Sunday 23rd August
From 6:00pm to 10.30pm
A very easy game to learn to play, Lost Cities is a 60-card card game, designed in 1999 by game designer Reiner Knizia and published by several publishers. The objective of the game is to mount profitable expeditions to one or more of the five lost cities (the Himalayas, the Brazilian Rain Forest, the Desert Sands, the Ancient Volcanos and Neptune’s Realm).
The game play is sometimes compared to that of Gin Rummy, as players attempt to score in some or all of the five suits. Making a commitment to an expedition and failing to allocate sufficient resources to it can attract a considerable penalty.
This tournament is open to all players, beginners and Lost Cities experts alike.
– 8 Rounds
– Each round is played as a best of 3 match
– 2 Player Games
– Swiss Format
Players must have a BoardGameArena premium account in order to enter. At the time of writing a one month premium subscription is available for £3.90. This will grant you access to all UKGE & MSO events played on the BGA platform and supports the website that makes this tournament possible.
The tournament shall be organised using the tournament feature on BoardGameArena. We shall also utilise the Mind Sports Olympiad Discord server, which enables us to use text & voice chat throughout the tournament (voice chat is optional). To join, please follow this link: https://discord.gg/mRhtB4M
After registering on msoworld.com you can join the tournament on BGA at the following link: https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=55591. If you do not have the 100 ELO points BGA requires to enter let us know on our Discord server and we will send you a direct invitation into the tournament.
Be aware that the BGA tournament system will run strictly to time, with each round commencing immediately once all games have been completed in the preceding round. Please ensure that you have accepted your tournament invitation prior to the published start time and that you are ready for the start of each round as the previous round comes to an end.
Please ensure you join the channel on time (refer to schedule) so that we can get everyone organised and to avoid disappointment.
Game Rule Clarifications
– Matches played best of 3
– Clock rules: 15 minutes per player (this covers all 3 games in the match)
Registration Opens: Now
Registration Closes: 17:55
First Games Commence: 18:00
Each subsequent round follows upon the completion of the last. If all matches finish early the next round will immediately commence.
Expected Finish Approximately: 22:30