User Profile for Ziilch
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Hello and welcome to my profile.

I've been a gamer of one sort or another my entire life. When I was younger I mainly played video games, and my board game exposure was limited to mostly Risk and Monopoly. I found that I was always looking for ways to make those two games more interesting (adding extra rules, more pieces, etc.) but I didn't have the design capabilities to come up with anything very interesting.

I dabbled with D&D in high school, but never really found anyone to play with. An orphaned DM is a sad, sad thing. Nevertheless, I was content just to read through the rulebooks and imagine worlds and campaigns. I think I had more fun creating the worlds than I would have had DMing the game. High school was also when I was at my peak for video gaming playtime. I played mainly console games because my computer was pretty old, but I had a few older gems installed that I would always come back to.

Enter university. I stumbled across a group of friends that enjoyed games as much as I did and never looked back. We played endless hours of video games, had some D&D every once and a while and, finally, I purchased Settlers of Catan from my FLGS (I had been in before, but never bought anything). That game is what forever confirmed me as a board gamer. We played an innumerable amount through undergrad, and picked up new games every so often to add to the collection.

I play fewer games now than I used to because my time is less available. I have a pseudo-gamer girlfriend that enjoys some board games, but not video games. As a result, my video gaming has gone way down, but my board gaming has remained at a moderate level. I am really happy that I found this site, as it provides me with an amazing amount of information on games that are around.

My Top Ten:

My Top Ten list is a metric of my favourite games of all time. I only include “mature” games on my list – games that I have played enough times to establish a consistent opinion.

VGG Specific Information

There are a number of franchises/series with several games that I adore. On VGG, my Top Ten list is a combination of series/franchises that I love and individual games where the franchise/series either doesn't exist, or is a letdown compared to the individual game.

My Hot Ten:

My Hot Ten list is my list of games that I want to play right now. I try and update it approximately once a month, but I never know if that schedule will stick around. It combines games that I want to try as well as those that I am currently playing.


My Unplayed Videogame Backlog
My Unplayed Boardgame Backlog
My Videogame Tradelist
My Boardgame Tradelist
My Videogame Wishlist
My Boardgame Wishlist

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User Details for Ziilch
Registration Date: 2010-05-13
Last Profile Update: 2015-02-16
Last Login: 2015-04-19
Country: flag Canada
State: Ontario
Town/City: Ottawa
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to Ziilch
Steam Account: Ziilch19
Collection Summary for Ziilch
Board Game
Owned   86
Previously Owned   5
For Trade   6
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   19
Preordered   0
Wishlist   135
Commented   161
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   366
Board Game Expansion
Owned   15
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   2
Commented   13
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   28
For Sale 0
Rating 0
Board Game Plays 1822 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 65 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (4) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 262
Average Rating 6.14
10 4   (1.5%)
9 15   (5.7%)
8 35   (13.4%)
7 65   (24.8%)
6 78   (29.8%)
5 31   (11.8%)
4 22   (8.4%)
3 6   (2.3%)
2 6   (2.3%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 25
Average Rating 7.23
10 1   (4.0%)
9 4   (16.0%)
8 9   (36.0%)
7 4   (16.0%)
6 3   (12.0%)
5 4   (16.0%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Twilight Struggle
#2: Agricola
#3: Battlestar Galactica
#4: War of the Ring (first edition)
#5: Commands & Colors: Ancients
#6: Dominion: Intrigue
#7: Race for the Galaxy
#8: Merchants & Marauders
#9: Thunderstone
#10: Pandemic
Hot 10
#1: Agricola
#2: War of the Ring (first edition)
#3: Twilight Struggle
#4: Battlestar Galactica
#5: A Game of Thrones (first edition)
#6: Pandemic
#7: Magic: The Gathering
#8: Commands & Colors: Ancients
#9: Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
#10: Thunderstone
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