User Profile for alcazar
Nigel Wright
United Kingdom
Ruddington, Nottingham
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Hornet Leader - Carrier Air Operations
Herge's Adventures of Tintin!
I'm willing to sell any games I have for trade, and to consider swaps beyond whats on my want & wish lists. But be aware of shipping costs: UK trades preferred, EU trades cost me 2x shipping, Rest-of-World (including some non-EU Europe) trades cost me 4x shipping and I may have to pay £8 plus 20% tax on incoming items. You may want to check your shipping costs and taxes as well shake

How I discovered BGG: I'm lucky enough to be able to receive parcels posted to me at work, so I don't have to worry about missing the postman. However I do tend to get rather a lot of parcels which provokes a certain amount of interest, particularly when I say they are games: "What's the game, Pop-Up Pirate?". Huh? I googled it and discovered BGG!

How I became a grognard: Richthofen's War was the game that got me into board wargaming. For several years I saw it advertised in Military Modelling magazine so I was primed when the Nottingham Model Soldier Shop started stocking Avalon Hill, SPI and GDW games. Happy days!

My user name is a reference to General Alcazar, a character in Tintin and the Picaros, and several other adventures. He's someone I can relate to!

My avatar is the logo used on the Belgian 10 euro coin minted in 2004 to commemorate Tintin's 75th birthday. The 75 is also significant as Georges Remi (Herge) died in 1983 at the age of 75. I do of course own one of the 50,000 coins that were minted

Whilst grabbing the images of the 10 euro coin, I've now discovered a 2007 20 euro coin to mark the centenary of Herge's birth! There goes more of my pocket money! laugh

Even though I joined BGG a while back, I've not been that good at logging my plays here, but I'm trying to improve that and also to write a few session reports.

My Hot 10 games are those recently-ish or soon-to-be acquired or seeing table time or otherwise grabbing my attention. I've just noticed that most of my Hot 10 are in fact solitaire games! I suppose that is a fair reflection of the state of things.

My Top 10 are all time greats and in many cases I've picked one game to stand for an entire series. Just arrived is Codeword Cromwell which given Fifth Column Games pedigree is likely to be soon finding a home on this list.

My Wishlist are games I've pre-ordered, or would pre-order if it wasn't for the high shipping and tax from the States, or golden oldies I'd like to acquire or re-acquire.

I'm tending to spend more time on video games at the moment as I have limited space to set up board games - until I tidy up!

I started Folding At Home with Team Geekdō earlier this year. I've had to bow out in the summer months as my mac mini is throwing out too much heat otherwise!

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User Details for alcazar
Registration Date: 2003-12-06
Last Profile Update: 2014-06-13
Last Login: 2015-07-05
Country: flag United Kingdom
State: England
Town/City: Ruddington, Nottingham
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Collection Summary for alcazar
Board Game
Owned   513
Previously Owned   404
For Trade   92
Want In Trade   150
Want To Buy   30
Want To Play   0
Preordered   10
Wishlist   11
Commented   408
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   1
All   1099
Board Game Expansion
Owned   99
Previously Owned   83
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   16
Want To Buy   7
Want To Play   0
Preordered   5
Wishlist   1
Commented   84
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   204
Board Game Accessory
Owned   1
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   2
For Sale 0
Sold 6
Rating 62
Board Game Plays 116 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 1 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (65) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 734
Average Rating 5.99
10 12   (1.6%)
9 28   (3.8%)
8 62   (8.4%)
7 167   (22.8%)
6 169   (23.0%)
5 192   (26.2%)
4 84   (11.4%)
3 13   (1.8%)
2 4   (0.5%)
1 3   (0.4%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 118
Average Rating 5.92
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9 5   (4.2%)
8 10   (8.5%)
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6 30   (25.4%)
5 31   (26.3%)
4 17   (14.4%)
3 1   (0.8%)
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Average Rating 7.00
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Top 10
#1: Eldritch Horror
#2: Lost Battles
#3: Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations
#4: Where There Is Discord: War in the South Atlantic
#5: The Third World War
#6: 2nd Fleet
#7: Nordkapp
#8: Hornet Leader
#9: Avalanche: The Salerno Landings
#10: Gunslinger
Hot 10
#1: Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness
#2: Swords & Sorcery
#3: Fire in the Lake
#4: Eldritch Horror: Forsaken Lore
#5: Eldritch Horror
#6: Codeword Cromwell: The German Invasion of England, 8 June 1940
#7: The Games of Middle Earth
#8: Breaking the Chains: War in the South China Sea
#9: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
#10: Ambush!
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