Thurn & Taxis Online Tournament

Season 20 Standings

As games end the standings are updated. See how each Group is doing and check on your friends and rivals.

Lifetime standings can be seen HERE.

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Tournament Results

Thurn & Taxis Online Tournament
Season 20 Report Results

Game results are now reported on bucketofdice. Login and go to the information about the table that is finished.

Only the winner of each game should record the results. Use the form below. Be sure to add the seat number of the player who triggered the game end.

 

Game Assignments

Season 20 Matches

Our Thurn & Taxis tournaments use the online implementation at www.yucata.de. We use the original version of the game – no expansion content, and no special options.

Players are sorted into leagues of 7 players based on previous results.  In a season, each player plays in 4 games. Each other member of your league will be in 2 games against you. See scoring rules below.

Divisions are based on previous Season results. New players enter at the bottom level for their first season.

If you have trouble viewing the list below, click here to see just the listing.

Thurn & Taxis Season 20
Sign Ups Closed

If you missed it, fill out this form to be notified about the next season.

If you haven’t already, create an account for yourself:

  • 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.
  • Register on the Home page or use 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.

Last Season Results

Rob Murray won Season 19 and 18 becoming the first back-to-back winner since Chris Wildes accomplished the same feat in Seasons 11 & 12.  Even with the win, the inactive king, Kyle Smith, is still so far ahead in lifetime standings that nobody can mathematically catch him for several seasons.  Sky Roy rejoins Division 1 once again in Season 19, but the big story is that Steve and Deb LeWinter will become the second husband/wife duo to compete against each other in Division 1 in the league’s history – the first, of course, being Kyle and Hilary Smith. 

Lifetime standings can be seen HERE.  

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Tournament Results 

Brass Online Tournament

Sign Ups Closed for
Season 19

Missed it? Fill out the form for notification of the next season.

Make sure you have a user identity and sign up at:

bucketofdice.com

If you don’t already have one, create an account for the sign up system the Meeple League uses. Be sure to add your orderofthehammer user name (and any others you have) to your account.

You can sign-up by clicking the button on the home page or use the Play! menu and select Register for Tournament to see all the events open for sign up.

Players are sorted into groups of 7 players based on previous results.  In a season, each player plays in 4 games. Each other member of your group will be in 2 games against you. See scoring rules below.

Divisions are based on previous Season results. New players enter at the bottom level for their first season.

You’ll receive a notice in your email once the pairings are ready.

Season 19 Game Assignments

Watch for Match Assignments soon!

Group and Match Assignments for Season 19 will be here. You may choose any color, as the webmaster of Order of the Hammer has confirmed that Start Player can not be predetermined and this capability will not be instituted.

Be sure to name the game using the game name below and invite the other players listed. All games should be password protected using the word “meeple” in all lowercase letters.  Any player may set up the game, but the winner of each game is responsible for entering the results using the  game results report form.

See in separate tab.

Season 18 Standings

Season 18 results will be here as the results reported. You can see lifetime standings HERE.

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Brass Online Tournament
Season 18 Report Results

Only the winner of each game should record the results. Use the form below.

CLICK HERE TO SEE JUST THE FORM.

Last Season Results

Alexandre Fafard has broken through the Andrew Emerick streak of dominance by winning Brass Season 18.  Andrew still came in strong by finishing in second, as Alex’s 3 wins were too much to overcome.  Rob Flowers rejoins the top tier for Season 19, joined by Scott Rothstein after Division 2 victories.

You can see lifetime standings HERE.

Click here to see standings is a separate tab/window.

Brass Online Tournament News

Tournament format:

Players will be sorted into Groups of 7 players based on previous results. In a season, each player plays in 4 games. Each other member of your Group will be in 2 games against you. You can read the full details about league and scoring rules HERE.

Brass is Martin Wallace’s game of economic development in the early Industrial Age around Manchester and Liverpool.

Our Brass tournament will use the online implementation at brass.orderofthehammer.com. We will use the original version of the game – no expansion content, and no special options. You’ll receive a notice in your email once the matchups are ready. If you do sign up, you are committing to checking the website a couple of times on most days (it’s OK if something comes up every once in a while, or if you’re out of town for a weekend), but in general we’re hoping game lengths will be measured in weeks not months.

Good luck!

Through the Ages Online Tournament

Season 16 Standings

As games end the standings are updated. See how each league is doing and check on your friends and rivals.

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Tournament Results

Through the Ages Online Tournament
Season 16 Report Results

The winner of each game is supposed to report the result, but if a day or two has gone by and the score isn’t reflected in the standings then anyone else should please feel free to make sure we get the scores. Use the form below.

