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User Profile for Ambrose
Corin A. Friesen
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California
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I play and design board games.

I am 1-2 dan rank in Go. UPDATE: I'm really out of practice. Perhaps I'm still there, but you never know.

I "read" games like literature. My "abstract fan" microbadge refers to the fact that I don't care how well a theme is integrated with the mechanics. It's all about how the game plays (remember: mechanics are what make up board games; NOT theme, unless you are an RPGer, which I am not). More important to me is the game's atmosphere, a very vague term. Theme, mechanics, color choices, everything about a game makes up the atmosphere, and it is this which is my biggest "like or don't like" factor. However, I love all games because atmosphere is mostly not "good" or "bad" to me, but rather "interesting" or "fascinating," which generally means they fall into the "good" category.

So why so many high ratings? Simple: I love all games, and I don't buy games that I think I won't like.


The main reason why I don't write many reviews is that I don't get to play games with more than 3 players much.

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My favorite games change a lot with time and season.

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Note: My "Hot 10" list are the games I don't have but that I want most right now.

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User Details for Ambrose
Registration Date: 2007-11-30
Last Profile Update: 2014-06-09
Last Login: 2015-07-31
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Collection Summary for Ambrose
Board Game
Owned   57
Previously Owned   14
For Trade   5
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   1
Preordered   0
Wishlist   62
Commented   89
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   163
Board Game Expansion
Owned   5
Previously Owned   2
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   5
Commented   14
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   14
Fandom
Board Game 20
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Expansion 2
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold
Rating 0
Plays
Board Game Plays 340 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 8 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (4) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 79
Average Rating 7.07
10 16   (20.3%)
9 12   (15.2%)
8 16   (20.3%)
7 7   (8.9%)
6 8   (10.1%)
5 6   (7.6%)
4 6   (7.6%)
3 4   (5.1%)
2 3   (3.8%)
1 1   (1.3%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 8
Average Rating 7.85
10 4   (50.0%)
9 1   (12.5%)
8 1   (12.5%)
7 0   (0.0%)
6 0   (0.0%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 2   (25.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Go
#2: Luna
#3: Brass
#4: The Princes of Florence
#5: Dominion
#6: Troyes
#7: Ora et Labora
#8: Imperial
#9: Goa
#10: In the Year of the Dragon
Hot 10
#1: Trajan
#2: Glass Road
#3: Keyflower
#4: The Castles of Burgundy
#5: Reef Encounter
#6: Istanbul
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