Acquiring Civilization ...
The rules for this event will be slightly different from the
standard Hans im Glueck (Tigris & Euphrates) and Mayfair
versions of the game. In the first round only, the first and
second players will make one action instead of the usual two.
In all subsequent rounds all players take two actions like normal.
All other rules are the same as printed.
The schedule will allow players to learn and participate in
an entire event in just one evening. On Saturday, the second
heat will be preceded by a demonstration, and immediately followed
by the Single Elimination rounds. In addition, a heat earlier
in the week will allow players an additional chance to advance.
Players will probably need to win only one game to advance.
If there are 32 or more players, 16 will advance.
Priority in advancing to the second round will be as follows:
1. Players who win their first game.
2. Players who win their second game.
3. Players who finish second in two games.
4. Players who finish second in one game.
groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 above, ties will be broken in the following
1. Total result in two games played
2. Players who brought a game
3. Best percentage of total composite** score in any game.
** Composite score for each player calculated by ((lowest*50
+ 2nd-lowest)*50 + 3rd-lowest)*50 + highest
If there are less than 16 players who have won or finished
second in at least one game, the semis will consist of less than
16 players with players being randomly assigned to tables.