Riding the Rails ...
The Empire Builder Series tournament offers play of
all of Mayfair's Crayon Rails games. Empire Builder and
Eurorails will be offered in each of the three preliminary
heats. Additionally players may choose to play variants if their
choice has a four player interest. Variants include original
Empire Builder [without Mexico], North American Rails
[with Mexico], British Rails, India Rails, Australian
Rails, Nippon Rails, Lunar Rails, Russian Rails, Iron Dragon
and the newly released China Rails. If you would
like to play one of the variants it is recommended that you bring
your own copy.
To encourage faster play, a choose your best "three out
of four" cards opening will be used, open contracts after
"dumping" will not be used. The semi-finals will feature
Empire Builder including Canada and Mexico and the 5-player
Final will be the original Empire Builder board without
If there are more than 20 individual Heat winners we will
advance 25 players to five player semi-finals from which the
five winners will advance to the Final. If there are between
17 and 20 individual Heat winners we will advance 20 players
to 4-player semi-finals from which the five winners will advance.
If there are fewer than 17 individual Heat winners we will advance
16 players to 4-player semi-finals from which the four winners
will advance to the Final.
REMEMBER: If we have more than 25 individual Heat winners
a Preliminary Heat win will NOT in itself guarantee advancement.
We will be using the Heats Most Wins Tie Breakers for advancent
Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered);
2. Win in first Heat entered;
3. Win in second Heat entered;
4. Win in third Heat entered;
5. Player's highest winning score
6. Average finish in all heats entered (e.g., a 2nd and two 3rds
= 2.67 and beats two 2nds and two 4ths = 3); and
7. High dice roll.