My Essen 2010 report (in English): https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/60186/elektros-essen-2010...
My Essen 2014 report (in German): http://de.trictrac.net/news/elektros-essen-erlebnisse
My Essen 2015 report (in German): http://de.trictrac.net/news/elektros-essen-ruckblick-1
This is my short resume as a gamer:childhood years:
Me and my two brothers almost always got the current "Spiel des Jahres" or other typical German boardgames from our parents for Christmas
the games I played as a kid:
- Drunter und Drüber
- Auf Achse
- Hero Quest
- Heimlich & Co
- Scotland Yard
- Adel verpflichtet
- Cafe International
- Das verrückte Labyrinth
When I was in school I got into role playing games and tabletop games
the games I played as a teenager:
- Das Schwarze Auge RPG
- Shadowrun RPG
- Warhammer 40k
- Die Siedler von Catan
- El Grande
...college student years:
I played "Magic the Gathering" competitively for many years when I was at the university, but also had a nice collection of other TCGs (see my "previously owned" list)
the games I played as a student:
- Magic the Gathering TCG
- Das Schwarze Auge TCG
- Middle Earth TCG
- Guardians TCG
No more role playing and tabletops, and MtG only at rare occasions - but playing a lot of boardgames again!Elektros annual gaming wisdom:"Boardgaming is my Yoga."
- Elektro, 2012"Everyone is a gamer - some just don't know it yet."
- Elektro, 2013"Not playing games is a waste of time."
- Elektro, 2014"Gaming is the Esperanto of leisure activities."
- Elektro, 2015memorable quotes by fellow geekchatters:"I've traded away games I like because I don't like how my husband AP's."
- SubtlyArtistic, 4.9.2015