What Gamer Type are You?
1. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with multiple paths to victory
One with clear goals
One with a good degree of chance
One with a rich story background
One with high player interactions
One with a variety of tactics
2. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
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.
3. 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."
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
"I'll pay the $50 and move on."
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
4. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
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.
Taverns are always fun, regardless of the era.
Whichever one pays me the most.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
5. 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.
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.
Just wing it.
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
6. 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.
Plan cold, hard revenge.
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
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.
7. 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.
Laugh it off.
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.
You might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
You wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
8. Your friend is explaining the rules to a new board game, and it's taking forever. What are you doing while he talks?
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
Determing who to go after first.
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Building towers out of your pieces.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
Texting your other friend under the table.
9. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
A quest-related item
A disgruntled gnome
High quality gear
Tomes containing lost history of the region
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
10. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
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.
Stock up on the essentials and try to cope with the situation.
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
You've watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
11. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics
12. You and your colleagues / classmates have been assigned a paper that's due in a week. How do you approach the task?
Once you're comfortable with your resources, you find yourself a nice quiet corner and hammer it all out.
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.
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
Grab a blank page and just start writing.
Dig into the pile of references you already have picked out.
13. 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.
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
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.
You're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
14. 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?
The cleverly written description on the back.
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 appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
It has a nice clear objective posted.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
15. 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.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
Making a great playlist.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.