air baron

    9-12   15-18    9-12     13-16  

   Salon A    Valley    Salon E

Fred Minard, PA

1998 Champion
2nd: Joe Jaskiewiez, MD
3rd: Bill LeVay, MA
4th: Jack Jaeger, VA
Event History
1991    None      -
1992    None      -
1993    None      -
1994    None      -
1995    None      -
1996    Jack Jaeger      118
1997    James Garvey      110
1998    Fred Minard      94
AREA Ratings
1    Robert Hamel      1590
2    Stu Basker      1536
3    Pete Stavish      1488
4    Harry Jannsen      1488
5    Paul Horn      1488
6    Jon Travers      1488
7    Mathew Hamel      1465
8    Diana Hamel      1445
9    None      -
10    None      -

Fare Wars ... a wargame for capitalists

Fight for dominant market share of the airline industry in this recent family game that has become an instant classic. Start
your conquest by purchasing the airline rights to a single city that is the "spoke" of a larger "hub" city. Expand your network to dominate key hubs and establish a presence far and wide at home and overseas. Try to amass a combination of cash and market share that will make you the Air Baron.

Strategic questions will confront you each turn: Will you rush in to San Diego, that tantalizing spoke of the lucrative L.A. market, only to draw the wrath of your peers (and an unwelcome intruder in Las Vegas)? Will you go south into the safe haven of West Palm Beach hoping for peaceful unchallenged expansion throughout Florida? Try too box the competition out of those expensive Chicago spokes or go for the cheap and centrally located Dallas market? Not to mention going for the gusto and trying to control all six spokes of the Big Apple. Will you stock up on jumbo jets -- and if so, will you use them to solidify your existing markets or take over your opponents'? What about those expensive foreign cities and SSTs? Is the guaranteed payment stream from a government contract good or bad -- how much do you bid for it? Should you take out a
loan to make a big move or as cushion against the inevitable strikes, crashes, recessions and fuel surcharges along the way? And that Fare Wars thing -- yeah, you get an edge in competition, but do you really want to forego all income while you're trying to take over the airline world?

Various strategies are available - each of which is a potential winner or loser. Each game has a different formula for success. Easy to learn and fun to play, Air Baron has it all -- and can be finished in a mere two to three hours. Beginners welcome. This is truly a game you can learn as you play and still win. Even if you don't, you're guaranteed to have fun.

This year we will go back to the initial format - winners only will advance to a semifinal round (which will be held on Saturday night this year), with the top six advancing to the finals Sunday morning. Advanced Rules will be used (they're not that hard - even the novice can handle them, trust me).

 GM      William Crenshaw  [1st Year]   2029 Spring Branch Dr., Vienna, VA 22181   NA

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