Civilization: The Card Game ...
Ages: A Story of Civilization (originally titled Civilization:
The Card Game) is a civilization-building game that plays in
a much shorter time frame than classical games of the genre (though
it remains longer than the typical Euro). Originally published
in a small print run by Czech Board Games in 2007, many people
were unable to play it until a recent reprint by FRED Distribution.
It is currently (Feb 09) ranked at #7 in Boardgamegeek.
Play in Through the Ages is free to Tribune level members.
All others must be registered for the Time Machine Pre-con to
2009 WBC TOURNAMENT RULES
AGE will be run as a tournament with 2 heats. For the heats,
the default will be three-player games, with two-player games
as necessary. Players will be paired at random in both heats,
except that players who played in a 2-player game in the 1st
heat will be preferentially placed into 3-player games in the
main first round. The format will be Heats Most Wins with a GM-specific
tiebreaker. Players are asked to bring copies of the game to
ensure that there will be enough for all to play.
Because AGE is classified as a "B" event this year,
newcomers must attend one of the demos if they expect to be taught
how to play. There will be a 1-hour demo in advance of the 1st
heat. No such instruction will be available during the event
Rules for Advancement: the structure of the semi-finals and
Final will depend upon the number of winners of first-round games
present at the semi-finals. Some alternates may be allowed to
advance to fill the tables to the appropriate numbers as shown
* With 4 or fewer winners, the semi-finals will be cancelled
and the winners will proceed directly to a Final.
* With 5-6 winners, the semi-finals will consist of two 3-player
games. The two winners plus the best second-place finisher in
the semis will advance to a 3-player Final.
* With 7-9 winners, the semi-finals will consist of three
3-player games, with the winners advancing to a 3-player Final.
* With 10-12 winners, the semi-finals will consist of four
3-player games, with the winners advancing to a 4-player Final.
* With more than 12 winners, the top 12 will be selected.
Tiebreakers in the event that there are more than 12 winners,
or in the event that alternates are required will be:
1. Most Wins - double winners
2. Win in a 3-player game (vs. a 2-player game)
3. Win in first Heat entered;
4. Two second place finishes in 3-player games
5. One second place finish in a 3-player game
6. Percentage of the winner's score in best 2nd place game
7. Brought a copy of the game; and
8. Coin flip.
Tiebreakers in Individual Games: Ties will be broken by player
order (e.g., start player wins ties.)