2008 WBC Orphans
April 27, 2008

WBC closed to new events (i.e., sponsored events) on Feb. 28, 2008.

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Century Events

Century: 105 events compose the Century 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 105 slots were pre-determined by 2007 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules and require only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event by the Feb. 28, 2008, deadline. Failure of a GM to submit a suitable Event Form for the event by the deadline will drop it from the Century Group. Only Century Events, Continuing Trials or Alternates, and Vendor/Sponsor Introductory Trials with GMs committed by Feb. 28, 2008, will be run at WBC 2008.

All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory Event Form no later than Feb. 28, 2008, or the event will not be run. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the final schedule is made.

 Event - Code - Demonstration (if any) Century GM & Requested Start Times
1830 - 8XX - D: We10 C-1 Pierre LeBoeuf; We11, We18, Th11, Th18; SF: Fr13; F: Sa18
Acquire - ACQ C-2 Joe Lux; Sa16+
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV - D: Fr18 C-3 Tom DeMarco; Fr19+
Advanced Civilization - ACV - D: Tu18 C-4 Shantanu Saha; We10, Th9; F: Fr9
Advanced Squad Leader - ASL C-5 Perry Cocke; Th9+
Afrika Korps - AFK - D: Tu17 C-6 Jonathan Lockwood; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+; SF: Sa9
Age of Renaissance - AOR - D: We18 C-7 Ted Mullally We 20, Th9; SF: Fr9, F: Fr20
Age of Steam - AOS C-8 Peter Staab Fr20, Sa16; SF: Sa21; F: Su9
Air Baron - ABN - D: We20 C-9 Henry Richardson Tu20, We21, Th20, Fr9; SF: Fr20; F: Sa9
Alhambra - ALH - D: We20 C-10 Debbie Gutermuth; We21, Fr13; SF/F: Fr15
Amun-Re - AMR - D: TBD C-11 Jeremy Billones; We10, We18; SF: Th21; F: Fr9
Anzio - ANZ C-12 Robert Ryan; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+, SF: Fr17
Atlantic Storm - ACS - D: We18 C-13 John Coussis; Tu18, We19, Th9, Fr12; SF/F: Fr14+
Attack Sub - ATS - D: Sa18 C-14 & L-1 Rob Mull ; Su9
Auction - AUC - D: Tu22 C-15 & L-2 George Sauer; Tu18, We15; SF: We16, F: Su9
Axis & Allies - A&A - C-16 Craig Yope: Th9, Th14, Th19; SF: Fr9, F: Fr14
B-17 - B17 C-17 David Terry; Th9+
Battle Cry - BCY - D: We11 C-18 Peter Card Sa9+
BattleLore - BLR - D: TBD C-19 Mary Ellen Powers: TBD
Bitter Woods - BWD C-20 Ed Witkowski; Mu: Tu18, We10+
Brawling Battleship Steel - BBS - D: SATBD C-21 Evan Hitchings: SaTBD
Breakout Normandy - BKN C-22 Andrew Cummins; Mu: Tu18, We10+
Britannia - BRI - D: TBD C-23 James Jordan; TBD
Bulge '81 - B81 C-24 Frank Sinigaglio; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+; SF: Fr20
Can't Stop - CNS - D: We22 C-25 Beth Zhao; We23+
Carcassonne - CAR - D: Sa13 C-26 Tom McCorry; Sa14+
Caylus - CYL - C-27 Peter Putnam; Tu19, We13; SF Th12; F: Th15
