What Gamer Type are You?
1. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Rules / Mechanics
Theme / Flavor
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?
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.
The cleverly written description on the back.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
It has a nice clear objective posted.
It appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
3. 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.
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
Fortify your defenses, and build your strength until someone else weakens the other player. Then, strike with minimal losses.
4. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
High quality gear
Tomes containing lost history of the region
A quest-related item
A disgruntled gnome
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
5. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
Defend your base and command targeted missions out into the affected area.
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.
You've been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
6. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Clicking your pen. Repeatedly.
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.
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
7. You are sent to jail in Monopoly. How do you react?
"Hey guys, come meet me at Just Visiting!"
"It was doubles that got me here; it'll be doubles that get me out."
"Jail? The whole game is annoying me."
"I can spare one of my Get out Jail Free Cards."
"Whatever. I'll just roll."
"I'll pay the $50 and move on."
8. 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?
Nah. It's only a game.
In a heartbeat. It was an alliance of convenience anyway.
I didn't originally think I had a shot, but since I'm here...
I'll do it only if I absolutely have to, and only if I'm safe from retribution.
I'd prefer not to, but I've invested too much to stop now.
It really depends on the circumstances.
9. 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.
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.
Dig into the pile of references you already have picked out.
10. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
Wheel of Fortune
Deal or No Deal
The Price is Right
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
11. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
12. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Red Light, Green Light
Duck, Duck Goose
Hide and Seek
13. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
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.
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
Just wing it.
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
14. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
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.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Making a great playlist.
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
15. 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.
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.
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.