User Profile for Geese
Mark Blanco
United States
North Carolina
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Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? (James 2:15-16)

Been a gamer of sorts all my life in everything from pre-PC computer games in the mid-70's to the latest Euro-style boardgame. Didn't get into the Eurogames until 1999 when someone introduced me to Cosmic Encounter. After playing a few times, I searched the net looking to buy a copy, and that's how I came across BGG, which re-vitalized my interest in boardgames.

I used BGG to locate the Waldorf Gamers Club in Waldorf, MD around 2001. My wife and I became a regular part of their group until we moved to Charlotte, NC in mid 2005.

I enjoy single player PC and videogames, most of my multiplayer online gaming is through Xbox Live, and most of my face-to-face gaming is done via the good ole boardgame.

My wife and I host a game-night 3 Fridays out of the month - and have been since 2006. Attendees play anything from boardgames to classic arcade games to Rock Band.

I have a black-belt in a mixed martial arts curriculum, and I have a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My professor holds a black-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie. I used to spar MMA-style and roll BJJ fairly regularly for nearly 5 years - but my bad back has gotten the best of me. Now I roll maybe a couple times a year...[EDIT]although I have recently started training again.

My wife and I are both Christ followers with a love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe that one of the biggest problems with Christianity is when Christians forget that they are to draw people nearer to God through love and compassion, rather than forcing our beliefs on and ridiculing others. The fact that so many people perceive Christianity as oppressive is an issue that should not be ignored.

My personal top 10 is in no particular order, and it doesn't necessarily represent my top rated games.
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User Details for Geese
Registration Date: 2001-11-19
Last Profile Update: 2015-10-19
Last Login: 2016-05-01
Country: flag United States
State: North Carolina
Town/City: Charlotte
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Collection Summary for Geese
Board Game
Owned   850
Previously Owned   298
For Trade   47
Want In Trade   210
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   630
Preordered   7
Wishlist   0
Commented   281
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   1522
Board Game Expansion
Owned   111
Previously Owned   29
For Trade   3
Want In Trade   33
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   1
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   3
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   190
Board Game 2
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Artist 1
For Sale 0
Sold 45
Rating 49
Board Game Plays 3038 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 28 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (77) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 885
Average Rating 5.96
10 1   (0.1%)
9 8   (0.9%)
8 53   (6.0%)
7 147   (16.6%)
6 441   (49.8%)
5 180   (20.3%)
4 44   (5.0%)
3 10   (1.1%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 1   (0.1%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 28
Average Rating 5.75
10 0   (0.0%)
9 1   (3.6%)
8 0   (0.0%)
7 2   (7.1%)
6 14   (50.0%)
5 10   (35.7%)
4 1   (3.6%)
3 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Alien Frontiers
#2: Roma
#3: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper
#4: Ra
#5: I'm the Boss!
#6: Lifeboats
#7: Aladdin's Dragons
#8: Wyatt Earp
#9: 7 Wonders
#10: Seasons
Hot 10
#1: Codenames
#2: Port Royal
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