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Hello!

Did I created a monster while trying to destroy them? Ah, the irony. This competition started with the idea of creating some discussion around books and games, and also one tournament where the usual suspects would be part of, but likely wouldn't win. This was to create some suspense over the result. But now, 7 Wonders Dual & Sherlock are cruising past the competition. I hope it is just that, so far, it took on weaker foes - as there are other pretty strong competitors. We shall see.

And what about Viticulture & Raven beating Eclipse & Brave New World by a single vote?!


The idea:

The idea is: picture yourself playing the game and, in between turns, taking a breather to read the novel it is paired with. It the game is short, you might have to play it several times. Still, by the end of some time, you will have played the game and read the book. It might not be between turns. It can be before the actual play, afterwards. The only consideration is this: what duo would give you the best time (regardless (or maybe not) of the amount of it)? Which pairing would give you the best time?


Previous round:
1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round


Next round:
Semi-finals


The basics:

- I gather the top 32 games of the last Majors tournament and 32 games with good results in other contests, and/or with a big amount of reputation (both ill or otherwise) and formed the brackets.

- How they are seeded? By results in previous competitions (when applicable), otherwise, mostly random. The higher seeds will have books normally not connected with the word "quality"; while the lower seeds will be paired with books considered to be among the best ever written.

- Some games were united to form one entry - it is possible, probable even, that a few games that should form one entry, didn't. I'm sorry for this.


Rules:

For each match-up, vote for your favorite game by clicking on the box by its name. This round ends May 25th, without a definitive end hour (will end when I choose). A thumb for the GeekList is not required but encouraged and appreciated! Please help this stay on the front page to attract the attention of the most voters. Thanks!

You may vote for any games/books, whether you have owned or played them; or read or don't the book. You can vote based on any criteria that is important to you. You can cheer for your team, recruit legitimate voters, and rib the other team - just keep it modestly civil! Please feel free to comment on the games and match-ups, and most importantly, have fun!





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1. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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33 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar & Animal Farm
24 Scythe & Frankenstein
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33 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar & Animal Farm, by George Orwell
1st Rd: d. Pandemic & The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
2nd Rd: d. Power Grid & Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
3rd Rd: d. War of the Ring (combo) & Lord of the Flies, by William Golding


24 Scythe & Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
1st Rd: d. Cosmic Encounter & Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
2nd Rd: d. Agricola & The Host, by Stephenie Meyer
3rd Rd: d. Five Tribes & One Thousand and One Nights
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2. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72]
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13 Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island & Robinson Crusoe
53 Tigris & Euphrates & Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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13 Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island & Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
1st Rd: d. Battlestar Galactica & To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
2nd Rd: d. Terraforming Mars & A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
3rd Rd: d. Le Havre & The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway


53 Tigris & Euphrates & Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
1st Rd: d. King of Tokyo & Ulysses, by James Joyce
2nd Rd: d. Splendor & The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
3rd Rd: d. Brass: Lancashire & Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
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3. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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15 Dominion (series) & The Count of Monte Cristo
23 7 Wonders Duel & The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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15 Dominion (series) & The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
1st Rd: d. Twilight Imperium (3rd Ed) & The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger
2nd Rd: d. El Grande & King Lear, by William Shakespeare
3rd Rd: d. Keyflower & Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman


23 7 Wonders Duel & The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
1st Rd: d. Small World & The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer
2nd Rd: d. Yahtzee & Nineteen Eighty Four, by George Orwell
3rd Rd: d. Patchwork & Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
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4. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:127]
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14 Race for the Galaxy & Dracula
22 Viticulture & The Raven and Other Poems
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14 Race for the Galaxy & Dracula, by Bram Stoker
1st Rd: d. Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Ed.) & Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
2nd Rd: d. Love Letter & The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3rd Rd: d. Concordia & Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo


22 Viticulture & The Raven and Other Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
1st Rd: d. Galaxy Trucker & Paradise Lost, by John Milton
2nd Rd: d. Star Wars: Rebellion & Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
3rd Rd: d. Eclipse & Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
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