I've been introduced to eurogames in the early 2000's via chaotic French games and it's only recently that I really got into the more serious and abstract German-style offerings.
While I usually try to win, I often like to explore different strategies even when it means forfeiting the game.
I'm much more interested in games as learning tools than as competitive endeavors. I don't really enjoy games which rely on pure luck but I appreciate some degree of randomness and asymmetry as I feel these characteristics make for more realistic and useful learning experiences. However, I feel better games allow players to prepare for random events.
While it's generally the storytelling I enjoy in video games, I play board games for the mechanics and social interaction.
I'm interested in the process through which various cognitive functions and problem-solving skills are challenged in games.My microbadge designs: