Dear Santa 2015!Update #2: 16.12.2015 about an hour after noon
Thank you so much for your message. And for the great games, again!
Let me see if I got these right:
1. You are from USA, but your current profile shows the flag of New Zealand (Auckland, if I've got it right )
2. Games rated a perfect 10: Android: Netrunner plus some expansions (as your favourite game, I have to assume), Mice and Mystics, Star Wars Customizable Card Game and Tokaido.
Games rated 1: Tiny Epic Defenders and Trump: The Game (wonder if this is for the name of the character alone )
3. Here on BGG I see you posting frequently on the Android: Netrunner section.
Please send my best wishes to Caitlin (beautiful name!) and hope you'll enjoy your time in New Zealand. I have a couple, very good friends of mine, who also moved to Auckland and their share your opinion. Absolutely lovely place to live in!
Merry Christmas, (not so) Secret Santa (anymore)! Hope you'll have some quality gaming time alongside your loved ones! It was a pleasure having you as my Santa
PS: If I got it wrong, please drop me a message. I'll delete it all and try again hahaha
Just a quick rundown of my Wishlist. You can safely ignore the "Must Have's" and "Thinking about's". Those are the out of print games and the holy grails of gaming that I've been keeping track ever since I started this hobby, respectively the games I have on my radar but not something I would go out of my way for.
However, anything that's on "Love/Like to Have" would be a good indicator towards what I'd like. Don't hesitate to pick something that's not listed there, if you think it's something I would like based on my Wishlist and ratings
It's Christmas after all and surprises are more than welcomed!
Thanks Santa!Update #1: 14.11.2015 somewhere early in the AMDear Secret Santa 2015!
First of all, wow, that was quick! Allow me to say we've got the presents. You've made two gamers happy!!! Both me and my daughter are super happy with the gifts - Elysium and Dixit 6: Memories, two of our games from the "Must Have" list ... I "Must Have" been a good boy this year Both WILL BE played by Christmas and I'll hope to be able to take some pictures and post them either here, or on the Secret Santa geeklist.
And now for the "guessing your Secret Santa" game: based on your geekmail message time, I assume you have to either be in North/South Americas, or could also be in Europe and stay very late at night (which might make sense yesterday, with the terrifying attacks that happened on Paris ) - still hope it's the former. Not too much I can pick up on other than that, but it's a start. And I can tell you I'm perseverant A few words about me
I am what some might call, a gamer from "the new wave". I first got in contact with board games - though I had no idea that's how they're called, we simply called them "games"
- when I was around 10 (actually I used to play Snakes and Ladders
when I was a little kid, but those shouldn't count). The "wow" factor game was called "Dacians and Romans": it had some cool plastic miniatures and you were playing as the Dacians or the Romans, trying to conquer the other one's fort. I can't remember much on the game-play, though I vividly remember the board and the miniatures. Great times!
Anyway, back to the "new wave" part. I've got back into playing board games after a friend from Austin, TX got us to play a game of Catan
followed by a game of Risk 2210 A.D.
. I remember how excited I was on winning my first game of Settlers and decided the very next day I'll order one copy for my own gaming pleasure.
From there onwards, you probably know the history; you've heard it many times already. I've found the Geek, was amazed on the huge number of available games, wanted them all and slowly started to build on my collection. Unfortunately, the board gaming community in Romania was almost nonexistent, so I had problems getting my friends to try the games out. But, just like most other "gaming stories", they started one by one to enjoy them and my playing base has slowly but constantly grew.
I am the administrator of the biggest Romanian boardgaming forum: http://forumboardgames.ro
As for gaming in Romania over the last couple of years, everything took off. We had our first National Board Games Meeting in Moieciu, between 28-30th of May 2010. You could see the pictures here
. I have organized the next two Romanian National meetings. The first one was the (Inter)National meeting at Hajduszoboszlo, Hungary, 29th of Nov - 2nd of December 2012
. And the latest one, the National Meeting in Sibiu, 14th to 17th of February 2013
- this was a huge success, more than 60 players from all around Romania got together and brought 200+ games for the 4 days event. Tables were full almost 24 hours a day, when one group was going to sleep, another one was just waking up. I slept less than 10 hours over the three nights and played more than 15 new games! Me happy on My Wishlist, Top 10 and Hot 10
Usually in "Must have" I try to keep either my Holy Grail games, or the games that are OOP/hard to find and are next on my "to get" list. Also, if an in print game makes his way into the "Must Have" section, it probably means I'll have to have it on my next order, or that it won't be that long until I actually get my hands on it.
"Love to have" are either new games I am looking to add to my collection sooner or later, or OOP/hard to find games that are next on my "to search eBay" list. I try to keep my lists up to date, but due to limited time to read reviews, read "hotness" geeklists or actually update my profile, sometimes it might be a few months out of date.
My "Like to Have" and "Thinking About It" are there just for tracking purposes (Thinking About It is mainly for Kosmos for 2 Players collection and Like to Have are mainly games I had a brief look over and didn't want to forget about them, so I just added them in there, or games I had at one point into "Love to Have" category, but downgraded them at the moment).
"Top 10" are my all time top 10 list. "Hot 10" are the games I am willing to add to my collection asap. Most likely it's a combination of games from "Must have" and "Love to Have" lists. I usually forget to update this list ...
We now have more than a few OLGS to choose from:Board Games.roLords of the Boards.roLex Hobby Store.roRegina si Nebunul.roTaraba de Jocuri.roRed Goblin.roCutia.ro
As I mentioned previously, we also have a board gaming forum:http://forumboardgames.ro
- it is a Romanian language forum, so don't panic if you try to read it and are unable to understand a word My Recently Played Games:My Current Top 10:My Hot 10:My WishlistA Few Random Games From My CollectionMy Flag Counter: