Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: Final Four (Rd. 5) - VOTING CLOSED
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Round 5 presents familiar faces to the Final Four but in a new fashion. A:NR has been here the last 2 years and 7W repeats last years performance. PR hasn't been here since 2012 while TTR hasn't been here since 2008 when it finished second overall. Both pairings are a rematch of previous years both sets having faced-off exactly once before.

For the first time, Geek Madness has accumulated over 100,000 votes in a single season. Tally so far 103,225 through 4 rounds.

Voting Is Closed for This Round

Round 6 Link: Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: CHAMPIONSHIP - VOTING CLOSED

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Interesting Tid-Bits:
7,600 Total Votes (950 average), a decrease of 1.1% over last year in this round.
2 Upsets by Lower-ranked Teams
The final Sophomore was eliminated while the only remaining Write-In chugs along.

Highest single vote (winner): 7 Wonders with 1,110 Votes
Lowest single vote (winner): Puerto Rico with 935 Votes
Highest single vote (loser): Terra Mystica with 953 Votes
Biggest Loser: Galaxy Trucker* with 839 Votes
Most Heated Race: 7 Wonders vs. Pandemic with 1,958 Combined Votes
Coldest Race: Puerto Rico vs. Galaxy Trucker* with 1,774 Combined Votes
Biggest Blowout: 7 Wonders vs. Pandemic with 13.4% Difference (262 vote difference)
Tightest Race: Puerto Rico vs. Galaxy Trucker* with 2.51% Difference (48 vote difference)

Previous Rounds:
Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: Preliminary Round - CLOSED
Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 1 - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 2 - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: Sweet 16 (Rd. 3) - VOTING CLOSED
Official 2015 Geek Madness Tournament: Elite 8 (Rd. 4) - VOTING CLOSED

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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43]
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17 7 Wonders vs. 45 Ticket to Ride (Series)*

Fourth Round: d. Pandemic 1110-848
Third Round: d. Hanabi* 1527-750
Second Round: d. Tzolk'in 1150-590
First Round: d. Carcassonne* 1179-753

Comment: 7W can accumulate votes gaining the most for a round once again while soundly beating its opponent. It currently sits at 7th on the all-tim vote list just ahead of A:NR.

Rematch: 7W beat out TTR in 2012 by 31 points in the very first round.
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:127] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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17 7 Wonders vs. 45 Ticket to Ride (Series)*

Fourth Round: d. Agricola 980-932
Third Round: d. Keyflower 1344-765
Second Round: d. Le Havre 1160-629
First Round: d. Dominion (Series) 989-986

Comment: TTR took out former champ Agricola for its 2nd chance to potnetially get to the Finals.
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3. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:42]
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7 Android: Netrunner vs. 6 Puerto Rico

Fourth Round: d. Terra Mystica 1003-953
Third Round: d. Power Grid 1537-1365
Second Round: d. Battlestar Galactica 1132-1061
First Round: d. Concordia* 1107-786

Comment: With a lot less fanfare, A:NR continues its undefeated streak.

Rematch: A:NR trampled over PR in the 4th round of last year by over 100 points.
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4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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7 Android: Netrunner vs. 6 Puerto Rico

Fourth Round: d. Galaxy Trucker* 935-839
Third Round: d. The Castles of Burgundy 1082-966
Second Round: d. Lords of Waterdeep 1045-921
First Round: d. Cosmic Encounter* 1066-760

Comment: PR quietly took out GT's meteoric rise this year.
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5. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2245]
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The Elite 8 duke it out for placing purposes. The losers of the last round will compete against the team on the same side of the bracket. Winners will advance to a play off to see who places 5th and 6th. Losers will face off to see who places 7th and 8th. This has no bearing on the awards passed out as all of the following will be officially recorded as Quarter-Finalists winning the Purple Medal.
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6. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:73]
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41 Pandemic vs. 5 Agricola

Fourth Round: lost to 7 Wonders 1110-848
Third Round: d. Eclipse 1221-994
Second Round: d. Mage Knight Board Game 1153-769
First Round: d. El Grande 1044-669

Comment: Pandemic's 1,000+ streak this season was eradicated by 7W 1,000+ streak this season.
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7. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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41 Pandemic vs. 5 Agricola

Fourth Round: lost to Ticket to Ride (Series)* 980-932
Third Round: d. Robinson Crusoe 1297-782
Second Round: d. The Resistance (Series) 1122-979
First Round: d. Splendor* 1081-754

Comment: The Gric's undefeated streak against TTR ended.
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8. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:8]
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2 Terra Mystica vs. 46 Galaxy Trucker*

Fourth Round: lost to Android: Netrunner 1003-953
Third Round: d. King of Tokyo* 1137-1055
Second Round: d. Tigris & Euphrates 981-695
First Round: d. Love Letter* 957-941

Comment: Best Sophomore, this 2014 class member resestablished the #2 seed as a worthy contender.
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9. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:130]
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2 Terra Mystica vs. 46 Galaxy Trucker*

Fourth Round: lost to Puerto Rico 935-839
Third Round: d. Through the Ages 1027-864
Second Round: d. War of the Ring (Both) 939-600
First Round: d. Dead of Winter 925-752

Comment: Going boldy where it has never gone before, GT falls short of the Final Four.
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