I grew up playing Risk, Axis and Allies, Conquest of the Empire, Fortress America, Chess, Pente, Backgammon, Rummikub, and many different card games. Now, through BGG and my game groups, I have been introduced to an entirely new world of games. My collection has grown as my interest in games grows. I've got what I think is a well rounded collection - games that are good with nearly any group and for most number of players.
2007 saw me really start to get into "upgrading" my games. Not just adding card protectors and player aids, but painting minis, replacing bits, and so forth.
2013 I got back into painting minis in a serious way. I bought a large number of hobby paints, good brushes, an airbrush, and watched and learned about a lot of new techniques to really upgrade the look of the minis I'm painting. I now have too many things to paint.
2015 has me reconsidering parts of my collection. My kids are willing to play games with me, but not serious gamers, so some of my collection is shifting back towards stuff I wouldn't have kept two years ago. I'm also finding that a lot of stuff I have isn't getting played, so its time to abandon (sell/trade) it.
The best indicator of games that I'd like to get to the table now is the Hot 9. The #10 spot is reserved that one game that I'd really like to get my hands on - my next "grail" game.
I try to revise my rankings every 6 months or so, and I stick to the BGG ranking system. I also try to indicate why I like or dislike (or am so-so) on a game. Check out my geeklists to see games played, acquired and so forth.
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