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John Farrell
Australia
Aspley
Queensland
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I came to BGG in 2004 when I was looking for games to play with my 8yo. We discovered Memoir '44 and Betrayal at House on the Hill, and OMG all the wonderful games out there, and played for a few years. I also played with my niece, who's a little bit older than my son, and my nephew who was only a baby when we started. Since then my son has grown up and is now way too cool to play board games with his dad, though he has played hundreds of them now. He'll play games that are cool with his crowd, like Mao or some party games, and Betrayal is still OK by him. I reckon when he goes to university he'll be one of those guys who plays 500 in the common room, or obscure RPGs... I think the gaming habit is embedded in him now. And when people describe a game to him he'll get it straight away as he's so experienced at learning rules.

So enough about him, this is about me. The peak of my board game obsession was in 2006 when I had a lot of spare time because my wife left me - in fact I had a whole lot more money as a consequence! I played over 200 new games that year, some of which because I was trying to play everything in the top 50. As a consequence I figured out what sort of games I liked and started to move away from Ameritrash and negotiation games and long games, and favour light to medium Euros. Word games and abstracts get a very good run at our place, though I'm mediocre at abstracts and super at word games, especially speed anagramming games.

My new wife Scrabblette varies between tolerant and supportive of my hobby, and when we moved house in 2007 I got my own board game room! As she has her own income I am not so constrained in what I spend on games, and that led to an explosion in my collection, so much so that the game room is now overflowing. In general, I get whatever games I want, and some more, and then I have to figure out how to get rid of the excess.

Since 2009 I have been spending more time at home with Scrabblette, and some time travelling, so have not had so much time and energy to play face-to-face. However I do enjoy understanding games from the viewpoint of mathematical systems and simulations, so I derive joy from the games whether I play them or not. In 2011 my dearth of gaming depressed me so much that I joined up at yucata.de to make sure that I was playing at least *something*. Consequently my best gaming partners now live overseas and interstate, but I am playing more games that I like.

I run a program which downloads data from BGG and makes up all sorts of other metrics. My particular interest is in collection management with the goal of only owning games you're going to play. If you're into stats, take a look at:

http://friendlessstats.dtdns.net/dynamic/index.html

If you want to be part of it, send me a message at friendless.farrell@gmail.com and I can add you in. I may take a while to reply, but you will usually be added within 24 hours.

I've switched over to using a ratings scale suggested by dakarp which requires less justification for 1s and 10s. Here it is:

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.
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User Details for Friendless
Registration Date: 2004-10-17
Last Profile Update: 2014-05-04
Last Login: 2015-06-29
Country: flag Australia
State: Queensland
Town/City: Aspley
Website: http://sologamer.blogspot.com/
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Collection Summary for Friendless
Board Game
Owned   379
Previously Owned   498
For Trade   19
Want In Trade   184
Want To Buy   22
Want To Play   274
Preordered   0
Wishlist   21
Commented   1314
Has Parts   2
Want Parts   0
All   1789
Board Game Expansion
Owned   62
Previously Owned   66
For Trade   2
Want In Trade   13
Want To Buy   5
Want To Play   22
Preordered   0
Wishlist   6
Commented   94
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   205
Board Game Accessory
Owned   0
Previously Owned   1
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   1
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   1
Fandom
Board Game 74
Board Game Designer 15
Board Game Artist 14
Board Game Publisher 1
Board Game Implementation 2
Marketplace
For Sale 3
Sold 14
Rating 7
Plays
Board Game Plays 7285 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 608 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
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Ratings
Board Game Ratings 1300
Average Rating 5.97
10 25   (1.9%)
9 65   (5.0%)
8 184   (14.2%)
7 258   (19.8%)
6 271   (20.8%)
5 223   (17.2%)
4 157   (12.1%)
3 68   (5.2%)
2 31   (2.4%)
1 18   (1.4%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 110
Average Rating 6.85
10 2   (1.8%)
9 10   (9.1%)
8 33   (30.0%)
7 23   (20.9%)
6 21   (19.1%)
5 13   (11.8%)
4 3   (2.7%)
3 5   (4.5%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Accessory Ratings 1
Average Rating 4.00
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