beans ???? ...
Bohnanza is one of Rio Grande Games' multiplayer card
games. This is a game where you trade beans, plant beans and
harvest beans. This is a cute, easy game in which to be successful,
one has to trade.
The WBC tourney for this trial offering was two heats with
winners advancing to the finals. Thirty-six bean farmers entered
the event and I dare say had a great time. The finals featured
some frantic last minute trading that left Daniel Karp as the
best bean farmer in the land with some well deserved wood. As
the GM I can tell you that the final was a very close game with
victory in doubt right up to the last play. I would hope that
this fine card game makes a reappearance next year.
I would like to thank all the players who entered this tournament
and made this a pleasure to run with nary a question or player
disagreement in sight ... unlike the Amun-Re tourney
I also ran.
One of the pleasures of the WBC is making new friends, Daniel
Karp is one of them for me. Daniel is a nice young man who was
not only pleasant to play but helped less experienced players
by pointing out some moves they missed even though it could have
hurt him in the game. I also got to play another Euro with Daniel
in the open gaming area and found it an enjoyable experience
as well. It's the mark of a true champion when you can leave
the table with not only wood but the smiles and congratulations
of your fellow players.
Dan Karp (top center) on his way
to victory in the BZA Final.