The biggest tournament at CinCityCon 2018 is of course our Catan National Qualifier. The champion wins an all-expense paid trip to Origins 2019!
In Catan, Klaus Teuber’s 1995 tour-de-force, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards)—wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone—to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.
48 players will compete for three rounds to establish a top 16. Those 16 will then challenge each other in a two round single elimination competition to determine the final ruler of Catan.
All players will be rewarded with prizes with special prizes for the top 16 finishers. The overall winner receives admission to the Catan National Championship tournament.*
*Catan Studios has informed us that they are changing the format for wining their sanctioned tournaments for this coming year. As of right now, we do not know exactly how they will be managing prizes, but we will make that information available as soon as we have it.