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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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My Geek of the Week thread...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/129433/geek-of-the-week-jcar...

(I was actually GotW #57, GotW wasn't numbered before I started that with my #58 nomination)

My story...

I've loved board games for as long as I can remember. With three siblings, board games were good gifts that we could all share and so we literally had a closet full of games. Commodore 64 and Avalon Hill games dominated my teen years. CCGs, Playstation, and MMORPGs were my passions throughout my 20's. Boards game had definitely fallen by the wayside until late in my 20's.

I found a common spark for board games with my wife Sue, she reignited my passion for board games again...much to her chagrine. It's was at that time, while searching for some childhood favorites online, that I stumbled across a little game called Settlers and this website...and here we are.

Without a doubt, board gaming has become my favorite hobby. Learning to play new games and devising the strategies is my favorite aspect of playing board games. There really aren't many games that I won't try at least once, though I have gotten picky (jaded?) over time, especially with game purchases. I used to be a huge "cult of the new" devotee but having so many unplayed (or one-and-done play) games on my shelves really started to get to me.

I started Berks Boardgamers back in 2004. We hold a game day every year on Black Friday and monthly game nights. I also attend the World Boardgaming Championships each year which I highly recommend whether you're looking for competition or just a bunch of people eager to play games. (www.boardgamers.org)


*** Trade/Sell Disclaimer: I love to trade games, however I am often slow to get a game shipped. So if you're looking to trade/buy just be forewarned about that in case you hope to receive it immediately. I have plenty of positive trader & seller feedback so no worries about getting a game from me. I also dont check my email everyday, the best way to get my attention is to look me up in Facebook ***


A note about my ratings...I don't give a final(whole number) rating until I've played a game ten times. So all of those 5.5, 6.5, etc ratings is just my way of saying that it's not a final rating yet. That being said, bad games will never get a solid rating because I'll likely never play them ten times.

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My daughter's account:
Shannon Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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User Details for jcarvin
Registration Date: 2003-02-24
Last Profile Update: 2014-04-09
Last Login: 2015-07-02
Country: flag United States
State: Pennsylvania
Town/City: Hamburg
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Collection Summary for jcarvin
Board Game
Owned   410
Previously Owned   1246
For Trade   94
Want In Trade   47
Want To Buy   16
Want To Play   105
Preordered   82
Wishlist   50
Commented   1307
Has Parts   3
Want Parts   3
All   2333
Board Game Expansion
Owned   164
Previously Owned   177
For Trade   24
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Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   1
Preordered   81
Wishlist   25
Commented   210
Has Parts   1
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All   541
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Ratings
Board Game Ratings 1856
Average Rating 5.50
10 17   (0.9%)
9 86   (4.6%)
8 211   (11.4%)
7 477   (25.7%)
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3 73   (3.9%)
2 19   (1.0%)
1 7   (0.4%)
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Average Rating 6.31
10 3   (0.8%)
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8 89   (24.5%)
7 120   (33.1%)
6 84   (23.1%)
5 21   (5.8%)
4 6   (1.7%)
3 2   (0.6%)
2 3   (0.8%)
1 1   (0.3%)
Board Game Accessory Ratings 2
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#7: Nations
#8: DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite
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#10: Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men
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