Through the Ages

Start at: 17:00 August 22 2020 UK time

Finish at: 23:00 August 22 2020 UK time




Saturday 22nd August

From 5:00pm

Played on BoardGameArena with chat available on the MSO Discord server

Full rules of the game can be found here

Tournament Details

This tournament is open to all players, beginners and Through the Ages experts alike although we strongly recommend beginners play a couple of practice games to get used to the game mechanics before taking part.

– 2 Player Games
– Single Elimination Format
– Maximum of 64 entrants (6 Rounds)

Players are encouraged to purchase a BoardGameArena premium account if competing in the tournament. This will grant you access to all MSO events played on the BGA platform and supports the website that makes this tournament possible. At the time of writing a one month premium subscription is available for £3.90. Through the Ages can be played with a free account however during busy periods BGA may prioritise premium members over those using a free account.

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:

After registering on you can join the tournament on BGA at the following link:

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
– Played using the 2015 edition “Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization”
– Complete Game version
– No peaceful variant, ie military is enabled
– Clock rules: 45 minutes per player

– Tied games are resolved as determined by BGA (randomly).
– A bronze medal playoff shall be played between losing semi-finalists.

Registration Opens: Now
Registration Closes: 16:55
First Games Commence: 17:00
Each subsequent round follows upon the completion of the last. If all matches finish early the next round will immediately commence.  Finish time will be dependant upon number of entries, as this affects the number of rounds.  Expected finish based upon 32 players approx 23:00.

Additional information


Adult, Child