Tooth and Claw

This is a fun, simple participatory game in which you simply choose which dinosaur would win in a fight, for each of fifteen pairs of dinosaurs.  It was inspired by the comic book battles that I enjoy participating in on Comic Vine.

The participating dinosaurs, who are matched up against each other in every possible combination, are Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Diplodocus, and Velociraptor.

You can download the form below and play at home!

The Results!

Interestingly, the current totals have a clear sliding scale of dominance among the dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurus wins 5 out of 5 fights, based on the average votes. Velociraptor comes in next, winning 4 out of 5, only losing to T. rex. I think this is somewhat due to a misapprehension among voters that they are a pack of Velociraptors, instead of just one, as well as a misunderstanding about their size, due to the Jurassic Park movies. Triceratops wins 3 out of 5, Ankylosaurus wins 1 and ties 1 out of 5, Stegosaurus wins 1 out of 5, and Diplodocus ties 1 out of 5.

The most lopsided battles so far are Tyrannosaurus against Ankylosaurus (75% to 25%), Triceratops against Ankylosaurus (also 75% to 25%) and Triceratops against Stegosaurus (74% to 26%).  This is interesting to me, because personally I thought Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Ankylosaurus might be seen as equally formidable.

The closest battles with a winner are Triceratops against Velociraptor (47% to 53%) and Ankylosaurus against Stegosaurus (51% to 49%).

Ankylosaurus against Diplodocus is the only tie with 50% each..

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