My family and I love to play games - but I am the addict. My wife is the best gamer I know - and I know quite a few gamers. She consistently wins, and it doesn't matter who she's playing against. I keep threatening to take her to Vegas; we'd have the game collection paid off in no time!
The scary thing is the girls have inherited her genes. I don't stand a chance!
My favourite game is El Grande - with Wallenstein a very close second. I love games with theme, surprises (a little luck is all right) and neat mechanics. I don't like bad rule books (Brass - you're okay!) or elimination games.
The game closet is pretty much full - but if you see a trade happening let me know!