WBC Coverage: Dominion Semifinals

By Brian Durkin

Some say that second place is the first loser. Not in my book. Laura Dewalt doesn’t believe in that saying either. Extremely proud and happy with her accomplishment in the Dominion Tournament at the World Boardgaming Championship, Laura sits down with me to discuss her strategies in the final two rounds of the event. By the way, the finals are stacked: An avid board gamer who’s attended the WBC since the beginning (quite an exclusive club of approximately ten or twenty members), Edward Fu (yeah he’s the guy who runs http://dominionstrategy.com/), and Randy Buehler (Magic: the Gathering Hall of Famer who skipped a finals for another game to keep playing Dominion). Laura had no problem killing most of this tough crowd. She what she had to say about her strategies for playing Dominion in the video below.

 

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link.
For more information about Dominion check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Or check out Edward Fu’s site: Dominion Strategy
If you live in the tri-state area, consider the following stores to pick up a copy and or play with local players.

WBC Coverage: Race for the Galaxy Semifinals

Forget about the Great Eight. The Race for the Galaxy tournament at the World Boardgaming Championship cuts to a final four from a sweet (and skilled) top sixteen. Arguably the best female Race for the Galaxy player, Pei-Hsin Lin needs to win this game in order to advance to another final table.  Brian sits down with her to discuss how she approaches the game and why she chose to play the cards see did. Check out the interview and highlights of the game below.

 

Would you call Develop and assume another player would call Settle on the last turn? Would you consider calling Settle in hopes that another player allows you to play Galactic Federation?

Let us know what you think.

Additional Information

Interested in the World Boardgaming Championship? Check out the link.
For more information about Race for the Galaxy check the product page on BoardGameGeek.com.
Or check out Robert Renaud’s site: RFTG Stats.com
Interested in purchasing a copy of Race for the Galaxy? Try the following links.
 
If you live in the tri-state area, consider the following stores to pick up a copy and or play with local players.

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.