Mini Games Decathlon – 16th August 2014

August 11, 2014

The next one-day tournament will be held on Saturday 16th August 2014 at Wizards Books & Games.

Camel Up

Camel Up is up for selection for this Mini Decathlon. It was recently awarded the 2014 Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award.

This month’s Mini Decathlon will feature lots of easy games. Many of the games can be learnt easily and played right away. So if you are not familiar with boardgames, come and try it. For those who have been before, bring your friends who don’t play boardgames so they can see how how much fun boardgames can be. See you there.

When: Saturday 16th August 2014. Starting at 10AM, finishing at 5.30PM.

Where: Wizards Books and Games, Stadium on Main, Claremont, Cape Town

Entrance Fee: R20.00 per player


1st: Wizards Gift Voucher R300
2nd: Wizards Gift Voucher R200
3rd: Wizards Gift Voucher R100

There is a choice of 20 games for 4 to 8 players. 4 games count towards your final score. All games to be completed by 5:30PM. You can play more games in the time allowed but only 4 count towards the final score.


The scoring system is slightly different to previous tournaments.

4-player games – 1st 100pts. 2nd 75pts. 3rd  50pts. 4th 25pts.
5-player games – 1st 100pts. 2nd 80pts. 3rd  60pts. 4th 40pts. 5th 20pts.
6-player games – 1st 100pts. 2nd 83pts. 3rd  66pts. 4th 50pts. 5th 33pts. 6th 16pts.
7-player games – 1st 100pts. 2nd 85pts. 3rd  71pts. 4th 56pts. 5th 42pts. 6th 27pts. 7th 14pts.
8-player games – 1st 100pts. 2nd 87pts. 3rd  75pts. 4th 62pts. 5th 50pts. 6th 37pts. 7th 25pts. 8th 12pts.

Shared places within games: Add the two positional scores together and divide by 2. Example: In a 4-player game, 2 players end second. Add 2nd and 3rd positional scores (75+50), and divide by 2.

Tie Breakers

The usual tie breakers will be used. See below.

If there are players with the same final score the following tie breakers will be used to decide who goes above. The player that:

1. Played 4 games as opposed to others that have played more
2. Played less games
3. Won more 8-player games
4. Won more 7-player games
5. Won more 6-player games
6. Won more 5-player games
7. Won more 4-player games
8. Finished second in more games
9. Finished third in more games

If any players are still tied after taking all the tiebreakers into consideration, they share the position.

Some drinks and snacks provided free of charge.
The tournament is intended to be a fun event of friendly competition.
Danny Smuts is the judge and his decision is final.

Any questions about the tournament can be directed to Chris at

The Games List:

Here is a temporary list. The full list will have 20 games drawn from this list.

7 Wonders
Alhambra Card Game
Camel Up
Fantasy Wizard
Jungle Speed
Lords of Waterdeep
Parade Card Game
Settlers of Catan
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Ticket to Ride USA
Timeline – Diversity

UPDATE: Removed Castellan, changed Ticket to Ride Europe to Ticket to Ride USA, and changed Timeline: Inventions to Timeline: Diversity.