[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2014, Stage 4: Tension/Excitement - STAGE COMPLETE
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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 20) and in two qualifying stages.
Similar games (e.g. Dominion/Intrigue, Steam/Age of Steam) have been combined.

Previous Stages:
Le Tour De Geek 2014 - Qualifying Stage I [POLLS] - STAGE COMPLETE
Le Tour De Geek 2014 - Qualifying Stage II [POLLS] - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2014, Stage 1: Fun - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2014, Stage 2: Replayability - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2014, Stage 3: Game Mechanics- STAGE COMPLETE

Stage 4: Tension/Excitement
Score the competitors based on which game has the most tension and/or excitement. Will you pull off your long shot plan to win? Will your opponent take the card you want? Can you roll a ten or more to capture the city? Just how many blocks did red put in there?



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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
Dominion

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


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


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


White Jersey, Best New Game, Most votes for a new (since 2010) game
Love Letter


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)
Android: Netrunner


Dominion grabs the Yellow jersey as King of Tokyo crashes, but slips on the King of the Mountain jersey instead. Cosmic Encounter holds onto the Green.
Love Letter and Roborally hold onto the New and Old jerseys.
Android: Netrunner takes Most Combative for Game Mechanics.
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2. Board Game: Le Tour [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
 
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Stage 4: Tension/Excitement
Score the competitors based on which game has the most tension and/or excitement. Will you pull off your long shot plan to win? Will your opponent take the card you want? Can you roll a ten or more to capture the city? Just how many blocks did red put in there?

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

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Which game has the most Tension/Excitement?
  Win Place
Dominion
7 Wonders
The Resistance
Galaxy Trucker
King of Tokyo
Agricola
Roborally
Cosmic Encounter
Battlestar Galactica
Pandemic
Power Grid
Twilight Struggle
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Dixit
Race for the Galaxy
Space Alert
Mage Knight Board Game
Android: Netrunner
Terra Mystica
Love Letter
Magic: The Gathering
Hanabi
Puerto Rico
Ticket to Ride
Can't Stop
Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Small World
The Castles of Burgundy
El Grande
The Settlers of Catan
Dominant Species
Keyflower
Robinson Crusoe
Through the Ages
Ra
Tigris & Euphrates
Eclipse
Crokinole
Lords of Waterdeep
A Game of Thrones
Glory to Rome
Suburbia
Stone Age
Chess
Brass
Trajan
War of the Ring
Flash Point
Caylus
      303 answers
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General Classification Vote Count for Stage 3: Game Mechanics

In a very close battle Tzol'kin pips Dominion by a single vote and 7 Wonders by three votes. Power Grid was six votes off the lead.
Last year Dominion won this stage and 7 Wonders was third. Agricola was 2nd, but this year came 8th.

73 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
72 Dominion
70 7 Wonders
67 Power Grid
60 Pandemic
56 Twilight Struggle
56 Puerto Rico
50 Agricola
48 Hanabi
45 Mage Knight Board Game
42 Terra Mystica
40 El Grande
40 Keyflower
39 Roborally
38 Race for the Galaxy
37 Space Alert
34 Android: Netrunner
34 Tigris & Euphrates
34 Galaxy Trucker
34 Dominant Species
33 The Castles of Burgundy
32 Trajan
30 Through the Ages
26 Battlestar Galactica
26 Bohnanza
25 Ra
25 Carcassonne
24 Suburbia
24 The Resistance
23 Eclipse
23 Love Letter
23 Magic: The Gathering
23 Brass
21 Robinson Crusoe
19 Cosmic Encounter
19 The Settlers of Catan
18 Stone Age
17 Caylus
17 Flash Point
17 Small World
15 Chess
15 Glory to Rome
14 Lords of Waterdeep
13 A Game of Thrones
12 War of the Ring
12 Ticket to Ride
12 Can't Stop
10 Dixit
9 King of Tokyo
5 Crokinole
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Points Classification Win Count for Stage 3: Game Mechanics

Tzolk'in demolishes the opposition to do the double. Last year's top three are nowhere (Agricola, Power Grid and Dominion.
This stage first points on the board for Tzolk'in, but also for Pandemic, Puerto Rico and Power Grid.