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: Th9 C-28 John Jacoby; Tu18, Fr9, Fr23, Sa19; F: Su9
Combat Commander - CBC - D: TBD C-29 Joel Tamburo; TBD
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA  C-30 Andy Lewis; Th9+
Diplomacy - DIP C-31 Thomas Pasko; Fr18, Sa9, Su8
Dune - DUN - C-32 Brad Johnson; We14, Th10, Fr18; F: Sa13
El Grande - ELG - D: We14 C-33 Rob Flowers; Tu18, We16, Th9; SF: Th13, F: Th15
Empire Builder - EPB - D: Tu17 C-34 Tom Dunning Tu18. We10, We14; SF: Th9; F: Th14
Enemy In Sight - EIS - D: Th9 C-35 William Alderman; Th10, Fr15, Su9; SF: Su11; F: Su13
Facts In Five - FI5  C-36 & L-3 Arthur Field; Sa16
Football Strategy - FBS - D: We17 C-37 Nathaniel Hoam; We18+, Th18+
For the People - FTP C-38 Mark Herman; Th16+
Formula De - FDE - We13 C-39 Josh Githens; We14, Th14; F: Fr14
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - D: We14 C-40 Chris LeFevre Tu20, We15, Th9; SF: Th12, F: Th14
Galaxy - GXY - D: We12 C-41 Mark Mitchell; We13, Th13, Th19, Fr18; SF/F: Sa13
Gangsters - GSR - D: Tu21, Th22 C-42 John Pack; Tu22, We14, Th23, Sa17; SF: Sa20; F: Sa23
Gettysburg - GBG C-43 Vince Meconi; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries only Sa14+; SF: Sa9
Goa - GOA C-44 Bruce Reiff Mu: Tu19; Th15+
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA - D: We10 C-45 David Cross We11+; SF: Sa9; F: Sa13
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC C-46 Stuart Tucker; Omens Pre-Con Su14+
Here I Stand - HIS - : Tu17, Th17 C-47 Ed Beach; Tu19, Th19; SF Fr9, F: Sa19
History of the World - HWD C-48 Kevin Youells Tu18, SF: We18, F: Th:18
Imperial - IMP - D: Th14 C-49 Dave Bohnenberger; Th15, Fr11; SF: Sa13; F: Sa:20
Ingenious - ING - D: We13 C-50 Peter Stein; Tu22, We14, Th22, Fr22; SF: Su9, F: Su10
Kingmaker - KGM  - D: Fr18 C-51 Justin Thompson; Fr10, Fr19, Sa10; F: Sa19
Kremlin - KRM - D: We17 C-52 & L-4 Steve Cuccaro We18, Th14, Fr9, Fr13; F: Fr18
Liar's Dice - LID C-53 Jason Levine; Fr23+
Lost Cities - LST - D: We15 C-54 Ivan Lawson; We17, Fr18, Sa9, Sa15; QF: Sa19+
Manifest Destiny - MFD - D: We13 C-55 Bill Crenshaw; We14, Th19, Sa15; SF: Sa20; F: Su9
March Madness - MMS - D: We13 C-56 & L-5 Terry Coleman; Tu19, We10, Th9, Fr9; SF/F: Su9+
Medici - MED C-57 John Pack; Tu20, We13, Fr18, Sa23; SF/F: Su11
Memoir '44 - M44 - D: Th20 C-58 Mark Guttag; Mu: Th21, Fr9+
Merchant of Venus - MOV - D: Tu18 C-59 Richard Irving; We9, Th20, Fr13; SF: Sa9, F:Sa13
Monsters Ravage America - MRA - D: Th17, Fr19, Sa13 C-60 Mark Love; We23, Th18, Fr20, Sa14; SF/F: Su9+
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 C-61 Mark McLaughlin; We18, Th18; SF: Fr18; F: Sa18
Naval War - NVW  - D: Sa17 C-62 Jonathan Lockwood; Sa18+
Panzerblitz - PZB - C-63 Bert Schoose; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+; SF: Fr18; F: Fr21
Panzergruppe Guderian - PGG - C-64 Robert Frisby; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+; SF: Sa13
