2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Semi Finals - The Final Four (Rnd 6) - COMPLETE
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8 games took part in Round 5.
El Grande pulled off an incredible upset against the 2015 winner, 7 Wonders to go further in the contest than it has since 2008!
The final remaining BGG Top Ten game (Terra Mystica) was eliminated from 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 Tuesday 18 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:
4,066 Total Votes (2015 Round 4 Geek Madness had 7,600, 2016 Major League Boards had 2,216)
508 average votes per game (2015 GM 950, 2016 MLB 277) compared to 476 Round 4.
1 of 4 Upsets by Lower-seeded Teams

Highest single vote
(winner): Ticket to Ride with 591 Votes
Lowest single vote (winner): Castles of Burgundy with 512 Votes
Biggest Loser: Terra Mystica with 441 Votes
Highest single vote (loser): 7 Wonders with 508 Votes
Most Heated Race: Pandemic vs. Ticket to Ride with 1054 Combined Votes
Coldest Race: Power Grid vs. Terra Mystica with 977 Combined Votes
Biggest Blowout: Power Grid de-mystified Terra Mystica with 10% Difference (95 vote difference)
Tightest Race: El Grande over 7 Wonders with 1% Difference (10 votes 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
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 4 - The Sweet Sixteen - VOTING COMPLETE
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: Round 5 - The Elite Eight - 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 Final is here:
2017 Geek Madness Tournament: CHAMPIONSHIP - COMPLETE
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1. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:53]
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48 Ticket to Ride
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Round 5 48 Ticket to Ride (series) defeated 57 Pandemic 591-463
Round 4 48 Ticket to Ride defeated 1 Agricola 508-507
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

Round 5 53 El Grande defeated 36 7 Wonders 518-508
Round 4 53 El Grande defeated 5 Through the Ages (combo) 461-368
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 defeats the last ever official champion of Geek Madness (though it wasn't formally announced), 7 Wonders. This is the farthest that El Grande has got in the contest since making the semis in 2008.

Ticket to Ride made the semi-finals in the last two years, but hasn't made it to the Final since 2008 (where maybe it beat El Grande in the semis?).
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2. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:11]
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Round 5 2 Power Grid defeated 7 Terra Mystica 536-441
Round 4 2 Power Grid defeated 50 Roll for the Galaxy 577-358
Round 3 2 Power Grid defeated 34 Concordia 454-367
Power Grid entered in the Last 32 stage as the #2 Super seed

Round 5 14 The Castles of Burgundy defeated 54 Dominion (series) 512-497
Round 4 14 The Castles of Burgundy defeated 3 Puerto Rico 477-460
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

Power Grid seems to have had a much easier run-in that CoB. This is a repeat of the Major Leagues Boards final of last year, where Power Grid won 306-269.
Last year was also the only time that Castles has even made it into the last eight of Geek Madness! Here it is the highest BGG ranked game left.
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3. Board Game: Space: 1999 [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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Spacer 2 is here to make you understand that the games below are the losers from the Elite Eight, here to compete for spots 5-8.
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Round 4 57 Pandemic defeated 56 Castles of Mad King Ludwig 583-363
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 4 36 7 Wonders defeated 52 Lords of Waterdeep 591-379
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
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5. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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54 Dominion (series)
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Round 4 7 Terra Mystica defeated 55 Stone Age 484-417
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 4 54 Dominion (series) defeated 6 Twilight Struggle 489-457
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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