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User Profile for caltexn
Stephen Sanders
United States
Henderson
Texas
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DNA results: 50% West Europe; 19% Great Britain; 16% Ireland; 8% Scandinavian; 4% Iberian Peninsula; 2% Italy/Greece; 1% West Asia; -1% Middle East
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Originally from California, born and raised in the Bay Area, graduating from California High School in San Ramon, CA in 1978. I received my BA in Russian and Eastern European Studies, graduating in 1984 from the University of Texas at Arlington. I worked as a postal carrier in far north Dallas for ten years from 1985-1995. I then retired from the USPS, and served as minister with a church in Sonora, Ca, until 2005. I have lived the last ten years, back in Texas again. I am currently a licensed funeral director in Henderson, Texas.

I enjoy playing games that mostly are highly ranked here on this site, so most of my collection is higher rated games. I also game with my adult and teenage sons. Such a change from my teenage years when wargaming took the bulk of my gaming time.

All plays, except a handful of solo plays, that are recorded are face to face only (no online play). And, one day, I will see Him face to face.

My hot 10 games I would like to acquire for my next trades or purchases.

The avatar reflects my interest in scientific evidence for creationism, and my personal observation of human footprints in a series of dinosaur tracks found and recorded in the Paluxy River in central Texas, during a drought season.

"For me games are simply a platform where I can have a good time with other people. I don’t want to have a good time with the screen of my PC. It’s the other people that make each board game experience fresh. It’s not about winning, I mean, I want to win but winning is not important. It’s about measuring your wits with other people, seeing how you come out, and seeing the reactions of the others. For this, I prefer my human counterpart sitting across the table then my PC." [Reiner Knizia, copied from user Larry Chong's profile]

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User Details for caltexn
Registration Date: 2004-03-20
Last Profile Update: 2016-02-08
Last Login: 2016-04-28
Country: flag United States
State: Texas
Town/City: Henderson
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Collection Summary for caltexn
Board Game
Owned   163
Previously Owned   136
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   7
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   18
Commented   329
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   447
Board Game Expansion
Owned   34
Previously Owned   25
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   8
Commented   55
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   91
Fandom
Board Game 36
Board Game Expansion 5
Board Game Compilation 1
Board Game Implementation 7
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold 3
Rating 18
Plays
Board Game Plays 2150 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 79 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (93) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 329
Average Rating 7.19
10 26   (7.9%)
9 42   (12.8%)
8 68   (20.7%)
7 93   (28.3%)
6 60   (18.2%)
5 29   (8.8%)
4 7   (2.1%)
3 1   (0.3%)
2 3   (0.9%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 54
Average Rating 7.86
10 5   (9.3%)
9 12   (22.2%)
8 19   (35.2%)
7 12   (22.2%)
6 4   (7.4%)
5 2   (3.7%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: The Castles of Burgundy
#2: Five Tribes
#3: Francis Drake
#4: Caverna: The Cave Farmers
#5: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
#6: 7 Wonders
#7: Nations
#8: Ra
#9: Rococo
#10: Amerigo
Hot 10
#1: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
#2: T.I.M.E Stories
#3: Taj Mahal
#4: The Voyages of Marco Polo
#5: Village
#6: Kemet: Ta-Seti
#7: Space Alert
#8: A Study in Emerald (second edition)
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