5 Rounds or Less

 

The World Series of Board Gaming begins with 16 Ring Events held over four days. Each ring event begins and ends on a single day, in no more than five rounds. Qualifying for the semifinals—and taking home a ring for your favorite board game—takes only five consecutive wins! Two more, and the Title is yours.

Ticket to Ride

5 Rounds or Less

The World Series of Board Gaming begins with 16 Ring Events held over four days. Each ring event begins and ends on a single day, in no more than five rounds. Qualifying for the semifinals—and taking home a ring for your favorite board game—takes only five consecutive wins! Two more, and you’re the World Champion.

 

7 WONDERS

 

ACQUIRE

 

AZUL

 

BLOOD RAGE

 

BRASS: BIRMINGHAM

 

CARCASSONE

 

CATAN

 

DOMINANT SPECIES: MARINE

 

DUNE: IMPERIUM

 

GAIA PROJECT

 

GREAT WESTERN TRAIL

 

RA

 

SPLENDOR

 

TERRAFORMING MARS

 

TICKET TO RIDE

 

WINGSPAN

 

How It Works

To crown the brightest board gamer, you must have a unique—and methodical—system.

How it Works

To crown a true World Champion, you must have a unique—and methodical—system.

Ring Events

 

The 16 Ring Events begin on Wednesday and conclude on Saturday. Each competitor may participate in one Ring Event per day, so it’s important to look over the schedule and choose your games carefully.

The number of rounds in each Ring Event depends on the number of entrants, but it will not exceed five rounds. In these single elimination events, the winners of each game move forward to the next round until a single player, the winner for that game, remains.

Semifinal Games
 

Sunday’s game play begins with four semifinal games in which the 16 semifinalists play to advance to the final Championship game. Game seating for the semifinal round is random, with the exception that a competitor will not be assigned to play the game with which they qualified. The winners of these four games move forward to the Championship.

Choosing the Championship Game

 

At this point, the remaining competitors have proven their expert-level abilities in at least two of the games. To choose the final game, the (coordinators/judges?) throw out the games in which the four finalists won their rings and the games with which they advanced to the Championship.

Then each finalist secretly and simultaneously votes to remove another one of the eight remaining games.

Finally, one of the remaining games is randomly selected for Championship game play.

The Final

 

The player who defeats their opponents during the final round wins $25,000, is crowned the World Champion and has their name recorded in the annals of board gaming history.

Awards
 

More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be presented to competitors. Each of the 16 Ring Event winners will receive a one-of-a-kind 2022 Championship ring and have the chance to collect more prizes by making it through the semifinal round.

Finalist Cash Prizes

 

Those competing in the Final will receive 1st through 4th place awards:

1st Place — The coveted WSBG Board Gaming Championship Bracelet, valued at over $3,000, + $25,000 in cash

2nd Place — $10,000 in cash

3rd Place — $5,000 in cash

4th Place – $1,000 in cash

More prizes will be announced prior to the event.

Ring Events

 

The 16 Ring Events begin on Wednesday and conclude on Saturday. Each competitor may participate in one Ring Event per day, so it’s important to look over the schedule and choose your games carefully.

The number of rounds in each Ring Event depends on the number of entrants, but it will not exceed five rounds. In these single elimination qualifiers, the winners of each game move forward to the next round until a single player, the winner for that game, remains.

Semifinal Games

 

Sunday’s game play begins with four semifinal games in which the 16 semifinalists play to advance to the final Title match. Game seating for the semifinal round is random, with the exception that a competitor will not be assigned to play the game with which they qualified. The winners of these four games move forward to the Final.

Choosing the Final Game

 

At this point, the remaining competitors have proven their expert-level abilities in at least two of the games. To choose the final game, the administrators throw out the games in which the four finalists won their rings and the games with which they advanced to the Title match.

Then each finalist secretly and simultaneously votes to remove another one of the eight remaining games.

Finally, one of the remaining games is randomly selected for Final game play.

The Final

 

The player who defeats their opponents during the final round wins $25,000, is crowned the WSBG Titleholder and has their name recorded in the annals of board gaming history.

Awards

 

More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be presented to competitors. Each of the 16 Ring Event winners will receive a one-of-a-kind 2022 WSBG ring and have the chance to collect more prizes by making it through the semifinal round.

Finalist Cash Prizes

 

Those competing in the Final will receive 1st through 4th place awards:

1st Place — The coveted WSBG Title Bracelet, valued at over $3,000, + $25,000 in cash

2nd Place — $10,000 in cash

3rd Place — $5,000 in cash

4th Place – $1,000 in cash

More prizes will be announced prior to the event.

Game Schedule

wednesday
september 28

7 wonders

Leaders Expansion 2nd Edition

Designer: Antoine Bauza

Publishers: Repos Production

4:00 PM start time

 

splendor

Designer: Marc André

Publishers: Space Cowboys

5:00 PM start time

thursday
september 29

wingspan

Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave

Publishers: Stonemaier Games

9:00 AM start time

 
brass: birmingham

Designer: Martin Wallace

Publishers: Roxley Games

9:30 AM start time

 
dominant species:
marine

Designer: Chad Jensen

Publishers: GMT Games

10:00 AM start time

 
acquire

Classic Edition

Designer: Sid Sackson

Publishers: Avalon Hill

10:30 AM start time

friday
september 30

gaia project

Designer: Helge Ostertag & Jens Drögemüller

Publishers: Capstone Games

7:30 AM start time

 
great western trail

2nd Edition

Designer: Alexander Pfister

Publishers: Eggertspiele

8:00 AM start time

 
ticket to ride

Designer: Alan R. Moon

Publishers: Days of Wonder

8:30 AM start time

 
ra

Designer: Reiner Knizia

Publishers: 25th Century Games

12:30 PM start time

 
azul

Designer: Michael Kiesling

Publishers: Next Move Games

3:00 PM start time

saturday
october 1

catan

Designer: Klaus Teuber

Publishers: Catan Studio

7:30 AM start time

 
terraforming mars

Prelude Expansion

Designer: Jacob Fryxelius

Publishers: Stronghold Games

8:00 AM start time

 
blood rage

Designer: Eric M. Lang

Publishers: CMON

9:00 AM start time

 
dune: imperium

Designer: Paul Dennen

Publishers: Dire Wolf

12:30 PM start time

 
carcassonne

Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

Publishers: Z-Man Games

3:30 PM start time

sunday
october 2

semifinals

16 Ring Event winners face off to play in the Finals

9:00 AM start time

 

wsbg vegas finals

Four of the best board game players compete for the Title

1:00 PM start time

16 Ring Winners and only one WSBG Titleholder

Leave nothing on the table.

Do you have what it takes?

Only 250 total available spots!

Age restricted to 21+.