Welcome one and all to the 2019 edition of the Stately Play Decathlon.
Thank you to everyone who has come back to play again, and good luck to all the new players too. I intend for the tournament to run for ten months with a new game starting every month. Each game will score 4 points for a 1st place finish, 2 points for second place and 1 point for third place. Games that have not completed by the start of the next game will post their score at that time to provide a provisional ranking for the next set of tables. The leaderboard will later be updated when the final score comes in. Hopefully this should keep things moving without swamping players who can spend less time at their devices.
Our games list (as voted by our players) and our game order (as selected by random.org) is as follows:
Ticket to ride
Lords of Waterdeep
Race for the Galaxy
Through the ages
(I did tinker with the order slightly. I thought star realms was perhaps too swingy for a final game, and I wanted something family friendly for our first game)
Tables having been selected by the seeding from the last tournament. Unseeded players have been placed at the end. This will give us a chance to compete again against old rivals before the first result blows the table wide open.
Our starting tables for Carcassonne are :
Can the first player please start the table and send invites to the others at that table. Can the winner please post the result here. I suggest each table discuss which expansions they want to play with, with the default being the base game and the river expansion. I don’t want anyone to feel pressured to buy an expansion they don’t want, but if your table has mutual expansions you might have more fun by including them.
Good luck and have fun!