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User Profile for Thommy8
Tom Rosen
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Virginia
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I discovered modern board games, like so many other people, through Klaus Teuber’s Settlers of Catan in 1996. Unlike most people, however, I didn’t discover the wider world of German-style board games for a few years, with Settlers being the only game I played in the intervening time. Years later, I happened upon Klaus-Jürgen Wrede’s Carcassonne, which proved to be my true rabbit hole into the boardgaming hobby. I quickly started picking up games to satisfy my newfound and insatiable gaming appetite, like Lowenherz, Bohnanza, and Mississippi Queen.

Shortly thereafter, I founded the Columbia Strategic Simulation Society in New York City (an homage to the Cornell Strategic Simulation Society where I first discovered Settlers) in order to find (and create) fellow board gamers. The club exceeded all expectations by surviving my departure and continuing to thrive up in Morningside Heights.

At the same time, I also became active on BoardGameGeek and began writing a variety of articles about my newfound hobby at my NYC Gamer website (which is now the DC Gamer, also known as NYC Gamer | Washington Bureau, following a recent relocation).

My Hot 10 List is actually my Personal Top 11-20 List since I couldn't pick just 10 games. Actually, I couldn't even pick just 20 games, so check out my Top 100 for a list of all of my favorites.

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*DC Gamer
*The Opinionated Gamers
*Geek of the Week #79

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"I have often had the impression that, to penguins, man is just another penguin - different, less predictable, occasionally violent, but tolerable company when he sits still and minds his own business."

Lincolnish - Superstantial - Freem - Eneagled - Flagaphile - Good - Gutly - Fundit - Applepious
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User Details for Thommy8
Registration Date: 2005-04-22
Last Profile Update: 2013-09-13
Last Login: 2015-08-04
Country: flag United States
State: Virginia
Town/City: Arlington
Website: http://games.fooville.net/
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Top 10
#1: Android: Netrunner
#2: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
#3: War of the Ring (second edition)
#4: Twilight Struggle
#5: Antiquity
#6: Galaxy Trucker
#7: Imperial
#8: El Grande
#9: Java
#10: San Marco
Hot 10
#1: Stephensons Rocket
#2: Nexus Ops
#3: Die Macher
#4: Tigris & Euphrates
#5: God's Playground
#6: Carcassonne
#7: Ghost Stories
#8: Age of Steam
#9: Crokinole
#10: La Città
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