Lost Cities




From 2:15 pm until 6:00 pm

Swiss pairings over 6 double rounds with 7 minutes per player per game. Standard MSO tie-breaks apply.

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. Each hand takes 10-20 minutes and tests players’ memory, analysis, judgement and bravery.

Tournament rules
Only the top pile of each discard pile is visible at any time, players cannot check other cards. If a player times out or if a player is found to have an incorrect number of cards in hand, and the mistake cannot be traced and rectified, then that player forfeits the round with a score differential of either 20 points or the current score, whichever is higher.

Additional information


JW3 341-351 Finchley Road – London