Fare Wars ... a wargame for capitalists
2003 tournament had a large audience of potential CEO's chasing
market share. Over 30 people qualified for further action after
four heats, but only 16 showed, thus setting up semi-finals of
two 5-player and one 6-player games. From that, two players per
table would advance to the Sunday final. Brandon Bernard led
off the 15th round bloodbath, followed by Shantana Saha, Jonathan
Fox, John Chung, Jimmy Fleckenstein, and Richard Fox. The government
contract was pulled from the cup six times and had some very
high bids in the later game. In the third round, the Oil Price
Hike made it's first of three appearances. The other two disasters
in the game which were both pulled twice, were Local Competitor
and Recession. Jumbo profit showed up four times. Detroit led
the hub draw at nine pulls, followed by Houston with eight. Atlanta,
Denver, and Phoenix were pulled six times each. DCA, DFW, JFK,
and SFO were pulled three times each. LAX and MIA were drawn
twice. Chicago only saw the light of day once. The Southeast
empire of Jonathan Fox was put together with some very successful
forays into Fare wars. The second place finalist, Jimmy Fleckenstein
went for the Northeast in a more slow grinding fashion. Richard
Fox placed third with his empire based in Denver and San Francisco.
Brandon Bernard finished fourth with his holdings of Dallas,
Houston, and Atlanta falling victim to the fare wars dice of
Jonathan Fox. Shantana Saha finished fifth, va ictim of the Oil
Price Hike and Richard Fox. John Chung ended the game prematurely
at the mercy of the bank with loan interest taking him down.
Three of the five Fox clan in their
Air Baron Team shirts, watch the Air Baron final as runner-up
Jimmy Fleckenstein (left) observes.
I wish to thank everyone that played and had to put up with
a rookie GM. I would also like to ask everyone who played in
the fourth heat Saturday to check their games. Someone left their
copy behind and took mine by mistake. Send me an E-mail describing
the contents within, unfortunately there was no name printed
inside the box. I didn't have my name inside my copy of the game
either, but you'll know it when you open the box and see no game
inside. There should be two decks of cards which I used to determine
player table order and lists of people's names on GM paperwork.
Thanks again and see you next year.