2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 3 - Last 32 - VOTING COMPLETE
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56 games took part in Round 2. Here the 28 winners are joined by the 4 Superseeds to make the Last 32. So now we are just like an old school Geek Madness (round 2).
Only 4 of the BGG Top Ten remain in the contest.

Every Spring, we pit the top 64-seeded teams against each other to crown one game the Geek-Certified Aldie Award winner. This is a single-elimination tournament where the game with the most votes advances to the next round. This year we will have more than 64 (with 116 and an extra round) and we are a little late from the usual March Madness period.

You may vote for any games, whether you have owned or played them. 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 moderately civil! Please feel free to comment on the games and match-ups, and most importantly, have fun!
Voting will end probably around midnight Sunday 18th June.

IMPORTANT: This is meant as a fun competition. Please only vote with your main User account, i.e., ONE VOTE PER PERSON PER MATCH-UP PER ROUND. Do not create "dummy" or shill accounts to vote multiple times as those votes will be voided if discovered.



An interactive Excel copy can be found here: 2017 Geek Madness Blank Bracket
To check out the prediction competition/challonge, check out this: 2017 Geek Madness Prediction Competition--Now Accepting Entries

Interesting Tid-Bits:
22,616 Total Votes (2015 Round 1 Geek Madness had 49,806, 2016 Major League Boards had 21,780, though 2017 had 4 less match-ups, so 8 less games to vote for)
404 average votes per game (2015 GM 767, 2016 MLB 340) compared to 477 Round 1.
19 of 28 Upsets by Lower-seeded Teams

Highest single vote
(winner): Ticket to Ride (again!) with 646 Votes
Lowest single vote (winner): Great Western Trail with 355 Votes
Biggest Loser: Star Wars: Imperial Assault with 261 Votes
Highest single vote (loser): King of Tokyo with 440 Votes
Most Heated Race: Ticket to Ride vs. Blood Rage with 935 Combined Votes
Coldest Race: A Feast for Odin vs. 21 Mechs vs. Minions with 672 Combined Votes
Biggest Blowout: Ticket to Ride crushed Blood Rage with 38% Difference (357 vote difference)
Tightest Race: Through the Ages (combo) narrowly defeated King of Tokyo with 0.1% Difference (1 vote difference!)

Previous Rounds:
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Preliminary Round - VOTING OVER!
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 1 - VOTING COMPLETE
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 2 - VOTING COMPLETE

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History:

For more information on the history of the Geek Madness, check out the wiki page: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Geek_Madness

Voting for this round is complete, the next round is here:
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 4 - The Sweet Sixteen - VOTING COMPLETE
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1. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:120]
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1 Agricola
33 Viticulture (combo)
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Agricola entered this round as a Super-seed

Round 2 33 Viticulture (combo) defeated 89 Kemet 478-298
Round 1 33 Viticulture (combo) defeated 88 Deep Sea Adventure 648-281
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2. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:51]
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49 Five Tribes
48 Ticket to Ride
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Round 2 49 Five Tribes defeated 16 Mage Knight Board Game 467-386
Round 1 49 Five Tribes defeated 72 Small World 598-575

Round 2 48 Ticket to Ride defeated 17 Blood Rage 646-289
Round 1 48 Ticket to Ride defeated 73 Santorini 852-303

Ticket to Ride got the most votes of any game in Round 1 & Round 2. Can Five Tribes slow it down?
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3. Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:152]
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57 Pandemic
96 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
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Round 2 57 Pandemic defeated 8 Star Wars: Rebellion 570-332
Round 1 57 Pandemic defeated 64 Crokinole 767-399

Round 2 96 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King defeated 40 Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game 477-336
Round 1 96 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King defeated 25 Food Chain Magnate 478-444

Isle of Skye is the second lowest seed left in the contest.
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4. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:71]
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56 Castles of Mad King Ludwig
97 Trajan
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Round 2 56 Castles of Mad King Ludwig defeated 9 Gloomhaven 403-365
Round 1 56 Castles of Mad King Ludwig defeated 65 Suburbia 511-484

Round 2 97 Trajan defeated 80 Mysterium 421-350
Round 1 97 Trajan defeated 24 Arkham Horror: The Card Game 541-393

Trajan is the lowest seed left in the contest.
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5. Board Game: Le Havre [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:36]
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5 Through the Ages (combo)
28 Le Havre
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Round 2 5 Through the Ages (combo) defeated 60 King of Tokyo 441-440
Round 1 5 Through the Ages (combo) defeated 116 Age of Industry 633-183

Round 2 28 Le Havre defeated 84 Jaipur 443-362
Round 1 28 Le Havre defeated 93 Notre Dame 559-327

