Two less Rounds to Glory ...
Some formats stand the test of time. Others give way to the
times. After many years, we introduced a streamlined version
of Adel competition in 2009 which cut two games off the
wood making process.
In Adel Verpflichtet, players assume the roles of eccentric
aristocratic collectors who attempt to buy the greatest collection
of obscure items at the auctionhouse and exhibit them at a number
of grand halls; the best exhibits gaining prestige and movement
around the board. But beware! Thieves may show up at the auctionhouse
to steal the money paid for items or steal the items themselves
when exhibited. And when a Detective appears, the Thieves get
caught and must spend some time in prison, while the Detective
also gains movement around the board. Finally, when at least
one player crosses the line to the final table, all the players
have a final exhibit and the one who ends up farthest along the
track is the winner.
Everyone plays three games in Round 1, each of which will
last 45-50 minutes. Players earn points based on their finishing
position in each game. Based on how many have played all three
games, up to 25 of the top scorers will advance to a single semi-final
round. The top five will advance to the Final for the wood.
50+ players: 25 advance for five 5-player
games. Five winners advance to the Final.
40-49 players: 20 advance for four 5-player games. Four winners
& best 2nd advance.
30-39 players: 15 advance for three 5-player games. Three
winners & two best 2nds advance.
20-29 players: 10 advance for two 5-player games. Two winners,
two 2nds & best 3rd advance.
<20 players: No Semi-Final. Top
five advance directly to the Final.
The "best" 2nd or 3rd is:
1. The farthest advanced on the track.
2. The largest set of cards.
3. The oldest card in the set.
4. The highest Round 1 score.
5. A coin flip.
Tamara Houde will also GM a Juniors version of the game in Heritage
for those 12 and under on Sunday at 11 AM. See http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/jnrpge.htm