What Gamer Type are You?
1. You're nearing the end of a lengthy game, and you will win on your final move. However, in order to win you'll have to betray a long-term ally. What are you thinking?
It really depends on the circumstances.
Nah. It's only a game.
I'll do it only if I absolutely have to, and only if I'm safe from retribution.
I'd prefer not to, but I've invested too much to stop now.
In a heartbeat. It was an alliance of convenience anyway.
I didn't originally think I had a shot, but since I'm here...
2. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
A necessary evil, but I prefer to avoid having all of my effort come down to a simple dice roll.
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
Lots of luck means I can focus more on the players than the rules.
I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't determine everything I can do.
A little luck helps to enhance the overall experience.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
3. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
4. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
Making a great playlist.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
5. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
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.
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
Just wing it.
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
6. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
The Price is Right
Wheel of Fortune
Deal or No Deal
7. 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?
What? Oh. Um...you stopped paying full attention about 3.5 hours ago.
You burnt through all your strategies awhile ago. Now it's time for an all-out assault with the few pieces you have left.
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.
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.
8. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
Taverns are always fun, regardless of the era.
As a jack of all trades, I'll go for whatever occupation the town is in the most need for.
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
Whichever one pays me the most.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
9. 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.
You give yourself a day for research, a day for organizing, and a day to write it.
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
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.
10. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with multiple paths to victory
One with a good degree of chance
One with high player interactions
One with a rich story background
One with a variety of tactics
One with clear goals
11. Your friend brings over a brand new game for this week's game night and the box really impresses you. What do you like most about it?
It appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
The cleverly written description on the back.
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
It has a nice clear objective posted.
Nothing. The box doesn't matter as long as the game is good.
12. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics
13. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
Stock up on the essentials and try to cope with the situation.
You've been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
You've watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
Defend your base and command targeted missions out into the affected area.
14. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Hide and Seek
Red Light, Green Light
Duck, Duck Goose
15. You are sent to jail in Monopoly. How do you react?
"Whatever. I'll just roll."
"It was doubles that got me here; it'll be doubles that get me out."
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
"I'll pay the $50 and move on."
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."