2020 Geek Madness Tournament: Preliminary Round - VOTING COMPLETE
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Welcome to the 17th Annual Geek Madness Tournament!

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.

Only the "unique" games in the BGG Top 50 will be automatically included. The other spaces will be reserved for community nominated games. We are combining games that are too similar to free up a couple more spaces. Therefore, games such as Brass, Pandemic Legacy, etc will see their different versions be combined under their higher ranking spot. Continuing last year's change the rest of the BGG Top 100 are not automatically nominated.

Rules:
1) The decision to combine games is based on how similar the games are to each other. Is the second version similar to an expanded version of the base game? Is it a reprint or special edition? Is it by the same publisher? Games will go under the original game of the combo but given the higher rank.

2) You may nominate up to 3 games by posting an entry for each of them.
However your 3rd nomination must be at least 24 hours after the first two. The games receiving the most votes by the ending time will be included in the official tournament. The top 4 will fill the slots 45-48, while the rest will fill the remaining slots.

3) You may vote for as many games as you like. You should vote for games that you nominate (in other words, only thumbs received count).

4) Please do not renominate a game that has already been nominated (including games that are already guaranteed a spot) - instead, please vote for it by thumbing it. Please check after your post that there wasn't a simultaneous post. The newest duplicate entry will be deleted and thumbs voided.

5) Games will be sorted by rank within the GeekList. This will also determine ties (highest rank gets in).

6) Please only included published games. If a game is in the distribution pipeline currently, it may be included. Generally, newer titles won't do as well so you may not want to waste your nomination on them.

7) I reserve the right to make modifications as we go along to better fit the spirit of the competition.

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!

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.

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History:

For more information on the history of the Geek Madness, check out the wiki page: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Geek_Madness

Timescale:
In theory the voting will likely end at midnight on Sunday 8th US time, but my life and workload are totally unpredictable right now so things may just roll on for a while. Sorry for the unpredictable madness.
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1. Board Game: Gloomhaven [Average Rating:8.79 Overall Rank:1] [Average Rating:8.79 Unranked]
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Current RANKINGS locked is as of 28 Feb. Combined games are listed below along with the vacated seed. All of these games are automatically in the contest and do not need to be nominated:

1 Gloomhaven
2 Pandemic Legacy (combo)
3 Terraforming Mars
4 Brass (combo)
5 Through the Ages (combo)
6 Twilight Imperium (combo)
7 Twilight Struggle
8 Star Wars: Rebellion
9 Gaia Project/Terra Mystica (combo)
10 Great Western Trail
11 Scythe
12 War of the Ring (combo)
13 Spirit Island
14 VACATED
15 The Castles of Burgundy
16 7 Wonders Duel
17 The 7th Continent
18 Concordia
19 VACATED
20 Arkham Horror: The Card Game (2016)
21 Viticulture (combo)
22 Puerto Rico
23 Wingspan
24 A Feast for Odin
25 Mage Knight Board Game
26 Orléans
27 Caverna: The Cave Farmers
28 Food Chain Magnate
29 Agricola
30 Mansions of Madness (combo)
31 Blood Rage
32 Kingdom Death: Monster
33 VACATED
34 Power Grid
35 Root
36 Mechs vs. Minions
37 Nemesis
38 Star Wars: Imperial Assault
39 VACATED
40 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
41 Eclipse
42 Le Havre
43 Azul
44 Clans of Caledonia
45 The Voyages of Marco Polo
46 Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
47 Android: Netrunner
48 Anachrony
49 7 Wonders
50 Race for the Galaxy

Full Seeding List:

1 Terraforming Mars - Superseed
2 Gloomhaven - Superseed
3 The Castles of Burgundy - Superseed
4 Pandemic Legacy (combo) - Superseed
5 Brass (combo)
6 Through the Ages (combo)
7 Twilight Imperium (combo)
8 Twilight Struggle
9 Star Wars: Rebellion
10 Gaia Project/Terra Mystica (combo)
11 Great Western Trail
12 Scythe
13 War of the Ring (combo)
14 Spirit Island
15 7 Wonders Duel
16 The 7th Continent
17 Concordia
18 Arkham Horror: The Card Game
19 Viticulture (combo)
20 Puerto Rico
21 Wingspan
22 A Feast for Odin
23 Mage Knight Board Game
24 Orléans
25 Caverna: The Cave Farmers
26 Food Chain Magnate
27 Agricola
28 Mansions of Madness (combo)
29 Blood Rage
30 Kingdom Death: Monster
31 Power Grid
32 Root
33 Mechs vs. Minions
34 Nemesis
35 Star Wars: Imperial Assault
36 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
37 Eclipse
38 Le Havre
39 Azul
40 Clans of Caledonia
41 The Voyages of Marco Polo
42 Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
43 Android: Netrunner
44 Anachrony
45 Dominion (series)
46 Carcassonne (series)
47 Ticket to Ride (series)
48 Catan
49 7 Wonders
50 Race for the Galaxy
51 El Grande
52 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
53 Codenames
54 Ra
55 Bohnanza
56 Lords of Waterdeep
57 Just One
58 The Quacks of Quedlinburg
59 Patchwork
60 Cosmic Encounter (seies)
61 King of Tokyo
62 Can't Stop
63 Tigris & Euphrates
64 Star Realms
65 Pandemic
66 Galaxy Trucker
67 Dominant Species
68 Istanbul
69 Everdell
70 Battlestar Galactica
71 Hanabi
72 Love Letter
73 No Thanks!
74 The Quest for El Dorado
75 Flamme Rouge
76 Legendary: Marvel
77 Acquire
78 Splendor
79 Keyflower
80 Arboretum
81 Targi
82 The Gallerist
83 Toyes
84 Modern Art
85 Caylus
86 For Sale
87 Small World
88 Welcome To…
89 Memoir '44
90 Dune
91 Clank!
92 Cribbage
93 Alhambra
94 Magic: The Gathering
95 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
96 Crokinole
97 Innovation
98 Star Trek: Ascendancy
99 Architects of the West Kingdom
100 Raiders of the North Sea
101 Marvel Champions: The Card Game
102 Aeon's End
103 Castles of Mad King Ludwig
104 Space Base
105 Bruges
106 Go
107 Stone Age
108 Russian Railroads
109 Snowdonia
110 Steam/Age of Steam (combo)
111 Dixit (series)
112 Lost Cities
113 Decrypto
114 Kingdomino
115 Chess
116 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
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2. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.43 Overall Rank:4]
Board Game: Terraforming Mars
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Like the last year couple of years we will have four "Super Seeds" which will enter the contest at the last 32 stage.

