What Gamer Type are You?
1. Another player backstabs you at the beginning of a game. How do you react?
It was well-played. You mostly ignore the strike and move on.
Fortify your defenses, and build your strength until someone else weakens the other player. Then, strike with minimal losses.
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
Plan cold, hard revenge.
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
2. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Chatting with your friends.
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
Re-organizing office supplies.
Planning ahead. There might be something you can do now to save you some time when you're busy again.
Clicking your pen. Repeatedly.
3. 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?
Nothing. The box doesn't matter as long as the game is good.
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
It has a nice clear objective posted.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
It appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
The cleverly written description on the back.
4. 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.
A little luck helps to enhance the overall experience.
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.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
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.
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.
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
6. 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 a rich story background
One with a variety of tactics
One with clear goals
One with high player interactions
7. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Rules / Mechanics
Theme / Flavor
8. 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?
I'll do it only if I absolutely have to, and only if I'm safe from retribution.
It really depends on the circumstances.
I didn't originally think I had a shot, but since I'm here...
In a heartbeat. It was an alliance of convenience anyway.
I'd prefer not to, but I've invested too much to stop now.
Nah. It's only a game.
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?
You wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
You might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
Try to rebuild your wealth. You may not finish with the gold, but you still won't give up the chance at silver.
Mental note - 'that did not work'. You won't do that again, but now is a good time to try out some other strategy.
Curse yourself, and spend the rest of the game annoying the remaining players.
Laugh it off.
10. You and your colleagues / classmates have been assigned a paper that's due in a week. How do you approach the task?
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
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.
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. 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?
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 burnt through all your strategies awhile ago. Now it's time for an all-out assault with the few pieces you have left.
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.
You're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
12. 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.
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
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.
13. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
Stock up on the essentials and try to cope with the situation.
You've watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
Defend your base and command targeted missions out into the affected area.
You've been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
14. 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.
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.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
15. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Duck, Duck Goose
Hide and Seek
Red Light, Green Light