User Profile for NateStraight

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Suddenly a shot rang out! A door slammed. The maid screamed. Suddenly a pirate ship appeared on the horizon! While millions of people were starving, the king lived in luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas, a boy was growing up.
Well, I have just four words for you, Santa...

Shut the front door!

Those were some awesome and unexpected choices!

Geeklist update with pics coming shortly! EDIT: here!

Thanks so much! I'm crazy excited to play these.


I was soooo happy to hear from you today!

I don't want to get "hosed" for Christmas!

Should I just leave the cookies in the basket?


Hello Secret Santa!

I promised a few "cookie crumbs" for you to follow, so here are a couple.

I do a pretty good job of keeping my ratings and wishlist up to date, so you can peruse them as you please. I need to get better at adding rating comments, but there are quite a few in there to give you an idea of what I like. If you take a look at my user blog, you'll find lots of other information.

I play in a couple different groups, but I have a seven-month old son now, so that has taken a bit of a backseat. I am fortunate enough to have a wife who is as big a gamer as I am, but that also means that I can't just take an evening out "with the boys" (as it were) to game... she'd be too jealous! We only get out to our game groups about once a month if we can get one of our parents to babysit.

I have quite a few multiplayer games on my wishlist that I would definitely be thrilled to receive, but of late I've been focusing my acquisitions on games built for two. We get a few hours in the evenings or sometimes on the weekend when we can sit down together and play, but most of our collection is really built around multiplayer gaming. If you can use your magic to find great 2 player titles among my list, I'd be ever so thankful.

I wouldn't even mind if you had a great 2 player idea that wasn't on my list, but do check out my ratings and previously owned lists if you veer from the beaten path. I've played / owned a few of the "big" 2 player standbys that just didn't do it for us. I trust you, though! You don't get the big red suit for nothing!

I hope that helps a little. A few more tidbits:

Favorite designers:
- Knizia
- Kramer / Kiesling
- Doumen / Wiersinga (Splotter)
- Wallace
- Stefan Dorra

Favorite genres:
- Old school Euros (Goldsieber Spiele, Hans im Gluck, etc)
- Proto Euros (Acquire, Outpost, etc)
- Uber Euros (Splotter: Roads & Boats, Antiquity; etc)
- Old school econ games (Empire Builder, Merchant of Venus, 18XX, McMulti, etc)
- "elegant" interactive econ games (Container., etc)
- "themed abstracts" (Through the Desert, Samurai, Medina, Torres, etc)

Note: I am in the process of overhauling my profile description. Anything below the horizontal line is the old version I'm keeping around 'til I'm done updating.

I play often with the Northshore Boardgamers [a game-group I organize] and the Southeast Louisiana Boardgamers and much less frequently with the Game Night Gamers. Most of these people are also BGGers.

I love trading, but I'm mostly interested in multi-game trades and in trades that involve at least one game on my wish-list. Do NOT offer me a trade that consists of any post-FRED Eagle Games, any Gryphon Games, any FRED games, or any Funagain games products. I will not accept.

You may want to read up on my gaming history, or perhaps find out some of the things I like in games. Maybe you'd be interested in my thoughts on theme or the significance of sweet spots or the value of variety or some cool components, or in learning why I don't like "multiple paths to victory".

You may even be interested, for some bizarre reason, in how I approach life and games in general, in terms of my personal beliefs and values. If you want to get in on my good side, respond to my wife.

These are just some of my favorite people on the site, who I think you should also follow. They can always be counted on to provide great recommendations, interesting perspective, thoughtful insight, and generally useful commentary you'd do well to stop and read. Most are highly opinionated!

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User Details for NateStraight
Registration Date: 2005-08-17
Last Profile Update: 2012-12-10
Last Login: 2016-05-03
State: Louisiana
Town/City: Lacombe
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Collection Summary for NateStraight
Board Game
Owned   305
Previously Owned   130
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   252
Want To Buy   28
Want To Play   32
Preordered   3
Wishlist   114
Commented   219
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   1
All   864
Board Game Expansion
Owned   61
Previously Owned   16
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   37
Want To Buy   13
Want To Play   1
Preordered   0
Wishlist   19
Commented   9
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   127
Board Game 10
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Artist 2
Board Game Publisher 1
Board Game Family 1
For Sale 0
Sold 48
Rating 46
Board Game Plays 776 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 5 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (74) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 404
Average Rating 5.68
10 10   (2.5%)
9 28   (6.9%)
8 47   (11.6%)
7 58   (14.4%)
6 90   (22.3%)
5 82   (20.3%)
4 57   (14.1%)
3 21   (5.2%)
2 8   (2.0%)
1 3   (0.7%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 33
Average Rating 6.02
10 1   (3.0%)
9 2   (6.1%)
8 3   (9.1%)
7 6   (18.2%)
6 11   (33.3%)
5 9   (27.3%)
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Top 10
#1: Acquire
#2: Agricola
#3: Alien City
#4: Decktet
#5: Mahjong
#6: Ninety-Nine
#7: Roads & Boats
#8: Tigris & Euphrates
#9: Zheng Fen
#10: Zendo
Hot 10
#1: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons
#2: Antike
#3: Container
#4: MarraCash
#5: Merchant of Venus
#6: Roads & Boats
#7: San Marco
#8: Stephensons Rocket
#9: Torres
#10: Vikings
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