[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 6: Good Use of Time
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Every year nearly 200 maniac cyclists take part in a 3 week, 2000 mile cycle race around France. This contest echos that madness, but with games taking part.

Le Tour de Geek has 15 stages where the 50 best games will compete against each other. Each of the 15 stages represents a different aspect of what makes games great. As in Le Tour the competitors will be judged in a number of different ways and the best in each of these will be rewarded by wearing a coloured jersey in the next stage. After the 15 stages are complete we will know our champions.

The games have been chosen based on their performance in last year's Tour qualifying events (Top 25) and in two qualifying stages.
Similar games (e.g. Dominion/Intrigue, Steam/Age of Steam) have been combined.

Previous Stages:
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 1: Fun
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 2: Replayability
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 3: Game Mechanics
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 4: Tension/Excitement
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 5: Theme: Quality and Fit

Stage 6: Good Use of Time
Which game makes the best use of your time? Which has the shortest set-up time? Which has the least downtime between your moves? Which gives you the most enjoyment for the time invested?



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There is a discussion thread here: Le Tour de Geek - Discussion Thread

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[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2013, Stage 7: Value for Money
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1. Board Game: À qui le tour ? [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
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The current Jersey holders are:


Yellow Jersey, Overall Leader (General Classification), gained by total Number of Votes
Agricola

Green Jersey, Points Classification, Total Points awarded for most 'Wins'. Points vary according to the importance of the stage.
Twilight Struggle


Knizia Jersey, Best All-Rounder, awarded to the game with the best lowest score across stages
Galaxy Trucker


Polka Dots, King of the Mountain, Total points in certain stages (highlighted on the map in Orange)
Battlestar Galactica


White Jersey, Best New Game, Most votes for a new (since 2010) game
King of Tokyo


Red Jersey, Best Old Game, Most votes for an old (before 2002) game
Roborally


White on Red, Most Combative (last stage), (guideline=smallest %gap between Wins & Total Votes)
War of the Ring

Agricola retains the Yellow jersey, but its lead is slightly reduced as Twilight Struggle makes up ground, and strips Dominion of the Green Jersey.
Galaxy Trucker retains the Knizia jersey, while Battlestar snags the King of the Mountain after a triumphant stage.
King of Tokyo takes the New jersey from 7 Wonders. Roborally keeps the Old game jersey again.
War of the Ring takes Most Combative for Thematic, though it wasn't as combative as BSG or TS.
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2. Board Game: Le Tour [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
 
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Stage 6: Good Use of Time
Which game makes the best use of your time? Which has the shortest set-up time? Which has the least downtime between your moves? Which gives you the most enjoyment for the time invested?

Select up to five games to 'Place' and then upgrade one of these to a 'Win'.

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Which game makes the best use of time?
  Win Place
Agricola
Twilight Struggle
Galaxy Trucker
Pandemic
Battlestar Galactica
The Resistance
King of Tokyo
Dominion
Power Grid
7 Wonders
Roborally
Space Alert
Cosmic Encounter
Android: Netrunner
Eclipse
Mage Knight Board Game
Puerto Rico
Arkham Horror
A Game of Thrones
Through the Ages
Ticket to Ride
Magic: The Gathering
Dixit
Small World
Race for the Galaxy
War of the Ring
Memoir '44
Dominant Species
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Dungeon Lords
El Grande
Carcassonne
Twilight Imperium
Crokinole
Lords of Waterdeep
The Settlers of Catan
Tigris & Euphrates
The Castles of Burgundy
Commands & Colors: Ancients
Ra
Bohnanza
Citadels
Stone Age
Caylus
Chess
Glory to Rome
Love Letter
Le Havre
Kingsburg
Acquire
      280 answers
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General Classification Vote Count for Stage 5: Theme: Quality and Fit

BSG takes its first stage win ahead of Twilight Struggle and Pandemic, replicating last year's result.
282 votes is a slight decline from the previous phase.
Voting was highly polarised, with 18 games getting almost no votes, pasted on themes being brutally exposed.

106 Battlestar Galactica
91 Twilight Struggle
81 Pandemic
71 Arkham Horror
67 Agricola
66 War of the Ring
63 Galaxy Trucker
60 A Game of Thrones
52 Space Alert
45 Twilight Imperium
44 Dungeon Lords
44 Roborally
42 Android: Netrunner
41 Eclipse
41 Memoir '44
40 King of Tokyo
38 Power Grid
37 Mage Knight Board Game
27 Dominant Species
26 The Resistance
26 Through the Ages
22 Small World
22 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
18 Commands & Colors: Ancients
17 7 Wonders
16 Lords of Waterdeep
14 Cosmic Encounter
13 Ticket to Ride
13 Magic: The Gathering
12 Stone Age
12 Tigris & Euphrates
12 Puerto Rico
8 Acquire
6 Bohnanza
6 Race for the Galaxy
5 The Settlers of Catan
5 El Grande
4 Love Letter
4 Citadels
4 Dixit
3 Kingsburg
2 Carcassonne
2 The Castles of Burgundy
2 Le Havre
2 Ra
1 Dominion
1 Caylus
0 Chess
0 Glory to Rome
0 Crokinole
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Points Classification Win Count for Stage 5: Theme: Quality and Fit

BSG and Twilight Struggle do the double, coming 1st & 2nd again, BSG dominating the Win votes. This repeats last year's 1-2, but Pandemic doesn't repeat last year's 3rd or the General Classification performance.
Arkham Horror gets its first points on the board.
Voting was highly polarised with 13 games getting zero Win votes and 10 only gettin 1.

