I am an avid gamer - have been all my life, cos for Xmas my Mum and Dad couldn't think of anything to buy me when I was a kid, so I used to get boardgames like Sherlock Holmes, The Business Game, Colditz...remember those? No? Well this was in the 70's.
In the 90's I was hooked on Magic thanks to my best geekbuddy phil (hepworthnot on BGG) and he slowly weaned me from that to Boardgames over the early 2000's. I started off trying to collect the top 10 games and then realised I needed games to play with my kids, games to play with other couples, games to play with 6 when 2 couples come round, and games to play for 12 when they all come round together.
I write reviews for Counter, hav done rules translations for a games company, and used to do some player Aids but haven't done any for a while1