Paths of Glory - POG C-65 Peter Reese; Guns of August Precon; Mo9+
Paydirt - PDT - D: We13 C-66 Harry Flawd; We14+, Fr14+; F: Su9
Pillars of the Earth (Die Saulen der Erde) - POE - D: We13 C-67 Raphael Lehrer; We10, We22; SF: Th9; F: Fr23
Pirate's Cove - PRC - D: Tu18 C-68 Larry Lingle Tu19, We16, Th9; SF/F: Th17/19
Power Grid - PGD - D: We13 C-69 Jim Castonguay; Tu18, We14, Th12; SF: Fr11; F: Fr14
Princes of Florence - POF - D: We11 C-70 Eric Brosius; We12, Th17; SF: Fr20; F: Fr22
Puerto Rico - PRO - D: Th17 C-71 John Weber; Th19, Fr16, Sa11; QF: Sa18; SF: Su9, F: Su11
Queen's Gambit - QGB - C-72 Buddy Sinigaglio; Tu21, We21, Th21; SF: Fr12+
Ra! - RA! - D: Tu22 C-73 Steve Scott; We20, Th15, Fr9; Sa9; SF/F: Sa18+
Rail Baron - RBN - D: We16 C-74 Ron Secunda; We17, Th16, Fr10; SF: Fr16, F: Sa18
Risk - RSK C-75 Alan Hayes; TBD
Robo Rally - RRY - D: TBD C-76 Marc Houde; TBD
Russia Besieged - D: We17 C-77 Rob Beyma Mu: We19; Th9+
Russian Campaign - TRC - D: We17 C-78 Tom Gregorio; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries Sa14+; SF: Sa13
Saint Petersburg - SPG - D: TBD C-79 Steven Quade; We20, Th19, Fr12; SF/F: Sa15
Saratoga - SAR - (Battles of the American Revolution Series) - D: Th18 C-80 Mark Miklos; Mu: Th20, Fr14+
Settlers of Catan - SET C-81 Kathy Stroh; Sa9+
Slapshot - SLS C-82 Sean McCulloch: Sa23+
Speed Circuit - SCT - D: Th13 C-83 Doug Schulz; Th19. FrTBD, Sa9; F: Su9
Squad Leader - SQL C-84 Bill Thomson Sa9+
Stockcar Championship Racing - SCC - D: TBD C-85 John McLaughlin; TBD
Superstar Baseball - SSB - D: Tu18 C-86 Chris Palermo; Tu20 Draft +; SF/F: Sa18+
Thurn & Taxis - T&T - D: TuTBD C-87 Jim Vroom We10; We22; SF/F: Th19
Ticket To Ride - TTR - D: We21 C-88 Claire Brosius: Fr14, Sa16, Su9; SF/F: Su11+
Tigers In the Mist - TIM - D: Tu18 C-89 Ray Freeman; We10+
Tikal - TKL - D: Fr13 C-90 Daniel Broh-Kahn; Fr14, Sa9, Sa20; SF; Sa22; Su9
Titan - TTN - D: Tu20 C-91 Bruno Wolff; We10+; SF:Sa9; F: Sa18
Titan The Arena - TTA - D: We10 C-92 Greg Crowe; We18, Th23, Sa13; SF: Sa16, F: Sa17
Titan Two - TT2 - D: Tu18/19 C-93 Rich Atwater; We10+
Twilight Struggle - TWS - D: Th20 C-94 Ananda Gupta; Fr9+
Up Front - UPF C-95 Jim Burnett; Th9+
Victory in the Pacific - VIP C-96 John Sharp; Rising Sun Pre-Con: Su9+
Vinci - VNC - D: Tu18 C-97 Mark Neale; Tu19, Fr9; SF/F: Sa9+
War At Sea - WAS - D: We17 C-98 Vince Meconi; Th9+
War of the Ring - WOR - D: Sa10 C-99 Kevin Wojtaszczyk; Middle Earth Pre-Con Sa12+; SF: Su9+
Waterloo - WAT C-100 Marty Musella; Grognard Pre-Con preliminaries Sa14+, SF: Sa10
Wellington - WLL C-101 Mark McLaughlin; We12, Th12; SF: Fr12; F: Sa12
We The People - WTP C-102 Don Chappelle; Sa9+
Wilderness War - WNW C-103 Keith Wixson; We10+; QF: Sa21+
Win, Place & Show - WPS - D: Tu22 C-104 Ken Gutermuth;  Tu23, Sa16; F: Sa19
World At War - WAW C-105 Michael Crowe; Tu18+

