2015 WBC Orphans—Preliminary Event List
Feb. 21, 2015

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 2015 membership vote. Additional Trial events by qualified sponsors and vendors will be added 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.

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Century Events

Century: 109 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 - D: TBD C-1 Nick Ferris: TBD
1830 - 8XX - D: PCSa9 C-2 Tom McCorry; PC Sa10, PC Sa18, PC Su9, PC Su17; SF/F: Mo9
1989 - 989 - T: Tu18 C-3 Henry Richardson; We9+
Acquire - ACQ - C-4 OPEN
Advanced Civilization - ACV - D: Mo17, Tu17 C-5 Kevin Youells; PC Su9, We9; F: Fr9
Afrika Korps - AFK -  L-1 Jonathan Lockwood; PCSa10+; SF/F: Sa14
Age of Renaissance - AOR - C-6 OPEN
Agricola - AGR - C-7 Rob Murray; We15, Th19, Fr12; SF:Fr20; F: Sa20
Air Baron - ABN - C-8 OPEN
Alhambra - ALH - D: We17 C-9 Debbie Gutermuth; We18, Fr17; SF/F: Fr19
Amun-Re - AMR - D: TBD C-10 Greg Thatcher; TBD
Atlantic Storm - ACS - C-11 OPEN
Attack Sub - ATS - D: TBD L-2 Steve Caler; Su9+
Auction - AUC - L-3 OPEN
Automobile - AUT -  D: TBD C-12 Andrew Maly; TBD
Axis & Allies - A&A - C-13 Joe Powell; PC Sa9+
B17 - B17 - C-14 David Terry; Th9+
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR - D: Th11 C-15 Mark Miklos; Mu: Th13, Th16+
Bitter Woods - BWD - D: TBD C-16 Tom Gregorio; PCSa10+; SF/F: Fr16
Brass - BRS - D: Tu20 C-17 Ed Kendrick; Tu21, We20, Fr9; SF/F: Sa14
Breakout Normandy - BKN - D: Tu14 C-18 Andrew Cummins; Mu: Tu18, We9+
Britannia - BRI - C-19 OPEN
Can't Stop - CNS -  C-20 OPEN
Carcassonne - CAR - D: We13 C-21 Jennifer Visocnik; We14, Fr9, Fr21, Sa11; SF/F: Sa22
Castles of Burgundy - COB - D: We20 C-22 Barbara Flaxington; Mo22, We22; SF/F: Fr12
Catan; Cities & Knights - C&K - D: TBD C-23 Christopher Gnech; TBD
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: Th9 C-24 John Jacoby, Tu18, Fr9; F: Sa19
Combat Commander - CBC - D: Tu18 C-25 Bryan Collars; We9+
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA - C-26 Andy Lewis; Th9+
Conquest of Paradise - CQP  C-27 OPEN
Diplomacy - DIP - C-28 OPEN
Dominant Species - DSP - D: Tu18 C-29 Dave Long; Tu19, Th19, Fr20; SF/F: Sa12
Dominion - DOM -  D: TBD C-30 Nick Ferris: TBD
Dune - DUN - C-31 Bradley Johnson; We13, Th13, Fr9; F: Sa9
Egizia - EGZ - D: We17 C-32 Andrew Emerick; Tu22, We18; SF: We20; F: Th23
El Grande - ELG - D: We17 C-33 Rob Flowers; Tu18, We18, Th9; SF/F: Th13
Empire Builder - EPB - D: Tu17 C-34 Bob Stribula; Tu18, We9, We13; SF/F: Th9
Empire of the Sun - EOS - D: Fr9 C-35 Mark Herman; Fr10+
Enemy in Sight - EIS - C-36 OPEN
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - D: Sa16 L-4 Craig Moffitt; Th13, Sa17; SF/F: Sa19
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-5 John Corrado; Sa21
Football Strategy - FBS - L-6 OPEN
For the People - FTP - D: Th14 C-37 Mark Herman; Th15+
Formula De - FDE - C-38 OPEN
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - D: We15 C-39 Chris LeFevre; Tu20, We16, Th9; SF/F: Th12
Gangsters - GSR - C-40 OPEN
Gettysburg - GBG - C-41 Vincent Meconi; PC Sa10+; SF/F: Sa9
Hammer of the Scots - HOS - C-42 OPEN
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC - C-43 Stuart Tucker; PC Sa13+
Here I Stand - HIS - C-44 OPEN
History of the World - HWD - D: We16 C-45 Don Del Grande; Tu18, We18; SF: Fr12; F: Sa12
Ingenious - ING - C-46 OPEN
Ivanhoe - IVH - D:TBD C-47 Brian Mongold; TBD
Julius Caesar - JUC - C-48 OPEN
King of Tokyo - KOT - D: Tu22 C-49 Rob Olsson; Tu23+
Kremlin - KRM - L-7 OPEN
LeHavre - LHV - D: Tu19 C-50 Kenneth Horan; Tu21, Th9; SF: Th16; F: Fr15
Liar's Dice - LID - C-51 Jason Levine; Fr23+
Lost Cities - LST - C-52 OPEN
March Madness - MMS - L-8 OPEN
Memoir '44 - M44 - D: Th20 C-53 Sam Edelston; Mu: Th21, Fr9+
Merchant of Venus - MOV - D: Mo14 C-54 Richard Irving; Mo16, We9, Fr13; SF/F: Sa9
Mr. Madison's War - MMW - C-55 OPEN
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 - C-56 OPEN
Navegador - NVG - TBD C-57 Anni Foasberg; TBD
Panzerblitz - PZB -  C-58 OPEN
Paths of Glory - POG - C-59 OPEN
Paydirt - PDT - D: We12 C-60 Harry Flawd; We13, Fr13; F: Su9
Pirate's Cove - PRC - D: TBD C-61 Jason Fisher; TBD
Power Grid - PGD - D: TBD C-62 Kevin Broh-Kahn; TBD
Princes of Florence - POF - D: We17 C-63 Eric Brosius; We22, Fr11; SF: Fr22; F: Sa14
Puerto Rico - PRO - C-64 OPEN
Ra! - RA! - D: Tu20 C-65 Steve Scott; Mo21, Tu21, Th17, Fr9; SF/F: Fr17
Ra; The Dice Game - RDG - C-66 Scott Buckwalter; We15, Th9, Fr18, Sa12; QF/SF/F: Sa15
Rail Baron - RBN - C-67 OPEN
Robo Rally - RRY - D: TBD C-68 Marc Houde; TBD
the Russian Campaign - TRC - C-69 OPEN
Saint Petersburg - SPG - D: TBD C-70 Amy Rule; TBD
San Juan - SJN - C-71 OPEN
Sekigahara - SKG - C-72 OPEN
Settlers of Catan - SET - C-73 OPEN
Slapshot - SLS - C-74 Sean McCulloch; Sa23+
Small World - SMW - C-75 OPEN
Speed Circuit - SCT - C-76 OPEN
Squad Leader - SQL - D: Tu20 C-77 Peter Pollard; PCSa10+; SF/F: Sa9
Star Wars; Queen's Gambit - QGB - C-78 Buddy Sinigaglio; Tu21, We20, Th20; Round 2: Fr12+
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 - D: TBD C-83 Andy Latto; Mo23, Tu18, Th11; QF/SF/F: Fr9
Ticket To Ride - TTR - D: We19 C-84 Claire Brosius; Th19, Fr13, Sa15; QF/SF/F: Su9
Titan - TTN - C-85 OPEN
Titan Two -TT2 - D: Tu19 C-86 Rich Atwater; Tu20+
Titan The Arena - TTA - L-9 OPEN
Twilight Struggle - TWS - C-87 OPEN
Tzolkin' - TZK - TBD C-88 Chris Yaure; TBD
Up Front - UPF - C-89 Jim Burnett; Th9+
Vegas Showdown - VSD - D: Tu21 C-90 Eric Freeman; Mo15, We9, Th15; SF: Th19; F: Fr9
Victory in the Pacific - VIP - C-91 OPEN
Virgin Queen - VGQ - C-92 Ed Beach; PC Su12, PC Su18; SF/F: Mo9
War At Sea - WAS - C-93 Vincent Meconi; Th9+
War of the Ring - WOR - C-94 Kevin Wojtaszczyk; Mu:Mo9, Th19+
Warriors of God - WOG - D: Mo9 C-95 Bruce Monnin; PCSu19, Mo10+
Washington's War - WWR - formerly WTP (We The People) - D: YBD C-96 Keith Wixson; Sa9+
Waterloo - WAT -  C-97 Marty Musella; PC Sa10+; SF/F Sa10
Wilderness War - WNW - D: Tu17 C-98 Keith Wixson; Mu Tu19, We9+; F: Su9
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM - D: TBD C-99 Tim Hitchings; PC Sa10+; SF/F: Sa18
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 were 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 15.