If you have problems using the form on this page CLICK HERE TO SEE JUST THE FORM.

Season 16 Game Assignments

See below for your group and match assignments. When each game ends, the winner should report the scores using the form on this page.

The Through the Ages tournament uses Czech Games Edition application ofthe game.

Click on the title below to open assignments in a single page or tab:

Game Assignments

Sign Ups Closed for Through the Ages
Online Tournament
Season 16

If you missed signing up, please fill out this form to be reminded when next season opens:

Send Me A Notice

Remember, the Tournament now uses the expansion cards set. You must have that to play.

If you don’t already have one, create an account for the sign up system the Meeple League is using. Be sure to add your Czech Game Edition online user name (and any others you have) to your account.

bucketofdice.com

Under the Play! menu select Register for Tournament to see all the events open for sign up.

Our TTA event uses the online implementation on ios, Android and Steam (for Mac and Windows) from Czech Game Edition. The app is based on the most recent edition of the game (“A New Story of Civilization”) and no house rules.

Players are sorted into Groups of 7 players based on previous results.  In a season, each player plays in 4 games and each other member of your Group will be in 2 games against you. Winning a game is worth 10 points, 2nd is 6, 3rd place gets you 3 points, and 4th nets 1. You can read more details about the rules for Meeple Leagues HERE.

Divisions are based on previous Season results. New players enter at the bottom level for their first season.

You’ll receive a notice in your email once the pairings are ready. If you do sign up, you are committing to checking the app a couple of times on most days (it’s OK if something comes up every once in a while, or if you’re out of town for a weekend (for example), but in general we’re hoping game lengths will be measured in weeks not months.

To sign up for this (and future) season of Through the Ages, you must create an account at BucketofDice.com.

Add your user name on the Czech Game Editions application and then sign up.

This system is run by the Meeple League, but has a separate domain name because it isn’t part of our WordPress system. We are developing it on our own.

The reason we are doing sign ups with it now is to make sure players are credited for participation in all Meeple League events. Mis-typed and slight variations in names causes many problems with our previous sign up and score reporting system. Having your own identity for use in all events saves a lot of sifting through data.

Previous Season Results

Season 15 games should be over. If any new results have to reported, email the game coordinator.

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Tournament Results

How to Get Started

Playing in a Meeple League Live event

With your help, we are creating a place for competitive play on-line as much like face-to-face play as possible. To play in the trial tournaments for Meeple League Live Play please make sure you have completed the steps below. If you played in our online league tournaments in the last year, you have already done some of this.

It is a little cumbersome to set up the first time, but we feel you should have an identity that carries over from one event to the next.

1. Have or get a discord identity.

2. Sign up on the site(s) with the games (Yucata, Board Game Arena, etc.).

3. Register with us on https://www.bucketofdice.com

a. Create your identity for use across events. We call it your display name.

b. Add your names on discord and game services to your identity.

4. Sign up for events (not just ML Live, but our League Play if you want).

5. Follow the invite to our discord server.

a. Read the “click-like-to-get-to-server” section.

b. Click on the check mark.

c. That gives you access to the server contents.

d. Read the latest info on upcoming- schedule

6. Show up and play!

BPA Thurn & Taxis PBEM 2020 Tournament

This is the home page for the 2020 Boardgame Players Association “Play By Email” tournament for Thurn & Taxis. It is open only to members of the Boardgame Players Association (BPA). It you attend the World Boardgaming Championship (WBC), and are up to date on your registration fees, then you are already a member. If not, you can purchase a “PBEM Membership” for $10 from this website: www.boardgamers.org. This tournament will award laurels and contribute to the annual Caesar award, all of which is tracked through that same website.

 

To register for the tournament, email Jay Spencer at jay.spencer@ymail.com with your Yucata user name. Be sure to use the email account you use for your BPA membership!

GM: Jay Spencer

Assistant: Chris Wildes

Format

Games will be 4-player games whenever possible, using the free website Yucata.

Points:

  • 1st place finish: 1000 points plus (your score/second place score)
  • 2nd place finish: 100 points plus (your score/winning score)
  • 3rd place finish: 10 points plus (your score/winning score)

Advancement to the next stage will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Most points in current stage
  2. Total raw score in all games in current stage

Heat Stage: Everyone who joins the event will play in 4 asynchronous games, which will launch simultaneously. Players will be paired randomly within the constraint that we will do our best to avoid putting people into multiple games together.

Quarterfinal Stage: If there are more than 64 entrants, then the Quarterfinal Stage will consist of 50% (rounded down) of the number of entrants. If there are 64 or fewer entrants, then the Heat Stage will be followed directly by the Semifinal Stage.

