Marco Polo

Marco Polo

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In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and grueling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the “Silk Road”, they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275.

In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character from history with a special power in the game. The game is played over five rounds. Each round, the players roll their five personal dice and can perform one action each turn with them. Each action requires the use of one or more dice, and can be collecting resources or money, acquiring contracts or traveling on the board. When traveling, each player begins at Venice and can decide between several routes eastward, all the way to Beijing. When a player stops at a city, they place a trading post there, giving them access to extra actions or resources for the rest of the game. The higher the value of the dice used for an action, the better the options that may be chosen, but also the more money the player must pay if an opponent has already chosen the same action.

After five rounds, the game ends with players receiving extra victory points for having trading posts in Beijing, fulfilling the most orders, and having trading posts in the cities on secret city cards that each player gets at the start of the game.

Tournament Format
Platform - BoardGameArena
Players Per Table - 3
Rounds - 3 + Final
Tournament Link - https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=129007

This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournament system, with the exception of the Final which shall be coordinated through the Discord group.  Full tournament settings can be seen by following the above link to the BGA tournament page.

All participants must join the tournament on BGA using the above link and "register".  This option will only become available 24 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin, as this helps to avoid players signing up and then not showing up to take part in the tournament.  To join on BGA you will need 100 ELO points which can easily be achieved by playing a few games, however if you're unable to do so you may request an invitation using our BGA Invite Request form.  Requests must be submitted between 24 and 2 hours before the tournament begins, requests received outside of this period will not be processed.

All participants should make themselves familiar with our BGA Automated Tournaments Rules which also explains how BGA will organise the tournament.

If you require an arbiter/administrator during the tournament please contact us via Discord.  The MindSportsOlympiad BGA account is not regularly monitored for messages.

In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother.

In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and grueling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the “Silk Road”, they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275.

In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character from history with a special power in the game. The game is played over five rounds. Each round, the players roll their five personal dice and can perform one action each turn with them. Each action requires the use of one or more dice, and can be collecting resources or money, acquiring contracts or traveling on the board. When traveling, each player begins at Venice and can decide between several routes eastward, all the way to Beijing. When a player stops at a city, they place a trading post there, giving them access to extra actions or resources for the rest of the game. The higher the value of the dice used for an action, the better the options that may be chosen, but also the more money the player must pay if an opponent has already chosen the same action.

After five rounds, the game ends with players receiving extra victory points for having trading posts in Beijing, fulfilling the most orders, and having trading posts in the cities on secret city cards that each player gets at the start of the game.

Tournament Format
Platform - BoardGameArena
Players Per Table - 3
Rounds - 3 + Final
Tournament Link - https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=129007

This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournament system, with the exception of the Final which shall be coordinated through the Discord group.  Full tournament settings can be seen by following the above link to the BGA tournament page.

All participants must join the tournament on BGA using the above link and "register".  This option will only become available 24 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin, as this helps to avoid players signing up and then not showing up to take part in the tournament.  To join on BGA you will need 100 ELO points which can easily be achieved by playing a few games, however if you're unable to do so you may request an invitation using our BGA Invite Request form.  Requests must be submitted between 24 and 2 hours before the tournament begins, requests received outside of this period will not be processed.

All participants should make themselves familiar with our BGA Automated Tournaments Rules which also explains how BGA will organise the tournament.

If you require an arbiter/administrator during the tournament please contact us via Discord.  The MindSportsOlympiad BGA account is not regularly monitored for messages.


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    Description

    In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and grueling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the “Silk Road”, they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275.

    In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character from history with a special power in the game. The game is played over five rounds. Each round, the players roll their five personal dice and can perform one action each turn with them. Each action requires the use of one or more dice, and can be collecting resources or money, acquiring contracts or traveling on the board. When traveling, each player begins at Venice and can decide between several routes eastward, all the way to Beijing. When a player stops at a city, they place a trading post there, giving them access to extra actions or resources for the rest of the game. The higher the value of the dice used for an action, the better the options that may be chosen, but also the more money the player must pay if an opponent has already chosen the same action.

    After five rounds, the game ends with players receiving extra victory points for having trading posts in Beijing, fulfilling the most orders, and having trading posts in the cities on secret city cards that each player gets at the start of the game.

    Tournament Format
    Platform – BoardGameArena
    Players Per Table – 3
    Rounds – 3 + Final
    Tournament Link – https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=129007

    This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournament system, with the exception of the Final which shall be coordinated through the Discord group.  Full tournament settings can be seen by following the above link to the BGA tournament page.

    All participants must join the tournament on BGA using the above link and “register”.  This option will only become available 24 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin, as this helps to avoid players signing up and then not showing up to take part in the tournament.  To join on BGA you will need 100 ELO points which can easily be achieved by playing a few games, however if you’re unable to do so you may request an invitation using our BGA Invite Request form.  Requests must be submitted between 24 and 2 hours before the tournament begins, requests received outside of this period will not be processed.

    All participants should make themselves familiar with our BGA Automated Tournaments Rules which also explains how BGA will organise the tournament.

    If you require an arbiter/administrator during the tournament please contact us via Discord.  The MindSportsOlympiad BGA account is not regularly monitored for messages.

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  • Event Details

    Event Details

    Date: 15 May 2022

    Start time: 14:30 BST

    End time: 23:00 BST

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