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
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV T-1 OPEN
Battle Cry - BCY - T-2 OPEN
Battleline - BAT - D: TBD T-3 Sean McCulloch; Fr19+
Concordia - CNC D: We12 T-4 Craig Reece; We13, We21, Fr8, Fr18; SF/F: Sa12
Elchfest - ELC T-5 OPEN
Galaxy - GXY - D: Mo19, We20 T-6 Mark Mitchell; Mo20, We21, Th18; SF/F: Fr16
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA T-7 OPEN
a House Divided - AHD T-8 OPEN
the Hunters - HNT T-9 OPEN
Innovation - IOV  T-10 OPEN
Kaisers Pirates - KPR T-11 OPEN
Leaping Lemmings - LLM T-12 OPEN
Lords of Water Deep - LWD - D: Tu21, We14 T-13 Robert St. Pierre; Tu22, We15, Th17; SF/F: Fr20
Manoeuvre - MAN T-14 OPEN.
Medici - MED T-15 OPEN
Monsters Menace America - MMA T-16 Mark Love; TBD
Naval War - NVW - D - Sa17 T-17 James Kramer; Sa18+
Pro Golf - PGF - D: Th22 T-18 Bruce Monnin; Th23
Race For the Galaxy - RFG T-19 OPEN
Russian Railoads - RRR - D: TBD T-20 Tom DeMarco; TBD
Santa Fe Rails - SFR T-21 OPEN
Splendor - SPD  - D:We20 T-22 Duncan McGregor; TBD
Trans America - TAM  T-23 OPEN
Union Pacific - UNP T-24 OPEN
Yaspahan - YSP T-25 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.

