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Round 1 is in the books and Round 2 is underway!

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Round 3 Link: Official 2013 Geek Madness Tournament: Sweet Sixteen (Rd. 3) - VOTING CLOSED

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For each match-up, vote for your favorite game by clicking on the thumbs-up icon. This round ends Wednesday, March 20th, sometime in the afternoon or evening BGG time (Central).
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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:
35,735 Total Votes (558.6 average) - an increase of 7.6% over last year
11 of 32 Upsets by Lower-ranked Teams
Freshmen did better than Sophomores in Wins/Loses. Sophomores had a dissapointing 2-5 while Freshmen are 6-2 after the first round. Write-in nominations are 6-8.

Highest single vote (winner): 7 Wonders with 951 Votes
Lowest single vote (winner): Runewars with 390 Votes
Biggest Loser: Earth Reborn with 232 Votes
Highest single vote (loser): The Castles of Burgandy with 635 Votes
Most Heated Race: Agricola vs. The Settlers of Catan with 1,422 Combined Votes
Coldest Race: Commands & Colors: Ancients vs. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage with 726 Combined Votes
Biggest Blowout: 7 Wonders vs. Earth Reborn  with 60.8% Difference (719 vote difference)
Tightest Race: Ra vs. War of the Ring with 1.36% Difference (15 vote difference)

Previous Rounds:
Official 2013 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 1 - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2013 Geek Madness Tournament: Preliminary Round - CLOSED

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26. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:19]
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13 7 Wonders  vs. 45 Ra*

First Round: d. Earth Reborn  951-232

Comment: 7 Wonders buried ER and looks to make a statement in this sub-bracket, gaining the most votes of the round.
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27. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:95]
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13 7 Wonders  vs. 45 Ra*

First Round: d. War of the Ring (Combo) 561-546

Comment: Ra once again rallied enough support to pass into the next round.
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28. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:24]
 
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51 Star Wars: X-Wing  vs. 46 Ticket to Ride*

First Round: d. The Castles of Burgundy  672-635

Comment: In the battle of grass root campaigns, pew-pew wins out. Another Feld loss.
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29. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:84]
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51 Star Wars: X-Wing  vs. 46 Ticket to Ride*

First Round: d. Tigris & Euphrates  798-532

Comment: TTR punched another ticket to the next round while the original Geek Madness champion falls into decline.
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30. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:40]
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50 Pandemic  vs. 47 Galaxy Trucker*

First Round: d. El Grande 744-560

Comment: The outbreak of support wiped out this fine old gentlemen of the Madness. This is the first time El Grande goes home before the third round.
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31. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:86]
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50 Pandemic  vs. 47 Galaxy Trucker*

First Round: d. Ora et Labora  707-358

Comment: Again taking out Uwe's other games, GT delivers itself into the 2nd round, once again.
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32. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:25]
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16 Dominant Species  vs. 17 Race for the Galaxy 

First Round: d. Go  669-398

Comment: DS avoids extinction in the first round and sets up a battle for the ages.
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33. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:23]
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16 Dominant Species  vs. 17 Race for the Galaxy 

First Round: d. Carcassonne* 751-622

Comment: Though always the favorite in the nomination process, Carc leaves unfinished.
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