Players will be placed in 4 simultaneous asynchronous games. The top four qualifiers will be seeded based on the results from the Heat Stage as much as possible. In addition, we will avoid giving anyone repeat opponents if possible.

Semifinal Stage: The Semifinal Stage will consist of 50% (rounded down) of the number of quarterfinalists. If there is no Quarterfinal Stage, then the Semifinal Stage will consist of 50% (rounded down) of the number of entrants.

Players will be placed in 4 simultaneous asynchronous games. The top four qualifiers will be seeded based on the results from the previous stage as much as possible. In addition, we will avoid giving anyone repeat opponents if possible.

Final Stage: One single game will be played with the top four qualifiers. The next two qualifiers will place 5th and 6th for laurel purposes.

Pace of Play: Games are asynchronous, but the expectation is that you will check your games approximately daily or more frequently. Life happens and delays will occur, but be aware that the Yucata site removes any game in which a turn has not been taken in 30 days. Please do not sign up if you think you will not be able to keep up.

Platform

Games will be played exclusively on yucata.de.

Schedule

Registration Opened: September 2020

Registration Closes: December 31, 2020

Heat Stage Begins: around first week of January 2021

Semifinals Begin: around a week after completion of last heat game (nominally March 2021)

Finals Begin: around a week after completion of last semifinal game (nominally May 2021)

Game Assignments

Game Results

Results will be here.

BPA Thurn and Taxis Tournament
Report Results

The winner of each game should record the results, unless otherwise arranged. Use the form below.

If you have problems using the form on this page CLICK HERE TO SEE JUST THE FORM.

Form will be here.

Sign Ups

Sign ups are complete. First round games have started.

Players in BPA Thurn and Taxis PBeM Tournament

The following players are registered for the tournament:

Last nameFirst name
ArseneaultNancy
BielefeldtRuss
blaisdominic
BortonDJ
BoveAlex
BrezaKevin
BuehlerRandy
DavidsonRodney
EmerickAndrew
FordJohn
HochboimHaim
JiangAJ
KlayderPaul
LandelDerek
LattoAndy
LeWinterSteven
MartinAndrew
MartinChad
MillerJeff
MillerLaura
MorelliMarcia
MorrisCary
MossmanTim
MurrayRob
PackJohn
QuinonezGilbert
RohdeDave
SchnabelAlfred
SearlesOliver
Seltzer LeWinterDebra
SheaLexi
SpencerJay
St. PierreRobert
SwinsonMichael
ThompsonJames
WardCharles
WildesChris
WolffRay
WolffTricia
WoodJeffrey
WoodsBronwyn
YoungGeorge

Castles of Burgundy Online Tournament

Standings Season 13

As games end the standings are updated. See how each group is doing and check on your friends and rivals. You can see lifetime standings HERE. If the frame below is hard to read on your device follow the link:

Tournament Results

Report Season 13 Game Results

The winner of each game should record the results using the form below

If you have problems using the form on this page CLICK HERE TO SEE JUST THE FORM 

Season 13 Game Assignments

Group and Game Assignments for Season 13 are posted here.

The Castles of Burgundy tournament uses the online implementation at www.boiteajeux.net. Use the “single random board” variant, which means that all 4 players in a game will play on the same board, and which board it is will be determined randomly.

Be sure to name the game using the game name below and invite the other players listed. Any player may set up the game, but the winner of each game is responsible for entering the results using the form further down the page.

If you have trouble viewing the list below, click here to see just the listing.

Last Season Standings

Season 12 games have ended. If the frame below is hard to read on your device follow the link:

Tournament Results

Registration Closed for
Season 13

If you missed it, fill out this form to be notified about the next season. If you haven’t already, create an account for yourself:
  • 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.
  • Register on the Home page or use the Play! menu, select Register for Tournament.
  • You should receive a confirmation email. If you do not, check your spam folder.

Overview

Players are sorted into Groups of 7 players each based on previous results, so you should be matched against players of about your ability. In each season, you will play in 4 simultaneous games and each other member of your league will be in exactly two of them. Do well and you’ll get promoted to a tougher division. Do badly and you’ll drop to an easier one. Full details about our format and scoring system (which is the same for all our online leagues) are here: rules page.

Our Castles of Burgundy tournament use the online implementation at www.boiteajeux.net. We  use the “single random board” variant, which means that all 4 players in a game will play on the same board, and which board it is will be determined randomly.

After signing up, you will receive an email notifying you once the schedule has been posted. If you do sign up, you are committing to checking the website multiple times on most days (it’s OK if something comes up every once in a while, or if you’re out of town for a weekend, for example), but in general we’re hoping game lengths will be measured in weeks not months.

