Calling all master builders
It is 1289 and King Philip the Fair has called upon his master
builders to construct a new castle to help protect the borders
of France. You will need to deploy your workers, develop the
village of Caylus, and earn favors from the King to construct
the new castle. The player who gains the most Prestige is the
Caylus is the newest addition to the WBC and has in
record time shot to the number 2 rated game on BoardGameGeek.
The game has multiple paths to victory with very little luck
involved (in fact the only random elements are involved in the
game setup). Come try your hand at this newest gaming sensation.
The 2nd edition rules will be used (http://www.ystari.com/caylus/Caylus72E.pdf).
Also note the publisher's FAQ at http://www.ystari.com/caylus/FAQE.pdf.
The Jeweler bonus tile will not be used during the tournament.
Each heat will use 4-player games to the maximum extent possible.
Odd numbers will be placed into 5-player games. The heats last
three hours. A half-hour before the heat ends, the GM will issue
a warning to all games in progress. At 15 minutes before the
end of the heat each table will be instructed to finish the current
turn. The tower scoring and the end of game scoring will then
be conducted and a winner determined.
25 players will advance to the 5-player semi-finals. Qualifying
for the semifinal has been standardized usingWBC MESE tie breakers.
The qualifiers are in order:
Win in first Heat entered
Win in second Heat entered
Win in third Heat entered
Average finish in all heats entered; e.g., a 2nd and two 3rds
= 2.67 and beats two 2nds and two 4ths (average: 3)
High dice roll
5-player Final will be played at the scheduled time unless the
finalists unanimously agree to play at another time prior to
Saturday at midnight. The GM reserves the right to enforce the
scheduled time for the Final if in his sole opinion undue pressure
is being made on a finalist to accept an undesirable time.
Ties will be broken by the player's turn order at the end of
the game. So the player who would have gone first in the next
turn has the highest tie-breaker, the second player the next
highest, etc. The game winner is responsible for turning in the
summary card with the information completed at the end of each
In rounds where the GM plays, a designated assistant GM will
be named before the round begins.