User Profile for YellowLab
Bob Flaherty
United States
Loves Park
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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.
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User Details for YellowLab
Registration Date: 2006-09-13
Last Profile Update: 2013-05-18
Last Login: 2016-02-09
Country: flag United States
State: Illinois
Town/City: Loves Park
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to YellowLab
Steam Account: YellowLab
Collection Summary for YellowLab
Board Game
Owned   134
Previously Owned   118
For Trade   14
Want In Trade   58
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   12
Preordered   3
Wishlist   85
Commented   234
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   0
All   951
Board Game Expansion
Owned   1
Previously Owned   2
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   17
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   1
Preordered   1
Wishlist   20
Commented   13
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   106
For Sale 0
Sold 89
Rating 98
Board Game Plays 696 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 1 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (236) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 214
Average Rating 6.86
10 4   (1.9%)
9 16   (7.5%)
8 51   (23.8%)
7 61   (28.5%)
6 51   (23.8%)
5 22   (10.3%)
4 6   (2.8%)
3 2   (0.9%)
2 1   (0.5%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 5
Average Rating 7.60
10 0   (0.0%)
9 1   (20.0%)
8 2   (40.0%)
7 1   (20.0%)
6 1   (20.0%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: 7 Wonders
#2: Bohnanza
#3: Guildhall
#4: Pandemic
#5: Biblios
#6: Kingsburg
#7: Portobello Market
#8: Age of Industry
Hot 10
#1: Machi Koro
#2: Waggle Dance
#3: Sushi Go!
#4: Black Fleet
#5: Camel Up
#6: Guildhall
#7: Machi Koro
#8: 10 Days in the USA
#9: Dixit: Journey
#10: Bohnanza
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