Joined in 2011, as a method of spending some quality time with my four kids. We all started off with Games Workshop, joined a local miniatures wargaming club (Southern Battlegamers) and after a couple of weeks were introduced to the board gaming hobby.
The desire to own, paint and play with plastic minitures, waned quickly for the kids and left me entrenched in the hobby, with a burning desire to play.
The kids still play. But they are in little doubt it is my obsession.
In less than two years my collection had grown to just under 500 games. I have attended a number of gaming conventions and am proud to call myself a member of a number of great gaming groups.
Having acquired a great number of both new and back catalog games, 2013 has seen me becoming a little more discerning in what I play and purchase and a lack of space has meant I have started to turnover the games from my collection I am unlikely to continue to play.
I rate every game I have played and use a scale suggested by dakarp and Friendless 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.
If only I could limit myself to only 4-5 visits to BGG a day, I could squeeze a whole lot more gaming in!!
As of 2013 here is my TOP 100 games I have played: