I've been obsessed with boardgames since a very young age. I remember making my own using wood, felt markers, and a hammer and nails(!) at about 5.
I like most games though hex-and-counter wargames are probably my least favorite. Ironically, I inherited a large collection of these from the 80's and 90's from my father-in-law. I hope to pass some of them along to other users on this site for something more my taste.
I am an admitted addict to 'bits'. The more little minis, tokens, etc that a game has the more eager I am to get my hands on it. Half the joy of a new game is opening it and playing with all the neat peices!