GCL Phoenix Slightly-Less-Mad Madness -- Round of 8
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The Phoenix GCL's March Madness is being run in a somewhat untraditional manner. So, I'm taking the somewhat-gamed nomination list and running a parallel traditional single-elimination bracket.

The rules are simple:

(0) Seeding was done by Dave in the official Phoenix Madness list.

(1) Contest open to Phoenix GCL members and friends. If you've posted a comment to a Phoenix GCL this year, you are eligible to play along. If you're not a Phoenix member or regular commenter, please put a comment at the bottom of the list to remind me how you're connected to our community.

(2) For each pair of entries, thumb the game you like more. Feel free to shill games you like, trash-talk games you don't like, etc. If you are really torn between a pair of games, feel free to vote for both of them rather than abstaining. Feel free to vote on any criteria you feel fitting, whether you have played one, both, or neither of the games in each pairing.

(3) The game with the most thumbs in each pair will advance to the next round. Ties will be awarded to the higher seed.

(4) Voting for this 4th round will close when I wake up Wednesday morning, PDT (1600 GMT)

Nominations as chosen by : BennyD, Dormammu, Eeeville, Hawkeye77, Lowengrin, Morganza, Mr_Nuts, Taibi, ravenskana, rynelf, tjshields, and woodnoggin.

The initial matchups were:
Seed/Game/#votes/#nominations/MeanEntrantRating
#1 Race for the Galaxy 34 6 _8.70_ vs. #64 Stephensons Rocket 3 1 _7.60_
#2 Troyes 25 4 _7.56_ vs. #63 Equinox 3 1 _7.77_
#3 Innovation 28 3 _8.46_ vs. #62 Crokinole 3 1 _8.08_
#4 Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization 22 3 _7.07_ vs. #61 Himalaya 3 1 _9.00_
#5 Pax Porfiriana 20 3 _7.84_ vs. #60 Prêt-à-Porter 4 1 _6.34_
#6 Twilight Struggle 18 3 _8.03_ vs. #59 Commands & Colors: Ancients 4 1 _6.87_
#7 Indonesia 18 3 _7.94_ vs. #58 Boggle 4 1 _7.00_
#8 God's Playground 16 3 _8.58_ vs. #57 Space Alert 4 1 _7.31_
#9 Container 15 3 _7.78_ vs. #56 Imperial 5 1 _6.70_
#10 Mage Knight Board Game 15 3 _7.25_ vs. #55 Kaigan 5 1 _7.38_
#11 Hanabi 13 3 _8.14_ vs. #54 Antiquity 5 1 _7.58_
#12 Brass 6 3 _8.88_ vs. #53 Key Market 5 1 _7.77_
#13 Magic: The Gathering 20 2 _7.47_ vs. #52 Carson City 6 1 _7.34_
#14 Princes of the Renaissance 19 2 _8.83_ vs. #51 Dominant Species 6 1 _7.45_
#15 Battlestar Galactica 17 2 _6.62_ vs. #50 Taj Mahal 6 1 _7.90_
#16 Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan 14 2 _7.04_ vs. #49 High Frontier 7 1 _6.14_
#17 1860: Railways on the Isle of Wight 13 2 _8.53_ vs. #48 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game 7 1 _6.67_
#18 Dominion 13 2 _6.89_ vs. #47 The Resistance 7 1 _6.83_
#19 Neue Heimat 12 2 _7.78_ vs. #46 Ghost Stories 7 1 _6.84_
#20 1846 11 2 _8.55_ vs. #45 The Princes of Florence 7 1 _7.01_
#21 Maria 10 2 _8.55_ vs. #44 Vanuatu 7 1 _8.10_
#22 The Great Zimbabwe 9 2 _7.60_ vs. #43 Dune 7 1 _8.33_
#23 Chicago Express 9 2 _7.31_ vs. #42 Seasons 8 1 _6.49_
#24 Andean Abyss 8 2 _8.40_ vs. #41 Trick of the Rails 8 1 _7.17_
#25 South African Railroads 8 2 _8.15_ vs. #40 Age of Exploration 8 1 _8.00_
#26 Ra 7 2 _7.19_ vs. #39 At the Gates of Loyang 9 1 _6.63_
#27 Merchant of Venus 7 2 _6.70_ vs. #38 Glen More 9 1 _6.98_
#28 London 6 2 _7.11_ vs. #37 Jet Set 9 1 _7.10_
#29 Planet Steam 5 2 _8.38_ vs. #36 Hansa Teutonica 9 1 _7.46_
#30 El Grande 3 2 _7.74_ vs. #35 Nieuw Amsterdam 9 1 _8.15_
#31 Magic Realm 10 1 _10.00_ vs. #34 Age of Steam 9 1 _8.25_
#32 Agricola 10 1 _7.64_ vs. #33 Le Havre 10 1 _7.61_

Second-round matchups were:
Round of 32:
#1 Race for the Galaxy vs. #33 Le Havre
#17 1860 vs. #16 Sekigahara
#9 Container vs. #24 Andean Abyss
#25 South African Railroads vs. #8 God's Playground
#5 Pax Porfiriana vs. #28 London
#44 Vanuatu vs. #12 Brass
#52 Carson City vs. #20 1846 (barring complaints)
#29 Planet Steam vs. #4 Through the Ages
#3 Innovation vs. #30 El Grande
#19 Neue Heimat vs. #51 Dominant Species
#11 Hanabi vs. #22 The Great Zimbabwe
#38 Glen More vs. #6 Twilight Struggle
#7 Indonesia vs. #26 Ra
#23 Chicago Express vs. #10 Mage Knight Board Game
#50 Taj Mahal vs. #18 Dominion
#34 Age of Steam vs. #2 Troyes

Round of 16:
#1 Race for the Galaxy vs. #17 1860
#9 Container vs. #8 God's Playground
#5 Pax Porfiriana vs. #12 Brass
#52 Carson City vs. #4 Through the Ages
#3 Innovation vs. #51 Dominant Species
#11 Hanabi vs. #6 Twilight Struggle
#7 Indonesia vs. #23 Chicago Express
#50 Taj Mahal vs. #34 Age of Steam

Round of 8:
#1 Race for the Galaxy vs. #9 Container
#12 Brass vs. #52 Carson City
#3 Innovation vs. #6 Twilight Struggle
#7 Indonesia vs. #50 Taj Mahal

For a graphical look at where the matchups will go next, refer to Dave's bracket chart:



My dates will vary from his, though.


Previous rounds:
GCL Phoenix Slightly-Less-Mad Madness -- Round of 64
GCL Phoenix Slightly-Less-Mad Madness -- Round of 32
GCL Phoenix Slightly-Less-Mad Madness -- Round of 16
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