In spring 2007, a friend invited me round to play Talisman 1st Edition. I hadn't really played games for years, but as a teenager had been very keen on Games Workshop stuff: Space Hulk, Warhammer and Talisman. To refresh my memory of the rules before playing Talisman again, I googled, and found BoardGameGeek. I immediately felt compelled to find out more about these "eurogames" I was reading about, and bought Ticket to Ride, and placed an internet order for Carcassonne in the next couple of days. I loved playing these two games, and gradually started to expand my collection.
In 2010 I started attending two board game clubs, London on Board and Epsom Games Club. Family commitments make LoB impossible at the moment, but I am at Epsom Games most weeks. I also enjoy playing games with family.Games I play
Advanced Squad Leader is my favourite game though I've only been playing for 3 years, and I enjoy historical wargames, although I have only just scratched the surface. I love meaty Euros: Agricola, Age of Empires III, Dominant Species and Eclipse; but I've grown tired of the cult of the new, and would rather play a small number of Euros and get to know them well.Hot games
Every now and again I update my "Hot Games" here on my profile to show which games I'm playing most at the moment, but it's usually out of date.All-time favourites:Favourite 'new to me' games of each year:
2015: Roll for the Galaxy, Julius Caesar
2014: Close Action, Hellenes: Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War
2013: Kemet, A Study in Emerald
2012: Advanced Squad Leader, Flying Colors
2011: Inca Empire, Liberté, Dune, Eclipse
2010: Dungeon Lords, In the Year of the Dragon, Dominant Species, Die Macher
2009: Space Hulk: Third Edition, Tigris & Euphrates
2008: Agricola, Race for the Galaxy, Brass
2007: Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage, Age of Empires III, Puerto Rico
There's no real reason for my BGG username, I made up a username when I registered on the spur of the moment, and there we are. This picture of Gabriel is by Burne Jones, and is in the American church in Rome.