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form before Feb. 28, 2008.
*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

Continuing Trials: Continuing Trials are those which failed to make the Century Group by 2007 attendance standards and were elected by the membership in the December Membership Drive. 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 Feb. 28.

Events were held for the prior GM until notified otherwise or Dec. 31, 2007, whichever comes first. Events not claimed by a GM by Dec. 31 are open to any current member who submits an acceptable Event Form. NOTE: Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Trials Events must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

 Eligible Continuing Trial Events Trial GM & Requested Start Times
1776 - 776 - D: TBD CT-1 Matthew Burkins; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+, SF: Th17
1960; Making of the President - 960 - TBD CT-2 Gregory Schmittgens; TBD
Ace of Aces - AOA - D: TBD CT-3 Doug Porterfield; Tu+; F: Sa14
Battleline - BAT - D: TBD CT-4 Bruce Reiff TBD Fr19+
Conquest of Paradise - CQP - D: Fr13 CT-5 Kevin McPartland; Fr14+; SF/F: SaTBD
Elchfest - ELC - D: Tu22 CT-6 Dan Dolan Jr; Tu23+
Empire of the Sun - EOS  CT-7 Mark Herman; Fr9+
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - D: Sa17 CT-8 Craig Moffitt; Th11, Sa18; SF/F: Sa20+
Hammer of the Scots - HOS - D: Th9 CT-9 Lyman Moquin; Th13+
Ivanhoe - IVH CT-10 Jeff Senley; Tu23, We23, Th23, Fr23
Monty's Gamble - MGM CT-11 Dave Long; Fr9+
Mystery of the Abbey - MOA - D: Th18 CT-12 Ellen Hoam Th19+
Pro Golf - PGF  - CT-13 Bruce Monnin; Th23+
Republic of Rome - ROR - D: We14 CT-14 Sean Larsen; We18, Th18; F: Fr18
San Juan - SJN - D: Mo10 CT-15 Jeff Mullet Sampler Showcase Pre-con Mo11+
Santa Fe Rails - SFR - D: Tu19 CT-16 Rob Kircher; Tu20, Th13; SF: Th15, F: Th17
Shogun - SHG - D: TBD CT-17 Eric Freeman Tu22, We22; SF: Fr22; F: Su9
Successors - SUC   CT-18 Rob Seulowitz Mu: Tu18, We18; SF: Th18, F: Fr18
Die Macher - DIM CT-19 Steve Simmons: Sampler Showcase Pre-con Mo18+
Trans America - TAM - D: Su9 CT-20 Lisa Gutermuth; Su10+
Union Pacific - UNP - CT-21 TBD Sampler Showcase Pre-con Mo15+
Vegas Showdown - D: Tu21 CT-22 John Weber; Tu22, We20; SF: Th23; F: Sa9
War of 1812 - 812 - D: Tu17 CT-23 Frank Cunliffe; Tu18+
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM - D: We11 CT-24 Tim Hitchings; Grognard Pre-con preliminaries only Sa14+, SF: Sa17; F: Sa20
Yspahan - YSP CT-25 Jeff Mullet  - Tu23, We10+

Vendor/Sponsor Trials: Each Vendor and Sponsor may add one new Trial beyond the 25 Trials ceiling. Such New Vendor/Sponsor Trials may be introduced at the rate of one per booth space/sponsorship until March 1, 2008. WBC closes to new events on Feb. 28, 2008. New Trials could become Century Events or Continuing Trials in 2008, based on their attendance and the player-hours devoted to them at WBC 2008. ALL NEW TRIALS MUST BE IN PRINT by the March 1, 2008. Publishers must submit a copy of the game at the time of the event submission.

 New Trial Events submitted by Vendors/Sponsors Vendor Events  Game Master
Agricola - AGR - D: Th20 VS-1 Tom McCorry; We14, Th21; SF: Fr22; F: Sa11
Waterloo; Fate of France - WFF - D: TBD VS-2 Richard Beyma: Fr14+
Notre Dame - NTD - D: Fr15 VS-3 Jim Vroom Fr16, Sa20; SF/F: Sa22
Cuba - CUB VS-4 Michelle Hymowitz; TBD
Race For the Galaxy - RFG - D: TBD VS-5 Winton Lemoine; Th13, Fr19, Sa10, Sa14; SF/F: Sa22
Flying Colors - FLC - D: TBD VS-6 Rob Doane; TBD
Fast Action Battles: The Bulge - FAB - D: We20 VS-7 Rick Young; Mu. Th9, Th13+
Kaiser's Pirates - KPR - D: Th9 VS-8 Jim Day Th10, Th14, Fr10, Fr14; SF/F: Sa10+
Hamburgum - HBG - D: Th10 VS-9 Chris Trimmer; Th11, Fr14; SF/F:Fr16
Year of the Dragon - YTG - D: Sa10 VS-10 Keith Levy; Sa16; Sa18; SF/F: Sa20+
Clash For Continent - CFC - D: We21  VS-11 Grant Wylie; Th20, Fr20; F: Su10
The Downfall of Pompeii - POM - D: We12 VS-12 Larry Lingle; We13, Fr21, Sa21; SF/F: Su9+
Athens & Sparta - A&S - D: We10 VS-13 Jeff Cornett: We11+
Amazing Space Venture - ASV - D: We12, We16, Th12, Th16, Fr12, Fr16, Sa12, Sa16 VS-14 Steve LeShay; Fr13, Fr17, Sa13, Sa17; SF/F: Sa20+
Battlegroup - BGP - D: We13 VS-15 Jeff Billings; We15, Th9, Th15, Fr13; SF/F: Sa9
Through the Ages - AGE - D: Mo10 VS-16 Raphael Lehrer; Sampler Showcase Pre-con Mo12+
Manoeuvre - MAN - D: Tu9  VS-17 Andy Lewis; Sampler Showcase Pre-con Tu10+
Age of Empires III - AE3 - D:  Fr19 VS-18 Karsten Engelmann; Sa9, Sa13, SF: Sa17; F: Sa21
Winds of Plunder - WPL - D:  Fr15 VS-19 Chris LeFevre ; Fr16+
Crusader Rex - CRX - D: Th20 VS-20 Ric Manns; Mu: Th21, Fr9+
Red Star Rising - RSR - D: Th 20  VS-21 Adam Starkweather; Fr9+
ASL Starter Kit - ASK - D: Th9 VS-22 Perry Cocke; Th10+

