2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 4 - The Sweet Sixteen - VOTING COMPLETE
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32 games took part in Round 3.
Last round saw the #1 BGG game and #4 Super-seed, Pandemic Legacy go out of the contest!
Only 3 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 Wednesday 6 July.

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:
13,475 Total Votes (2015 Round 2 Geek Madness had 28,826, 2016 Major League Boards had 9,219)
421 average votes per game (2015 GM 901, 2016 MLB 288) compared to 404 Round 2.
6 of 16 Upsets by Lower-seeded Teams

Highest single vote
(winner): Ticket to Ride (3rd time!) with 604 Votes
Lowest single vote (winner): Castles of Mad King Ludwig with 383 Votes
Biggest Loser: A Feast for Odin with 257 Votes
Highest single vote (loser): Tigris & Euphrates with 425 Votes
Most Heated Race: Ticket to Ride vs. Five Tribes with 926 Combined Votes
Coldest Race: El Grande vs. A Feast for Odin with 733 Combined Votes
Biggest Blowout: Ticket to Ride crushed Five Tribes with 30% Difference (282 vote difference)
Tightest Race: Roll for the Galaxy over Galaxy Trucker 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
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 3 - Last 32 - 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 has ended for this round, the next round is here:
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 5 - The Elite Eight - COMPLETE
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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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1 Agricola
48 Ticket to Ride
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Round 3 1 Agricola defeated 33 Viticulture (combo) 499-364
Agricola entered in the Last 32 stage as the #1 Super seed

Round 3 48 Ticket to Ride defeated 49 Five Tribes 604-322
Round 2 48 Ticket to Ride defeated 17 Blood Rage 646-289
Round 1 48 Ticket to Ride defeated 73 Santorini 852-303

So the #1 Super seed goes up against the game that has garnered the most votes in every round so far!
Ticket to Ride is also the lowest ranked game left in the contest.

Should be Ticket to Ride (series) btw.
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2. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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57 Pandemic
56 Castles of Mad King Ludwig
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Round 3 57 Pandemic defeated 96 Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King 543-357
Round 2 57 Pandemic defeated 8 Star Wars: Rebellion 570-332
Round 1 57 Pandemic defeated 64 Crokinole 767-399

Round 3 56 Castles of Mad King Ludwig defeated 97 Trajan 383-380
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

So the #1 BGG game may be out, but its Daddy carries on.
These are the lowest seeds left in the contest after they both saw off Top 10 opposition earlier on.
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3. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:53]
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5 Through the Ages (combo)
53 El Grande
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Round 3 5 Through the Ages (combo) defeated 28 Le Havre 391-379
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 3 53 El Grande defeated 44 A Feast for Odin 476-257
Round 2 53 El Grande defeated 12 7 Wonders Duel 461-389
Round 1 53 El Grande defeated 68 Troyes 520-377

El Grande didn't make it this far in the last official Geek Madness in 2015 while TtA did, but then went out (to Galaxy Trucker). So one of them is going look very good out of this.
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4. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:50]
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52 Lords of Waterdeep
36 7 Wonders
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Round 3 52 Lords of Waterdeep defeated 45 Tigris & Euphrates 452-425
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 3 36 7 Wonders defeated 4 Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 518-391
Round 2 36 7 Wonders defeated 29 Orléans 507-357
Round 1 36 7 Wonders defeated 85 Hanabi 831-366

Looking forward to discussion of which has the deepest, most immersive theme.
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5. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:58]
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2 Power Grid
50 Roll for the Galaxy
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Round 3 2 Power Grid defeated 34 Concordia 454-367
Power Grid entered in the Last 32 stage as the #2 Super seed

Round 3 50 Roll for the Galaxy defeated 47 Galaxy Trucker 419-418
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
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6. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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7 Terra Mystica
55 Stone Age
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Round 3 7 Terra Mystica defeated 82 Ra 439-387
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 3 55 Stone Age defeated 42 Patchwork 449-388
Round 2 55 Stone Age defeated 10 Scythe 436-398
Round 1 55 Stone Age defeated 66 Love Letter 641-482
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7. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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6 Twilight Struggle
54 Dominion (series)
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Round 3 6 Twilight Struggle defeated 27 Brass 430-338
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 3 54 Dominion (series) defeated 22 Great Western Trail 462-367
Round 2 54 Dominion (series) defeated 11 Terraforming Mars 446-420
Round 1 54 Dominion (series) defeated 67 Alhambra 662-384
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8. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:11]
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14 The Castles of Burgundy
3 Puerto Rico
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Round 3 14 The Castles of Burgundy defeated 46 Carcassonne 486-416
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 3 3 Puerto Rico defeated 30 Codenames 491-423
Puerto Rico entered in the Last 32 stage as the #4 Super seed

This pairing could have been a semi final, but with PR getting super-seed status and CoB not, we see them meet earlier.
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