I have always been interested in playing board games. Growing-up I played all kinds of games, mostly abstract as that is what my dad enjoys: chess, go, backgammon, Pente, Twixt. In addition, we had your standard roll-and-move fare: Monopoly, Sorry, Careers. When I went to college, I was introduced to what is now referred to as Ameritrash: Axis and Allies, Mutant Chronicles. But my love at the time was Magic the Gathering. I sunk a bunch of money into that game. Didn't get any better at it, but sure had fun along the way. Since then I have sold my collection - twice.
After I got married, there was a store that sold "designer" games that I frequented and often pined over the games: Settlers, Caracassone, Samurai. I bought Tikal there for half price. Read the rules, played solitaire, but my wife was not interested. My interest waned, but didn't disappear.
Then one day a package from my brother-in-law arrived on our front door-step. It was Ticket to Ride: Marklin edition. He mentioned this site and then the flood gates opened.
My collection has had titles changed as I have tried to figure out what will be played by my family, mostly my wife.
I am the creator of the PitchCar TrackBuilder
. This utility will allow you to build different PitchCar layouts and determine if they will fit on your table.
On BGG, my hot ten are the last ten games I have played. My top ten, are my favorite games of the moment.
On VGG, my top ten are the games I am currently playing. My hot ten are my most recently completed.