I blame Carcassonne on Xbox Live Arcade for getting me in to all of this. Although I did play various CCGs (MtG, Marvel VS.) and RPGs (D&D) for years, that was my first venture into boardgames beyond the ones I played when I was a kid.
My wife is an (occasional) lurker:
Maybe one of these days I'll convince her to come out of the shadows.
When I'm not playing games, I'm usually watching the Nashville Predators.