My suggestion is to ignore the "tie condition" and keeping playing until there is only one clear winner.
There can be only one.
From: "James Hamilton" [spamcan210@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Date: 01/28/2009 12:22 AM
To: "Icehouse Discussion List" <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] WW5 Questions and Variant
Also, suppose a player who controls 2 sectors of a foreign continent mounts a successful attack on the third, allowing them to move in and claim victory. However, the loser also controls 2 sectors of a different foreign continent. They retreat to the empty sector and claim victory. (This almost happened.) Is this a tie? Who wins? My reasoning is that the player who made the successful attack wins, based on the Treehouse rule "your turn, your win." Is this correct?
You both meet the "You win if all three territories in another colored continent are occupied by pieces of your color - provided you also have at least one piece of your color in your home continent." win condition, so you both win. It's a tie.
Thank you for responding. However, I don't believe ties should be allowed in this game. It's World War 5! There can be only one world conqueror! Therefore, I proposed a solution that is consistent with previous games. I wonder what the consensus is here on the list?