User Profile for PBrennan
Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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Firstly, for those living on Sydney's north shore, I host a friendly social gaming night on Thursday nights in St Ives. If you're interested, drop me an email.

My Top 10 recognises the games I've spent the most time playing over the last 5 years.

My Hot 10 recognises the games I've spent the most time playing over the last 6 months.

I eschew BGG trappings such as avatars and microbadges, and tend to avoid forums and geeklists as well unless something stands out as interesting on the front page. I prefer the simplicity of providing comments as my means of contribution, safeguarding my hobby time for gametime rather than net surfing. I don't support patronage funding on *any* website, but I'm happy to pay for services rendered so I sell games via the Geek and help contribute that way.

In terms of background, I first started playing games as a grown-up hobby in the late 90's, when pretty much the only gaming commentary to be found was rec.games.board and the Billabong site, with the Games Cabinet our friendly rules site. Since then, I've been playing 100+ new titles each year, and these days tend to do 365-400 different titles each year. That adds up to a lot of games.

My ratings are a reflection of how I feel the game stands when played with equally competent opponents, and that this can be the only consistent way to rate. Rating games for their intended audience provides an inconsistent basis upon which to judge the rating as you don't know if the rater's perceived audience is the same as yours. This is particularly true in children's games, when what's a great game for a 5 year old doesn't work for a 7 year old for example. As a result, a lot of my ratings for children's games are low, but I try and address the value of a game and the best target audience in the comments instead.

Games I've spent the most time playing and most times played in each of the years since I started collecting stats:
1999: Diplomacy / Lost Cities (40)
2000: Ra / Zirkus Flohcati (83)
2001: Formula De / Klunker (37)
2002: Sticheln / Zirkus Flohcati (24)
2003: Age Of Steam / Kupferkessel Co. (31)
2004: Die Sieben Siegel / Crokinole (43)
2005: Ticket To Ride / Geschenkt (23)
2006: Indonesia / Fjords (38)
2007: Tichu / Bluff (37)
2008: Through The Ages / Race For The Galaxy (26)
2009: Battlestar Galactica / Dominion (24)
2010: Memoir '44 / Bluff (33)
2011: Lord Of The Rings:LCG (77)
2012: Lord Of The Rings:LCG (164)
2013: Hanabi (64)
2014: Sentinels of the Multiverse / Hanabi (87)
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User Details for PBrennan
Registration Date: 2000-09-19
Last Profile Update: 2014-12-21
Last Login: 2015-04-27
Country: flag Australia
State: NSW
Town/City: St Ives, Sydney
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Collection Summary for PBrennan
Board Game
Owned   614
Previously Owned   364
For Trade   87
Want In Trade   104
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   6
Commented   2344
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   2543
Board Game Expansion
Owned   104
Previously Owned   12
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   2
Commented   192
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   208
Fandom
Marketplace
For Sale 30
Sold 50
Rating 24
Plays
Trades
Trade Rating (11) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 2344
Average Rating 5.86
10 29   (1.2%)
9 90   (3.8%)
8 221   (9.4%)
7 552   (23.5%)
6 614   (26.2%)
5 387   (16.5%)
4 190   (8.1%)
3 140   (6.0%)
2 91   (3.9%)
1 30   (1.3%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 192
Average Rating 7.71
10 16   (8.3%)
9 47   (24.5%)
8 48   (25.0%)
7 45   (23.4%)
6 24   (12.5%)
5 7   (3.6%)
4 4   (2.1%)
3 1   (0.5%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
#2: Sentinels of the Multiverse
#3: Hanabi
#4: Star Wars: The Card Game
#5: Memoir '44
#6: Flash Point: Fire Rescue
#7: Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
#8: The Resistance
#9: Gears of War: The Board Game
#10: Ticket to Ride
Hot 10
#1: Sentinels of the Multiverse
#2: Hanabi
#3: Star Wars: The Card Game
#4: The Captain Is Dead
#5: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
#6: Mansions of Madness
#7: Level 7 [Omega Protocol]
#8: Ticket to Ride
#9: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game
#10: Imperial Settlers
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