User Profile for MountainRoot
Michail Giannis
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Hi to all board gamers out there!
First of all here's a song to hear while you read my sad and bitter story.

My name is Michael and I've been playing board games for 5 years now. I started playing games as something different to do with my friends other than the usual stuff (movies, guitars, drinking, going out...).

I like heavy themed games and the ones we call Eurotrasher and that is games with euro mechanics with a good theme and a bit of luck too.
But all my respects go to all classic abstract games Chess, Go, Shogi. Nothing can be compared with them and their history with humanity.
Lately I have come to accept all the new modern abstract games (they are cool as hell and they add a little theme too).

My favorite themes for a game are Steampunk, Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Medieval, Post-Apocalyptic, Alternative-History.
My favorite company is Fantasy Flight Games and Asmodee and some small ones.
My favorite designer is Christophe Boelinger , Vlaada Chvátil , Czarnè, Kevin Wilson and Christian T. Petersen , Adam Kałuża .

I wanna have a small collection of boardgames and play them as many times as possible. My goal is to reach a collection of 100 games. Then I'm gonna stop buying. I am definetely not a collector and I don't wanna be one. Although the score besides says i own more than 100 games in reality only 40-50 are playable. There are promos, expansion and 2-3 really old games that i don't play them at all.
My target is still 100 games.

I really hate selling my games even when I am not happy with them or I am not playing them as often as I like. 2 or 3 times that I did it (selling) it didn't fit right. So why have i sold so many games so far (71 to be exact?)? When i started buying games i made some wrong choices also with the years and the experience i learned what i like mostly and to pass a game even if the price is really low.

Lately i fell in love with everything it has to do with solo gaming. I really like when a board game has an official solo variant. It is skyrocketing the possibility of playing the game more times than with a group.

I love love expansions. I prefer to buy an expansion to a board i already own and really like than buy a new game. Also a new expansion increases the possibilities of playing the same game more times.

2 - Player games
Classic Abstract games (Go, Chess, Shogi)
Modern Abstract Games
Co-Operative games
Asymmetrical Powers
Heavy thematical games based more on theme (Arkham Horror, Betrayal at house on the Hill)
Dexterity games (Crokinole, Subbuteo, Affentennis)
Solo games (LoTR LCG, Mage Knight, Robinson Crusoe, Gears of War, K2)
Long Games (TI3)
Negotiation Games (Battlestar Galactica)
Card Driven Games

Multi - Solitaire games
Games with really low interaction between the players (don't see the point in playing such a game)
Collecting Collectible Games (get some cards and play the game mate, don't waste all your money in it)
The Harvest Trilogy of Uwe Rosenberg
Games based on TRAINS (OK OK 1 or 2 are really good but cooome on a whole category of their own???)


Day & Night
Dungeon Twister
Hera & Zeus
Navia Dratp
Planet Steam
The Battle for Hill 218
Neuroshima Hex
Blue Moon
Vegas Showdown
The Climbers

I always hear music during a game because it fills the long periods of silence when everybody is thinking what they're next move will be. I also enjoy a cup of coffee (OK OK many cups of coffee) during a game and of course i never say no to a good cold beer.

I love Loreena McKennitt's music.
I am an RPG pen&paper player for years. White-Wolf mostly. I have a greater love for pen & paper RPG than I will ever have for a boardgame.

I have made an attempt to make a game of my own but I can't find enough time anymore. It's about The Count of Monte Christo and his escape from his prison. I really have to drug some friend with me into this or my game will never gonna see the face of the day.

My dream is to find a job in Finland (or Sweden) and live there forever.

My Hot 10 are my best SOLO games.

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User Details for MountainRoot
Registration Date: 2008-01-11
Last Profile Update: 2015-06-30
Last Login: 2015-10-03
Country: flag Greece
Town/City: Petroupoli/Athens
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Collection Summary for MountainRoot
Board Game
Owned   134
Previously Owned   74
For Trade   28
Want In Trade   33
Want To Buy   8
Want To Play   253
Preordered   1
Wishlist   69
Commented   130
Has Parts   2
Want Parts   1
All   907
Board Game Expansion
Owned   57
Previously Owned   11
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   9
Want To Buy   4
Want To Play   9
Preordered   1
Wishlist   14
Commented   11
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   124
Board Game 15
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Artist 1
Board Game Family 9
Board Game Implementation 2
For Sale 0
Rating 1
Board Game Plays 1570 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 64 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (1) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 438
Average Rating 6.07
10 23   (5.3%)
9 45   (10.3%)
8 72   (16.4%)
7 61   (13.9%)
6 83   (18.9%)
5 44   (10.0%)
4 44   (10.0%)
3 44   (10.0%)
2 20   (4.6%)
1 2   (0.5%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 15
Average Rating 7.63
10 4   (26.7%)
9 3   (20.0%)
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