Friday, November 18, 2005

How Big A Geek R U?

In other words, what's your The One Hundred "score"? Check out The Whole Enchilada and then do a itty bitty bit of math.

The One Hundred Score = # of these games you've played + # of these games you own

Fluff Daddy's "score" is:
  • 151 (87 played, 64 owned)
The games I haven't played are:
  • Age of Steam (probably should try this, but as I've said other places, having trouble washing the bad taste of Volldampf out of my mouth)
  • Breaking Away (sounds math-y)
  • Bridge (unwilling to invest the time to learn)
  • Die Macher (I've played one round... but not a whole game)
  • Domaine (I'm such a big fan of Lowenherz that I cringe at revising it - and I hated what Teuber did to Entdecker in the second go-around)
  • Gipf (as much as I like Dvonn & Zertz, I need to try this one)
  • Go (Pente hurts my head...)
  • Goa (interested in trying this one, actually)
  • Mu & Mehr (I've played one of the memory games, but not Mu)
  • Roads & Boats (it's mostly a time thing - that, and a "nobody nearby owns a copy" thing)
  • Titan (I still remember looking at it longingly in the store way back when - "monster slugathon? cool!", but I never broke down & bought it... and now, 20+ years later, I haven't played it, either)
  • War of the Ring (the guy who owned this in my group traded it away before we could try it... as he has done with numerous games!... hi, John!)
  • Was Sticht? (watched it played at a Gulf Games, and I could smell the brain-buring action from across the room - ouch.)

35 Comments:

Anonymous Mike Chapel said...

I've played 84 and I own 40

so 84+40= 124 Geek points

9:37 AM  
Anonymous josh miller said...

My Geek score is 187. Pretty geeky!

I have played 99 of the games, all except for 1830.

I own 88 of the games I counted Spades and Bridge, since I own cards which have been used for these games, but I didn't count Go since I don't really own a dedicated Go set although I have the means of playing.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Dave Arnott said...

90 played + 45 owned = 134. I'd be a bigger geek, but I kinda stopped buying games a few years back. In fact, I traded away a few from this list, which also knocked me down a couple of points.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Hmm, fairly low in this crowd, but my geek score is 63. (39 played, 24 owned. I didn't count Settlers of Catan or LoTR: Confrontation, both of which I owned previously but traded away.)

9:56 AM  
Anonymous dave peters said...

I've played 53 and own 56: 109 points

If you modified the points so that unplayed owned games counted against one instead of for, I'd lose 12 points for 6 unplayed.

9:57 AM  
Blogger snoozefest said...

Played = 78
Owned = 68
GP = 146

I did not count my playing of one of the lesser Mu & Mehr games, and owning China instead of Web of Power

Unplayed:
20. Mu & Mehr
28. Showmanager/Atlantic Star
37. Roads & Boats
42. Bridge
45. 1830
53. Daytona 500
56. Diplomacy
57. Schnappchen Jagd
58. Wizard
59. Hannibal: Rome v. Carthage
68. Ave Caesar
69. Flaschenteufel
71. Breaking Away
73. Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde
74. Taboo
78. Was Sticht?
83. Age of Renaissance
85. Battle Cry
86. Res Publica
89. Code 777
93. Domaine

97. McMulti

Unowned:
28. Showmanager/Atlantic Star
37. Roads & Boats
45. 1830
53. Daytona 500
56. Diplomacy
57. Schnappchen Jagd
58. Wizard
59. Hannibal: Rome v. Carthage
68. Ave Caesar
69. Flaschenteufel
71. Breaking Away
73. Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde
74. Taboo
78. Was Sticht?
83. Age of Renaissance
85. Battle Cry
86. Res Publica
89. Code 777
93. Domaine
97. McMulti
18. Crokinole
34. Expedition/Wildlife Adventure
35. Web of Power
36. Fresh Fish
40. I'm The Boss/Kohle Kies & Knete
54. Can't Stop
64. LOTR: The Confrontation
65. History of the World
67. Citadels
75. Quandary
79. MR1: Jack the Ripper
91. Chinatown

10:06 AM  
Blogger Greg J. Schloesser said...

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10:08 AM  
Blogger Greg J. Schloesser said...

Oh, boy ... I AM a Geek.

I've played 96 of the games, and own 86 of them. My total:

182 Geek Points

I am so ashamed.

These are the 4 games I have NOT played:

Bridge
1830
Go
Roads & Boats

10:08 AM  
Blogger Bert said...

I own 30 and have played 59 for a grand total of...

89 Geek points.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My totals were 85 played and 53 owned for a grand score of 138. It could have been higher, but I've trade or sold several of the games listed because I didn't care for them or played them so much that I've burned out on them.

So that means that I'm not a top game geek, but it looks like I'm higher than average.

Jason Sato

10:35 AM  
Anonymous qzhdad said...

I've played 81 counting Basari, not counting Time's Up, which I may have played.
I own 82 assuming that I do not have one that I am not sure if I have or not (Schnappen Jagd) for a score of 163.

The highest rank that I don't own is Power Grid, the highest rank that I haven't played is Time's Up (maybe), next would be
Mu, (since I have only played some of the minor games I didn't count it), then Mem '44 (which I "coached" my eight year old through, but he played), then Show Manager.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Bill Campbell said...

Played 75, own 63, Geek score 138.
Highest unowned is Puerto Rico, highest 2 unplayed are Tichu and Mu & Mehr, although I own them both!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Chris Farrell said...

I've played 99 (I really should play RoboRally sometime), but own "only" 65 = 164. I actually thought I would come in lower on the "owned" scale; my space is quite limited so my game collection is actually not that large (games "owned at some point" would be 77). You guys actually managed to hit a pretty good percentage of my collection with the list, and since I only keep stuff I think is really good, that's good I guess.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Valerie Putman said...

My geek score is 120.

I've played 78 and own 42.

Of the games I haven't played I am most interested in trying:

Roads & Boats
Schnappchen Jagd
Quandary

I will be perfectly happy if I live my whole life having never played:

Civilization
Titan
Hannibal: Rome v Carthage
Diplomacy
Taboo
Age of Renaissance

Thanks for all the hard work!
Valerie Putman

11:52 AM  
Anonymous David Sidore said...

88 played, 90 owned = 178.

I put a couple I never played (like History of the World) on prize tables. I was surprised Domaine was not combined with Loewenhertz. I never picked up the former assuming it was too similar to the latter.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Dan Blum said...

My score is 95+83=178. If I add games played to games I have owned at some point, it's 95+96=191.

I haven't played Hannibal, Age of Renaissance, War of the Ring, Bridge, or Blokus. Well, I actually did play Bridge once in high school, but I don't think we played a full game and I don't count it. And I've played Blokus against the computer, but I'm not counting that either.

Valerie, you really need to play Taboo at some point.

David, Domaine is clearly related to Loewenherz but is quite a different game nonetheless.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Chad Krizan said...

Looks like I'm a 135!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Jeff Wauer said...

Well I come in at 56 played and 49 owned for 105 total. The owned count represents 30% of my collection.

Top 20 unplayed:
#10: Tichu
#14: Cosmic Encounter
#17: Time's Up
#19: Medici

Top 20 unowned:
#7 Age of Steam (in my next order)
#10 Tichu
#14 Cosmic Encounter

1:41 PM  
Blogger "L'état, c’est moi." said...

Well, My score's a measly 66. I own 28 and have played 38.

Some I used to own and sold and some of those were sold unplayed. So it goes.

Still, given a collection of ~180 games, to "only" have 28 in the top 100 must do something to reduce my geekiness factor. :-)

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Joe Huber said...

My score is hit by the fact that I don't keep games I don't like.

I've played 94 of the games, and own 57; total of 151.

The six I haven't played:

Roads and Boats - not my thing, may play eventually.

Tikal - I'll almost certainly play this eventually.

War of the Ring - I have absolutely, positively no desire to play the game, and will probably avoid it.

Dune - long games that aren't my thing aren't likely to ever be played.

McMulti - would play, but not dying to.

Dvonn - not really my thing; I wouldn't object to it, but would choose other games if possible.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Jeff Coon said...

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3:11 PM  
Blogger Jeff Coon said...

Wow, I'm lower on the totem poll than I expected. I've only played 43 and own 30, for a lowly score of 73. I'd better get busy!

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Own 76, played 69. Total = 145.

-Jason

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Dave VA said...

I've played 73 and own 80. So my score is 153.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A low 54. I predict this will be higher next year because of Christmas, and because the game group is taking off and others are finally beginning to buy games of their own.

Matt

7:34 PM  
Blogger huzonfirst said...

I agree with Dan, Valerie, Taboo is a blast. It's probably the best mainstream party game around.

And I know you'll love Schnappchen Jagd. The next time we're together, let's round up a third and play.

Oh, 90 played and 42 owned. 132.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Tim (loiosh13) said...

I'm at 72 owned + 93 played for a total of 165.

The 7 I've not played (with '*' by the ones I'd really like to try):

* 40. I'm the Boss
42. Bridge
53. Daytona 500
* 71. Breaking Away
* 77. War of the Ring
81. Spades
97. McMulti

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Phil Alberg said...

I've played 87 and own 73, so my score is 160.

Thank you, Fluff and Snoop, for putting this list together!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

As a booster of the game Domaine, I really do think it is a different game than Lowenherz. The similarities are obvious, but you will enjoy it much more if you take it on its own terms rather than looking for a "reworking". This is contrart to the New Entdecker which really was just the same game with more funky stuff.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Michael Weston said...

Thanks, Mark, for all the work in posting these. My Geek score is a respectable 145. 85 played, 60 owned, and I think only 1 owned but not yet played - Lowenherz.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Marc Gilutin said...

78 played. 23 owned.
(Conclusion: I am very lucky to have friends with large collections)

8:21 PM  
Anonymous dave k said...

65 played, 53 owned, GP = 118

Top owned but unplayed, Tichu. Just haven't gotten around to it - we need to find another couple to hang with.

Top unowned but played, UP. Great game, but I gots lots of great games I need to play more.

Top unowned and unplayed, Time's Up. Sounds like fun, see above.

Great inventory/Christmas List/status symbol, thanks!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Finally got around to doing this. I rate a feeble 65.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have played 61 and own 62, for a total of 123.
Yes, I do own games that I have not played yet.

-Sam

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Charlie Davis said...

90 played and 40 owned = 130

Top games not played
Roads and Boats - will play in Jan 06, I hope
1830 - have played one of the 18XX games but not this one

Top Games not owned (all traded away)
Taj Mahal
Lost Cities
Civilization
Battleline

4:08 PM  

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