The Ultimate Card Game Tournament: THE FINAL & DUELS
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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

Round 4 (The Top 10):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21474

Round 5 (Semi Final, The Top 6):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/21781

No doubt you'll be familiar with the format of this list, but I don't think its ever been done for card games.

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 Wednesday, June 6th at 11:00 pm BGG time.

No Wild Cards this round.

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, "Wild Card" Lost Cities defeated the other "Wild Card" Poker 54-35. It also got more points than the winner of the second semi final (Bohnanza on 46), so Lost Cities goes into the Final.
Unseeded tournament star The Spoils bowed out gracefully, defeated by San Juan 64-28.

When the results of this list are finalised I will produce a Top 100 card games list, summarising the results of the whole competition!

I've also included a number of DUELS. These are battles between some very similar games - the kind of match-ups that I wish had come up in the tourament, but didn't. The results of these may affect the Top 100....

For the moment I will allow additions to the list, so if there is a card game DUEL that you'd like to see then add it!
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1. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:280]
Board Game: San Juan
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THE FINAL

San Juan vs. Lost Cities

#4 Seed

Round 1: d. Babel 151-41
Round 2: d. Werewolf 134-46
Round 3: d. No Thanks! 92-35
Round 4: d. Modern Art 43-21
Round 5: d. The Spoils 64-28


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2. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:316]
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THE FINAL

San Juan vs. Lost Cities

#1 Seed

Round 1: d. Guillotine 192-63
Round 2: d. Schotten Totten 112-59
Round 3: d. Poker 88-80
Round 4: LOST to The Spoils 56-41
Round 5: Re-entered as a Wild Card, d. Poker 54-35
Round 5: d. Bohnanza (winning semi-finalist) 54-46


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3. Board Game: The Spoils [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:3699] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
Board Game: The Spoils
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Duel: CCGs

The Spoils vs. Magic The Gathering


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4. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:155] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
Board Game: Magic: The Gathering
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Duel: CCGs

The Spoils vs. Magic The Gathering


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5. Board Game: Spades [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1652]
Board Game: Spades
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Duel: Addictive Card Games

Spades vs. Hearts


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6. Board Game: Hearts [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1813]
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Duel: Addictive Card Games

Spades vs. Hearts


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7. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:615] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
Board Game: Cribbage
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Duel: Serious Card Games

Cribbabge vs. Bridge


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8. Board Game: Bridge [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:656]
Board Game: Bridge
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Cribbage vs. Bridge


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9. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:295]
Board Game: For Sale
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Duel: Auction Card Games

For Sale vs. Modern Art


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10. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:226]
Board Game: Modern Art
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For Sale vs. Modern Art


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11. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:537]
Board Game: Coloretto
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Duel: Push Your Luck Games

Colloretto vs. Poker


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12. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1004]
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Duel: Push Your Luck Games

Colloretto vs. Poker


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13. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:442]
Board Game: No Thanks!
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Duel: Avoidance Games

No Thanks vs. 6 Nimmt!/Category 5


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14. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:602]
Board Game: 6 nimmt!
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No Thanks vs. 6 Nimmt!/Category 5


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15. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:159]
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Duel: Dump Your Hand Games

Tichu vs. The Great Dalmuti (aka Presidents & Arseholes)


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16. Board Game: The Great Dalmuti [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1349]
Board Game: The Great Dalmuti
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