After playing Settlers of Catan for a few years, I decided in summer 2005 that board games would be a fun hobby. So I've basically switched from collecting records to games, with the rationale that it would be beneficial to have a more interactive hobby. I still consider myself a definite newbie and am a long way off from proclaiming myself as a competent player of any of the games I own.
Most of my game playing is currently done with a few friends, unofficially known as the "Fur Trappers". We play a couple times a week. I also enjoy playing games with my wife and with my kids. I hope to pass on my love of games to them.
I'm into all sorts of games - I suppose my first choice would be a more involved, meaty game, but I also really enjoy silly fillers, dexterity and children's games. I am a sucker for wacky themes, and am pretty unimpressed with trading/city building/influence themes. Fantasy and sci-fi are also uninteresting to me - I'm probably one of the few people that thinks that Ad Acta has a great theme.
My avatar is of Guillaume-en-Egypte, Chris Marker's famous cat. My Personal Top 10 is not in any particular order and is always subject to change. It's so hard to remember to update my Hot 10 that I just made it a continuation of my Top 10, #11 - 20.
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