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?
Determing who to go after first.
Playing close attention and thinking about how mechanics interact.
Interrupting him every two minutes to ask questions.
Texting your other friend under the table.
Glancing through all the text / imagery on the board.
Building towers out of your pieces.
2. 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.
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
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.
What? Oh. Um...you stopped paying full attention about 3.5 hours ago.
3. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Making a great playlist.
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.
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
4. 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?
Mental note - 'that did not work'. You won't do that again, but now is a good time to try out some other strategy.
Laugh it off.
You wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
Curse yourself, and spend the rest of the game annoying the remaining players.
Try to rebuild your wealth. You may not finish with the gold, but you still won't give up the chance at silver.
You might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
5. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
Whichever one pays me the most.
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.
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
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.
6. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
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.
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't determine everything I can do.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
7. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
8. You are sent to jail in Monopoly. How do you react?
"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!"
"It was doubles that got me here; it'll be doubles that get me out."
9. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
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.
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.
10. You and your colleagues / classmates have been assigned a paper that's due in a week. How do you approach the task?
Grab a blank page and just start writing.
Once you're comfortable with your resources, you find yourself a nice quiet corner and hammer it all out.
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.
You give yourself a day for research, a day for organizing, and a day to write it.
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
11. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics
12. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Re-organizing office supplies.
Planning ahead. There might be something you can do now to save you some time when you're busy again.
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
Chatting with your friends.
Clicking your pen. Repeatedly.
13. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Duck, Duck Goose
Hide and Seek
Red Light, Green Light
14. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with a rich story background
One with a variety of tactics
One with multiple paths to victory
One with clear goals
One with a good degree of chance
One with high player interactions
15. 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.
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
Plan cold, hard revenge.
Fortify your defenses, and build your strength until someone else weakens the other player. Then, strike with minimal losses.