Another in the fine line of Reiner Knizia designs brought
to the US by Rio Grande Games. Ample opportunities to learn the
game will be available in Cafe Jay in addition to the scheduled
teaching demo Wednesday afternoon.. Play in as many heats as
Taj Mahal is a card driven game with the winner determined
by earning the most influence points. You can collect
points by: 1) Connecting a network of palaces; 2) Collecting commodities;
3) Capturing chits off the board ;4) Each turn you have the princess
and play her card; 5) Cards held in your hand at the end of the
game. The game consists of 12 turns in which you visit 12 provinces
and play your cards to gain the most influence points.
16 Winners or Alternates advance to the Semi-Final with four
winners moving to the Final round.
Tie-Breakers for advancement will be:
1. Win in first heat entered
2. Total Wins
3. Win second heat entered
4. Greatest Margin of Voctory over runner-up
5. Runner-up in first heat entered
Runner-up in second heat entered
This allows players to continue to play without hurting their
chances for advancement. Continuing to play will only increase
chances for advancement, not harm them. Yet, a player may advance
while playing in only one heat.
If insufficient qualifiers continue to fill 16 slots, only
winners will advance and enough Alternates to fill four-player
games for every available winner. Check the Alternate list on
the event kiosk in the Paradise Terrace hallway to determine
your chances of advancing.