$10.00
User Profile for alexdrazen
Alex Drazen
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
"Winning isn't everything, but it still beats the alternative."

I play games for the competition and intellectual challenge, more than for the camaraderie (so, basically, I'm your typical INTJ). Most of my favorites are 2P games, or will play very well with 2P. There are exceptions (Power Grid, Brass, and Maria), but they are few and VERY far between.

Top 10 is personal top 10. Hot 10 are the top 10 games I want to play. Both only sporadically updated.

Collection rating system is quite haphazard but rating is my personal rating for how much I like it, not if it's a good game. I generally don't like deckbuilders/card games, negotiation, or most co-ops, so you'll see that reflected in my game ratings.

Other tidbits:

Drazen's Laws

Board Game >> Dice Game >> Card Game.

If a game lasts longer than, say, 10 minutes, don't be a kingmaker. In short: if you're in last place, don't just go after the guy in first for the sake of going after him, if it doesn't have any benefit to you, and isn't going to improve your position/chances. Don't just play randomly because you're bored; other people are playing the game too, and that decrease the skill element. Play fair, play hard, and play to win, but don't play for someone else to lose, or just to see what happens. I despise playing multi-player strategy games (especially 2+ hour ones) just for them to come down to personality and/or luck. And I don't want to waste time on someone sucking the enjoyment I get out of gaming, which for me is primarily the mental challenge. Kingmakers kill this part of gaming, and I have no desire to play long games just to have them come down to an "Eff You."
Microbadges for alexdrazen
Award mbmb
BGG mbmbmbmbmb
Board Games mbmbmbmbmbmbmb
Places mb
Special mbmb
Sports mb
User Details for alexdrazen
Registration Date: 2012-06-28
Last Profile Update: 2014-10-16
Last Login: 2015-08-01
Country: flag United States
State: Massachusetts
Town/City:
Website:
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to alexdrazen
Collection Summary for alexdrazen
Board Game
Owned   79
Previously Owned   2
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   21
Preordered   0
Wishlist   7
Commented   111
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   132
Board Game Expansion
Owned   34
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   4
Preordered   0
Wishlist   2
Commented   30
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   36
Fandom
Board Game 3
Board Game Implementation 1
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold
Rating 0
Plays
Board Game Plays 927 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 80 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (0) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 111
Average Rating 6.56
10 10   (9.0%)
9 12   (10.8%)
8 21   (18.9%)
7 29   (26.1%)
6 15   (13.5%)
5 11   (9.9%)
4 6   (5.4%)
3 3   (2.7%)
2 4   (3.6%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 30
Average Rating 7.55
10 3   (10.0%)
9 7   (23.3%)
8 8   (26.7%)
7 9   (30.0%)
6 2   (6.7%)
5 1   (3.3%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Power Grid
#2: Twilight Struggle
#3: Maria
#4: 1846
#5: 1775: Rebellion
#6: Brass
#7: Railways of the World
#8: Chicago Express
#9: Stone Age
#10: Terra Mystica
Hot 10
#1: Concordia
#2: Dominant Species
#3: K2
#4: Mister X
#5: Verräter
#6: Ingenious
#7: Friedrich
#8: Privateer
#9: A Few Acres of Snow
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.