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: 2015-06-29
Country: flag United States
State: Texas
Town/City: Henderson
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Collection Summary for caltexn
Board Game
Owned   147
Previously Owned   128
For Trade   7
Want In Trade   8
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   22
Commented   311
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   421
Board Game Expansion
Owned   27
Previously Owned   23
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   3
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   12
Commented   50
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   85
Board Game 32
Board Game Expansion 3
Board Game Compilation 1
Board Game Implementation 7
For Sale 0
Sold 3
Rating 13
Board Game Plays 2019 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 79 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (90) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 313
Average Rating 7.11
10 17   (5.4%)
9 41   (13.1%)
8 67   (21.4%)
7 90   (28.8%)
6 58   (18.5%)
5 29   (9.3%)
4 7   (2.2%)
3 1   (0.3%)
2 3   (1.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 50
Average Rating 7.63
10 1   (2.0%)
9 11   (22.0%)
8 19   (38.0%)
7 12   (24.0%)
6 5   (10.0%)
5 2   (4.0%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Five Tribes
#2: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
#3: Francis Drake
#4: The Castles of Burgundy
#5: Amerigo
#6: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
#7: Fresco
#8: Terra Mystica
#9: Ra
#10: Letters from Whitechapel
Hot 10
#1: Kemet: Ta-Seti
#2: Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice
#3: Roll for the Galaxy
#4: Deus
#5: The Voyages of Marco Polo
#6: Nations
#7: Fields of Arle
#8: Coal Baron
#9: Pandemic: On the Brink
#10: Village
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