Reiner Knizia's game of matching colors. The proverbial "minutes
to learn, not much more to play, and a lifetime to master"
game. Four heats lead to the semis on Sunday. It's possible to
earn wood in three hours tops - from preliminary to Final.
Ingenious is an abstract placement game. Players
place colored tiles on the hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking
opponents' tile placement, and trying to protect themselves from
being blocked by their opponents.
Elegant and compulsively replayable, Ingenious is an
excellent introduction to German-style abstract board games.
It's ingeniously simple and suitable for up to four players,
as well as for solo play. Tournament play will be limited to
the four-player version.
ADVANCEMENT TIE-BREAKERS: In Multiple Entry, Single
Elimination events for multi-player games, players possibly qualify
for Single Elimination play in the second round by winning any
of up to four preliminary Heats. Occasionally, players may advance
wihout winning a heat. Players can enter one or more Heats without
limit. All events for most multi-player games consist of three
rounds; an opening Round consisting of two to four Preliminary
Heats, a semi-final and a Final. The sem-ifinal round will advance
a predesignated optimum number of players to fill the second
round; i.e., 25 players for a five-player game, 16 players for
a four-player game, etc. but in all cases will advance no more
than half of all players which participated in the Preliminaries.
If insufficient players advance to warrant a semi-final round,
the scheduled semi-final will instead become the Final.
Heats: Most Wins (HMW) - Standard tiebreakers used
to trim the field or identify alternates to complete the field,
as listed below in the following order:
1. 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. Win in 4th Heat Entered;
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.