thurn & taxis

Updated April 25, 2015

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 Ballroom A  Heritage  Terrace 4

Jeffrey Meyer, MA

2014 Champion

2nd: Kyle Smith, PA

3rd: Rebecca Hebner, CO

4th: Eric Kleist, MD

5th: Winton LeMoine, NV

6th: Robert Cranshaw, RI
Event History
2006    Anne Norton      37
2007    Andrew Latto    104
2008    Andrew Latto    100
2009    Andrew Latto      68
2010    Aran Warszawski      99
2011    Kyle Smith    112
2012    Randy Buehler    127
2013    Rob Murray    148
2014    Jeffrey Meyer    151

Andy Latto, MA
2015 GM

2008 Consul



2006 Game of the Year

Thurn & Taxis
Designer: Andreas and Karen Seyfarth. Manuafactered by Rio Grande / Hans im Gluck 
Number of players: 3-4
In 1490, Kaiser Maximilian I awarded Franz von Taxis the contract to deliver mail between the Kaiser's residences in Innsbruck and Brussels. He did such a good job, that postal services in the country continue to be connected with the name Thurn and Taxis. With the introduction of postal carriages in the middle of the 17th century, members of the family were raised to Count status and given the hereditary title of Postmaster General. The game begins at this point in history.

In Thurn and Taxis, the 2006 German Game of the Year, you attempt to emulate the achievements of this family and build a successful postal network. Thurn and Taxis is a game of building routes, and racing to expand your carriage and establish routes to every city in a region before your opponents do the same. A game of route planning and logistics management with simple rules, but surprising depth of strategy.

Tournament Format

This year's tournament will have three preliminary heats. You may play in any or all. All games will be the original Thurn and Taxis (Brown box) on the original map. We will play 4-player games where possible, though each heat may have to include some 3-player games when multiples of four are unobtainable. We will bid Victory Points, in half-point increements, for Turn Order in the elimination rounds. All those with at least one win will qualify for the quarterfinals. Those with the best records will play in 3-player games in the quarterfinals, while those with a win but worse records will play 4-player games. Depending on number of quarterfinal entrants, there will be 9, 12, or 16 (most likely) semifinalists. Those with three wins will be given a bye to the semifinals if the numbers make this possible.

Tiebreakers for determining 3-player versus 4-player quarterfinal games will be Heats: Most Wins with GM-specified Tie-Breakers (HMWG)

Rank top scorers according to the following formula:

Win in first game played: 1500 points plus (your score/second place score)
Win not in first game played: 1000 points plus (your score/second place score)
Second place, 4-player game: 100 points plus 10 * (your score/winner's score)
Second place, 3-player game: 50 points plus 10 * (your score/winner's score)
 The GM will provide the winner with a copy of Thomas Pynchon's novel, "The Crying of Lot 49", in which the real (sort of) Thurn & Taxis plays a pivotal role.

 GM      Andrew Latto  [7th Year]   22 Creighton Ave, Foxboro, MA 02035    508-369-4170  

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