Do the Locomotion ...
The Empire Builder Series tournament offers play of
all of Mayfair's Crayon Rails games. Empire Builder and
Eurorails will be offered in each of the three preliminary
heats. Additionally players may choose to play variants if their
choice is shared by at least three other players. Variants include
original Empire Builder [without Mexico], North American
Rails [with Mexico], British Rails, India Rails, Australian
Rails, Nippon Rails, Lunar Rails, Martian Rails, Russian Rails,
Iron Dragon and China Rails. If you would like to
play one of the variants it is recommended that you bring your
own copy and appear early to set it up and recruit players. Variants
that do not get four willing participants will be shelved in
favor of the default games of either Empire Builder [with
or without Mexico] or Eurorails.
To encourage faster play, we will use a choose your best "three
out of four" cards opening. The semi-finals will feature
Empire Builder with Mexico. The Final will be the newest
edition of Eurorails [V4; MFG#4507; copyright 2009].
If there are more than 20 individual Heat winners and 50 total
entrants, we will advance 25 players to five 5-player semi-finals
from which the five winners will advance to the Final. If there
are between 17 and 20 individual Heat winners we will advance
20 players to five 4-player semi-finals from which the five winners
will advance. If there are fewer than 17 individual Heat winners
or less than 34 total entrants, we will advance 16 players to
four 4-player semi-finals from which the four winners will advance
to the Final.
REMEMBER: If we have more than 25 individual Heat winners
a single Preliminary Heat win will NOT in itself guarantee advancement.
We will be using the following tie breakers for advancement and
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. Player's highest score
6. Repeat rules 1-5 substituting Second place finishes for Wins
7. High dice roll
A set of seven hand painted,
detailed pewter locomotive minis in colors appropriate for both
Empire Builder and Rail Baron.