Terraforming Mars as last year's winner will be our #1 Super-seed. The other three will be the games that get the most votes in this poll:

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This poll includes all previous winners, last year's 3rd place (Ticket to Ride) and the current BGG #1 & #2.
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3. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:59]
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Nominate items by adding them to the geeklist like this. A cunning or funny argument may get you more thumbs!

This one doesn't need thumbs though - it is one of the automatically entered games in the entry above.

Note that any game that appears as a nominee above this one (which is ranked at #50 at the time of publishing) probably didn't need to be nominated unless rankings changed).
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4. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:98] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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The granddaddy of all deck builders still deserves a place in the field.
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5. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:178] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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If there is a single game that belongs in every collection, Carcassonne is that game. When combined with Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders & Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals, it's as close to a perfect game as they come. That being said, vanilla Carcassonne is worthy all on its own.
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6. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:175] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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All aboard the Gateway Express to Geek Madness!
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7. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:395] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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While this classic has fallen off the top 50 for a while now, it needs to remain a contestant for Geekmadness year after year for its impact on Gaming, its accessibility, and the pure fun it may provides! Hence, I nominate this game!
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8. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:79]
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Why were there already 3 pages of nominations before this got added?
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9. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:129] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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Theme is spot on, beautiful individual and unique artwork on all cards, solid challenging gameplay, great at all number of players (solo up to four), tons of content for near infinite replayability and variety, and quick enough to setup/play/tear down that it will actually make it to the table consistently. There is a reason that an 8 year old game still constantly sells out as soon as stock is reprinted and keeps drawing and keeping new players. This is the one game to rule them all.
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10. Board Game: Codenames [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:93] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:177]
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The king of auctions, the crown jewel of Knizia's auction trilogy.

Just call RA. You know you want to!
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12. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:452]
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13. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:71]
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Still one of the best introductory-level worker placement games around. I'm astonished that I don't see it either on the list already or else nominated.
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14. Board Game: Just One [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:164]
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Take just one second to thumb this game! It's the fun party word game experience we'd all hoped Codenames would be. A worthy Spiel-winner.
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15. Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:64]
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16. Board Game: Patchwork [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:89]
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A great 2-player game, with a lighthearted theme, simple mechanics, and surprising depth.
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17. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:144] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Board Game: Cosmic Encounter: 42nd Anniversary Edition
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Chaos in a box.
As much as it's possible to stuff in there.

It's a game that doesn't acknoledge future or past, it's just this turn right here and it's this moment in the wild ride we all share together and everybody's invited to grab their surf board and try riding the chaos. And regardless what modern gamers claim chaos can be ridden. Oh, yes! Well, mostly. Just this once! Hey, I can make this work, surely!
Who wants to ally with me?
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18. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:313]
Board Game: King of Tokyo
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Ah, da king is in da house.

Why this game you ask?
Because it's fun ... no those games aren't ... look when I say FUN I mean visceral fun, I mean people laughing, screaming, sweating, the sound of dice rolling and someone yells "HURRAH!" or there's a maniacal laughter of MWAHAHAHA! makes everybody freeze, like deer in the headlights.

Plus, it has player elimination. What's not to like? cool
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19. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:735]
Board Game: Can't Stop
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United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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I can't stop nominating Can't Stop! It's dice-rolling fun for all ages, with a nearly perfect balance between decision and luck for a game of this style. One of the Sid Sackson greats.
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20. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:92]
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
James Patterson
United States
Utah
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This is in the poll to become a superseed, but is it guaranteed to be in the bracket? Therefore, I nominate the only game I've rated a 10.
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21. Board Game: Star Realms [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:115] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Realms
Daniel J Isom
United States
Clayton
Delaware
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My number one game of all time. It packs an incredible amount of fun and strategy in a tiny box.
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22. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:99]
Board Game: Pandemic
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
E Sussex
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A geek madness favourite, but is this too late a nomination to even qualify?
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23. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:192]
Board Game: Galaxy Trucker
Tiago Perretto
Brazil
Curitiba
Parana
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Let's hit the Madness like a big meteor right in the middle of it!
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24. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:68]
Board Game: Dominant Species
Abraham Drucker
United States
San Francisco
California
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An amazingly nasty, cutthroat Euro. The best game I have ever played.
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25. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:120]
Board Game: Istanbul: Big Box
YaVerOt YaVerOt
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Arvada
Colorado
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