Secret Santa 2015!12/13/15:
Light snow is falling, the tree is up, and decorations have commenced. It's time to open the Secret Santa box! Wohoo! Kids are as excited as me! Slice the tape.... Pandemic Legacy
! & Mission: Red Planet
. Holy Moly you knocked it out of the park Secret Santa! SO EXCITED! I'm certain I would have picked up Pandemic Legacy eventually, but now I have it, and my wife is excited to play with me! Yes! Mission: Red Planet is one of those games I've been drooling over, but don't know if I ever would have acquired. Now I don't have to! It'll be perfect for my Monday night game groups which fluctuate from 3-6 friends. So excited and so thankful. Link to the Secret Santa 2015 List!
12/10/15: Soon-To-Be Senior Elf Crumpet: The FedEx Reindeer arrived right on schedule. We're putting up our Christmas tree this Sunday, and I plan to open the package at that time, unless I hear from you or find a note otherwise. Your speedy early Christmas delivery system is first-rate!
12/4/15: I can't wait for FedEx the reindeer to arrive! I'll watch for it coming from the sky!
12/3/15: Message Received. Thank you Soon-To-Be Senior Elf Crumpet for taking time to say hello. Your ingenuity in assisting Santa is greatly appreciated. I can't wait to see how naughty--err... I mean nice Santa thinks I've been!
Hi Secret Santa. I am open to anything on my wishlist, from Must Have to Thinking About, and if you think I might like something else, I am fine with a surprise as well. Thank you already!A Brief History of my Board Game Hysteria
I've been gaming since I was little tyke, mainly solo, though my mom enjoyed scrabble, and humored me with other games from time to time. In high school, my friends and I discovered Magic, Rail Baron, and Axis and Allies. That's when I fell in love with the hobby, and kept gaming when I could through college with friends and family.
It wasn't until I met my future wife, that my gaming addition started to throttle. She loves games as much as I do! While we each have different tastes in games, there is a large area of interest in which we overlap, and she's willing to try almost anything.
My wife and I have started our family, and we've already gotten our two daughters and son hooked, starting with Go Away Monster. My wife and I are just biding our time... Since we've moved to Minnesota, we've had frequent game nights with friends who also have kids.
Our current favorites are Arkham Horror
, Castles of Burgundy
, Stone Age
, Survive: Escape from Atlantis
, and hottest of all, 10 Days in Asia
For a while I met up with some very cool gamers in Hobbs, NM, who introduced me to many great game titles like Battlestar Galactica
, Space Hulk: Death Angel
, 7 Wonders
, Race for the Galaxy
. and many, many more.
I've recently helped to organize a regular game group in International Falls, MN. We've recently settled on the name BorderLakes Game Group. In you happen to move to the far reaches of northern Minnesota, send me a message! There are some great gamers in the North Woods. We now meet twice a month, and some of us get together other times too. We play Twilight Imperium
once a year! Here's our yearly list of games played: BorderLakes Game Group Games Played 2014
, BorderLakes Game Group Games Played 2015
I also enjoy gaming solo. Elder Sign
, Arkham Horror
, Death Angel
, Red November
are just a few I enjoy.
I currently work as a Park Ranger at Voyageurs NP. I oversee two seasonal visitor centers, boat tours, park volunteers, and the website. Working for the National Park Service is a dream come true. I work in some of the most amazing places on the planet. I have to keep reminding myself how lucky I am. If you're ever on a family trip to northern MN, send me a geekmail; I always enjoy meeting new gamers, and I'm more than happy to share my knowledge of the national parks.
Here's a list of the National Park units where I have worked:
Wind Cave National Park (SD)
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (MI)
Carlsbad Caverns NP, (NM)
Voyageurs NP, (MN) (current)
My wife and I have been inspired by this geeklist
Here's our first challenge: New State, New Challenge: 50 Different Games in 50 Day
Here's our second challenge: End of 2012 Challenge: 100 Different Games in 100 Days
Out third challenge has started in September of 2013: End of 2013 Challenge: 100 Different Games in 100 Days
We've started our fourth 100 Games in 100 Days challenge: New Year! New Challenge! 100 Different Games in 100 Days
We successfully completed our 2014 10 games 10 times challenge
Happy Gaming to all.