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WBC Auction Tournament Format
1) The tournament will be played with all the expanded rules
(from the small six-page, half-sized rulebook).
2) If the number of entrants in a heat is not divisible by four,
the GM will randomly determine the players at three-player boards.
3) A Mulligan round will be held Tuesday night at 6 PM. The winners
(only) of the Mulligan round boards will advance to the Wednesday
4 PM semi-finals.
4) The winners of each 3- or 4-person board in the preliminary
round (Wednesday 3 PM) will advance to the semi-finals.
5) The top scoring runners-up at the 4-player boards will advance
to bring the number of semi-finalists up to a multiple of 4.
6) The winner of each semi-final board will advance to the Final,
again along with the top scoring runners-up to bring the number
of finalists up to four.
7) The "enforced rainbow" rule will be used in all
rounds. If any player is initially dealt three or more cards
of a set, they must
discard the excess cards (face down) and draw replacements from
the deck. The deck will then be reshuffled.
1) After winning an auction, you may not sell the item you just
bought. However, when using a Buyer's card, a player may buy
an item which was just sold. When buying items using the Special
Value Warehouse, Dealer, Gallery and Collector Deal cards, the
purchases must be paid for before the seller is paid for the
item he was originally selling from his hand.
2) You may use one Buyer's card after winning an auction to buy
up to three items from the board. However, you may not use two
Buyer's cards to purchase additional items at that time.
3) When bidding for an item during an auction, a player may pass
during a round and then reenter the bidding at a later time,
so long as bidding has not been ended for the item by everyone
4) The rich collector pays full set value for natural sets. A
buyer's card may not be used as a wild card to complete a set
for the rich collector.
5) You may not inherit a card which the rich collector has bought.
It is placed on the rich collector's pile and another card is
6) The number of cards you hold in your hand at any time is public
knowledge. The amount of cash you have is not.
Auction - Beginner's Notes
Prepare For Play
1) Up to four players per board
2) Give $2000 to each player
3) Deal six Rare Item Auction cards to each player and give each
player one Buyer Card
4) Place remaining Buyer Cards in the Auction deck and shuffle
1) Take top card from Auction deck and place it on the Auction
2) If card is a Buyer Card, then turn over a new card until a
rare item appears
3) Roll a die to set the opening minimum bid
4) Bidding goes clockwise; pass or raise bid at least $20 (bids
must be in multiples of $10)
5) Auction ends when all players pass
6) Winner pays bank and takes all cards on the auction block
7) If there is no bid, card is placed on the section of the board
which matches the initial bid die roll
8) Player winning the auction may then do three actions:
a) Sell up to three items from their hand to the board
b) Use a Buyer Card to buy up to three items from the board (may
not buy the item which was just sold)
c) Announce for victory if complete collections and cash total
$7500 or more
1) May not sell the item just won in the auction
2) Place the item to sell on the board
3) Roll a die to determine value of sale
4) Roll a second die on Special Value table
5) If bank refuses to pay, the item is auctioned off among the
a) $10 minimum bid, $20 minimum increments
b) If the original seller wins, he pays the bank
c) If another player wins, he pays the original seller
d) If no one bids, seller keeps card
6) Sold items are placed face up on the matching area of the
1) Give Buyer Card to the Bank
2) Select up to three items from the board to purchase from the
1) Winner of the last auction can declare for victory
2) Must have a total of at least $7500 in complete collections
and cash in order to declare
3) All players total the value of their complete collections
4) Partial collections have no value
5) Highest total wins