Two less Rounds to Glory ...
Some formats stand the test of time. Others give way to the
times. After many years, we introduced a streamlined version
of Adel competition in 2009 which cut two games off the
wood making process.
In Adel Verpflichtet, also known as Hoity Toity
and By Hook or Crook among others, players assume the
roles of eccentric aristocratic collectors who attempt to buy
the greatest collection of obscure items at the auctionhouse
and exhibit them at a number of grand halls; the best exhibits
gaining prestige and movement around the board. But beware! Thieves
may appear at the auctionhouse to steal the money paid for items
or steal the items themselves when exhibited. And when a Detective
appears, the Thieves get caught and must spend some time in prison,
while the Detective also gains movement around the board. Finally,
when at least one player crosses the line to the final table,
all the players have a final exhibit and the one who ends up
farthest along the track is the winner.
Everyone plays three games in Round 1, each of which will
last 45-50 minutes. However, players have joined in the second
round and still managed to advance after missing the first round
so it is possible - if not easy. Players earn points based on
their finishing position in each game. Based on how many have
played all three games, up to 25 of the top scorers will advance
to a single semifinal round. The top five will advance to the
Final for the wood.
50+ players: 25 advance for five 5-player
games. Five winners advance to the Final.
40-49 players: 20 advance for four 5-player games. Four winners
& best 2nd advance.
30-39 players: 15 advance for three 5-player games. Three
winners & two best 2nds advance.
20-29 players: 10 advance for two 5-player games. Two winners,
two 2nds & best 3rd advance.
<20 players: No semifinal. Top
five advance directly to the Final.
The "best" 2nd or 3rd is:
1. The farthest advanced on the track.
2. The largest set of cards.
3. The oldest card in the set.
4. The highest Round 1 score.
5. A coin flip.