Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: Final Four (Rd. 5) - VOTING CLOSED
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Round 4 was relatively uneventful with no rally attempts that were obvious. The biggest event was the power outage that lasted over 3 days and was so intermittent on Sunday it took me half the day to get on and tally the votes. The Final Four winds up with a repeat of last year's Final Four, ensuring that we will have a repeat winner no matter the outcome. We will continue to have a losers' bracket to place the other teams in the top eight. This has no bearing on their award status but will satisfy some people's curiosity how they will rank.

Voting Is Closed for This Round

Round 6 Link: Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: CHAMPIONSHIP - VOTING CLOSED

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IMPORTANT: This is meant as a fun competition. Please only vote with your main User account, i.e., ONE VOTE PER PERSON PER GAME PER ROUND (yes, you may vote for both games in a pairing if you really are undecided). Do not create "dummy" or shill accounts to vote multiple times as those votes will be voided if discovered.




Interesting Tid-Bits:
5,490 Total Votes (686.3 average)
No Upsets by Lower-ranked Teams
The final sophomore team was knocked out with 7 Wonders exiting.

Highest single vote (winner): Agricola with 832 Votes
Lowest single vote (winner): Twilight Struggle with 734 Votes
Highest single vote (loser): Dominion with 660 Votes
Biggest Loser: Caylus with 477 Votes
Most Heated Race: Puerto Rico vs. 7 Wonders with 1,397 Combined Votes
Coldest Race: Agricola vs. Caylus with 1,309 Combined Votes
Biggest Blowout: Agricola vs. Caylus with 27.1% Difference (355 vote difference)
Tightest Race: Twilight Struggle vs. Dominion with 5.31% Difference (74 vote difference)

Previous Rounds:
Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: Elite Eight (Rd. 4) - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: Sweet Sixteen (Rd. 3) - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 2 - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 1 - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2012 Geek Madness Tournament: Preliminary Round - CLOSED

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1. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
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01 Twilight Struggle vs. 05 Power Grid

Fourth Round: d. Dominion / Dominion: Intrigue 734-660
Third Round: d. Battlestar Galactica 713-609
Second Round: d. Here I Stand 754-246
First Round: d. Acquire * 780-484

Comment: Dominion tried hard to be the upset and break up the exclusive dance. But TS surged to keep the solid lead even though it was the slimmest margin this round.

Rematch: This is the 4th meeting between these two teams. Given PG's slip in the ratings, these last two years have been in the semi-finals instead of the championship. But with over 3,000 votes cast in their match-ups, the total difference between them is only 11 votes. The largest margin of victory has been only 9 votes with PG over TS in the 2010 championship.
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2. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:11]
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01 Twilight Struggle vs. 05 Power Grid

Fourth Round: d. Pandemic 788-602
Third Round: d. Race for the Galaxy 744-687
Second Round: d. Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game 832-372
First Round: d. Dixit * 867-418

Comment: After a slight struggle with RftG, PG easily ended Pandemic's ride.
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3. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
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02 Agricola vs. 03 Puerto Rico (& Limited Anniversary Edition)

Fourth Round: d. Caylus 832-477
Third Round: d. Small World 931-470
Second Round: d. Troyes 838-352
First Round: d. The Settlers of Catan * 880-492

Comment: The idea of these two teams facing off was more intriguing than the actual result. Caylus leaves with its least amount of votes in a round for this year. Noble performance for someone that hasn't done much the past several years.

Rematch: Despite both teams being in the Final Four for the 4th time in a row, this is only their second meeting. Agricola won 597-510.
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4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:5]
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02 Agricola vs. 03 Puerto Rico (& Limited Anniversary Edition)

Fourth Round: d. 7 Wonders 814-583
Third Round: d. War of the Ring (& Collector's Edition) 828-557
Second Round: d. Crokinole 833-378
First Round: d. Carcassonne * 819-617

Comment: 7 Wonders gets the small victory in preventing PR from taking the most votes again this round.
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5. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1562]
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The Elite 8 duke it out for placing purposes. The losers of the last round will compete against the team on the same side of the bracket. Winners will advance to a play off to see who places 5th and 6th. Losers will face off to see who places 7th and 8th. This has no bearing on the awards passed out as all of the following will be officially recorded as Quarter-Finalists winning the Purple Medal.
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6. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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09 Dominion / Dominion: Intrigue vs. 36 Pandemic

Fourth Round: lost to Twilight Struggle 734-660
Third Round: d. Memoir '44 * 820-550
Second Round: d. Stone Age 691-543
First Round: d. Dungeon Lords 826-411

Comment: Dominion settles for another 3-1 record and misses the semi-finals once again.

Rematch: This is the 3rd meeting between the two and Dominion holds the series 2-0.
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7. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:44]
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09 Dominion / Dominion: Intrigue vs. 36 Pandemic

Fourth Round: lost to Power Grid 788-602
Third Round: d. El Grande 733-628
Second Round: d. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization 631-611
First Round: d. Ora et Labora 702-349

Comment: After its 2nd loss in a row to PG, Pandemic is looking to save face and invade Dominion for the upset.
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8. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:20]
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10 Caylus vs. 11 7 Wonders

Fourth Round: lost to Agricola 832-477
Third Round: d. Galaxy Trucker * 642-636
Second Round: d. Twilight Imperium 622-449
First Round: d. Blood Bowl: Living RuleBook 757-312

Comment: Comeback player of the year takes on Sophomore of the year. Now it is all about pride.
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9. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:19]
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10 Caylus vs. 11 7 Wonders

Fourth Round: lost to Puerto Rico 814-583
Third Round: d. Arkham Horror * 832-543
Second Round: d. The Princes of Florence 734-423
First Round: d. Ticket to Ride (Entire Series) 711-680

Comment: 7 Wonders has tackled some big competitors and looks to make quick work of Caylus and try for the honorary 6th place.
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