I second this, that the finalists are: Crosswalk, Dectana, Quicksand, Stack Control. I counted by several means: simple summing of the ranks (low being best), Condorcet pairings, and instant-runoff voting -- and including and excluding Annie's ranks -- and these are the top 4 in each case, if we don't include Infiltrate, which ranks under Stack Control in all but one count, where they tied. (When Annie's votes were counted, Crosswalk did better than Dectana in most counting schemes.) Scott, what do you think? Shall we run with this? Bryan On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Ryan Hackel <deeplogic@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > You have a good point about including only one Dudley game, and our consensus prefers Stack Control. I nominate replacing Infiltrate with Crosswalk, then (which is good because it puts one light game in the running). Hopefully we'll hear from Ben soon. > > ---Ryan > > > -----Original Message----- > From: "Bryan Stout" [stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx] > Date: 06/17/2010 12:27 PM > To: "Icehouse Discussion List" <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Best of 2009 -- last push to get the finalists > > We should not include both Infiltrate and Stack Control, since they > are from the same designer. This would not be fair to the others with > multiple entries, especially Erik Oosterwal, who had 4 respectable > entries. > > For what it's worth, I'd asked my almost-12-year-old daughter, who had > also played all these games with me, to do her own ranking: > > Quicksand > Behind Enemy Lines > Crosswalk > 3-high > Stack Control > Apophis > Ziggurat > Dectana > Infiltrate > > I'm surprised that she put Dectana that low; I'm sure she enjoyed it > more than that indicates. As far as judging goes, I can see her age > being considered either a plus or a minus for our considerations. > > I also emailed Ryan's friend Ben last night, to ask for his own > rankings; I haven't heard back yet. Do you know what his preferences > were, Ryan? Or Scott, do you have any gaming partners who could also > provide input? Or anyone else? > > I'm going to do some number crunching with what we have right now. > I'll be back. > > Bryan > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Ryan Hackel <deeplogic@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> All in favor of our finalists being Dectana, Infiltrate, Quicksand, and Stack Control?