User Profile for GiannisS
Giannis Sofianopoulos
Agios Dimitrios
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Hello, this is my little corner in BGG, so I should introduce myself properly.
For start, since December 2010 I'm the happy owner of a boardgames shop
in my hometown in Vrilissia, Athens!
You can see more here and here are news and most of the games in the shop.

Now for a blast to the past:
Like most children, I also grew up playing boardgames.
My favourite was Crossbows and Catapults, and later enjoyed Ghost Castle, The Game of Life and several other (always hated Monopoly). But at the age of 9 I got HeroQuest and played it almost everyday, bought an expansion and even started to make my own "campaigns". At the same time my friends and I would organise weekly championships of Subbuteo. Afterwards, by 1994, I bought Space Crusade and Curse of the Idol but was starting to lose interest.

Several years later, at the age of 19, me and my friends got in a frenzy of Risk, costing us hours and hours of our lives! This lasted for 2 or 3 years. Then the whole boardgaming phase faded away. We would meet up and play computer games or someone would suggest a boring game of Trivial Pursuit. But that was as far as it would go (and still is for most of my friends).

Until 2006, when I met my wife (who played mostly computer games and Magic at that time). One day we visited a friend of hers and he brought up two strange boardgames, that I had never seen or heard before, Zombies!!! and Puerto Rico. That was it, the old "passion" woke up! We would meet up and organise gaming nights, and each night I would discover a different great game and would be even more impressed. So, awkwardly, my wife and I would start buying some games, two or three just to have on the side when our friends would visit, or just to kill some time with some 2-player games.

After a year or so, I visited BGG for a total irrelevant reason, signed up and started surfing, reading, discovering games and since then I have seen my collection grow bigger every month.

Apart from boardgaming info, I live in Athens, Greece. I lucky, being married to a woman who shares my passion for boardgames. Also Ι have an unbeliavably clever son, born November 2009 and an extremely cute daughter, born August 2011, who I hope will enjoy boardgames as much as their parents!

For more, jump to my Interests page.


My son (third group member)
1 month on his first geek steps,
8 months playing Snakes&Ladders on the beach
14 months finally getting on the right track!
left to right -obviously!-

My daughter (fourth group member)
5 months on her first geek steps, a bit more heavy games fan than her brother
7 months helping out in the shop

The thirdfourth fifth group member (or so he hopes)

Apart from boardgaming my wife and I are trying to make our kids love all the things we do!

My recent plays:

My Top 10:

My Top 10 is for my all time favourites
My Hot 10 is for the games I must play

Game Rating:
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.

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User Details for GiannisS
Registration Date: 2009-04-30
Last Profile Update: 2015-04-30
Last Login: 2016-05-02
Country: flag Greece
State: Athens
Town/City: Agios Dimitrios
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Collection Summary for GiannisS
Board Game
Owned   303
Previously Owned   19
For Trade   44
Want In Trade   38
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   2
Preordered   0
Wishlist   13
Commented   450
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   1002
Board Game Expansion
Owned   148
Previously Owned   3
For Trade   9
Want In Trade   9
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   27
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   263
Board Game 7
Board Game Designer 4
Board Game Artist 3
For Sale 35
Sold 2
Rating 0
Board Game Plays 3257 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 68 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (5) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 863
Average Rating 6.93
10 23   (2.7%)
9 81   (9.4%)
8 269   (31.2%)
7 283   (32.8%)
6 127   (14.7%)
5 39   (4.5%)
4 25   (2.9%)
3 8   (0.9%)
2 3   (0.3%)
1 5   (0.6%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 203
Average Rating 7.48
10 14   (6.9%)
9 37   (18.2%)
8 83   (40.9%)
7 37   (18.2%)
6 17   (8.4%)
5 12   (5.9%)
4 3   (1.5%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Chaos in the Old World
#2: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
#3: Neuroshima Hex!
#4: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
#5: Claustrophobia
#6: In the Year of the Dragon
#7: Brass
#8: Twilight Struggle
#9: Caylus
#10: Puerto Rico
Hot 10
#1: Rex: Final Days of an Empire
#2: Imperial 2030
#3: Dune
#4: Android
#5: Betrayal at House on the Hill
#6: Princes of the Renaissance
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