Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round E - Voting Ended
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This is an extension of the 2014 Geek Madness Tournament that turns it from a standard knock-out to a Double Elimination format. This side of the tournament sees the GM losers play off against each other.

Round A saw the best 64 games from the nominations round that failed to qualify face each other. The survivors from these are marked with a *.
Round E sees the DE Round D winners take on the GM Round 4 losers.



Round A: Best 64 non-qualifying nominees face off
Round B: Round A winners vs. Round 1 losers (64 games)
Round C: Round B winners vs. Round 2 losers (48 games)
Round D: Round C winners vs. Round 3 losers (24 games)
Round E: Round D winners vs. Round 4 losers (12 games)
Round F: Round E winners vs. Round 5 (semi-finals) losers (6 games)
Round G: Round F winners vs. Round 6 (finals) loser (3 games)
Round H: Round G winner vs. Geek Madness winner

I'll be 'rotating' the quadrants that the new losers enter into so that games should not meet a game that eliminated them too quickly.
Last year following this format meant that the Double Elimination bracket ended up having twice as many rounds as the tournament proper. This year I have a cunning plan to avoid that and you get to see it this round: 3-way ties from this point on.

Voting has ended for this round. The next round is here:
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round F (Quarter Finals) - VOTING OVER
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1. Board Game: Double or Nothing [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:8114]
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Round E sees the victorious teams from Double Elimination Round D go up against the Round 4 losers from Geek Madness proper (Elite Eight). The games that didn't make the cut for Geek Madness proper (so went into DE Round A) are marked with a * so that we can track how far they make it through the contest.

In each match-up the geeklist item game is one of the winners from Round D. This will be the game that has earned this by having the most wins - if they have the same number of wins it is defined by the bracket structure. The others are another winner from Round D and a loser from GM Round 4. Huzzah! 3-way match ups!

It is hard to pin down upsets from Round D, given the 3-way poll format, however 2 of the games that hadn't made it into Geek Madness proper managed to come 2nd in their 3-way match-ups.
Also BGG rank #27 Lords of Waterdeep saw off Top Ten dwellers Mage Knight and Le Havre.

Closest Match in Round D:
263 Carcassonne vs. Pandemic 271

Most Votes in Round D: Ticket to Ride 400
Least Votes in Round D (winner): Twilight Struggle 248
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride
Battlestar Galactica
Castles of Burgundy
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Ticket to Ride (Series) defeated Acquire
Ticket to Ride (Series) defeated Chess
Ticket to Ride (Series) defeated Pandemic
Ticket to Ride (Series) defeated War of the Ring

Battlestar Galactica defeated Eclipse
Battlestar Galactica defeated Le Havre
Battlestar Galactica defeated Summoner Wars: Master Set

The Castles of Burgundy defeated Galaxy Trucker
The Castles of Burgundy defeated Bohnanza
The Castles of Burgundy defeated El Grande
The Castles of Burgundy defeated Runewars

BSG was nuked out of Geek Madness to provide an Ameritrash rallying cry against this pair of frowny Eurodudes.
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3. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Power Grid
Eclipse
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Pandemic defeated Settlers of Catan
Pandemic defeated Carcassonne
Pandemic defeated Civilization/Advanced Civ
Pandemic defeated Dominant Species
Pandemic defeated Tzolkin

Power Grid defeated Mage Knight Board Game
Power Grid defeated Star Wars: X-Wing
Power Grid defeated Galaxy Trucker

Eclipse defeated Love Letter
Eclipse defeated El Grande
Eclipse defeated Lords of Waterdeep
Eclipse defeated Ra

Pandemic won the battle of the Gateways to set up this Gateway vs Heavy Euro vs Thematic Strategy confrontation.
Power Grid was shut down by 7 Wonders to miss out on the Final Four for the first time since the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were planted. Can it use Double Elimination to make it to the Final?
Eclipse has had arguably the easiest route to get here - has it the guns to go further?
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4. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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Through the Ages
Terra Mystica
Race for the Galaxy
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Through the Ages defeated Suburia
Through the Ages defeated King of Tokyo
Through the Ages defeated Eminent Domain
Through the Ages defeated The Resistance/Avalon
Through the Ages defeated Formula D

Terra Mystica defeated The Castles of Burgundy
Terra Mystica defeated Tigris & Euphrates
Terra Mystica defeated Cosmic Encounter

Race for the Galaxy defeated Stone Age
Race for the Galaxy defeated Alien Frontiers
Race for the Galaxy defeated Brass
Race for the Galaxy defeated Combat Commander: Europe

Through the Ages continues to defy Brian's incomprehension of its status.
Terra Mystica was fed to the pigs in Geek Madness proper. Will it be subjected to military conquest here?
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5. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:50]
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Twilight Struggle
Puerto Rico
Lords of Waterdeep
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Twilight Struggle defeated Small World
Twilight Struggle defeated Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Twilight Struggle defeated The Resistance/Avalon
Twilight Struggle defeated Acquire

Puerto Rico defeated Suburbia
Puerto Rico defeated Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Puerto Rico defeated Carcassonne

Lords of Waterdeep defeated Mage Knight Board Game
Lords of Waterdeep defeated Le Havre
Lords of Waterdeep defeated Cosmic Encounter
Lords of Waterdeep defeated Imperial/Imperial 2030
Lords of Waterdeep defeated Stone Age

Despite a strong showing, Puerto Rico got hacked in Geek Madness.
Twilight Struggle just about saw off Small World while Lords of Waterdeep crushed its challengers.
The three of them combine to make this a very tough match-up.
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6. Board Game: Time 'n' Space [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:3422]
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This is a break point in the geeklist, below this point the contest turns into....

Triple Elimination!

The match-ups below are the 2nd-placed games from Double Elimination Round D.
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7. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Chess *
Galaxy Trucker
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Chess defeated Acquire
Chess defeated The Princes of Florence
Chess defeated Coup
Chess defeated Memoir '44
Chess defeated Robinson Crusoe

Galaxy Trucker defeated Bohnanza
Galaxy Trucker defeated Keyflower
Galaxy Trucker defeated A Game of Thrones: TBG
Galaxy Trucker defeated Hansa Teutonica

Chess is one of only two non-GM qualifiers to get this far to set up one of the weirdest match-ups in Geek Madness history.
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8. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Carcassonne
El Grande
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Carcassonne defeated Settlers of Catan
Carcassonne defeated Samurai
Carcassonne defeated Crokinole
Carcassonne defeated Go

El Grande defeated Love Letter
El Grande defeated Hive
El Grande defeated Tichu
El Grande defeated Troyes

Gateway vs deep Brain burner supposedly. Though some versions of Carc can be quite analysis-paralysis inducing.
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9. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:226]
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Stone Age
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King of Tokyo defeated Suburia
King of Tokyo defeated Glory to Rome
King of Tokyo defeated RoboRally
King of Tokyo defeated Caverna

Stone Age defeated Alien Frontiers
Stone Age defeated Ra
Stone Age defeated Star Wars: X-Wing
Stone Age defeated Ghost Stories

A friendly battle of the dice games.
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10. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:183] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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Small World *
Le Havre
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Small World defeated Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Small World defeated Alhambra
Small World defeated Trajan
Small World defeated Hanabi
Small World defeated Citadels

Le Havre defeated Mage Knight Board Game
Le Havre defeated Kingdom Builder
Le Havre defeated Troyes
Le Havre defeated Space Alert

The only other non-GM qualifier not fully in decline faces off with a frowny cube-pusher.
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