Spiel das Jahre 1995 ...
Settlers of Catan - The game that was a key factor
in the Eurocraze in America continues its run at the WBC. This
year's format will be similar to the one used by Kosmos in Germany.
They use it to give away a car, so it should be more than adequate
to give away a piece of wood with some engraved metal attached....
(which is also an adequate description of the Citroen Kosmos
The basic format is a three-round Swiss tournament to qualify
16 for a single elimination playoff. Players achieve tournament
points based on finishing position and bonus points based on
the strength of victory.
Siedler von Catan (published in Germany by Kosmos) won the
Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) prize in 1995. The Settlers
of Catan (published in the US by Mayfair) won the 1996 Board
Game Award. Both versions will be allowed for play in the tournament,
but the card distribution of the Kosmos version will be used. The madness starts Saturday morning at 9AM.