Hey people! I'm 33 years old living in South Bend, Indiana. I've enjoyed board games since a very young age and got my love of them from my grandma. She would find games at garage sales and thrift stores all the time and we would play them over the weekend when I came to stay. Win or lose, it was always fun!
I received HeroQuest for Christmas one year and it was the first game I had ever seen that wasn't of the "Family Game Night" type of games. It opened my eyes a bit to the gaming world at large and soon ventured into Dungeons & Dragons role-playing and Magic: The Gathering. And then...
About five years year ago I stumbled onto this wonderful website and discovered a whole new world of gaming outside Monopoly, Yahtzee, UNO and the like. I read an article somewhere about The Settlers of Catan and one of the links brought me to BoardGameGeek. The curtain had been raised and I was fully exposed, I am now fully addicted to finding and playing the best games.
I have a girlfriend that shares in my love of games so that makes everything great as I don't have to explain gaming purchases and I have someone to play them with too! I also have an eleven year old daughter and two boys (three and one year olds). My daughter is still kind of into the younger kid games right now but she will soon be taught in the way of the geek.
I like all sorts of games and even still like the old favorites like Monopoly and Yahtzee every once in awhile as well. I have my Top 10 below and my Hot 10 are games that are on my radar and I want right away or as soon as possible (expansions not listed but always wanted).
I also play Lord of the Rings Online (Byred on Withywindle server) and video games on Steam (JoeRockEHF) as well so if you want to get together and play sometime add me.