received by March 15 will be given consideration as replacements for events without a GM commitment. New events may be either events making their first appearance at WBC or returning after an absence.

Vendor/Sponsor Introductory 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 2014 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the March 15 deadline. Publisher must submit a copy of the game at the time of the event submission.

 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 assme 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 juniors@boardgamers.org.


KEY: Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday, We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday; TBD = To Be Determined (GM conferring to maximize facility use); PC - times listed in red are Pre-Cons which commence the preceding weekend; Mu: Mulligan, QF: Quarter Final, SF: Semi-Final, F: Final; +: Continuous Rounds to conclusion or posted SF or F.

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