 Juniors Events

Juniors Events: Volunteer GMs and Assistants run free events for children aged 12 and under in the WBC Juniors room between 9 am and 9 pm daily. (Shorter hours on Tuesday and Sunday.) 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; however, only a limited number may be run. The GM should come prepared to instruct children how to play the game and should be prepared to run a tournament. A BPA Room Monitor is always present to help maintain order but is not always available to assist children in playing the game. Volunteer Assistants are very much needed. To volunteer, contact juniors@boardgamers.org.

Events for Children 12 & under
Junior Events
Game Master & requested Time Slot
Adel Verpflichtet
Tamara Houde; TBD
Daniel Broh-Kahn; Fr9
Bumper Car Arena
Marc Houde; TBD
Circus Maximus
Bill Beckman; Sa15
Stan Hilinski; Sa12
Dan Dolan, Sr.; Fr12
Formula Motor Racing
Jeff Bakalchuck; TBD
Ray Stakenas; We12
Liar's Dice
Jason Levine; Th9
Lord of the Rings: Confrontation
Jim Doughan; TBD
Monsters Menace America
Mark Love; Fr14 (3 hours)
John Poniske; Th14
John Coussis; Th12
Mark Yoshikawa; Sat 20
Ticket to Ride
Matt Beach; We15
Titan: The Arena
Greg Crowe; TBD
Ewan McNay; TBD
Bruce Reiff; Fr17
Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nuclear War)
Frank Cunliffe; TBD
Keith Levy; TBD

 Teen Events

Teen Events: Returning in 2008! BPA will be offering special tournaments for teens—ages 12 through 16—who are registered for the World Boardgaming Championships. One game will be offered each evening (Wednesday through Saturday) from 9 through 11 pm in the Heritage Rooms. Volunteer GMs and Assistants are very much needed. To volunteer, contact teens@boardgamers.org.

Events for Teens (Ages 12-16)

Teen Events
Game Master & requested Time Slot
Ace of Aces
Doug Porterfield; Th21*Plaque Awarded
Ed Beach; Fr21*Plaque Awarded
Mark Mitchell; Sa21*Plaque Awarded
Memoir '44 (For experienced players only)
Mark Yoshikawa; We21*Special Event; No Plaque Awarded
Laurie Wojtaszczyk; We21*Plaque Awarded


Seminars: Returning in 2008! WBC has excellent facilities to host seminars. The Hopewell Room provides tiered seating to accommodate for 60-75. Schedule a Seminar for WBC 2008. All requested times will be honored, as possible; however, tournament events have priority. Direct any questions to acd@boardgamers.org.


Seminars Presenter(s) and Requested Time Slot
Wits & Wagers Game Show
Dominic Crapuchettes; Fr20; Sa20 (90 minutes)
How to Grow the Hobby/Run a Games Club
Keith Levy; Sa12 (2 hours)

Kurt Kuhlmann; TBD

The Use of Boardgames in Staff Training

Jon Lockwood; We11 (4 hours)

Ethics in Gaming

Joel Tamburo and Kaarin Engelmann; TBD

Sit 'n Stitch (Spouses Program)

Tamara Houde; TBD

Don't Miss A Moment Of Gaming--How To Take Advantage of Online Gaming Opportunities

Jeff Bakalchuck; TBD

Put Your Hand Up For Election Games

Jason Matthews and Eric Arneson; Sa15

War Gaming as a Career Choice

Don Chappell; Fr17

Would Good Gamers Make Good Politicians?

Nick Palmer; TBD

WBC 2007 Video by Debbie Gutermuth


Applying Two-player Game Theory at the WBC

Christopher Yaure; TBD

Play Far Away with Wargameroom.com

Bruce Wigdor; TBD

Learn Via Gaming

Sean McCullough; Tu 17

Tips for Buying, Selling and Trading Boardgames

Bill Thomson; TBD

Charles S. Roberts Awards Presentation

Allan Rothberg; TBD

Meet the Designer: History of Conquest of Paradise

Kevin McPartland; TBD

What Wargaming Can (and Can't) Teach You

JR Tracy; TBD

Modelling Conflict Between Allies in a 3-Player War Game: Savannah 1779

Mark Miklos; TBD

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