 Event Proposals on Hand for use as replacements for vacancies GM Commitments with requested timeslots
775 - 775
Ace of Aces - AOA - D: TBD Daniel Lawall; TBD
Anzio - ANZ Robert Frisby; PC Sa10+; SF/F: Sa17
Baltimore & Ohio - B&O - D; Tu18 Pierre LeBoeuf; Tu19, We10, We14; SF: We18; F: Th12
Brawling Battleship Steel - BBS
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - CMK - D: Fr17 John Corrado; Fr18, Sa9, Sa11; SF/F: Su10
Cinque Terre - CQT
Counter Insurgency Series - CIS
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN Chuck Stapp; TBD
Conflict of Heroes - COH
Evolution - EVL - D: TBD Luke Warren; TBD
Founding Fathers - FGF - D: TBD Steve Scott; TBD
Galaxy Trucker - GXT
Global Mogul - GBM
Goa - GOA  
Guerilla - GUE - D: Mo16, We16 Steve Scott; Mo17, We17; SF: Fr17; F:Su9
High Frontier Colonization - HFC - TBD Sean Bryan; Mo13, Th13; F: Fr13
Imperial Settlers - IPS - D: TBD Jim Vroom; TBD
Istanbul - IST - D: TBD Jim Vroom; TBD
Keyflower -KYF  
Koenig's Fortress Europe - KFE  
Labyrinth - LBY  
Last Will - LWL  
Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy - LGY - D: Tu19 Mark Maginity; We20, Th20; SF: Fr20; F: Sa20
Lincoln's War - LCW  
Macao - MCO Duncan McGregor; Th17, Fr9; SF/F: Fr20 
Manifest Destiny - MFD  
Maria - MAR  
Napoleon - NAP  
Pinata - PNT  
Rebel Raiders - RBR  
Republic of Rome - ROR  
Rococo - ROC - D: Tu17 Mark Maginity; We14, Th14, SF: Fr14; F: Sa14
Rommel in the Desert - RID - James Kramer; We10+
Sergeants Miniatures Games - SMG  
Spyrium - SPY  
Tigers in the Mist - TIM  
Twilight Imperium - TWI Michael Buccheri; Th9, Th18; F: Fr9 
Viticulture - VTC   Andrew Drummond; TBD
Wellington - WLL D: We10 Patrick Duffy; Tu18, We12; SF: Th11; F: Fr13
Win, Place & Show - WPS - D: TBD Jim Burnett; TBD

 

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 2015 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.

Trial Events by Vendors/Sponsors Vendor Events  Game Master
Storm Over Dien Bien Phu - SOD - D: Fr19 VS-1 Andrew Maly; Mu: Fr20, Sa9+
Five Tribes - 5TR - D: TBD VS-2 Dominic Rouillier; TBD
Kanban: Automotive Revolution - KAR - D: Th14 VS-3 Jason Levine; Th15, Fr17; SF/F: Sa15
Fire In the Lake - FIL VS-4 Eric Guttag; TBD
Roll For the Galaxy - RGD - D: Mo16, Th20 VS-5 Jason Levine; Mo17, We9, Th23, Fr11; SF/F: Sa23
Temporum - TMP - VS-6 OPEN:
CVS Salerno - SLR - VS-7 OPEN:
Mage Wars - MGW - D: TBD VS-8 Tom Cannon; TBD

 

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.

Events for Children 12 & under
Junior Events
Game Master & requested Time Slot
Apples to Apples JR-1 Joanna Melton; Sa11
Blockus JR-2 Daniel Broh-Kahn; Fr9
Can't Stop JR-3 James & Tom Parauda; Sa9
Carcassonne JR-4 Rich Shipley; Fr18
Fill the Barn JR-5 Charlie Hoops; Th11
Formula Motor Racing JR-6 Adam Wojtaszczyk; Fr14
Guillotine JR-7 Ray Stakenas; We14
HeroScape JR-8 Frank Sinigaglio; We18
Igloo Pop JR-9 Jason Levine; Th9
Ingenious JR-10 Joe Yaure; We11
King of Tokyo JR-11 Eric Freeman; Tu18
Lost Cities JR-12 Jarett Weintraub; Th14
Love Letters JR-13 Lyman Moquin; We9
Montgofiere JR-14 John Poniske; Tu9
Settlers of Catan JR-15 Tim Mossman; Tu14
Slapshot JR-16 Mark Yoshikowa; Sa19
Sushi Go JR-17 Scott Saccenti; Tu11
Ticket to Ride JR-18 Matt Beach; Sa14
Trains, Planes & Automobiles JR-19 Paul Owen; Th19
TransAmerica JR-20 Ewan McNay; Fr11

 


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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