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Subject: Tournament Formats rss

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Robert Bracey
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As I mentioned in another thread there is a very simple method of creating tournaments in Board Game Arena (two currently open https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!tournament?id=8200 and https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!tournament?id=8159, warning the second of those is a long one). So, I thought I would poll for opinions on different formats of tournaments:

1. What format of tournament do you prefer?
Knock-Out Tournament
Swiss Tournament (play every round)
Round Robin (play every player)
2. How long should a tournament last?
A week
Up to a month
More than a month
3. What game options do you prefer?
  Best option Second best Third best Fourth best Would not play
S (base game)
S-P (Just the Pillbug)
S-L-M (Hive Carbon)
S-L-M-P (All expansions)
T (tournament option)
T-L-M-P (all options)
      9 answers
Poll created by RobertBr

Some explanations for the different formats. There are currently three expansions and one semi-official rules change, which gives 16 possible ways you can play the game. I have allowed for people to express their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc and to mark any combinations they would not play:

S/T, S is the standard limit on Queens, that they have to be placed on moves 1 to 4. T is the so-called 'tournament' variant where the Queen cannot be placed on turn 1, introduced because of the tendency towards a draw.
L, is the Ladybird, the first of the expansion pieces
M, is the Mosquito
P, is the Pillbug, which is the expansion piece that has the biggest effect on the game.

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