What Gamer Type are You?
1. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
Deal or No Deal
Wheel of Fortune
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
The Price is Right
2. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
Find a way of acquiring resources while trying to upset the least amount of people.
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
Just wing it.
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
3. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics
4. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't determine everything I can do.
A necessary evil, but I prefer to avoid having all of my effort come down to a simple dice roll.
Lots of luck means I can focus more on the players than the rules.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
A little luck helps to enhance the overall experience.
5. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
6. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Making a great playlist.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
7. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
Tomes containing lost history of the region
A quest-related item
High quality gear
A disgruntled gnome
8. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Re-organizing office supplies.
Chatting with your friends.
Planning ahead. There might be something you can do now to save you some time when you're busy again.
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
Clicking your pen. Repeatedly.
9. Well, you didn't play that very well. You've made a rather significant miscalculation, and now you don't stand a chance of victory. How do you cope?
Try to rebuild your wealth. You may not finish with the gold, but you still won't give up the chance at silver.
You might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
Laugh it off.
You wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
Curse yourself, and spend the rest of the game annoying the remaining players.
Mental note - 'that did not work'. You won't do that again, but now is a good time to try out some other strategy.
10. You and your colleagues / classmates have been assigned a paper that's due in a week. How do you approach the task?
Collect yourself and your materials, analyze the information you have, and start mapping a mental outline.
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
You give yourself a day for research, a day for organizing, and a day to write it.
Dig into the pile of references you already have picked out.
Once you're comfortable with your resources, you find yourself a nice quiet corner and hammer it all out.
Grab a blank page and just start writing.
11. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
Whichever one pays me the most.
As a jack of all trades, I'll go for whatever occupation the town is in the most need for.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
Taverns are always fun, regardless of the era.
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
12. Your game was supposed to last two hours. It's currently going on hour number four with no sign of stopping. What do you do?
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
Continue to acquire resources and build your troops. With enough forces, you could launch a final attack to end it all.
What? Oh. Um...you stopped paying full attention about 3.5 hours ago.
You're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
You don't complain. Supposedly, your elaborate turns and complex moves are the reason you're running so late to begin with.
You burnt through all your strategies awhile ago. Now it's time for an all-out assault with the few pieces you have left.
13. Your friend is explaining the rules to a new board game, and it's taking forever. What are you doing while he talks?
Determing who to go after first.
Texting your other friend under the table.
Building towers out of your pieces.
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
14. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with a rich story background
One with a variety of tactics
One with high player interactions
One with a good degree of chance
One with clear goals
One with multiple paths to victory
15. You are sent to jail in Monopoly. How do you react?
"Whatever. I'll just roll."
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
"I'll pay the $50 and move on."
"It was doubles that got me here; it'll be doubles that get me out."