2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Thornlie) tournament

Two teams took part in the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Thornlie) tournament held on 23 July 2016 at the July WABA: Thornlie. Based on a concept by Z-Men Games, this Pandemic Survival tournament had teams playing what was normally a cooperative game competitively. The winning team would be the first team to either find all 4 cures or be the last team alive (teams loosing as per the standard Pandemic game).

All boards were set up with the same infections, and teams picked one role and were randomly dealt two others. All teams started with the same 9 cards, the first, second and third players starting with the same hands. The epidemic deck was set with 5 epidemics, and teams were soon under way moving to different cities, trading cards, treating diseases, and finding cures.

The teams and the roles played were:
1. Gin ‘N’ Tonic (‘GNT’) – Gemma (Medic – chosen), Natasha (Operations Expert), Tim (Dispatcher)
2. WaCK (‘WCK’) – Chris (Researcher – chosen), Keith (Scientist), Warren (Contingency Planner)

The players on their boards moved to different cities, traded cards, treated diseases, and found cures, each board developing differently based on the choices the teams made. On turn 17, WCK had their 8th and final outbreak that turn. That eliminated WCK, causing GNT to be the victors!

GNT wanted to see if they could win the game, and they continued, successfully curing all four diseases with one turn to spare.

Congratulations to Gemma, Natasha, and Tim on their victory. As part of their win, they won 3 copies of the Pandemic: Promo Roles and the title of champion of the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Thornlie) Tournament!

From left, Tim Yates, Gemma Anderson, and Natasha Hurley-Walker

Thank you to everyone who took part and for playing in the spirit of the tournament. We hope that everyone enjoyed playing Pandemic in this different format.

Welcome to the West Australian Boardgaming Association Inc.

Welcome to the West Australian Boardgaming Association Inc.! Whether you came to this website through a segment on local radio, via Google or just stumbled onto our website, we’re happy that you found us.

We’re a not-for-profit incorporated association that aims to promote boardgames in the West Australian community and looks to provide regular game playing events at community venues.

We invite you to join any of our boardgaming meets – you don’t have to be a member. We regularly meet for boardgaming 4 times a month on the:

- 1st Thursday of the month (next on Tuesday 4 August 2016) from in Cannington (Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege Street, Cannington WA 6107), 6.00pm – 10.00pm, free;

- 2nd Saturday of the month (next on Saturday 13 August) in Mt Claremont (Mt Claremont Community Centre (Banksia Room), 107 Montgomery Avenue, Mt Claremont), 1.00pm – 10.00pm, $5 (free if first time);

-3rd Thursday of the month (no meet in August, next on Tuesday 20 September) in Northbridge (Cafe Myriade, 2/98 Lake Street, Perth), 6.30pm – 10.30pm, free; and

-4th Saturday of the month in Thornlie (next on Saturday 27 August) (The Forest Lakes / Thornlie Family Centre, 39 Towncentre Drive, Thornlie), 1.00pm – 11.00pm, $5 (free if first time).

Please feel free to take a look at our website for further information, and join us at our forum (https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/308) where you can interact with our members and see more about what we do.

2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont) tournament

Four teams took part in the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont) tournament held on 9 July 2016 at the July WABA Mt Claremont meet. Based on a concept by Z-Men Games, this Pandemic Survival tournament had teams playing what was normally a cooperative game competitively. The winning team would be the first team to either find all 4 cures or be the last team alive (teams loosing as per the standard Pandemic game).

All boards were set up with the same infections, and teams picked one role and were randomly dealt two others.  All teams started with the same 9 cards – 3 teams that had 3 players started with the same hand, 1 team with 4 players had the first player having the extra card. Each team would receive events at the same time. The epidemic deck was set with 4 epidemics, and all cities were infected at the same time on all boards.

The teams and the roles played were:
1. Dora’s Explorers (‘DE’) – Dean (Researcher), Owen (Medic), Roger (Dispatcher), Amelia (Scientist – chosen)
2. A-Team (‘AT’) – Amy (Medic – chosen), Amie (Scientist), Adrian (Dispatcher)
3. ASK Us For Help (‘ASK’) – Andrew (Scientist), Steve (Medic), Keith (Researcher – chosen)
4. Apocalypse Now! (‘AN’)– Ben (Generalist? – chosen), Claire (Medic), Bernard (Epidemiologist?)

The players on their boards moved to different cities, traded cards, treated diseases, and found cures, each board developing differently based on the choices the teams made. On turn 19, both AN and DE found their 4th cure on their board. AT had found 2 cures and ASK had found 3 cures. Counting back to see who did it faster, DE found their 4th cure one action before AN did, making DE the winner!

Congratulations to Owen, Dean, Amelia, and Roger on their victory. As part of their win, they won 3 copies of the Pandemic: Promo Roles and the title of champion of the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont)Tournament!

From top left clockwise, Owen Lai, Dean Hudson, Amelia Lai, and Roger Lai, winners of the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont) tournament held on 9 July 2016

Thank you to everyone who took part and for playing in the spirit of the tournament. We hope that everyone enjoyed playing Pandemic in this different format.

