User Profile for fractaloon
Albert Hernandez
United States
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I find I have very little opportunity to play. Mostly because I have young kids and my wife and I often work conflicting schedules. Because of that, I tend to collect more than I play.

Many of my games have come from thrift stores. I've had some really neat finds over time. For the most part, I think I prefer euros with a bit of Ameritrash thrown in and the occasional wargame.

I also like collecting games. Especially if the are part of a series or at least have the same box size. I hate trying to stack odd sized or shaped boxes on a shelf.

Top 10
My Top 10 games are my desert island games, in no particular order. I fully expect to bring along all related expansions I own.

Hot 10
My Hot 10 games are the games I own which I haven't played yet and am most interested in trying. They are presented in no particular order. Hang on, some of these have been partially played, played long long long ago, or have only been played solitaire and deserve a multiplayer try.

BGG alias
My alias is a word I made up a few years ago when I started playing Anarchy Online (MMORPG). I thought long and hard and came up with this by combining two things I like: fractals and cartoons.

Now it's also my domain name though that is not up regularly and not maintained much for lack of time and energy these days.


My old avatars came from various places. The oldest is an image of Shade The Changing Man from Vertigo Comics. I used that for maybe a year when I then switched to Don Quijote by Pablo Picasso. That lingered for many years until I switched over to the 1 Player podcast logo. I eventually tired of black & white after so many years. I couldn't decide on one until I took pictures of my kids dressed up as Spy vs Spy for Halloween. My avatar at that time was a combination of two photographs blended together. I since have been going through various color avatars and will probably continue to change occasionally. Each avatar has a story behind it.

Recently played games

Just because

10 random games from my collection:
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User Details for fractaloon
Registration Date: 2004-01-05
Last Profile Update: 2015-12-24
Last Login: 2016-05-02
Country: flag United States
State: SC
Town/City: Greenville
Website: http://fractaloon.podbean.com
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Collection Summary for fractaloon
Board Game
Owned   839
Previously Owned   298
For Trade   17
Want In Trade   32
Want To Buy   23
Want To Play   7
Preordered   11
Wishlist   111
Commented   83
Has Parts   5
Want Parts   10
All   1371
Board Game Expansion
Owned   415
Previously Owned   19
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   4
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   0
Preordered   4
Wishlist   14
Commented   1
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   473
Board Game Accessory
Owned   13
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   1
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   14
Board Game 13
Board Game Publisher 1
Board Game Implementation 3
For Sale 1
Sold 66
Rating 40
Board Game Plays 2854 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 64 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (90) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 149
Average Rating 7.07
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Top 10
#1: Agricola
#2: Wizard Kings
#3: Utopian Rummy
#4: Steam
#5: Here I Stand
#6: Carcassonne
#7: Combat Commander: Europe
#8: Onirim
#9: Rattus
#10: Star Realms
Hot 10
#1: Arcana
#2: Raid on St. Nazaire
#3: Granada: The Fall of Moslem Spain
#4: Julius Caesar
#5: Reef Encounter
#6: Alhambra: Power of the Sultan
#7: Arkham Horror: Dunwich Horror Expansion
#8: De Vulgari Eloquentia
#9: Pandemic: On the Brink
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