Find Your Tabletop Gamer Profile At Quantic Foundry

Find out your motivations for playing the games you like to play, as well as other games you might enjoy!

The folks over at Quantic Foundry have released an online tool which will tell you what sort of table top gamer you are.  After answering about 5 minutes worth of questions the survey pops out a graphic showing the “types” of games you might enjoy.  You can see my results below.

The graphic has two layers, blue and gray.  So from the graph we can tell Cooperation is important to me, which is true! I definitely prefer cooperative games over competitive ones. My main goal when playing games is to have fun (weird, right?). So we can see that Social Fun is also rated very high. But you might notice Social Manipulation is also pretty high. What can I say? I like betrayer games and Werewolf type games. Strategy is also rated highly. I like games where I can have a plan and really try to get an strategic engine running.

You’ll also notice Immersion and Aesthetics are super unimportant to me. I think game mechanics are way more important than the themes the game used. Sure, themes are important but a bad game with a good setting is still a bad game. In terms of Aesthetics, Quantic Foundry means the art style and such. I definitely pay very little attention to the art of a game. I’ve had games I’ve played dozens of times and still had those moments of “Hey, you guys ever really look at this card before? It’s got really neat art.”

Once you have your profile, Quantic Foundry will also recommend various games for you. You can either get catered recommendations based on your whole profile or you can look at popular games within each ‘motivational cluster’. A motivational cluster is what Quantic Foundry calls each of these groupings. They also break down each cluster for you. If you’re curious, here’s my results.


Take the test and post your results below!

  • SilentPony

    I can’t tell if this is an ad or not…

    • It’s not.

    • Matt Sall

      If anyone wants to pay me to write about their stuff, I’ll do it.
      I’m very easily bought.

      • SilentPony

        But the link isn’t even for tabletop games, its a board games quiz, and even then you need to sign up for an account and give them an email.
        Seems like its pretty pro-them

        • Matt Sall

          True, it’s not about a specific game but it’s still ABOUT table top games.

          Also, you don’t have to make an account. You can skip that part and go right to the results.

          Either way, I thought it would be a fun little side thing. But rest assured, this is not a sponsored post.

        • Geronimo32509

          By definition, tabletop games are a type of board game.

          You also don’t need to sign up.

  • euansmith

    Apparently I’m “Low Conflict, Relaxed, and Independent”; a bit like Tyler Durden, I guess.

    The survey almost lost me when it said the ”
    Zombicide: Black Plague” wasn’t in their list; until I worked out that I was spelling it incorrectly. These words, they do not work!

    It wasn’t suggested as a game for me, but I can heartily recommend “Burgle Bros” if you like a tense, co-op game.

    • Matt Sall

      That sounds familiar. I think we have a copy in the Twitch studio actually.

      I’ll have to check it out!

      • euansmith

        It is one of those games where everything can go massively wrong, very quickly, and you can see it coming. I enjoyed it; 8/10, would heist again.

        • Matt Sall

          lol that sounds great. I played a lot of Arkham Horror in my day and definitely fell into that “we’re going to lose in 2 turns unless we pull a rabbit out of this hat”.

          That’s the best kind of co-op game.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      then if I were your DM, I would have to say “nope” every time your character asked for “soap” for “safety reasons” 😀

  • denzark

    Is the link wrong? the tool was aimed at BOARD games. The BoLS piece said TABLETOP games. 2 different things, for definite.

    • Geronimo32509

      Tabletop games are a subset of board games.

  • Karru

    That moment when my Conflict 0% and Immersion is 98%. Sounds about right when it comes to my hobby enjoyment.

    • Kabal1te

      I am kinda curious now what games have tons of immersion and no conflict… unless they have a very particular definition of conflict.

      • Karru

        My top 3 recommended games are the following:

        Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
        Mice and Mystics
        Legends of Andor

  • Kabal1te

    I managed to score very low in every category with 29% in social fun as my highest peak. I will enjoy playing nearly anything with any one as long as I am having fun. Seeing a bunch of low numbers across the board kind of feels strange though. I guess i feel scoring low on a test is nothing to feel happy about even when a low score doesn’t mean anything. Not sure what I think about how this survey works. The results are ambiguous feeling especially since I didn’t score high in anything and the suggested games were mostly games I already know I don’t like.

    • euansmith

      Scoring low on the Psychopathic Test is a positive, but I can see your point. Did you mainly stick to the middle of the range for your answers? Mine were mostly in the slightly yes or slightly no points on the scale (2 and 5 rather than 3).

  • Nyyppä

    I think it’s not that accurate. Some of the questions were very open for interpretation. Some examples would have been good.

  • Drpx

    Told me I was a dirty WAAC player and ruining whatever games I played.