Through the Ages Tournament
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. The format will be a single elimination bracket of two player games, with only the winners of each round progressing to the next. The last player standing is the winner!
Players are encouraged to purchase a BoardGameArena premium account if competing in the tournament. This will grant you access to all UKGE & 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.
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
For queries regarding tournaments ran by the Mind Sports Olympiad please contact us via our MSO @ UK Games Expo webpage or speak to us on our Discord server:
How to Join
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: https://discord.gg/mRhtB4M
We encourage all entrants to also sign up via the Mind Sports Olympiad website. This helps us to gather information that we require for the tournament such as your BGA username in advance and will allow the tournament to run far more smoothly. It will also make you eligible for MSO titles, awards and prizes. Sign up at https://msoworld.com/events-woo-ev-products/
All players who signup via the MSO website shall receive an email invitation to join the tournament on BGA at least 2 hours prior to the published start time. For last minute entrants or players who did not enter via the MSO website join the Discord channel during the registration period and give us your BGA username and an invitation to the tournament shall be issued.
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.
Registration Opens: 16:00
Registration Closes: 16:45
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.