User Profile for VolcanoLotus
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United States
New York
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Board Games

I think of myself as an equal-opportunity gamer. I'll try anything once, and there are no genres or categories I dislike overall. I'll usually pick an unplayed game over one I already like, because I enjoy new experiences. My favorites tend to be low on luck, quick to play, and easy to explain, though a glance at my Top Ten will tell you that none of these are ironclad requirements. For me to want to own a game, it has to be something that I think I'll have a reasonable chance of playing as well as something I enjoy. My Hot Ten are the games I'm most interested in trying.

Video Games

I've owned 10 different consoles over the years and currently am down to 5. I've essentially quit single player gaming and am focusing now on building up a good (not large, but good) catalog to play with my kids when they're old enough. I tend to prefer older (say, late 1980s through 2002 or so) game design over what's popular now. Hot Ten are the games I'm most interested in picking up.

I was the 102nd Video Game Geek of the Week! If you'd like more info on my video game preferences, that and the GeekLists linked from it are probably the best place to find it.


I live near Rochester, NY (for now) with my wife and 2 kids. I work as a software developer; I'd rather write fiction full-time, but my current project is smartphone app-related (with the dream of making enough to support my other dream). I play several musical instruments; most recently, I was the drummer in an instrumental indie band. I've toyed with the idea of running for public office because I'm frequently depressed at my choices (or lack thereof) come election time, both nationally and locally. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believes.
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User Details for VolcanoLotus
Registration Date: 2007-07-24
Last Profile Update: 2013-07-08
Last Login: 2015-08-29
Country: flag United States
State: New York
Town/City: Fairport
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to VolcanoLotus
Collection Summary for VolcanoLotus
Board Game
Owned   82
Previously Owned   208
For Trade   12
Want In Trade   57
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   45
Preordered   3
Wishlist   109
Commented   314
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   579
Board Game Expansion
Owned   14
Previously Owned   42
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   9
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   1
Wishlist   39
Commented   44
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   109
For Sale 3
Sold 76
Rating 36
Board Game Plays 565 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 90 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (170) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 306
Average Rating 6.70
10 4   (1.3%)
9 31   (10.1%)
8 100   (32.7%)
7 56   (18.3%)
6 47   (15.4%)
5 19   (6.2%)
4 23   (7.5%)
3 19   (6.2%)
2 6   (2.0%)
1 1   (0.3%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 42
Average Rating 7.19
10 2   (4.8%)
9 10   (23.8%)
8 11   (26.2%)
7 6   (14.3%)
6 6   (14.3%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 5   (11.9%)
3 2   (4.8%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Stratego
#2: Power Grid
#3: Dominion
#4: Loaded Questions
#5: Agricola
#6: Flash Duel: Second Edition
#7: Imperial
#8: StarCraft: The Board Game
#9: Blokus
#10: Zooloretto
Hot 10
#1: Yomi
#2: Pixel Tactics
#3: Title Bout
#4: Trajan
#5: 18xx
#6: Medina
#7: Hacienda
#8: Notre Dame
#9: Medieval Merchant
#10: Indonesia
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