WBC Coverage: 7 Wonders Finals

By Brian Durkin

And then there was six. One hundred and sixty four dreams crushed. Who will win? Chris Terrell, assistant game master for the event, felt like a good candidate. Check out his draft in the video below. Brian provides commentary to his picks. Afterwords Brian sits down with Chris as they discuss his strategies for playing 7 Wonders and how the game masters managed this new event.

Any picks you disagree with? Do you think Chris’s score came down to where he sat at the table?

Let us know what you think.

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link.
For more information about 7 Wonders check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Interested in purchasing a copy of 7 Wonders? Try the following links.
Amazon: 7 Wonders.
If you live in the tri-state area, consider stopping by AU to pick up a copy and play with the staff. They make up my play test group. We play usually every Monday Night.

WBC Coverage: 7 Wonders Semifinals

by Brian Durkin

Unless you make the final table, you can only hope to at least play to make the final table. Mindy Kyrkos sits in that seat. Although she would not mind smashing face in Puerto Rico, she wants to win the 7 Wonders tournament. On the verge of topping the first ever 7 Wonders tournament at the World Boardgaming Championship, watch as Mindy plays with Halicarnassus and battles against five other tough competitors.

Mindy made a great effort. I feel as though she just sat in the wrong seat. Two players across the table qualified with 68 and 67 points. Regardless of your chances of making the top six, would you have played her position any different? Do you agree with her picks and Brian’s commentary? If you disagree, please elaborate on what you would do different.

Let us know what you think.

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link below.
For more information about 7 Wonders check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Interested in purchasing a copy of 7 Wonders? Try the following links.
Amazon: 7 Wonders.
If you live in the tri-state area, consider stopping by AU to pick up a copy and play with the staff. They make up my play test group. We play usually every Monday Night.

WBC Coverage: 7 Wonders Quarterfinals

By Brian Durkin

In a previous post, Pat Coyle sat down with Brian to discuss 7 Wonders strategy. This time they take a look at one of Pat’s games, but not just any game. Competing in the World Boardgaming Championship, Pat plays side “B” of Babylon and attempts to place into the top 18. Check out his picks in the video below as Pat discusses his strategy for the event.

Do you like to dedicate a lot of picks to scientific structures? When playing Babylon do you try to take all three manufactured goods in order to set up a Chamber of Commerce? Do you agree or disagree with Pat’s picks or any of the commentary?

Let us know what you think.

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link below.
For more information about 7 Wonders check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Interested in purchasing a copy of 7 Wonders? Try the following links.
Amazon: 7 Wonders.
If you live in the tri-state area, consider stopping by AU to pick up a copy and play with the staff. They make up my play test group. We play usually every Monday Night.

WBC Coverage: 7 Wonders Preliminary Round Continued

By Brian Durkin

Lori Miskoff plays several board games. Last Thursday she decided to try her luck in the 7 Wonders tournament at the World Boardgaming Championship. Hope you bet the pass line with Lori as a shooter. She made it to the quarterfinals, beating out 128 other participants. In game one she won the table playing Olympia. Game two she needed to keep her lead with Ephesus. Check out how she did in the video below as Brian reviews her picks and interviews Lori about her play style.

Would you draft Ephesus the same way Lori did? What key picks do you agree or disagree with that Brian points out? Prepare yourself to argue. Lori still placed third  in the game covered, and won overall with a combined score against six other players. Do you think her conservative and diversified strategy will usually win games?

Let us know what you think.

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link below.
For more information about 7 Wonders check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Interested in purchasing a copy of 7 Wonders? Try the following links.
Amazon: 7 Wonders.
If you live in the tri-state area, consider stopping by AU to pick up a copy and play with the staff. They make up my play test group. We play usually every Monday Night.

WBC Coverage: 7 Wonders Preliminary Round

by Brian Durkin

The Boardgaming Players Association (BPA) runs the World Boardgaming Championship (WBC) every year in Lancaster, PA at the Lancaster Host Hotel. Thousands of people come from all over the world to play games against new groups of people, purchase games from vendors, and of course compete for title of world champion in their favorite game. This year the WBC added 7 Wonders to its schedule and 170 attended the event.

The game masters (GM) assigned players to random tables of at least six players. Each table plays two games; the first game players use side “A” and the second game players use side “B.” Between games every player changes seats  to sit next to new people and everyone plays a new wonder. Players combine their scores from each game to determine first and second from each table. The highest scores from these first and second place table finishes move on to the top 42 quarterfinal playoffs. In the first game using side “A” of Lighthouse of Alexandria, Next Level Card Games follows Fred Chang as he navigates his way through the packs. Enjoy.

Do you agree with Fred’s decisions? Do you think Fred did make a mistake in pick three and four of Age III? Would you play his seat a different way?

Let us know what you think.

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link below.
 
For more information about 7 Wonders check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Interested in purchasing a copy of 7 Wonders? Try the following links.
Amazon: 7 Wonders.
If you live in the tri-state area, consider stopping by AU to pick up a copy and play with the staff. They make up my play test group. We play usually every Monday Night.