User Profile for caltexn
Stephen Sanders
United States
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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

Originally from California, born and raised in the Bay Area, graduating from California High School in San Ramon, CA. Immediately after graduation, I came to Texas to live with my dad and attended college at the University of Texas at Arlington, getting my BA in Russian and Eastern European Studies, graduating in 1984. I worked as a postal carrier in far north Dallas for ten years from 1985-1995. I then retired from the USPS, and the next ten years, I devoted to both preacher training school and then to full time ministry, back in California. The last eight of those ten years working 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 buy and trade for games on a frequent basis.

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 recorded are face to face only (no online play). And, one day, I will see Him face to face.

My hot 10 to 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 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: 2015-04-11
Last Login: 2015-04-25
Country: flag United States
State: Texas
Town/City: Henderson
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Collection Summary for caltexn
Board Game
Owned   150
Previously Owned   116
For Trade   15
Want In Trade   14
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   26
Commented   307
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   416
Board Game Expansion
Owned   24
Previously Owned   22
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   5
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   12
Commented   48
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   81
Board Game 32
Board Game Expansion 3
Board Game Compilation 1
Board Game Implementation 7
For Sale 0
Sold 3
Rating 12
Board Game Plays 2002 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 79 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (87) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 308
Average Rating 7.08
10 15   (4.9%)
9 42   (13.6%)
8 62   (20.1%)
7 91   (29.5%)
6 58   (18.8%)
5 29   (9.4%)
4 7   (2.3%)
3 1   (0.3%)
2 3   (1.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 47
Average Rating 7.54
10 0   (0.0%)
9 10   (21.3%)
8 18   (38.3%)
7 12   (25.5%)
6 5   (10.6%)
5 2   (4.3%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: The Castles of Burgundy
#2: Amerigo
#3: Francis Drake
#4: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
#5: Five Tribes
#6: Terra Mystica
#7: Ra
#8: Agricola
#9: Letters from Whitechapel
#10: The Battle of Five Armies
Hot 10
#1: Kemet: Ta-Seti
#2: 7 Wonders: Babel
#3: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
#4: Caverna: The Cave Farmers
#5: Pandemic: On the Brink
#6: Nations
#7: Star Wars: Imperial Assault
#8: Russian Railroads
#9: Troyes
#10: Coal Baron
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