[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 13: Ease to Learn - 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 2016 - Qualifying Stage I [POLLS] - COMPLETE
Le Tour De Geek 2016 - Qualifying Stage Deux [POLLS]
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 1: Fun
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 2 & 3: Replayability and Game Mechanics
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 4 & 5: Tension/Excitement and Theme: Quality and Fit (COMPLETE)
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 6: Good Use of Time - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 7: Value for Money - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 8: Memorability - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 9: Art/Components - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 10: Non Gamer Appeal
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 11: Intellectual Challenge - STAGE COMPLETE
[POLLS] Le Tour de Geek 2016, Stage 12: Player Interaction

Stage 13: Ease to Learn
Which games can be most easily learnt from the rulebook? What game can someone explain to you quickly and you can play a decent first game of?



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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
Codenames

Green Jersey, Points Classification, Total Points awarded for most 'Wins'. Points vary according to the importance of the stage.
Pandemic/Legacy (combo)


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


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 2012) game
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar


Red Jersey, Best Old Game, Most votes for an old (2000 or older) game
Cosmic Encounter


White on Red, Most Combative (last stage), (guideline=smallest %gap between Wins & Total Votes)
The Resistance


General and Points jerseys stay the same.
BSG grabs the King of the Mountain jersey in the last stage of that competition.
Roborally still holds the Knizia jersey, defeating Power Grid in a tie-break.
Tzolk'in's retains the New Game jersey - a jersey that keeps switching owners.
Roborally holding the Knizia means it hands off the Old game jersey to Cosmic Encounter.
The Resistance takes the Combative jersey for Player Interaction.
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2. Board Game: Le Tour [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
 
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Stage 13: Ease to Learn
Which games can be most easily learnt from the rulebook? What game can someone explain to you quickly and you can play a decent first game of?

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

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Which game is easiest to learn?
  Win Place
Codenames
Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
Agricola
Power Grid
King of Tokyo/New York
Dixit
The Resistance/Avalon
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Twilight Struggle
Galaxy Trucker 
Battlestar Galactica
Ticket to Ride (series)
Terra Mystica
Love Letter
Cosmic Encounter 
7 Wonders/Duel (combo)
Roborally
Robinson Crusoe
Dominion (series)
Castles of Burgundy
Dead of Winter
Dominant Species
Hanabi
Chess
Carcassonne (series)
Race for the Galaxy
Tigris & Euphrates
Through the Ages (combo)
Can't Stop
Bohnanza
Small World
Go
Concordia
Five Tribes
Puerto Rico
For Sale
El Grande
Lords of Waterdeep
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Splendor
Catan (series)
Hive
Crokinole
Ra
Patchwork
Stone Age
Hey, That's my Fish!
Lost Cities
Alhambra
Acquire
San Juan
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General Classification Vote Count for Stage 12: Player Interaction

The Resistance repeats its victory from the last Tour, its first stage win of this Tour. Cosmic Encounter moves up from 3rd to 2nd, pushing BSG into joint 3rd with Codenames.
An astonishing zero votes for Splendor - that hardly ever happens!

118 The Resistance/Avalon
91 Cosmic Encounter 
82 Battlestar Galactica
82 Codenames
65 Bohnanza
65 Hanabi
65 Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
57 King of Tokyo/New York
56 Dixit
49 Dead of Winter
45 Twilight Struggle
41 Small World
37 Dominant Species
37 Roborally
36 Love Letter
35 Catan (series)
33 El Grande
32 Power Grid
30 Chess
30 Tigris & Euphrates
20 Go
20 Robinson Crusoe
19 Ra
18 Hey, That's my Fish!
17 Crokinole
16 Puerto Rico
16 Terra Mystica
15 Hive
13 7 Wonders/Duel (combo)
13 Carcassonne (series)
12 Agricola
12 For Sale
11 Five Tribes
11 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
10 Ticket to Ride (series)
9 Castles of Mad King Ludwig
9 Concordia
9 Lords of Waterdeep
8 Galaxy Trucker 
7 Acquire
7 Through the Ages (combo)
6 Patchwork
5 Dominion (series)
4 Stone Age
3 Alhambra
3 Can't Stop
3 Race for the Galaxy
2 Castles of Burgundy
2 Lost Cities
2 San Juan
0 Splendor

Zero! Wow!

Points Classification Win Count for Stage 12: Player Interaction

A nice joint Points victory for The Resistance and Cosmic Encounter, with BSG again pushed into 3rd.

