What Gamer Type are You?
1. Your friend is explaining the rules to a new board game, and it's taking forever. What are you doing while he talks?
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Texting your other friend under the table.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
Determing who to go after first.
Building towers out of your pieces.
2. 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?
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
The cleverly written description on the back.
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.
3. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Duck, Duck Goose
Red Light, Green Light
Hide and Seek
4. 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.
Defend your base and command targeted missions out into the affected area.
You've watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
You've been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
5. 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.
Taverns are always fun, regardless of the era.
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
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.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
6. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
The Price is Right
Deal or No Deal
Wheel of Fortune
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
7. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
Lots of luck means I can focus more on the players than the rules.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
A little luck helps to enhance the overall experience.
I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't determine everything I can do.
A necessary evil, but I prefer to avoid having all of my effort come down to a simple dice roll.
8. 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."
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
9. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
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.
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.
Find a way of acquiring resources while trying to upset the least amount of people.
10. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
High quality gear
Tomes containing lost history of the region
A disgruntled gnome
A quest-related item
11. 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.
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
Plan cold, hard revenge.
Fortify your defenses, and build your strength until someone else weakens the other player. Then, strike with minimal losses.
12. 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.
I didn't originally think I had a shot, but since I'm here...
Nah. It's only a game.
In a heartbeat. It was an alliance of convenience anyway.
I'd prefer not to, but I've invested too much to stop now.
It really depends on the circumstances.
13. 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.
Once you're comfortable with your resources, you find yourself a nice quiet corner and hammer it all out.
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
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.
Grab a blank page and just start writing.
14. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Making a great playlist.
15. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?