2018 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 1 -VOTING COMPLETE
- Tony Ackroyd(1000rpm)United Kingdom
Welcome to the 15th Annual Geek Madness Tournament!
Voting Complete! The next round is here:
2018 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 2 - VOTING COMPLETE
Every Spring, we pit the top games against each other to crown one game the Geek-Certified Aldie Award winner. This is a single-elimination tournament where the game with the most votes advances to the next round. This year we will follow the same structure as last year, with 116 games in the main contest including 4 Super-seeds.
Past Champions of the Aldie Award:
2017: The Castles of Burgundy
2016: Power Grid
2015: 7 Wonders
2014: Android: Netrunner
2013: Android: Netrunner
2010: Power Grid
2009: Twilight Struggle
2008: Power Grid
2007: Power Grid
2006: Power Grid
2005: Puerto Rico
2004: Tigris & Euphrates
I grabbed the top 50 games on Feb 28, 2018. Games that are too similar have been combined as one entry. Therefore, games such as Dominion and Dominion: Intrigue will be combined under Dominion (the original version of the game) but given the higher ranking. In the Preliminary Round games were nominated to fill the other 66 slots. The most thumbed nominees filled slots 45-48 (the top votes) and up to 116.
Tournament Bracketology 101:
It is easy to form seedings throughout a 64 team, single elimination tourney. In the first round, the seeding numbers added together always equal 65 (1 plays 64, 2 plays 63, 32 plays 33…). In the second round of 32 teams, assuming all of the top seeds win, the total of the two seeds will equal 33, and so on. If there is an upset win, then the winner takes over the spot of the higher seeded team it defeated.
But we haven't done that. Like last year we've screwed with tradition and added 4 Superseeds that get byes for the first two rounds (so that nominated games don't get crushed immediately) and we've added an extra round to let lots more nominees in.
It is still really a simple single elimination tourney though, especially from the last 32 stage.
You may vote for any games, whether you have owned or played them. You can vote based on any criteria that is important to you. You can cheer for your team, recruit legitimate voters, and rib the other team - just keep it moderately civil! Please feel free to comment on the games and match-ups, and most importantly, have fun!
Voting will end probably around midnight Sunday 18th March.
IMPORTANT: This is meant as a fun competition. Please only vote with your main User account, i.e., ONE VOTE PER PERSON PER MATCH-UP PER ROUND. Do not create "dummy" or shill accounts to vote multiple times as those votes will be voided if discovered.
To enter a prediction bracket, check out this: 2018 Geek Madness Prediction Competition
You may subscribe to this thread to be notified of the new rounds: Geek Madness Subscription Thread
For more information on the history of the Geek Madness, check out the wiki page: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Geek_Madness
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