The event sign up form will email you as soon as you submit it.

Egizia Online Tournament

Egizia Season 3
Registration Will Open Spring 2021

The Egizia league is currently on a brief hiatus and will return in March/April 2021.  If you are interested in playing in the next season, fill out this form to be notified about the next season.

If you haven’t already, create an account for yourself:

  • 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

Season 2 Standings

As games end the standings are updated. See how each Group is doing and check on your friends and rivals.

If the frame below is hard to read on your device try viewing the spreadsheet HERE.

Season 2 Report Results

Only the winner of each game should record the results. Use the form below. Be sure to add the seat number of the player who triggered the game end.

If you have problems using the form on this page CLICK HERE TO SEE JUST THE FORM

Game Assignments

Our Egizia tournaments use the online implementation at www.yucata.de. We use the original version of the game with the following two variants:

  • Game without Nile card “Draw + 2 sphinx cards”
  • Game without Sphinx card “For each 10 p. you scored take 1 p. more”

Players are sorted into leagues of 7 players based on previous results.  In a season, each player plays in 4 games. Each other member of your league will be in 2 games against you. See scoring rules below.

Divisions are based on previous Season results. New players enter at the bottom level for their first season.

One note on the Yucata implementation: Both the “You can place a ship on a full building site” and the “You can build first wherever you have a ship” must be activated during the Nile (boat placement) phase.  They cannot be activated after the building phase begins.  This is different from how they are often played in person.

If you have trouble viewing the list below, click here to see just the listing.

Season 2 Matches

Last Season Results

Michael Swinson won the inaugural season, finishing atop an extremely close Division 1 in which top 4 finishers were each separated by one point apiece.  Joining this highly competitive division will be Division 2 winners Rob Murray and Rob Kircher.  In the third Division, Scott Burns, Greg Crowe, and Glenn Massey were victorious and will move up for the next season.

Lifetime standings are coming soon.

If the frame below is hard to read on your device try viewing the spreadsheet HERE.chael

Egizia on Yucata FAQ

The implementation of Egizia on Yucata.de has a few interactions that are different from how the game is often played in person.  I have listed some of the notable differences and reminders below and I recommend reading the full game rules on the site here: https://www.yucata.de/en/Rules/Egizia

  • Both the “You can place a ship on a full building site” and the “You can build first wherever you have a ship” must be activated during the Nile (boat placement) phase. They cannot be activated after the building phase begins.
  • The “You can place a ship on a full building site” card can only be applied to one building site. You must have already placed a speculative boat at this location.
  • The “You can sell up to 10 stones” and “Add 6 stone” cards must be activated on your turn. They can be activated during the Nile phase or the Building phase. However, you will not be prompted to activate these cards in between phases, or at the end of the game.
  • The two once-per-round crew upgrade permanent cards can be used during the Building phase (after feeding), but only if you have a ship at a building location.  If you do not have a ship at a building location, you will not be prompted to use these cards.  If you have only speculative ships, you will only be given an opportunity to use these cards if one of those speculations succeeds.
  • No cards may be used during final scoring.  All cards must be used, if desired, on your turn.  Therefore if your last build is speculative and that speculation fails to allow you to build, then you will not be given an opportunity to use these cards.  This is primarily relevant to the “You can sell up to 10 stones”, “Add 6 stone”, and “Field Upgrade” cards.

Questions?

Feel free to email the GM with any questions you might have.

BPA Through the Ages PBEM Tournament 2020

This is the home page for the 2020 Boardgame Players Association “Play By Email” tournament for Through The Ages. It is open only to members of the Boardgame Players Association (BPA). It you attend the World Boardgaming Championship (WBC), and are up to date on your registration fees, then you are already a member. If not, you can purchase a “PBEM Membership” for $10 from this website: www.boardgamers.org. This tournament will award laurels and contribute to the annual Caesar award, all of which is tracked through that same website.

GM: Randy Buehler

Format

Games will be 4-player games whenever possible, using the app that launched in 2017 for iOS, Android, and Steam. You must own the app in order to participate in the tournament, and you must also own the New Leaders and Wonders expansion. Games will use “Random Mix” for the card set, “Rules: Digital” (which, yes, is slightly different from the tabletop version of the game but the massive quality of life gains are worth it), and “Default Asynch” timing (which means you have 24 hours to make a move once it is your turn, plus a time extension bank that refills whenever a new age begins … if you run out of time you will be dropped from the game and replaced by a bot). 

