Marc Lanctot
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Fellow Ottawa-area Board Gamers,

The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz will be run at the CanGames, Saturday May 19th starting at 9am. The tournament is a multi-round, non-elimination tournament and will take up morning and afternoon slots. The winners will receive prizes and the top player will receive a day pass to FanExpo 2012 to participate in the GCBGB Finals. Many thanks to Lachlan Salter for taking this on.

So.. how does it work? Each round, players select which games they'd like to play in some order (randomly at first, and then by accumulated points). Everyone then plays their selected games simultaneously and earns a number of points based on the rank they achieved in the game. After a certain number of rounds, the player with the most tournament points is the winner.

The GCBGB feels a lot like "organized open gaming". The games are played competitively, of course, but organizers (and most participants) are open to explaining games to newcomers and answering questions that arise throughout the games. Since it is a blitz, the games are often shorter Euro-style games like, e.g., Puerto Rico, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, San Juan, Roll through the Ages, Saint Petersburg, Dominion, Power Grid, Tigris and Euphrates, etc.

Details about the tournament format can be found on our web site or at the links below. Questions? Email us or post a follow-up to this thread.

If you would like to sign up in advance, please go through the convention sign-up process (more info on their web site). The games list will be posted in the coming weeks.
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Ladies, Gents,

We have a games list!

http://www.gcbgb.ca/GamesList-CanGames2012.pdf
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