Site last updated: 23 January 2018

Welcome to the home of the 12th Boardgame Players Association War at Sea play-by-email (PBEM) tournament.

The initial list of 40 entrants to the tournament has now been finalized, and the first-round draw has now been conducted - you can view the tournament draw as it is conducted on ACTS, if desired. (Entries to the tournament will continue to be accepted, but late entrants will have to wait until the second round to start.)


ROUND FOUR UNDERWAY: The fourth round of the tournament is now well under way. The deadline for finishing all fourth-round games is Sunday 28 January.


If you would like to enter the tournament, sorry - it's too late this time. But if you're interested in participating in future such tournaments, email the GM anyway. All entrants are required to be members of the Boardgame Players Association - see the BPA website for details about joining. (For a history of previous BPA War at Sea tournaments, click here.)


The tournament format consists of five Swiss rounds, from which the top six players will qualify for a three-round elimination stage. (The top two players in the standings will receive byes directly to the semifinals.) For more information about the tournament format and other rules and guidelines, click on the relevant links at the top of the page.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS ENCOURAGED: Note that we will endeavor to include any postgame recaps you wish to provide on the website, giving them their own unique webpages and including as many pictures (within reason) and as much text as you want. So please think about this as your games proceed - we'd love to document as much of the tournament action as possible!