How to Win
What does the tournament look like to an individual player?
Play in up to four Ring Events—one per day, up to five rounds each.
Win a Ring Event (and a ring), and play one round of a different game in the Semifinals on Sunday.
Win your Semifinal, and move forward to the Final to compete against three other players in one round of a third game.
Win the Final game to become the WSBG Champion and take home the WSBG Bracelet and $25,000.
How to Play
To win up to seven rounds of games and become the World Series of Board Gaming Champion.
Hundreds of players will sign up for Round 1 of each of the 16 games, or Ring Events. The winner at each table will move to the next round—a process that will continue until there is one Ring Event Winner for each game.
Ring Event game play will take place between Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 1. 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 will depend on the number of entrants, but it will not exceed five rounds.
Brass: Birmingham | Designed by: Martin Wallace, Matt Tolman and Gavan Brown | Published by: Roxley Games
In the Final, none of the four Finalists will play a game they’ve already won; the four Semifinal games and any game won by any of the Finalists will be removed from the bag. After eliminating all of the games that have already been played:
- Each Finalist will choose another game to remove from the bag. These choices will be made simultaneously, in writing.
- A WSBG representative will draw one of the remaining chips from the bag to determine the game played in the Final.
After much consideration, WSBG chose 16 games to help identify the brightest star in board gaming:
More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be presented to competitors. Each of the 16 Ring Event 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.
Everyone who plays in the Final will receive a cash prize:
The WSBG Bracelet, valued at over $3,000, plus $25,000 in cash