My obsession with modern board games began on August 21st, 2009 with the Settlers of Catan. 100+ games later, I haven't looked back. I'm always up for teaching new games and introducing new players to the hobby. If a game is fun, I probably own it.
Even though my current favorite game is ironically somewhat abstract, I gravitate more toward games with mechanics that fit their theme and are fun to play. Along the same lines, I like games that are easy to teach but still leave run for strategy and a little bit of luck.