User Profile for Bankler
Brian Bankler
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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I have diverse tastes. I used to primarily play Euros but for the last few years I've moved back towards longer Ameritrash, some Wargames, and some CCG/LCGs.

I play ~100 sessions of Bridge a year.

I've reviewed ~175 games (at my site). I'm moving my reviews over here, but keeping commentary on my website.

Since I bothered to write it: My reviewing manifesto

I rate games in four categories:
1) Enthusiastic -- I'll usually play it if given the chance.
2) Suggest -- I'll play it if I haven't played it recently.
3) Indifferent -- I won't suggest it, but may play it. This should possibly be broken into 2 ratings: games I like ("Indifferent Plus") and those I don't dislike much. Typically an Indifferent game that is new is one I haven't decided on. An indifferent old game is just OK.
4) Avoid -- I won't play this.

I use this rating system because it is objective. If someone suggests a game and I turn it down, I'm not enthusiastic about it anymore.

Some games I rate highly I'm actually indifferent to; but mainly because I played them out. There are some bad games I'm enthusiastic for, because they are new to me. It happens.

Trades

For games on my want list, I would be willing to trade games or GeekGold. Or books. Possibly even legal tender. Make me an offer. I'm more attached to some games on my trade list than others, but a good game I'll never play is tradeable (if only for another good game). I'd also be willing to trade for other non-board game stuff.

Most of my trades/wanted are somewhat whimsical. Just because I have something on my wanted list doesn't mean I'll trade something on my tradeable list for it, even if they are roughly similar in value. (For one thing, I hate going to the post office). So please offer trades, but don't be surprised if I reject them.

Further note -- I'm much more likely to trade a large batch of games, to mitigate the shipping costs (which grow very slowly after the first game).
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User Details for Bankler
Registration Date: 2001-06-25
Last Profile Update: 2013-03-05
Last Login: 2015-09-03
Country: flag United States
State: Texas
Town/City: San Antonio
Website: http://taogaming.wordpress.com/
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Collection Summary for Bankler
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Owned   159
Previously Owned   628
For Trade   36
Want In Trade   17
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   5
Preordered   2
Wishlist   3
Commented   1442
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   0
All   1710
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Owned   28
Previously Owned   57
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   12
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   127
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   205
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