51 12 Pts Battlestar Galactica
35 10 Pts Twilight Struggle
24 8 Pts War of the Ring
22 7 Pts Arkham Horror
17 6 Pts Galaxy Trucker
13 5 Pts Android: Netrunner
12 4 Pts Space Alert
11 3 Pts Agricola
11 3 Pts Pandemic
11 3 Pts Dungeon Lords
9 Eclipse
9 Roborally
8 Twilight Imperium
8 A Game of Thrones
7 Memoir '44
5 Power Grid
5 King of Tokyo
5 Small World
5 Mage Knight Board Game
4 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
3 The Resistance
3 Dominant Species
2 Bohnanza
2 Through the Ages
2 Commands & Colors: Ancients
2 Ticket to Ride
2 Acquire
1 Stone Age
1 Lords of Waterdeep
1 Magic: The Gathering
1 Tigris & Euphrates
1 Cosmic Encounter
1 Race for the Galaxy
1 Love Letter
1 Puerto Rico
1 Citadels
1 Dixit
0 Dominion
0 Kingsburg
0 Carcassonne
0 Chess
0 The Castles of Burgundy
0 Le Havre
0 Ra
0 Glory to Rome
0 Caylus
0 The Settlers of Catan
0 El Grande
0 Crokinole
0 7 Wonders

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5. Board Game: Leader 1 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1690]
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General Classification Vote Count TOTAL to Date

Agricola's surprisingly good performance keeps its lead as previous challengers Dominion blew the Theme stage.
The Resistance, Twilight Stuggle, Galaxy Trucker and BSG's strong stage results pull them up the rankings.
This stage should be a good chance for several other games to move up the pack. Last year the strongest performers were: 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride.
Most of the back of the pack had a terrible stage, with just Dungeon Lords, War of the Ring and Twilight Imperium pulling themselves out of the mire.

351 Agricola
317 Twilight Struggle
303 Galaxy Trucker
301 Pandemic
298 Battlestar Galactica
266 The Resistance
250 King of Tokyo
244 Dominion
238 Power Grid
232 7 Wonders
215 Roborally
211 Space Alert
165 Cosmic Encounter
160 Eclipse
160 Android: Netrunner
156 Puerto Rico
156 Mage Knight Board Game
154 A Game of Thrones
154 Arkham Horror
151 Through the Ages
148 Ticket to Ride
143 Magic: The Gathering
136 Dixit
134 Small World
133 Race for the Galaxy
132 War of the Ring
127 Dominant Species
127 Memoir '44
120 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
116 Dungeon Lords
112 El Grande
110 Carcassonne
108 Twilight Imperium
100 Crokinole
99 Lords of Waterdeep
97 The Settlers of Catan
96 Tigris & Euphrates
95 The Castles of Burgundy
93 Commands & Colors: Ancients
91 Ra
87 Bohnanza
83 Citadels
82 Stone Age
81 Caylus
77 Chess
74 Glory to Rome
64 Love Letter
61 Le Havre
60 Kingsburg
56 Acquire
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6. Board Game: Big Points [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2567]
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Points Classification Win Points TOTAL to Date

Agricola remains top, barely, as Twilight Stuggle flexes its muscles. Dominion falls back. BSG and Galaxy Trucker also do some catching up.
This stage last year for Points belonged to 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, Race for the Galaxy, so a chance for a shake-up of the list.

34 Agricola
34 Twilight Struggle
30 Battlestar Galactica
28 Galaxy Trucker
24 Dominion
20 Roborally
20 Power Grid
20 The Resistance
18 King of Tokyo
16 Mage Knight Board Game
15 Cosmic Encounter
14 Space Alert
14 Android: Netrunner
12 Dixit
12 Magic: The Gathering
11 War of the Ring
10 Through the Ages
10 Pandemic
8 Crokinole
8 Race for the Galaxy
8 Puerto Rico
7 Arkham Horror
6 Bohnanza
6 7 Wonders
6 Ticket to Ride
6 Dungeon Lords
5 El Grande
4 Chess
4 Eclipse
3 The Castles of Burgundy
2 Carcassonne
2 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

All the others (14 games) have zero points.
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7. Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Decathlon [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2983]
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Knizia Jersey Top Ten (best all-rounder)
Best games by their minimum vote levels.

37 Twilight Struggle
37 Galaxy Trucker
36 Agricola
32 Power Grid
31 Pandemic
25 Battlestar Galactica
25 The Resistance
24 Roborally
19 Space Alert
18 King of Tokyo
18 Eclipse

Previous leader Agricola has its worst stage yet and falls just off the top of the list.
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8. Board Game: Fresh Fish [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2043]
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Its been 5 stages, so how are our first timers to Le Tour doing?

Games by current position in the General Classification:

14 Android: Netrunner
19 A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
29 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
30 Dungeon Lords
34 Crokinole
35 Lords of Waterdeep
38 The Castles of Burgundy
41 Bohnanza
47 Love Letter
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