Through the Ages remains one of the few top ranked games left in the contest, but was nearly dumped out by King of Tokyo - a single vote in it!
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6. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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53 El Grande
44 A Feast for Odin
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Round 2 53 El Grande defeated 12 7 Wonders Duel 461-389
Round 1 53 El Grande defeated 68 Troyes 520-377

Round 2 44 A Feast for Odin defeated 21 Mechs vs. Minions 388-284
Round 1 44 A Feast for Odin defeated 77 Magic: The Gathering 556-422

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7. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:50]
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52 Lords of Waterdeep
45 Tigris & Euphrates
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Round 2 52 Lords of Waterdeep defeated 13 Caverna: The Cave Farmers 470-353
Round 1 52 Lords of Waterdeep defeated 69 Civilization 673-323

Round 2 45 Tigris & Euphrates defeated 20 Mansions of Madness (combo) 480-300
Round 1 45 Tigris & Euphrates defeated 76 The Resistance: Avalon 596-408
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8. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:41]
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36 7 Wonders
4 Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
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Pandemic Legacy enters as the #4 Super-seed. If it had been seeded based on BGG rank it would have been the #1 Seed.

Round 2 36 7 Wonders defeated 29 Orléans 507-357
Round 1 36 7 Wonders defeated 85 Hanabi 831-366

So if the brackets had played out in a different way I wouldn't have been surprised if this had been the Final or Semi-final. BGG #1 vs the last official Geek Madness winner (2015).
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9. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:23]
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2 Power Grid
34 Concordia
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Power grid enters the contest as the #2 Super-seed.

Round 2 34 Concordia defeated 31 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar 395-364
Round 1 34 Concordia defeated 87 Cthulhu Wars 682-211
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10. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:58]
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50 Roll for the Galaxy
47 Galaxy Trucker
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Round 2 50 Roll for the Galaxy defeated 15 War of the Ring (combo) 432-352
Round 1 50 Roll for the Galaxy defeated 71 Memoir '44 573-405

Round 2 47 Galaxy Trucker defeated 18 Star Wars: Imperial Assault 515-261
Round 1 47 Galaxy Trucker defeated 74 Takenoko 593-446

Both of these come through having upset their previous opponents.
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11. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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7 Terra Mystica
82 Ra
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Round 2 7 Terra Mystica defeated 58 Star Realms 524-302
Round 1 7 Terra Mystica defeated 114 The Oracle of Delphi 651-198

Round 2 82 Ra defeated 26 Android: Netrunner 514-373
Round 1 82 Ra defeated 39 Eldritch Horror 597-367

The failure of the Netrunner fans to turn up means Ra pulls off a big upset and also spoils my prediction bracket.
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12. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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55 Stone Age
42 Patchwork
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Round 2 55 Stone Age defeated 10 Scythe 436-398
Round 1 55 Stone Age defeated 66 Love Letter 641-482

Round 2 42 Patchwork defeated 23 Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island 446-331
Round 1 42 Patchwork defeated 79 Bohnanza 585-423

Sew many puns last round. We were blanketed in them. Had us in stitches.
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13. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:34]
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6 Twilight Struggle
27 Brass
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Round 2 6 Twilight Struggle defeated 62 For Sale 466-343
Round 1 6 Twilight Struggle defeated 115 Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000 734-254

Round 2 27 Brass defeated 38 Caylus 361-325
Round 1 27 Brass defeated 94 Snowdonia 489-230

A big contrast for these last round, Brass winning the heavyweight bout whilst TS took on a fabulous lightweight. But another heavyweight clash is the result.
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14. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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54 Dominion (series)
22 Great Western Trail
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Round 2 54 Dominion (series) defeated 11 Terraforming Mars 446-420
Round 1 54 Dominion (series) defeated 67 Alhambra 662-384

Round 2 22 Great Western Trail defeated 43 Dominant Species 355-327
Round 1 22 Great Western Trail defeated 99 Leaving Earth 500-189

Not sure Dominion is really the underdog here.
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15. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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14 The Castles of Burgundy
46 Carcassonne
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Round 2 14 The Castles of Burgundy defeated 51 Race for the Galaxy 435-386
Round 1 14 The Castles of Burgundy defeated 107 Raiders of the North Sea 677-169

Round 2 46 Carcassonne defeated 19 Eclipse 520-300
Round 1 46 Carcassonne defeated 75 Evolution: Climate 684-300

A big clash here. CoB usually does very well in these contests and was nearly a Superseed, but Carc's popularity means it punches well above its Rank weight.
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16. Board Game: Codenames [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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30 Codenames
3 Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico enters as the #3 Super-seed.

Round 2 30 Codenames defeated 35 Keyflower 453-343
Round 1 30 Codenames defeated 91 RoboRally 675-361

Codenames continues to surprise in these popularity contests. Looking like its going to win the General category in Le Tour de Geek and here cruising through the rounds.
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