User Profile for Cubsfan31
Let's Play Two!
United States
Collinsville
Illinois
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Hi Everyone!

I am currently a stay at home mom - prior to that I was a practicing veterinarian for 11 years. Still miss being active in that profession, but am enjoying time with my kids! Some days, though ... a waiting room full of nervous Rottweilers would be a welcome change.

I joined the community in 2009 and have continued to have a blast sifting through all the interesting posts, pictures, and fantastic information that's available! I renewed my interest in boardgaming in late 2008 after purchasing Settlers of Catan on an Amazon Gold Box deal. It took me over a year to finally play SoC, but that purchase did prompt me to crack open our copy of Ticket to Ride that I'd bought years earlier for my "traniac" son who was finally old enough to play. That experience opened the floodgates and my family has spent untold hours enjoying many new boardgames since then. My kids have caught the bug along with me so most of my gaming time is spent playing with them - I consider it an investment in the future as (hopefully) they will progress to loving heavier, more adult games as they grow up. We have hopes that my husband will soon catch "the bug" too -- he is happy to play with us, but doesn't usually suggest games himself....yet. My kids (now 10 and 13 years old) are my primary gaming partners so most of what you'll see in my comments section relates to how well a game plays with them. We all dove into the hobby when they were 4 and 7 so comments go back to those ages too.

My avatar: The saxophonist from the California Raisins Jazz quartet (I was a saxophonist in high school) wearing a Cubs hat checkers token from my Cubs/Cardinals checker set. "Let's Play Two!" is a nod to the great Ernie Banks who was always ready to play another game - as am I. Cubsfan31 reflects my longsuffering devotion as a Chicago Cubs fan - the 31 is for Greg Maddux (best modern-era pitcher IMHO)and Fergie Jenkins. The Cubs are looking good for 2015 - here's hoping!

I look forward to reading more of everyone's contributions here - hopefully I'll have something interesting to say once in awhile too!

Cheers!

My Top 10: Games in my collection that I currently enjoy playing the most
My Hot 10: Games my kids currently enjoy the most.
Both in no particular order

As for ratings, I use the scale discussed here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/115542

10: Outstanding game. One of my all-time personal favorites.
9: Excellent game. Always a pleasure to play. Shines under most circumstances.
8: Very good game. Rarely disappoints me. High on my request/recommend list.
7: Good game. Usually willing to play. I might even request or recommend it.
6: OK game. Some fun or challenge at least. Enjoyable in the right circumstances.
5: Average game. I'm indifferent, but may be willing to play.
4: Below average game. I avoid playing and would need to be persuaded.
3: Poor game. Will strongly resist playing.
2: Very poor game. I refuse to play this.
1: Dead game. Seriously negative entertainment value. Black Hole of Fun.

Miscellaneous games from my collection:







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User Details for Cubsfan31
Registration Date: 2009-04-25
Last Profile Update: 2015-02-22
Last Login: 2015-09-03
Country: flag United States
State: Illinois
Town/City: Collinsville
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Collection Summary for Cubsfan31
Board Game
Owned   740
Previously Owned   168
For Trade   8
Want In Trade   3
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   1
Preordered   14
Wishlist   70
Commented   988
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   1689
Board Game Expansion
Owned   54
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   4
Wishlist   6
Commented   50
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   160
Board Game Accessory
Owned   10
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   2
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   11
Fandom
Board Game 2
Board Game Implementation 1
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold 1
Rating 6
Plays
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Ratings
Board Game Ratings 838
Average Rating 6.43
10 7   (0.8%)
9 22   (2.6%)
8 140   (16.7%)
7 248   (29.6%)
6 268   (32.0%)
5 109   (13.0%)
4 23   (2.7%)
3 11   (1.3%)
2 8   (1.0%)
1 2   (0.2%)
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Average Rating 7.53
10 1   (3.1%)
9 3   (9.4%)
8 11   (34.4%)
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6 1   (3.1%)
5 1   (3.1%)
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Top 10
#1: Cartagena
#2: Ticket to Ride
#3: Finca
#4: Lost Cities: The Board Game
#5: The Downfall of Pompeii
#6: Dominion
#7: Qin
#8: Qwixx
#9: Ticket to Ride: Märklin
#10: Samarkand: Routes to Riches
Hot 10
#1: Chaostle
#2: Spot it!
#3: Rat-a-Tat Cat
#4: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie
#5: Micro Mutants: Evolution
#6: Sleeping Queens
#7: Labyrinth
#8: Schatz der Drachen
#9: Dust Tactics: Revised Core Set
#10: Finito!
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