Every year, while the NCAA holds its "March Madness" basketball tournament, BoardGameGeek.com holds its own Geek Madness Tournament, with its own top 64 "teams" -- games, rather -- which face each other in a single-elimination tournament based on popularity. 

Geek Madness brackets

Although Summoner Wars has been nominated for the tournament the last two years, this is the first year that it made it!  (The "Combo" means that all SWs entries -- the starter sets and Master Set -- were combined into a single entry.)  

Summoner Wars' tourney bracket

The voting in this tournament is very simple: for each pairing, click on the green thumb icon for the game that you would rather win, if you have a preference.  (To vote, you have to have a BGG account and be signed in to it.) 

BGG Thumb icon

Despite the fact that SWs has a higher seed than its current opponent -- 24 vs. 41 -- it is currently trailing in the votes: 287 to 329 as I write.  So let's show how popular Summoner Wars is, and bring out the vote!  There isn't much time:

This round ends Thursday, March 14th, in the evening BGG time (Central).


Comments


Classicsmiley commented:

Thanks for posting this. I'd somehow completely missed the event. It's now at 301 to 332!
9:18 EDT 430 to 391

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Killer Lawnmower commented:

I just put in #310! Come on SW!

Posted on 2013-03-13.

TheInnocent commented:

Come on! We can definitely beat CIVILIZATION!!

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Elcor13 commented:

Officially tied as of 2:35 PM EST with 352 a piece.

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Goblin King commented:

As of my vote summoner wars is winning 355 to 354!

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Ranior commented:

I've played Civilization the Board Game. I'm not that big of a fan. I'm surprised this battle is as close as it is...

Posted on 2013-03-13.

thenobleknave commented:

I enjoyed Civ the Board Game, but clearly one game is far superior :)

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Classicsmiley commented:

It's now 400 to 379 in favor of Summoner Wars. :)

Posted on 2013-03-13.

champrjk commented:

404 to 380 (in favor of SW). Keep SW going strong!

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Alba commented:

You have my sword. 409 to 383.

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Tolamos commented:

And my bow! 449 to 398

Posted on 2013-03-13.

Elcor13 commented:

Made it to the 2nd round! On to Mage Knight...

Edited b/c my brain thinks it was Mage Wars.

Posted on 2013-03-14.

kalrhin commented:

Mage Wars will be a tough one to beat :(

Posted on 2013-03-15.

mistergross commented:

Just so we're clear, the round 2 contender is Mage Knight--a worthy opponent, or so I hear. Cast your votes!

Posted on 2013-03-15.

Elcor13 commented:

SW is losing by some 60 votes to Mage KNIGHT atm. Voting stops next Wednesday.

Posted on 2013-03-15.

rudyvalentine commented:

Wishing I didn't read all the comments about Summoner Wars on the Geek Madness Threads. I held the perception that BGG members were the learned of the table-top gaming community, but I'm disappointed to find that because Summoner Wars has cards it's identified as a card game/deckbuilder. The Geek Madness Tournament more closely resembles college football's coaches poll (a popularity contest) than it does March Madness (a true, last team standing wins tournament), but that said I still hope Summoner Wars has a strong showing and some of the misconceptions about it are shed.

Posted on 2013-03-15.

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