I think I got into the Board Gaming hobby sort of backwards. I had no idea this whole designer board game world was a thing back in 2009. I was playing Warhammer Fantasy with a group of 5 guys, and we decided to attend Games Workshops Games Day in Baltimore. They had the regular pitched battles, but they also had custom games set up which used GW's ruleset and figures, but were completely different games. I absolutely loved them. When I got home I started designing my own variation of a Wilderness Survival game and we played it a few times. Over the next few months I became a member of some Games Workshop forums to pitch my idea, and one of them pointed me here . . the rest my fellow geeks . . . is history.
I organized a local gaming group that meets once a month on the last Saturday of each month, and I also game regularly (almost every day) with my son and wife. I try to maintain a game count of about 125, since that is approximately how many different games I can successfully bring to the monthly Games Day and get played (per year). My wife/son and I usually roll through the entire collection (or at least the 2 player sector of it) once every 2 or 3 months. I rarely play a game 2 times in a row unless it is incredibly quick, as I prefer the variety aspect. I will not rate games until I have played it at least 3 times, and I try to play with several player counts before rating as well.
If you have made it this far, thanks for reading. See ya on the geekway . . .