96 different people played 48 games of Puerto Rico this year. Thanks everyone for your support! Congratulations to Micah McCormick! He won the final game with 42 points. 27 were from shipping, with 17 building points and no bonus buildings. Subtracting his 2 point bid for 3rd seat gave him a 1 point lead over Michael Kaltman.
3rd through 6th place are: Ed Gilliland (38 points in final), Marcy Morelli (37 points), Barry A. Barnes and Rob Murray.
118 different people played 53 games of Puerto Rico this year. This was an increase of 8 people, but a decrease of 6 games over last year’s tournament. This was due to the lack of a quaterfinal round. That was requested by WBC’s management. Thanks everyone for your support!
Congratulations to Wade Campbell! He won the final game with 52 points. 49 were from shipping, with only 6 building points offsetting his 3 point bid for seat 3.
Sam Wolff finished second with 47.5 points.
3rd through 6th place are: Alex Bove (45 points in final), Greg Thatcher (42 points), Kevin Walsh and Sky Roy.
Puerto Rio Finalists with their plaques (r to l): 1st-Wade Campbell, 2nd-Sam Wolff, 3rd-Alex Bove, GM-Rich Shay, 4th-Greg Thatcher
The Prodigals Club Unboxing
Unboxing and presenting the components of Vladimír Suchý’s worker placement game from Czech Games Edition, 2015.
This is the sequel to the designer’s Last Will game. The new game has three competitions as players race to lose their possessions, social standing and votes.
Mocha & Baksheesh Unboxing
Mocha & Baksheesh is an expansion for the game Istanbul designed by
Rudiger Dorn and puplished by Pegasus Spiele.
This video shows the components and gives an overview of the expansion.
The theme, space and closing music is performed by Joe DiMarino who has a mission to bring the harpsichord and its music to new audiences.
The music you hear was composed by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757).
The pieces are excerpts from: