I am a thirty something woman who loves playing boardgames. In fact I would say I am more addicted to games and BGG than my husband. I am a Physicist/Mathematician, which is also uncommon for a female, and play Sunday league football (soccer for you Americans). Needless to say I have very male interests, but this must be to do with my scientific brain.
After finishing my PhD I found it hard to get a job due to the recession and have ended up working for an insurance intermediary. Not something I expected, but it uses a lot of the transferable skills that I learnt during my PhD. I am really enjoying it, but now have less time to play games (and go on BGG) due to a 2 hour commute each day.
I am expecting a baby boy early December 2015 in addition to my nearly four year old, so will probably have less time to play games in the near future. Most of my games I play are with my husband, so always on the look out for good short two player games that we can play in an evening or longer ones for when the parents come round.
Started playing board games: 5th July 2006
Got a BGG account: 1st April 2008
First Thumb: 11th December 2008
1000 Thumbs: 28th April 2009
Started job and stopped being a student with lots of time on my hands: 7th April 2010To Secret Santa
Thank you for my presents they arrived last week. Currently still wrapped, but I am bad at waiting, so may not make it till Xmas