What Gamer Type are You?
1. 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 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.
Continue to acquire resources and build your troops. With enough forces, you could launch a final attack to end it all.
You're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
2. 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.
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.
You give yourself a day for research, a day for organizing, and a day to write it.
Collect yourself and your materials, analyze the information you have, and start mapping a mental outline.
Dig into the pile of references you already have picked out.
3. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics
4. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
As a jack of all trades, I'll go for whatever occupation the town is in the most need for.
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
Taverns are always fun, regardless of the era.
Whichever one pays me the most.
5. 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?
Laugh it off.
Try to rebuild your wealth. You may not finish with the gold, but you still won't give up the chance at silver.
Curse yourself, and spend the rest of the game annoying the remaining players.
You might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
Mental note - 'that did not work'. You won't do that again, but now is a good time to try out some other strategy.
You wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
6. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with multiple paths to victory
One with a variety of tactics
One with a good degree of chance
One with clear goals
One with high player interactions
One with a rich story background
7. 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.
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.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
Making a great playlist.
8. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
Just wing it.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
Find a way of acquiring resources while trying to upset the least amount of people.
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
9. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Chatting with your friends.
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.
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
10. 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.
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Building towers out of your pieces.
11. You are sent to jail in Monopoly. How do you react?
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
"I'll pay the $50 and move on."
"It was doubles that got me here; it'll be doubles that get me out."
"Whatever. I'll just roll."
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
12. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
The Price is Right
Wheel of Fortune
Deal or No Deal
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
13. 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.
Nothing. The box doesn't matter as long as the game is good.
It has a nice clear objective posted.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
The cleverly written description on the back.
14. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
Tomes containing lost history of the region
A quest-related item
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
High quality gear
A disgruntled gnome
15. Another player backstabs you at the beginning of a game. How do you react?
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
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.
Plan cold, hard revenge.