I LOVE playing and reading about board games. These days it is pretty much my only hobby besides doing things that my kids want to do. I love nearly all types of games. My favorite games are medium weight euros with lots of theme (especially worker placement, cards with multiple uses, and pick up and deliver) and 2 player conflict games. I love games with lots of characters and player powers.
I try to focus my gaming on playing and reading about games and less on collecting. I want to have games for all occasions, but lately I am focused more on getting more plays of my games instead of buying more games.
My top 10 has been hard to nail down over the years. It has fluctuated a lot over the last 10 years of gaming. This is my current iteration and I expect it to stay pretty stable over the next year or two.
Here are some games that have been my #1 game over the years that have been replaced for various reasons:
1) Dungeons and Dragons
3) Axis and Allies
4) Star wars miniatures
5) Magic the gathering
6) Doom the board game (great game, but takes forever)
7) Descent journeys in the dark (still love this game, but it takes too long)
8) Memoir '44 (still in my top 10, I love this game)
My hot 10 games are games from my 2015 challenges. These are the games I am keeping handy to play with my family, and to take to my weekly game group.
I am happily married for 17 years now with 4 wonderful children, two boys and two girls. In the fall of 2014 my wife and I left a career as missionaries to the military at Fort Hood. We moved back to our favorite place we have lived, Fort Worth. I have a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
I am currently working for UPS and pursuing new career opportunities.