User Profile for Tretiak
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It's flat, mate! :)

I rediscovered board games when I literally stumbled upon a copy of Catan during my shift at the workplace. From then on I started drooling over theme and chrome, going over anything Fantasy Flight was releasing. I gradually transitioned to a more calculated Euro style of games and I can safely say I now taste both ends of the spectrum equally.

From loving long wrought out games, I now appreciate compact designs and compressed time spans. Maybe it's the years, who knows...

After a fair share of phantom hobbies it appears that board gaming is special for some reason, because it is the only one that has remained constant with me throughout the years.

I lived a wonderful dream of sharing life with a gamer wife for a while. Unfortunately my marriage dissolved after two years.

Either way, here's to new beginnings!

Me (right) playing T&E three times in the course of two days, after ignoring it for years.

After careful considerations, I have decided to compose my own rating scale, since I feel that the BGG suggestions are not applicable in many cases. Hence, I have decided to go with a more objective rating system.

Rating is done after at least three play sessions and ranges from 3 through 9 for quality while 1 ,2 and 10 are reserved for exceptional achievements.

Here it goes:

Denotes a total lack of respect for the consumer:
1 Awful component quality
2 There are an abundance of incomprehensible or ambiguous rules.

I personally think that it should not have been released this way:
3 The game defeats its own purpose. It is broken and should have been scrapped in its infancy.
4 The game is either tediously long or has highly frustrating aspects.

It is best to try before you buy:
5 A mixed bag. It could be enjoyable but there are aspects that are really detracting.
6 Good idea and decent execution but there is room for improvement (enrichment or streamlining).

A good game that is worth playing and collecting:
7 A well rounded game. A good choice for a sizeable collection.
8 Succeeds in being one of the best games from its category or family.
9 An epitome of replay-ability. Engaging in every way. Has no real shortcomings.

10 Excellent production quality (components & storage)

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User Details for Tretiak
Registration Date: 2008-04-28
Last Profile Update: 2015-06-15
Last Login: 2015-07-07
Country: flag Romania
State: Cluj
Town/City: Cluj-Napoca
Website: www.forumboardgames.ro
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Collection Summary for Tretiak
Board Game
Owned   150
Previously Owned   21
For Trade   18
Want In Trade   57
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   136
Preordered   4
Wishlist   67
Commented   314
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   1
All   472
Board Game Expansion
Owned   43
Previously Owned   7
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   16
Preordered   1
Wishlist   14
Commented   44
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   70
Board Game 2
Board Game Artist 1
Board Game Implementation 2
For Sale 0
Rating 2
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Average Rating 6.73
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7 47   (37.9%)
6 33   (26.6%)
5 8   (6.5%)
4 5   (4.0%)
3 1   (0.8%)
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1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 5
Average Rating 6.20
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