GamerJeff wrote:So, why the big deal and complicated math? (Sorry if this doesn't make sense to me as I write this, and thank you IN ADVANCE for the explanation!)
We have been running multi-player game tournaments (Board games, card games, strategy) for over 20 years at a couple of different stores I've owned.
Basically it works like this:
What is the biggest number of opponents that could appear in any game system? Give out points in all game systems based on that. For example, if 6 players could play in any game, give the winner 6 pts, 2nd place 5 pts, 3rd 4pts, 4th 3 pts, 5th 2 pts, 6th place and all other places 1 pt.
Each tournament may use a different system to add/subtract, tie-break, etc.
Chess/Go/Backgammon/Pente/Checkers/Scrabble/Cribbage all two-player games - Win = 3pts, draw 1 pt, loss 0 pts. for each game. At end of tournament winner gets 6 pts, etc. based on above number of opponents. Some have built in tie-breaks (Scrabble, cumulative +/- score, Pente # of points scored (pairs, pentes, quads), Cribbage, total score, etc.)
GamerJeff wrote:Card games like 500, Euchre, hearts, spades, etc. also have built-in running or cumulative scores. At end of tournament winner gets 6 pts, etc. based on above number of opponents.
GamerJeff wrote:Multi-player games like Nuclear War can simply use place finished for each game based on number of opponents again.
GamerJeff wrote:Tie-breaking? Why? Are we awarding a title? A trophy? If we are simply awarding GTO points, let any co-winners split the prizes. This has worked well here in Minnesota for over 20 years. I do have several methods of tie-breaking, but they are rarely used unless trophies or a title are on the line.
i have been running acquire tournaments in teh netherlands.
We allways use a percentage system.
At the end of a game all scores for a table are added together and everybody's precentage of the total money is calculated. That percentage is the score for that player.
It works really well. If you had a good game and totally trashed your opponents, this will be reflected in your score. It also creates some strategic play.
If possible i would like to organize a dutch open online acquire championship.
We have got a group of about 50-100 active players.
Let me know whether this is possible. If we have to use the standard scoring system, no problem.
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