Heat Stage: Everyone who joins the event will play in 3 asynch games, which will launch simultaneously. They will be paired randomly within the constraint that we will do our best to avoid putting people into multiple games together. If you win any of your games, you advance to the semifinal.

(Quarterfinal Stage: If more than 50 people enter the event then single winners from the heat stage will be entered into two quarterfinal matches each. Winning either earns advancement to the semifinals along with the double winners from the heat stage.)

Semifinal Stage: You will be placed in 4 simultaneous asynch games. They will be seeded based on the results from the Heat Stage as much as possible (details will depend on the number of semifinalists who qualify). In addition, we will avoid giving anyone repeat opponents if possible.

You will be awarded 10 points for winning a game, 6 for finishing 2nd, 3 for 3rd, and 1 for 4th. The top 7 point-earners will advance to the finals, with heat performance serving as the first tiebreaker and percentage of winner’s score in the semifinals as the second tiebreaker (and from the heats as the 3rd tiebreaker).

(This stage will be eliminated if there are 7 or fewer heat winners.)

Final Stage: You will be placed into 4 simultaneous games. Each of the other finalists will be in 2 of them. We use the same scale of points for each finish position as in the semifinals and the final standings go by these points. (Ties in the overall standings will be broken by semifinal points, then heat points, then % of winner’s scores in the finals, then semis, then heats.)

Note on Ties: We will not use the in-game tiebreakers for finish positions. In the heats, anyone tied for 1st gets credit for a win. In the semis and finals the points for tied positions will be divided evenly among the tied players.

Pace of Play: You are expected to check your games and take your turns (at least) once per day. It’s OK to have an occasional break of a couple of days, but we expect most games to finish in less than two months. Games that haven’t finished in 2 months are likely to be adjudicated, and the adjudication will include demoting slow players to lower finish positions.

Platform

Games will be played exclusively on the (awesome) app from Czech Games.

Schedule

Registration Opened: March 2020

Registration Closed: May 15, 2020

Heat Stage Began: May 30 2020

(There was no Quarterfinal stage) 

Semifinals Began: August 2, 2020

Finals Begin: October 2020

Sign Ups Are Closed

Sign up using this form:

 

Closed

BPA Through the Ages Tournament
Report Results

The winner of each game should record the results, unless otherwise arranged. Use the form below.

If you have problems using the form on this page CLICK HERE TO SEE JUST THE FORM.

Game Assignments

Matches should be created inside the app using “Random Mix,” “Rules: Digital” and “Default Asynch” timing.

Click Here to See Just the Assignments

Game Results

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Tournament Results

Players in BPA Through the Ages PBeM Tournament

These people are signed up for the tournament:

Agricola Online Tournament

Season 12 Standings

As games end the standings are updated. See how each league is doing and check on your friends and rivals. You can see lifetime standings HERE.

If the frame below is hard to read on your device follow the link:

Tournament Results

Report Season 12 Agricola Online Tournament Game Results

Record the results using the form below.

If you have trouble using the form shown, click on the title below to open the form in its own tab or window.

Game Report Form

Game Assignments

Season 12 Game Assignments will be here when sign ups close.

This Agricola league uses the online implementation at www.boiteajeux.net. Games must be created with the Tournament mode setting (which just means the banned list used in most tournaments is implemented) and “Draft 7” will be used to distribute occupations and minor improvements from all 3 of the implemented decks: E, I, and K, though there are a few cards from the printed version of the game that have not been implemented  (see the article about online Agricola).

Be sure to name the game using the game name below and invite the other players listed. Any player may set up the game, but the winner of each game is responsible for entering the results using the form further down the page.

If you have trouble reading the iframe, click on the title below to open it in its own tab.

Game Assignments

Sign Ups Closed for Season 12 of
Agricola Online Tournament


To be notified about the next season fill out this form.

Make sure you have an account on:

www.bucketofdice.com

If you don’t already have one, create an account for the sign up system the Meeple League is using. Be sure to add your boiteajeux user name (and any others you have) to your account.

When you login you will see all the events open for sign up.

Players are sorted into groups of 7 players based on previous results.  In a season, each player plays in 4 games. Each other member of your group will be in 2 games against you. See scoring rules below.

Divisions are based on previous Season results. New players enter at the bottom level for their first season.

Our Agricola tournaments use the online implementation at www.boiteajeux.net. We use the original version of the game with drafting.

You’ll receive a notice 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’s OK if something comes up every once in a while, or if you’re out of town for a weekend (for example), but in general we’re hoping game lengths will be measured in weeks not months.

Previous Season Results

The results of the last season (11) are here. The overall standings are on a separate page. Please see the menu under Standings.

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Tournament Results