GCL Madness 2016 - Round 8
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Round 8 Structure

We're down to our final four, with Race for the Galaxy, Go / Weiqi, and Food Chain Magnate surviving the Losers' bracket. Twilight Struggle has already beaten two of these games, so a win over Food Chain Magnate will clinch the championship; the only way it can fail to earn at least a share of the championship is if Food Chain Magnate wins both its matches and Race for the Galaxy beats Go / Weiqi.

There are 12 games left in the consolation bracket - the 4 winners from Round 7 are joined by the 5 knocked out of the main bracket in Round 6 and the 3 knocked out in Round 7. Each game will be a part of two matches - one three-way and one four-way, and the final standings will take into account the results of both (as well as previous losses in the tournament).

I have also added some bonus matches (including recent consolation exits along with a few other games based on results vs. games still in the tournament), and an item for a complete ranking of all the games (for a group pairwise ranking).

General Rules

Voting is open only to GameChat League members and regular contributors to a GCL (others will be disregarded). If you are not on a GCL roster, please add a comment letting me know which GCL(s) you contribute to so that your vote is not ignored. If you are a member/contributor, feel free to vote even if you haven't nominated or voted in previous rounds!

In each matchup, vote for as many games as you like - how you determine your favorite(s) is up to you. You are of course free to abstain if you feel you are not able to make a sufficiently informed decision; however, you are not required to have played any of the games to vote.

New this year: Vote trading will not be allowed in the main tournament (Rounds 1-9).

Ties will be broken by number of nominations, followed by number of top 12 lists, followed by Borda count, followed by me holding up pictures of the two games and letting my 2.5 3.5 4.5 month old choose.

In some cases similar games were combined, and entries with multiple editions are meant to include all/your-choice-of-all editions. Expansions are also included (if you prefer).

Vote with your thumbs! Each round will last about four days. If you haven't already, make sure you subscribe to GCL Madness Subscription Thread so you don't miss a round...

GCL Madness 2016 - Round 7
GCL Madness 2016 - Round 6
GCL Madness 2016 - Round 5
GCL Madness 2016 - Round 4
GCL Madness 2016 - Round 3
GCL Madness 2016 - Round 2
GCL Madness 2016 - Round 1
GCL Madness 2016 - Preliminary Round
GCL Madness 2016 - Nominations
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51. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary [Average Rating:8.27 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.27 Unranked]
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary
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10th Place: Ticket to Ride (Family)

Round 8: Ticket to Ride (Family) (21), Codenames (13), San Juan (9)
Round 7: Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (14), Ticket to Ride (Family) (14), Indonesia (11), Pax Pamir (8)
Round 5: Agricola (19), Ticket to Ride (Family) (19)
Round 4: Ticket to Ride (Family) (23), Antiquity (16)
Round 3: Food Chain Magnate (21), Ticket to Ride (Family) (18)
Round 2: Ticket to Ride (Family) (20), YINSH (16)
Round 1: Ticket to Ride (Family) (21), Goa (15), Argent: The Consortium (7)
Nominated by: Butterfly0038, lacxox, saccenti
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52. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:31]
Board Game: Agricola
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9th Place: Agricola

Round 8: Tigris & Euphrates (17), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (16), Agricola (11), Innovation (10)
Round 8: Agricola (16), Ra (12), Battle Line / Schotten Totten (11)
Round 7: Go / Weiqi (20), Agricola (17)
Round 6: Agricola (22), Age of Steam (19)
Round 5: Agricola (19), Ticket to Ride (Family) (19)
Round 4: Food Chain Magnate (20), Agricola (17)
Round 3: Agricola (23), Dominion (15)
Round 2: Agricola (18), A Study in Emerald (17)
Round 1: Agricola (21), Volta (11), Memoir '44 (6)
Nominated by: Butterfly0038, drbobjack, indigopotter, mith
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53. Board Game: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.43 Overall Rank:6]
Board Game: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
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8th Place: Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization

