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

Happiness is thinking about whether you will survive till the end of the game (The Pursuit of Happiness).

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 partner for a while. Unfortunately my marriage dissolved after two years.

Either way, here's to new beginnings!

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 gameplay quality while 1 ,2 and 10 are reserved for exceptional achievements.

Here it goes:

Denotes a total lack of respect for the buyer:
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 has big balancing issues. It is clearly broken.
4 The game is either tediously long or has highly frustrating aspects like rules or gameplay fiddliness.

It is best to try before you buy:
5 A mixed bag. It could be enjoyable but there are detracting aspects.
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)

My TOP TEN for 1/2 of 2015

The world is flat, by the way...

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User Details for Tretiak
Registration Date: 2008-04-28
Last Profile Update: 2015-12-23
Last Login: 2016-02-11
Country: flag Romania
State: Cluj
Town/City: Cluj-Napoca
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Collection Summary for Tretiak
Board Game
Owned   155
Previously Owned   33
For Trade   12
Want In Trade   54
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   136
Preordered   3
Wishlist   69
Commented   376
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   547
Board Game Expansion
Owned   47
Previously Owned   10
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   9
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   14
Preordered   3
Wishlist   13
Commented   45
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   79
Board Game 2
Board Game Artist 1
Board Game Implementation 2
For Sale 0
Rating 2
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Average Rating 6.71
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7 57   (39.9%)
6 35   (24.5%)
5 9   (6.3%)
4 8   (5.6%)
3 1   (0.7%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 5
Average Rating 6.20
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