35 10 Pts The Resistance/Avalon
35 10 Pts Cosmic Encounter 
30 6 Pts Battlestar Galactica
21 5 Pts Bohnanza
20 4 Pts Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
17 3 Pts Codenames
13 2 Pts Hanabi
11 1 Pts Twilight Struggle
10 Pts El Grande
8 Pts Dixit
 
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4. Board Game: Leader 1 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1666]
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General Classification Vote Count TOTAL to Date

A very good round for Codenames, much better than its closest challengers, sees it extend its lead again. Pandemic also pulls away from 3rd placed Agricola. The Resistance's stage win jumps it up the rankings.
Codenames should do well this round, last time Dixit, King of Tokyo, Ticket to Ride and Crokinole did well. So this looks like a last chance round for Codenames to extend its lead to something potentially unassailable, even if it has a disaster in round 14 & 15 (which it could well!).

991 Codenames
759 Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
647 Agricola
646 Power Grid
643 King of Tokyo/New York
632 Dixit
616 The Resistance/Avalon
614 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
597 Twilight Struggle
591 Galaxy Trucker 
583 Battlestar Galactica
540 Ticket to Ride (series)
528 Terra Mystica
510 Love Letter
482 Cosmic Encounter 
480 7 Wonders/Duel (combo)
455 Roborally
423 Robinson Crusoe
419 Castles of Burgundy
419 Dominion (series)
417 Dead of Winter
404 Dominant Species
387 Hanabi
376 Chess
366 Carcassonne (series)
366 Race for the Galaxy
363 Tigris & Euphrates
362 Through the Ages (combo)
349 Can't Stop
343 Bohnanza
338 Small World
333 Concordia
333 Go
324 Five Tribes
316 Puerto Rico
302 For Sale
300 El Grande
276 Lords of Waterdeep
265 Castles of Mad King Ludwig
265 Splendor
254 Catan (series)
244 Hive
241 Crokinole
240 Ra
234 Patchwork
220 Stone Age
184 Hey, That's my Fish!
182 Lost Cities
173 Alhambra
151 Acquire
143 San Juan
 
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5. Board Game: Big Points [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2518]
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Points Classification Win Points TOTAL to Date

Three points for Codenames keeps Pandemic at bay, just, but BSG makes up some ground.
Cosmic Encounter and The Resistance with their 10 points move up a couple of places.
Bohnanza got its first points on the board.

57 Codenames
56 Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
52 Battlestar Galactica
49 Twilight Struggle
44 Cosmic Encounter 
41 Galaxy Trucker 
39 Agricola
37 The Resistance/Avalon
28 Dixit
26 Dominion (series)
25 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
24 Terra Mystica
23 Castles of Burgundy
23 Robinson Crusoe
23 Love Letter
23 Power Grid
19 Race for the Galaxy
18 7 Wonders/Duel (combo)
15 Go
14 Ticket to Ride (series)
13 King of Tokyo/New York
13 Chess
11 Dead of Winter
9 Carcassonne (series)
9 Through the Ages (combo)
9 Dominant Species
8 Roborally
7 Can't Stop
7 Tigris & Euphrates
6 For Sale
5 Crokinole
5 Hanabi
5 Bohnanza
3 Concordia
3 Five Tribes
3 Puerto Rico

All the others (15 games) have zero points.
 
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6. Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Decathlon [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2945]
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Knizia Jersey Top Ten (best all-rounder)

Top Ten games by minimum vote levels:

25 Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
10 Roborally
10 Power Grid
8 Battlestar Galactica
8 Agricola
7 Cosmic Encounter 
7 7 Wonders/Duel (combo)
6 Dixit
6 Five Tribes
6 Castles of Mad King Ludwig
6 Tigris & Euphrates
6 Carcassonne (series)

Dominion vanishes from the chart after getting a 5.
Can Pandemic keep its huge lead this round?
We could see a lot of the games suffer this round.
 
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7. Board Game: King of the Mountain [Average Rating:3.57 Unranked]
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King of the Mountain

We've completed all of the KotM stages, so we have our rundown of the scores for this jersey:

464 Pandemic/Legacy (combo)
426 Battlestar Galactica
374 Galaxy Trucker 
369 The Resistance/Avalon
361 Codenames
339 King of Tokyo/New York
320 Dead of Winter
302 Cosmic Encounter 
300 Dixit
291 Twilight Struggle
290 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
271 Roborally
260 Robinson Crusoe

However, the winner of this jersey will hand it off if it gets a higher ranked jersey (Yellow, Points, Knizia).
 
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