What Gamer Type are You?
1. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
Whichever one pays me the most.
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.
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.
2. Your friend is explaining the rules to a new board game, and it's taking forever. What are you doing while he talks?
Texting your other friend under the table.
Determing who to go after first.
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
Building towers out of your pieces.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
3. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
Lots of luck means I can focus more on the players than the rules.
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.
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.
4. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Rules / Mechanics
Theme / Flavor
5. 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.
It has a nice clear objective posted.
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
Nothing. The box doesn't matter as long as the game is good.
The cleverly written description on the back.
6. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with a good degree of chance
One with multiple paths to victory
One with a rich story background
One with a variety of tactics
One with high player interactions
One with clear goals
7. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
High quality gear
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
Tomes containing lost history of the region
A disgruntled gnome
A quest-related item
8. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
9. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
Just wing it.
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.
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
10. 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 might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
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 wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
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.
11. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
You've been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
Defend your base and command targeted missions out into the affected area.
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 watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
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?
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.
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
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.
Continue to acquire resources and build your troops. With enough forces, you could launch a final attack to end it all.
13. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Duck, Duck Goose
Red Light, Green Light
Hide and Seek
14. You are sent to jail in Monopoly. How do you react?
"It was doubles that got me here; it'll be doubles that get me out."
"I'll pay the $50 and move on."
"Whatever. I'll just roll."
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
15. 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.