The very first thing that kicked off the Dice Tower Autumn Spectacular was an announcement of a big and first-of-its-kind event that is coming. It was announced that in Las Vegas next year, September 28th through October 2nd, there will be the first-ever WORLD SERIES OF BOARD GAMING with gold championship rings and a grand prize of $25,000! In addition, to the announcement via Dice Tower, additional information from PR director Brian Muller in this original Board Game Halv article.
Over the first four days will be preliminary "ring rounds" of 16 different games that will be announced by different board game personalities over the month of October (list below will be updated as they are announced). Two games on 9/28, 4 games on 9/29, 5 games on 9/30 and 5 games on 10/1 that will have several rounds. The winner of each will not only advance to the semi-finals, but they will take home a championship ring! You can play in up to four of these ring rounds, a maximum of one per day.
The finals will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022. 16 players will be split into 4 games, all of which they hadn't played in the initial ring rounds (there will be a drawing, as well as, a veto system). This will result in a 4 player final game that will again be a new game from the 16 that no one played and that will determine the ultimate winner that will take home the $25k and a $3k championship bracelet. Second place will get $10k and third place will take home $5k.
There is will also be the whole convention experience with an exhibitor hall and side-events! Pricing and more details are still to come...
MORE INFO ON THE EVENT:
Check out the official World Series of Board Games Las Vegas Page: https://www.wsbgchampionship.com/
I will list the games here as they get announced throughout the coming weeks:
- #Blood Rage (Announced via: Dice Tower)
- #Ra (Announced via: Dice Tower)
- #Azul (Announced via: Man vs Meeple)
- #7 Wonders with #7 Wonders: Leaders Expansion (Announced via: Man vs Meeple)
- #Splendor (Announced via: Watch It Played)
- #Dune: Imperium (Announced via: Drive Thru Games)
- #Ticket to Ride (Announced via: Blue Peg Pink Peg)
- #Catan (Announced via: Tim Chuon)
- #Carcassonne (Announced via: Roll For Crit)
- #Great Western Trail (Announced via: Brother's Murph)
- #Terraforming Mars (Announced via: Quackalope)
- #Brass: Birmingham (Announced via: Rolling Dice & Taking Names)
- #Dominant Species: Marine (Announced via: The Geek All Stars)
- #Gaia Project (Announced via: Secret Cabal)