I am a married father of two wonderful daughters.
About half of my boardgaming is with my immediate family. My oldest daughter in particular will play just about anything with me. I will play anything - and with three women in the house that often means party games - but I prefer thinking games. I will usually enjoy any game in which strategy is a strong element whether it is a Euro, an Ameritrash-style game, a CCG, a war game, or tabletop miniatures game.
My roleplaying happens in fits and starts and is something I also do with my family. I have a huge collection of RPGs, some just because I like the fiction or setting, some for nostalgic reasons, and others that are on my wish list to play or run someday. Lack of focus is a problem here, so I don't play as often as I'd like.
My video gaming is about 80% on the Xbox. I prefer single-player games but I'm a sucker for gamerscore. I'll tackle any mode in pursuit of 100% completion of a game once I start playing. On the PC, I prefer role-playing and strategy games. Civilization is probably my favorite video game of all time.
Obviously, I have a lot of gaming interests that dominate my time at irregular intervals so I go through bursts of gaming activity. I appreciate a wide range of games, enjoying an abstract Euro one day and good old-fashioned Ameritrash the next. I might play the latest version of Madden for a month straight or stay up way too late playing a classic PC game like Masters of Orion. As a result, I tend to have a few plays across a wide range of games.
I rate my Top 10 list based on number of plays, with games played the most at the top of the list. I will break ties based on personal preference.
Exception: Civilization 4 has the honored spot of number one on my Video Game Top 10 list.
My Hot 10 is the list of games played most recently. Duplicate plays are not counted into this list nor are expansions.