Pandemic Survival Tournaments

The West Australian Boardgaming Association Inc. (WABA) is pleased to announce that WABA will be running a Pandemic Survival Tournaments at the July WABA Mt Claremont and Thornlie meets (Saturday 9 July 2016 and Saturday 23 July 2016).

Pandemic Survival is a competitive cooperative team game (or a cooperative competitive team game) of Pandemic based on a structure by ZMan Games. Pandemic is a cooperative game where you work together to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

In Pandemic Survival, teams compete against other teams to see who can outwit, outlast, and outcure the diseases spreading in their own parallel world. All worlds will start with the same infections.

Epidemics will strike all worlds at the same time. Each team will have of three disease specialists, each with special skills, that will work together to tackle the problem of emerging diseases – seeking to cure and hopefully eradicate them. Win by being either the first team to cure all 4 diseases or be the last team surviving.

For more details and if you wish to enter, see here for the tournament at Mt Claremont and here for the tournament at Thornlie.

Top 10 Most Played Games at WABA in 2015

There are four regular monthly boardgaming meets that WABA is involved in, and collectively many boardgames get played. Even if you attend all meets, you may not be aware of all the games that get to the table. Whether you’re new to modern boardgames or are a longtime member, you might be interested in what were the most recorded played games at WABA in 2015.

Top 10 Most Games Played in 2015
1. Spyfall
=2. Codenames
=2. King of Tokyo (sometimes with expansions)
4. Sushi Go!
5. One Night Ultimate Werewolf
6. 7 Wonders
7. Splendor
=8. Red7
=8. Witness
=10. Ticket to Ride
=10. No Thanks!
=10. Smash Up (sometimes with expansions)

For more details, see here.

February’s WABA Thornlie meet (27 February 2016)

Boardgaming in 2016 is well under way, with there having been already 7 WABA meets this year. This Saturday is the 4th Saturday of the month, so we’ll be again meeting for the WABA Thornlie meet at The Forest Lakes / Thornlie Family Centre, 39 Towncentre Drive, Thornlie WA 6108. With entry only $5 (or free if it is your first time), you can come having planned what to play or just see what catches your eye on the day.

-Take the part of alien races and gods taken from the Cthulhu mythos as you work towards your Great Old One via the Doom Track in the physically large game Cthulhu Wars.

-Set off into space as you take control of a mighty fighting force, build and command armies in the Herakon Cluster in unending war as you seek to complete your objectives. Seek to either stride triumphant over the bodies of your fallen foes or have them do it to you in the 2015 published game Forbidden Stars.

-Are you interested in learning wargames or consider yourself a wargamer? A group of WABA members are looking to organise a (at the moment) one-off gathering to play wargames. This is not WABA endorsed or WABA affiliated, just a group of WABA members organising among themselves.

-If you want to see some of the games we played in previous WABA meets, see here for some games played at the February 2016 WABA Mt Claremont meet, here for some games played at the January 2016 Thornlie meet, and here for the Top 10 Most Played Games at WABA in 2014.

Happy boardgaming!

Ca$h ‘n Guns Tournament at February’s WABA Mt Claremont

WABA member Jason Funnell will be running a Ca$h ‘n Guns Tournament at the February WABA Mt Claremont meet. Ca$h ‘n Guns sees you take the role of a gangster splitting loot, but not trusting anyone else, you’ll be pointing foam guns at each other in order to be the richest surviving gangster!

This tournament comes with prizes and will be a single 8-player game. For more details and to sign up, see here. Will you be the one with the most valuable stash at the end?

 

WABA group-buy purchases with Milsims

All current WABA members will have received information regarding details about the position of WABA and MilSims relating to WABA group-buy purchases. Details can be found here.

Sausage Dice (Würfelwurst) Tournament!

There will be lots of games and gaming all day at the 2015 WABA Decembacon this Saturday, and one event that will be held is a Sausage Dice (Würfelwurst) Tournament!

Starting at 4.45pm, learn this dice rolling, push-your-luck game in 5 minutes and then compete to try win the tournament and a copy of the game as a prize. Will you be the one to combine dice, animals and sausages for the win? You can read more details and register to take part here.

We hope to have you join us in the Reiner Knizia’s Decathlon tournament and other great games at the 2015 WABA Decembacon!

 

Reiner Knizia’s Decathlon tournament

There will be lots of games and gaming all day at the 2015 WABA Decembacon, but one thing that makes the event special is the tournaments group games and other special events run throughout the day. One of those events is the Reiner Knizia’s Decathlon tournament!

Run each WABA Decembacon since at least 2010, take part in rolling over 10 events to get the highest score possible. Running from 11.30am to 5.00pm, you don’t need to know how to play before you enter (we will teach you the rules), entry is free and the winner will win a prize!

Will Tyrone Cheeseman defend his title from last year? Can anyone set new world records? What are the chances that Warren Adams and Ernest Chua both play again this year and continue as the only two people to have taken part in all recorded WABA Decathlon tournaments? Will YOU come and take home the win, prize and glory? We hope to have you join us in the Reiner Knizia’s Decathlon tournament and other great games at the 2015 WABA Decembacon!