26, 14 Pts Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
19, 12 Pts Twilight Struggle
18, 10 Pts Pandemic
17, 8 Pts Puerto Rico
16, 7 Pts Mage Knight Board Game
15, 6 Pts Power Grid
14, 5 Pts Android: Netrunner
13, 4 Pts Terra Mystica
10, 3 Pts Dominion
10, 3 Pts Tigris & Euphrates
10, 3 Pts Battlestar Galactica
9 7 Wonders
9 Space Alert
8 Agricola
8 Galaxy Trucker
8 The Castles of Burgundy
8 Trajan
7 Roborally
7 Dominant Species
6 El Grande
6 Keyflower
6 Race for the Galaxy
6 Eclipse
6 Robinson Crusoe
6 Cosmic Encounter
5 Suburbia
5 Love Letter
5 Magic: The Gathering
5 War of the Ring
4 Hanabi
4 Through the Ages
4 Bohnanza
4 Ra
4 Brass
3 Stone Age
3 Caylus
3 Chess
3 A Game of Thrones
2 The Resistance
2 The Settlers of Catan
2 Glory to Rome
2 Ticket to Ride
1 Carcassonne
1 Flash Point
1 King of Tokyo
0 Small World
0 Lords of Waterdeep
0 Can't Stop
0 Dixit
0 Crokinole
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5. Board Game: Leader 1 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1664]
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General Classification Vote Count TOTAL to Date

Dominion jumps into the lead with 7 Wonders in close pursuit. Early leaders King of Tokyo and The Resistance fall back.
Despite not doing as well as last year, Agricola is climbing up the pack.
After two dire consecutive stages Crokinole blows its great stage 1 performance.
At the back Trajan moves out of tail-end position after lots of Mechanics votes.

198 Dominion
183 7 Wonders
175 The Resistance
167 Galaxy Trucker
160 King of Tokyo
152 Agricola
146 Roborally
145 Cosmic Encounter
139 Battlestar Galactica
138 Pandemic
130 Power Grid
129 Twilight Struggle
119 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
116 Dixit
115 Race for the Galaxy
114 Space Alert
111 Mage Knight Board Game
106 Android: Netrunner
106 Terra Mystica
102 Love Letter
95 Magic: The Gathering
94 Hanabi
89 Puerto Rico
88 Ticket to Ride
85 Can't Stop
85 Carcassonne
85 Bohnanza
84 Small World
81 The Castles of Burgundy
80 El Grande
79 The Settlers of Catan
79 Dominant Species
78 Keyflower
77 Robinson Crusoe
66 Through the Ages
62 Ra
61 Tigris & Euphrates
60 Eclipse
58 Crokinole
58 A Game of Thrones
58 Lords of Waterdeep
58 Glory to Rome
58 Suburbia
57 Stone Age
53 Chess
52 Brass
51 Trajan
48 War of the Ring
47 Flash Point
36 Caylus

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6. Board Game: Big Points [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2512]
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Points Classification Win Points TOTAL to Date

Despite getting zero points in the stage, Cosmic Encounter and The Resistance remain 1st and 2nd in Total points.
After strong stages Tzol'kin and Twilight Struggle move up in the table.

24 Cosmic Encounter
19 The Resistance/Avalon
19 Dominion (all)
18 Galaxy Trucker
18 Twilight Struggle
14 King of Tokyo
14 Roborally
14 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
13 Android: Netrunner
12 Agricola
12 Mage Knight
10 Magic: The Gathering
10 Pandemic
8 Space Alert
8 Puerto Rico
7 Race for the Galaxy
7 Battlestar Galactica
6 Dixit
6 Chess
6 Terra Mystica
6 Power Grid
5 Bohnanza
4 Love Letter
4 Crokinole
3 Ticket to Ride (all)
3 Tigris & Euphrates

All the others (24 games) have zero points.
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7. Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Decathlon [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2943]
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Knizia Jersey Top Ten (best all-rounder)

Top Ten games by minimum vote levels

54 7 Wonders
35 Pandemic
33 Galaxy Trucker
29 Dominion
26 Battlestar Galactica
25 Mage Knight Board Game
25 Carcassonne
24 The Resistance
24 Roborally
24 Twilight Struggle

Could this be the stage where 7 Wonders and Dominion drop out of the Top Ten?
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