"Attika! as part of the Sampler Showcase
Each player oversees the building of his city-state. Temple,
theater and oracle, a harbor with ships, vineyard with vintner,
and many more must find space on the islands. Players must move
fast to get the best land for themselves while blocking their
opponents from good building spots. As building is expensive,
players seek to save money by using the natural resources of
the islands. Players also seek to organize their building in
an order that gives them the best city-state.
Are you a eurogamer that laments the fact that all of the
WBC Pre-cons heretofore have been wargames? Now is your
chance to get laurels before the WBC proper. Attika
is making it's debut as the first official euro Pre-con within
the body of the Sampler Showcase Pre-Con.. We will start
one hour before the Sampler Showcase so you can warm up for that
event if you so desire. Play in Attika is free to Tribune level
members. All others must be registered in the Sampler
Showcase to participate.
Attika has been run its first two years as stictly a four-player
game, with one or two three-player games as needed. But
I have had many requests for the two-player version. So
this year, we will give them their wish. But since we will
be playing two-player games, we will obviously need twice as
many games as before. So if at all possible, please bring
your Attika game this year.
Attika will start at 11 am and will be run as a Swiss Elim
tournament with four one-hour preliminary rounds.
In the past, the four-player games were given 90-minute rounds, but
the two-player version is much quicker so a one-hour time limit
will be enforced.
After the four swiss rounds are completed, all players with
at least three wins will advance to single-elimination play. Players
with four wins will be seeded higher than those with three
wins. If any byes are needed, the players with four
wins will have first crack at the bye.
There is no obligation to play in all four rounds. Play
in as many or few as you like. But it will take at least
three wins to make the single elimination playoffs.