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User Profile for andrewhodkinson
Andrew Hodkinson
Canada
Kemble
Ontario
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I love trading games, but with postal rates, I prefer to trade within Canada.

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As a child, my grandfather obsessively taught cards and chess to my brothers and me, probably since it helped him survive four years as a Japanese POW in Hong Kong. He certainly treated it as a serious life skill.

At Christmas and birthdays, my three brothers and I often received boardgames, from the common Gamemaster Series or Parker Brothers games to classics like Parcheesi and Camelot and even unusual games like Senet.

In my teens, I convinced some people to play war games, subscribing to Strategy & Tactics for a year. While in high school, I discovered video arcades, spending a lot of time on Space Invaders and Pac-Man. At university, I found players for all sorts of board games like Marrakesh and finally joined a Dungeons & Dragons club, but still played a lot of pinball and found one of my favourite arcade games Space Dungeon at an all-night bowling alley.

While going to school in Taiwan, I played a lot of chess, wei-qi, and some xiang-qi, but back in Canada, while I found some video game fare with Nintendo and Playstation through the first Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Star Wars: Battlefront, personal computer games really struck a chord with Railroad Tycoon and Civilization. I even doubted the future of board games.

Still, I joined a Strat-o-matic Hockey League and then a Football League, and for a year or so I played Ultimatum with a few friends (thanks Fred Bates). The Eurogame revolution shocked me back into cardboard with Catan and then Puerto Rico, followed by some 200 other games. StarCraft was my favourite video game for a long while, although with Steam, I've begun exploring other great games, beginning with Portal, Defense Grid, even an MMO game Stronghold Kingdoms for three years.

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User Details for andrewhodkinson
Registration Date: 2007-01-15
Last Profile Update: 2015-05-05
Last Login: 2015-07-30
Country: flag Canada
State: Ontario
Town/City: Kemble
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Collection Summary for andrewhodkinson
Board Game
Owned   395
Previously Owned   31
For Trade   15
Want In Trade   36
Want To Buy   31
Want To Play   13
Preordered   0
Wishlist   69
Commented   376
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   723
Board Game Expansion
Owned   32
Previously Owned   2
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   1
Commented   35
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   54
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Wishlist   0
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