User Profile for facesnorth
Ryan O'Rourke
United States
Tobyhanna
Pennsylvania
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I only learned about this wide world of gaming in late 2005. Before that I had enjoyed traditional card games like Pinochle, Hassen Pfeffer and Spades, as well as chess, and occasionally risk or clue.

I don't game nearly as often as many on this site. Maybe one day a week, or even a few days a month. Occasionally, I push for more, but I'm trying to mold gamers out of my friends, and it requires a good deal of patience sometimes.

I love games as a medium weight mental exercise. So I prefer games that lean towards control over chance elements. Theme and nice components are secondary, but important and can notably affect the game experience.

Since I don't game frequently, it's taken me over 5 years to come to realize the kind of games that I most enjoy. I'm not inclined to dislike games usually, although I'm starting to get a better sense of what I prefer and would rather not play. Expansions I rate according to what the base game becomes by using them.

I rate according to bgg guidelines, and I expect my ratings will change, so I have few 10's right now. I tend to grow tired of things over time, so it's taken a while to see which games really prove themselves (and will continue to). Go may be the perfect game, and I could probably enjoy playing it forever, although I don't always want to play it and have yet to become any good (it's still a 10).

I'm open to just about anything from abstracts, to Euros, to card games, to wargames, to dexterity games. I recently updated my Hot 10 to reflect my top 11-20 games.
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User Details for facesnorth
Registration Date: 2005-11-02
Last Profile Update: 2011-09-18
Last Login: 2015-03-24
Country: flag United States
State: Pennsylvania
Town/City: Tobyhanna
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Collection Summary for facesnorth
Board Game
Owned   291
Previously Owned   20
For Trade   28
Want In Trade   51
Want To Buy   5
Want To Play   5
Preordered   0
Wishlist   159
Commented   158
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   2
All   488
Board Game Expansion
Owned   62
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   5
Want In Trade   13
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   13
Commented   7
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   75
Fandom
Marketplace
For Sale 5
Sold 50
Rating 38
Plays
Board Game Plays 687 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 17 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (49) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 151
Average Rating 7.25
10 5   (3.3%)
9 21   (13.9%)
8 55   (36.4%)
7 51   (33.8%)
6 13   (8.6%)
5 2   (1.3%)
4 1   (0.7%)
3 2   (1.3%)
2 1   (0.7%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 4
Average Rating 7.62
10 0   (0.0%)
9 1   (25.0%)
8 2   (50.0%)
7 1   (25.0%)
6 0   (0.0%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Go
#2: Dominant Species
#3: Indonesia
#4: Fresh Fish
#5: Tigris & Euphrates
#6: El Grande
#7: Dune
#8: Reef Encounter
#9: Age of Steam
#10: Tichu
Hot 10
#1: Innovation
#2: Race for the Galaxy
#3: Havoc: The Hundred Years War
#4: Show Manager
#5: Commands & Colors: Ancients
#6: Dream Factory
#7: Cosmic Encounter
#8: Taj Mahal
#9: Löwenherz
#10: Shogun
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