The Quantic Lab

The Quantic Lab is a gamer survey project run by long-time game researchers Nick Yee & Nic Ducheneaut. We combine social science and data science to understand the psychology of gaming. Take the Gamer Motivation Profile or the Board Game Motivation Profile to get a customized report of your gaming motivations. We’ll keep adding new gamer tools to this page, and don’t forget to check out the blog for new findings.

Questions/Problems: team@quanticfoundry.com


Gamer Motivation Profile

See how you compare with other video gamers on 12 gaming motivations. Take a 5 minute survey and get your Gamer Motivation Profile.

Take The Profile

Board Game Motivation Profile

See how you compare with other board gamers on 12 gaming motivations. Take a 5 minute survey and get your Board Game Motivation Profile.

Take The Profile


Other Profiles and Tools

Useful tools for gamers based on our past research.

Personality: Big Five Profile
Guild Name Generator

Research Surveys

Participate in the following set of regularly updated surveys to help us refine our existing profile tools, create new ones, and explore a wide range of issues in gaming (such as demographics, genre preference, family gaming, eSports, etc.).

 Feedback and Suggestions
 Phase 4: What Do You Think of VR Technology?