Civilization: The Card Game ...
Ages: A Story of Civilization is a civilization-building
game that plays in a much shorter time frame than classical games
of the genre. Originally published in a small print run by Czech
Board Games in 2007, many people were unable to play it until
a reprint by FRED Distribution. As of Dec 2010, it ranked at
#4 in Boardgamegeek.
Play in Through the Ages is free to Tribune level members.
All others must be registered for the Pre-con to participate.
WBC TOURNAMENT RULES
AGE will be run as a tournament with two heats. For the heats,
the default will be 3-player games, with 2-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 second heat and players who
have played together in the first heat may request to play at
separate tables in the 2nd heat. The format will be Heats Most
Wins. 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 the demo if they expect to be taught how
to play. There will be a 2-hour demo in Wheatland in advance
of the 1st heat. No such instruction will be available during
the event itself. This is the only demo not occurring at the
regular Demo area; Paradise Terrace.
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 canceled
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 13+ winners, the semi-finals will consist of four 4-player
games, with the winners advancing to a 4-player Final..
Tiebreakers in the event that there are more than 16 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.
In the semi-finals, double winners will be seeded as evenly
as possible among the tables.
Tiebreakers in Individual Games: Ties will be broken
by player order (e.g., start player wins ties.)
WBC rules have one difference from the official rules: a
player may only perform an "honorable withdrawal" when
a war has been declared on him/her but has not yet been resolved.