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?
Building towers out of your pieces.
Texting your other friend under the table.
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
Determing who to go after first.
2. 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.
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
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.
3. 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 can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
"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."
4. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
5. 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.
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.
Making a great playlist.
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
6. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
The Price is Right
Wheel of Fortune
Deal or No Deal
7. 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?
In a heartbeat. It was an alliance of convenience anyway.
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.
I'd prefer not to, but I've invested too much to stop now.
It really depends on the circumstances.
8. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
Planning ahead. There might be something you can do now to save you some time when you're busy again.
Clicking your pen. Repeatedly.
Re-organizing office supplies.
Chatting with your friends.
9. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
You've watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
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 been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
10. 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're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
You don't complain. Supposedly, your elaborate turns and complex moves are the reason you're running so late to begin with.
Continue to acquire resources and build your troops. With enough forces, you could launch a final attack to end it all.
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.
What? Oh. Um...you stopped paying full attention about 3.5 hours ago.
11. 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.
It has a nice clear objective posted.
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
The cleverly written description on the back.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
It appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
12. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
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.
Lots of luck means I can focus more on the players than the rules.
13. 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.
Just wing it.
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
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.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
14. 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.
Dig into the pile of references you already have picked 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.
Once you're comfortable with your resources, you find yourself a nice quiet corner and hammer it all out.
15. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics