Father of 4 elementary boys whose board gaming interests seem to change on a daily basis. I'm married to tama
, she's amazing.
I enjoy playing games with my wife but due to boys anything that requires more than 90 minutes usually collects dust. We got into this hobby in 2007 being introduced to Mayfair Rail Crayon games and engrossed with the modern/designer/euro game facets of collaboration, minimal back-stabbing and interesting and even educational themes.
As our youngest got sick with a daily maintenance affliction we found board gaming to be a wonderful hobby that wasn't isolationist to family members and stayed interesting with a dynamic time and money budget.
The Dice Tower Reviews and friendly local game store seeded our habit, and I was able to provide games and coordination at the board gaming social portion of the 2008 and 2009 Python Language conference. Time Well Spent and Chicago's Cat and Mouse also both donated to that event. It was here that I was introduced to Fluxx and it's wonderful platform for inspiring but not pushing conversation.
In 2009 we attended our first board gaming conference, the Fall Gaming Hoopla http://GamingHoopla.com
, and found that the in-person community was as friendly as we had met here at BGG.
I also coordinate a twice a month after-work game night at my office.
I enjoy the Thrifting Guild posting and found the Thrifty Secret Santa to be all I was hoping for in the Secret Santa. Next year I'll also make room to join the other ones.
Trading Note: As shipping a game costs around $10+, I prefer
to trade multiple items. If you're interested in a trade please suggest at least one and look at the lists (trade, wish, own) for others you're interested in.