Round 8: Tigris & Euphrates (17), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (16), Agricola (11), Innovation (10)
Round 8: Bohnanza (16), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (12), El Grande (12)
Round 7: Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (14), Ticket to Ride (Family) (14), Indonesia (11), Pax Pamir (8)
Round 6: Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (19), San Juan (14), 6 nimmt! / Category 5 (8)
Round 4: Taj Mahal (21), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (20)
Round 3: Go / Weiqi (20), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (18)
Round 2: Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (21), La Granja (12)
Round 1: Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (22), Ponzi Scheme (13), Magic: The Gathering (5)
Nominated by: Dormammu, mith, Thesp
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54. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:119]
Board Game: Age of Steam
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7th Place: Age of Steam

Round 8: Age of Steam (13), Dominion (12), El Grande (12), Battle Line / Schotten Totten (12)
Round 8: Age of Steam (15), Innovation (13), Taj Mahal (12)
Round 6: Agricola (22), Age of Steam (19)
Round 5: Age of Steam (15), Chicago Express / Wabash Cannonball (15)
Round 4: Twilight Struggle (23), Age of Steam (14)
Round 3: Age of Steam (19), Indonesia (13)
Round 2: Age of Steam (19), San Juan (17)
Round 1: Age of Steam (21), Andean Abyss (11), Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game (7)
Nominated by: Cole Wehrle, Phrim, woodnoggin
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55. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:450]
Board Game: Bohnanza
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6th Place: Bohnanza

Round 8: Bohnanza (16), Kingdom Builder (12), Ra (10), Taj Mahal (7)
Round 8: Bohnanza (16), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (12), El Grande (12)
Round 7: Bohnanza (15), The Great Zimbabwe (10), Chicago Express / Wabash Cannonball (10), YINSH (7)
Round 6: Bohnanza (16), Patchwork (15), Mage Knight Board Game (13)
Round 5: Bohnanza (26), Eclipse (5)
Round 4: Bohnanza (19), Roll for the Galaxy (13), Keyflower (10), Carcassonne (9)
Round 3: Bohnanza (24), Tichu (12), Magic: The Gathering (10)
Round 2: Bohnanza (28), Xiangqi (6)
Round 0: Wild Card Group 2: Battle Line / Schotten Totten (14), Puerto Rico (12), Castles of Mad King Ludwig (11), Bohnanza (10), Catan (10), Sticheln (10), etc.
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56. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:92]
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
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5th Place: Tigris & Euphrates

Round 8: Tigris & Euphrates (17), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (16), Agricola (11), Innovation (10)
Round 8: Tigris & Euphrates (19), Dominion (14), Kingdom Builder (9)
Round 6: Food Chain Magnate (19), Tigris & Euphrates (18)
Round 5: Tigris & Euphrates (21), El Grande (14)
Round 4: Go / Weiqi (21), Tigris & Euphrates (20)
Round 3: Tigris & Euphrates (21), Battle Line / Schotten Totten (21)
Round 2: Tigris & Euphrates (22), Taj Mahal (14)
Round 1: Tigris & Euphrates (21), Roll for the Galaxy (18), The U.S. Civil War (3)
Nominated by: smorange, Jugular, lacxox, tommynomad
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57. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:57]
Board Game: Race for the Galaxy
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4th Place: Race for the Galaxy

Round 8: Food Chain Magnate (19), Race for the Galaxy (16)
Round 8: Go / Weiqi (22), Race for the Galaxy (18)
Round 7: Race for the Galaxy (21), Battle Line / Schotten Totten (16)
Round 6: Race for the Galaxy (22), Kingdom Builder (18)
Round 5: Twilight Struggle (23), Race for the Galaxy (16)
Round 4: Race for the Galaxy (22), Container (19)
Round 3: Race for the Galaxy (21), Ra (19)
Round 2: Race for the Galaxy (19), Wir sind das Volk! (18)
Round 1: Race for the Galaxy (26), Bridge (16), Baseball Highlights 2045 (12)
Nominated by: larryjrice, Thesp, Butterfly0038, Dormammu, mith
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58. Board Game: Food Chain Magnate [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:29]
Board Game: Food Chain Magnate
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3rd Place: Food Chain Magnate

