User Profile for joewyka
Joe Wyka
United States
Walnut Creek
California
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I love games. I have loved them my whole life. I have two kids who (kind of) enjoy games and I'm lucky enough to have a partner who appreciates and enjoys the hobby as well (but not quite as much as me - there are limits).

I enjoy most games, but really look forward to meaty euro and economic games. I'm an avid train gamer as I love the combination of spacial game play combined with a challenging economy. I also love games that have a fairly simple rule set but create complex in-game problems to figure out. As a former role-player, I appreciate a good thematic adventure game, but I tend to get overwhelmed with lots of tiny modifiers and special powers to keep on top of.

I am an enthusiastic rule-reader and an excellent game teacher. I have a game group that meets in the San Francisco East Bay every Thursday night. If you are interested in attending, geekmail me. I am in a stage now where attendance and consistency is low and I would like to get some more regulars involved.

I rate my games on a 1-10 scale and I try to comment on all of the games I've played. If you have similar tastes, a similar rating scale and you leave game comments I will geekbuddy you. I trust the opinions of my geekbuddies above all because I picked them!

While I appreciate all mechanics that are well-used, mechanics that tend to rely more on chance will interest me less.

My Top 10 are the games that I consider to the best of ALL TIME. At least, the best that I have played. I may not want to play all of the games on this list, but I have mountains of respect for them.

My Hot 10 is a little more personalized than my ratings. Games that I personally love (even if the designs are flawed and don't get as high marks from me).

I am an active trader, both in direct trades and in math trades and I try to respond to all offers. Right now I am trying to downsize. So trades where I send multiple items for a single item (with the same relative value) will be looked upon favorably!
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User Details for joewyka
Registration Date: 2006-11-24
Last Profile Update: 2015-03-22
Last Login: 2015-04-25
Country: flag United States
State: California
Town/City: Walnut Creek
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Collection Summary for joewyka
Board Game
Owned   836
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   52
Want In Trade   137
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   141
Commented   714
Has Parts   3
Want Parts   3
All   2004
Board Game Expansion
Owned   379
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   16
Want In Trade   69
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   69
Commented   84
Has Parts   2
Want Parts   2
All   603
Board Game Accessory
Owned   1
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
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All   3
Fandom
Marketplace
For Sale 2
Sold 46
Rating 36
Plays
Board Game Plays 970 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 23 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (521) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 710
Average Rating 6.35
10 12   (1.7%)
9 40   (5.6%)
8 144   (20.3%)
7 177   (24.9%)
6 152   (21.4%)
5 79   (11.1%)
4 50   (7.0%)
3 27   (3.8%)
2 20   (2.8%)
1 9   (1.3%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 78
Average Rating 6.74
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9 3   (3.8%)
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7 29   (37.2%)
6 20   (25.6%)
5 5   (6.4%)
4 3   (3.8%)
3 1   (1.3%)
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Top 10
#1: Go
#2: Bridge
#3: Chess
#4: Magic: The Gathering
#5: Tigris & Euphrates
#6: Agricola
#7: Age of Steam
#8: 18xx
#9: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
#10: Ra
Hot 10
#1: Power Grid
#2: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
#3: Agricola
#4: Age of Steam
#5: 18xx
#6: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
#7: Princes of the Renaissance
#8: Imperial
#9: Tigris & Euphrates
#10: Brass
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