Another Entry in the Card Driven
Welcome to the sixth year of Manifest Destiny at WBC.
Last year, perennial finalist Jeff Mullet won the crown as Pennsylvania,
besting AJ Sudy, (Virginia), Tedd Mullally (Mexico), Bill Crenshaw
(Quebec), and Kevin Sudy (Louisiana).
Manifest Destiny is a card-driven, multi-player strategy
game for the entire family that is intended to capture the spirit
of America. There are opportunities for both cooperation and
competition. Let's keep it clean and fun.
Rules: The two most important rules are: (1) have fun;
and (2) no whining! The rest of the rules are in the Rule Booklet
and in GMT's Living Rules at gmtgames.com.
No experience is necessary to play, but all players must have
either played previously, read the rules, or attended a teaching
demonstration (the Demo is Thursday at 2 pm). The Reference Book
has a description of the cards and product payouts, which may
be helpful as the game proceeds.
Game Length: The game takes 3-4 hours to play. After
approximately 3.5 hours I reserve the right to end any game at
the end of the next Acquisition Phase. Players will save a lot
of time if they plan ahead, particularly in the Acquisition Phase.
Each player has their own set of deeds and players can allocate
money for purchases of progressions and tokens ahead of time,
which will save time. To speed play, in competition attacks the
attacker will roll all dice.
NEW IN 2010: The third heat and semi-final round have
been dropped. The path to wood has been stream-lined.
ADVANCEMENT TIE-BREAKERS: The Final will have five
players. All players with two wins advance. Remaining slots
filled in an alternating fashion by: (1) winners with best two-game
scores, based on margin of victory/closeness of defeat (max +/-
5); and (2) margin of victory in a single game.
2009: Jeff Mullet (Pennsylvania 30 VPs/$30), AJ Sudy
(Virginia 27 VPs/$65), Tedd Mullally (Mexico 27 VPs/$0), Bill
Crenshaw (Quebec 26 VPs/$20), Kevin Sudy (Louisiana 26 VPs/$5).
2008: Harald Henning (Quebec 38 VPs/$30), Bill Crenshaw (Mexico
32 VPs/$55), Arthur Field (Va., 30 VPs/$105), Jeff Mullet (Pa.
30 VPs/$55); John Coussis (La. 30 VPs/$50).
2007: Bill Crenshaw (Virginia32VPs/$30), Harald Henning
(Quebec 28VPs/$20), Kevin Sudy (Mexico 27VPs/$15), Arthur Field
(Pa. 24VPs/$35) and Kate Taillon (Louisiana 21VPs/$30).
2006: A.J. Sudy (Virginia 33VPs/$40), Bill Crenshaw (Mexico
30 VPs/$45), Kevin Sudy (Louisiana 30VPs/$25), Ed Rothenheber
(Quebec 29 VPs/$0), Pete Staab (Pennsylvania 26 VPs/$60)
2005: Harald Henning (Quebec 31 VPs/$15), Ted Simmons
(Louisiana 30 VPs/$60), Brett Mingo (Pennsylvania 30 VPs/$40
cash), Pete Pollard (Virginia 29 VPs), David Nicholson ( Mexico
23 VPs )
Prizes: GMT will provide
merchandise certificates for the top three laurelists in this