Round 8: Food Chain Magnate (19), Race for the Galaxy (16)
Round 8: Twilight Struggle (17), Food Chain Magnate (16)
Round 7: Food Chain Magnate (17), Ra (16)
Round 6: Food Chain Magnate (19), Tigris & Euphrates (18)
Round 5: Go / Weiqi (17), Food Chain Magnate (15)
Round 4: Food Chain Magnate (20), Agricola (17)
Round 3: Food Chain Magnate (21), Ticket to Ride (Family) (18)
Round 2: Food Chain Magnate (22), Hanabi (16)
Round 1: Food Chain Magnate (24), Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 (11), T.I.M.E Stories (6)
Nominated by: Dolus, indigopotter, LennyS, sprocket314
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59. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:170]
Board Game: Go
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GCL Madness 2016 Runner-Up: Go / Weiqi

Round 8: Go / Weiqi (22), Race for the Galaxy (18)
Round 7: Go / Weiqi (20), Agricola (17)
Round 6: Twilight Struggle (23), Go / Weiqi (16)
Round 5: Go / Weiqi (17), Food Chain Magnate (15)
Round 4: Go / Weiqi (21), Tigris & Euphrates (20)
Round 3: Go / Weiqi (20), Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization (18)
Round 2: Go / Weiqi (22), Mage Knight Board Game (14)
Round 1: Go / Weiqi (23), Android: Netrunner (11), Titan (9)
Nominated by: drbobjack, Jugular, aaarg_ink, leroy43
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60. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.29 Overall Rank:9] [Average Rating:8.29 Unranked]
Board Game: Twilight Struggle
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GCL Madness 2016 Champion: Twilight Struggle

Round 8: Twilight Struggle (17), Food Chain Magnate (16)
Round 6: Twilight Struggle (23), Go / Weiqi (16)
Round 5: Twilight Struggle (23), Race for the Galaxy (16)
Round 4: Twilight Struggle (23), Age of Steam (14)
Round 3: Twilight Struggle (23), Innovation (16)
Round 2: Twilight Struggle (21), Winner's Circle (16)
Round 1: Twilight Struggle (24), Blue Moon (13), The Guns of Gettysburg (8)
Nominated by: LennyS, leroy43, muzfish4, Dormammu, Jacovis, larryjrice, smorange
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61. Board Game: Hall of Fame [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:13172]
Board Game: Hall of Fame
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Posting this here so I don't have to go looking through multiple lists/spreadsheets for it next year.

2012 (Mafia)
 01  Dominion
 02  Agricola
 02  Race for the Galaxy
 04  Puerto Rico

2013
 01  Brass
 02  El Grande
 03  Age of Steam/Steam
 04  Agricola
 05  Puerto Rico
 06  Container
 07  Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
 08  Race for the Galaxy

2013 (Mafia)
 01  Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
 02  Race for the Galaxy
 03  Brass
 04  Android: Netrunner
 05  Dominion

2013 (Phoenix)
 01  Indonesia
 02  Container

2013 (Eclipse)
 01  1830: Railways & Robber Barons
 02  Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

2013 (Meatball)
 01  Agricola
 02  Brass

2014
 01  Race for the Galaxy
 02  Brass
 03  Agricola
 04  Puerto Rico
 05  Dominion
 06  Twilight Struggle
 07  Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
 08  Innovation

2014 (Mafia)
 01  Race for the Galaxy
 02  Brass
 03  Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
 04  Hansa Teutonica
 05  Agricola

2015
 01  Brass
 02  Twilight Struggle
 03  Pax Porfiriana
 04  Race for the Galaxy
 05  Age of Steam
 06  Tigris & Euphrates
 07  Hanabi
 08  Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
 09  Innovation
 10  Agricola
 11  Puerto Rico
 12  El Grande
 13  Taj Mahal
 14  Crokinole
 15  Container
 16  Go

2016
 01  Twilight Struggle
 02  Go / Weiqi
 03  Food Chain Magnate
 04  Race for the Galaxy
 05  Tigris & Euphrates
 06  Bohnanza
 07  Age of Steam
 08  Through the Ages: A (New) Story of Civilization
 09  Agricola
 10  Ticket to Ride (Family)
 00  Brass
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