The Ultimate Card Game Tournament: Round 4 (The Top 10)
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I've loved card games for as far back as I can remember. I used to play simple games with my sister, then I played a lot of cribbage with my mum (usually in the garden in the summer - a glorious memory), then lots of games (usually 'take that!' games like Oh Hell) with kids at school, moving on to more strategic games in college like Contract Whist (aka Nomination) and Great Dalmuti (aka Presidents and Arseholes). However it was only when I discovered Boardgamegeek that my eyes were opened to some amazing games like Coloretto, 6 Nimmt! and No Thanks.

Round 1 (106 Entrants):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/20998

Round 2 (The Top 40):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21101

Round 3 (The Top 20):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21255

No doubt you'll be familiar with the format of this list, but I don't think its ever been done for card games. Hopefully this round will determine the 4 best card games ever - and we'll move on from there.

RULES:

1. Vote once for the better card game in each match-up
2. Vote by clicking on the Thumb for the game you want to win each match-up
3. Add a comment if you want, but note that comments will NOT count as votes

This round ends Tuesday, May 15th at 11:00 pm BGG time.

If you've been following these lists you'll see a pattern - I love the concept of Wild Cards! So when I came to set up the games for Round 4 I couldn't help but throw in the top 2 'losers' from Round 3 as Wild Cards. This also gives us a 'Top 10 Card Games' list.....

This Round the Wild Cards will play against each other and any winning Wild Card that scores more votes than a winning game in the main competition will knock that game out and replace it in Round 5 - the semi finals!

The games were seeded according to their results from Round 1. The Top 20 seeds (those that remain) have their seedings noted on this list.

In the last round, no Wild Card scored enough votes to displace one of the main competition entries, so they all drop out. The two Wild Cards this turn are the highest scoring losers on the list: Battle Line (which was beaten by the only unseeded game still in the competition, The Spoils, which is doing very well in this tournament thanks to dedicated support from its small fan base) and Poker, which was only just beaten by Lost Cities. Both got 80 votes in Round 3.

Apologies to those who have been waiting for this and contacted me to ask when it was coming - its late because I was somewhat distracted by the early arrival of my 2nd daughter! Mother and baby are both doing fine!

VOTING ON THIS LIST NOW CLOSED! Here is the next list, the Semi-finals:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21781
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1. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:315]
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Lost Cities vs. The Spoils

#1 Seed

Round 1: d. Guillotine 192-63
Round 2: d. Schotten Totten 112-59
Round 3: d. Poker 88-80


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2. Board Game: The Spoils [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:3700] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
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Lost Cities vs. The Spoils

Unseeded.

Round 1: Highest Scoring Wild Card entry with 69 Votes
Unfortunately this was not enough to make the cut for the top 32, despite a lot of new users on Boardgamegeek....
Round 2: Entered as a Wild Card, d. Frank's Zoo 80-63
Then defeated Tichu 80-76 to enter the main competition.
Round 3: In a flurry of late votes, defeated Battle Line 93-80


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3. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:278]
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San Juan vs. Modern Art

#4 Seed

Round 1: d. Babel 151-41
Round 2: d. Werewolf 134-46
Round 3: d. No Thanks! 92-35


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4. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:225]
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San Juan vs. Modern Art

#7 Seed

Round 1: d. die Fugger 146-14
At the start of Round 1, Modern Art was the #1 Seed!
Round 2: d. Pit 112-44
Round 3: d. Spades 70-55


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5. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:443]
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Bohnanza vs. Cribbage

#2 Seed

Round 1: d. Poker 163-111 in a clash of Titans!
Round 2: d. Sticheln 115-28
Round 3: d. Hearts 88-65

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6. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:615] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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Bohnanza v. Cribbage

#6 Seed

Round 1: d. Pinochle 147-55
Round 2: d. Mu und Mehr 86-37
Round 3: d. Colossal Arena 70-54


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7. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:396]
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Citadels vs. Magic the Gathering

#3 Seed

Round 1: d. Kuhangel 156-30
Round 2: d. Fairy Tale 108-44
Round 3: d. For Sale 83-57


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8. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:155] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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Citadels vs. Magic The Gathering

#5 Seed

Round 1: d. Frank's Zoo 148-67
Round 2: d. Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper 103-65
Round 3: d. Coloretto 81-73


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9. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:217]
Board Game: Battle Line
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Wild Card Match-up, featuring the highest scoring losers from the last round:

Battle Line vs. Poker

#8 Seed

Round 1: d. The Great Dalmuti 140-47
Round 2: d. Saboteur 96-32
Round 3: LOST to The Spoils 93-80

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10. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1000]
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Wild Card Match-up, featuring the highest scoring losers from the last round:

Battle Line vs. Poker

#17 Seed

Round 1: LOST to Bohnanza 163-111
Re-entered under Wild Card rules
Round 2: d. St. Petersburg 117-86
Round 3: LOST to Lost Cities 88-80

To re-enter the main competition the game must defeat its Wild Card opponent AND score more votes than the winner of a match-up in the main competition.

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