Egizia Online Tournament Season 1
Sign up here for the Meeple League’s online tournament for Egizia.
Players will be sorted into leagues of 7 players based on previous results. You should be matched against players of about your ability. In a season, each player will play 4 games and will play each other member of the league twice. Read detailed scoring rules at the tournament result page.
Note that in order to seed players for the very first season, we will be using the lifetime laurel counts from the Boardgame Players Association – aka, the folks who run the World Boardgaming Championship. You can check your laurels for the game here: http://www.boardgamers.org/eventhistory/egz.html. After laurels, we will use Yucata TrueSkill score to rank the remaining players.
Egizia is a worker placement game set in Egypt, where you move your boats down the river to pick up needed supplies to help build an obelisk, the sphinx, and the pyramids. The twist on the worker placement mechanic is that the players must place their ships following the course of the Nile. In this way, each placement not only blocks the opponents from choosing the same square, but also forces the player to place their remaining ships only on the locations below the one just occupied.
Our Egizia tournament will use the online implementation at www.yucata.de. We will use both variant options available, removing the Nile card “Draw + 2 sphinx cards” and the Sphinx card “For each 10 p. you scored take 1 p. more” . Games are scheduled to start around June 22nd, 2020 and you will receive a schedule in your email once the pairings are ready. If you do sign up, you are committing to checking the website a couple of times on most days (it is OK if something comes up every once in a while, or if you are out of town for a weekend (for example), but in general we are hoping game lengths will be measured in weeks not months.
If you want to play in the tournament, please sign up at www.bucketofdice.com:
- Go to bucketofdice.com.
- Login OR
- Create an account (Register on the menu), if you do not already have one. Then activate it. If you do not receive an email quickly, please check your spam folder for the activation email.
- Under Manage Account, select Game Names and enter your game name ids. You only need to do this once for each id. Check the spelling, as some game platforms are case-sensitive. Make sure to enter your user id for yucata.de.
- Under the Play! menu, select Register for Tournament.
- You should receive a confirmation email. If you do not, check your spam folder.
A new feature allows you to withdraw from a tournament while registrations are still open. Just click the “Withdraw” button next to each entry for tournaments that have not started.
Results for Egizia Online Tournament Season 1
Follow Season 1 of the Egizia online league. Everyone starts at zero points and as results come in the standings will be updated, with players scoring 10 points for winning a game, 6 points for second, 3 points for third, and 1 point for fourth.
Once this season is over, league winners will be promoted to the next division up the ladder while 6th and 7th place finishers will drop to the next division down the ladder. (Full rules can be seen HERE.) New players are also welcome to join when the next season starts – if you are not already in the league but would like to be notified when the next one starts taking sign-ups, please click here: Online event announcement.
Feel free to email the GM with any questions you might have.