Board Gaming. It's social, cerebral, and mostly fun. Its also the pleasure of discovering, testing and playing with the rulesets of tiny complete worlds. A worthy pursuit of one's hobby time.
Currently a semi-regular board gamer (every 2 weeks) with probably 300 more board games than I need with continuing to fail plans to only focus on the truly enjoyable games rather than pursuing the cult of the new.
A board gaming quirk is that I prefer to follow completely the rules as written, rather than apply variants and/or house rules. This is because I want to experience the designers unique world rather than impose my particular prejudices. Except of course for Perudo, where the perfect dice game is ruined by permitting half bids on '1's.
But, I'm the type to always not believe in absolutes.
I would rather play well and lose a game rather than win a game because my opponent either made a stupid move, missed the obvious winning move, didn't know a key rule or was clearly misreading something -- I am amazed by people who seemingly see these things and stay quiet so they can win.
If I have a board game theory, it is that there are only three types of board gamers: those who seem focused solely on the win, those people who seem focused solely on the whine, and those rare people who play games as they should be played - which of course just happens to be me and you gentle reader, how fortunate is that!
My twitter account is @GeekcroftGamers, where I may muse on the fortnightly game night I typically attend.
I also dabble in possibly the least watched video board game review on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DitherDitherTV
Update: 3 August 2014