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Great Western Trail (GWT) Links Email GM   Last updated May 28, 2018.
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule  GM: Scott Saccenti (1st Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1 FSa 18 1 Exhibit Annex Table 2
Heat 1/3 FSu 9 3 Seasons
Heat 2/3 We 15 3 Grand Ballroom
Heat 3/3 Fr 22 3 Wintergreen
Semifinal Sa 17 3 Seasons
Final Sa 20 3 Laurel
2018 Tournament Format HMWG

America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. Needless to say, each time you arrive in Kansas City, you want to have your most valuable cattle in tow. However, the "Great Western Trail" not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail.

Also, it might be a good idea to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your very own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line.

If you cleverly manage your herd and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of Great Western Trail, you surely will gain the most victory points and win the game.

Tiebreakers for determining byes will be Heats: Most Wins with GM-specified Tiebreakers (HMWG).

Rank top scorers according to the following formula:

  • Win: 1000 points plus (your score/second place score)
  • Second place, 4-player game: 100 points plus 10 * (your score/winning score)
  • Second place, 3-player game: 50 points plus 10 * (your score/winning score)

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