Get Your Board Games Motivation Profile

After filling out a brief survey (5-7 minutes), this profile tool will generate a customized report for you. The report will describe the traits that were measured, and how you compare with other respondents. You will also be given a link to share your results. Based on your motivation profile, our Game Recommender Engine will suggest games you may like. Your responses may be used to refine the algorithms that generate the profile, and aggregate findings may be published in public or commercial reports.

Who is running this survey project?
This survey project is run by long-time game researchers Nick Yee and Nic Ducheneaut as part of our consulting practice around game analytics. You can get a sense of our past work on gaming at The Daedalus Project, our academic papers, and Nick’s book on the psychology of online games.

What are these profile tools?
These profile tools were developed using statistical analysis of how game preferences and personality traits cluster together. Your responses to the survey are compared with the responses of many other people, and your profile report is based on your percentile ranks on the preferences and traits measured.

How are you using the data I provide?
In addition to using your data to generate your customized report, we are constantly testing new items for the assessment tool and refining the algorithm that generates the scores. We may also report aggregate-level findings from the data collected (e.g., gender, age, or regional differences) in blog posts, journal papers, conference talks, and other public venues. Some of the findings may be used to create commercial reports for game companies.

What about data privacy?
Your individual data will never be shared in any of our public reports; only aggregate-level findings will be shared. However, the profile tool allows you to share your own report with a web link if you so choose. If you subscribe to the newsletter, your email will be kept confidential and will never be shared with a third party. For more details, see our Privacy Policy.

What if I have questions?
Please direct all questions to team@quanticfoundry.com

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See what a Board Games Motivation Profile looks like by clicking a user below:

Tim
24 years old

Lindsey
28 years old

Jake
32 years old

Developed in collaboration with Coalition Game Studios.