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joshua shireman
United States
Lenexa
Kansas
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I am a lecturer of ESL (EAP) at a university

I like photography, guitar/bass, and games

Background:

Monopoly Deal is a much better game than Monopoly. I never much enjoyed Monopoly, even the Sweedish Monopol that my dad brought back from a business trip (It sure was harder to understand). I also hated always losing Risk because of bad dice rolls.

As a kid, my favorite games were The aMAZEing Labyrinth, Enchanted Forest, and Skip-Bo. Although having an older sister, I was forced to suffer through too many games of The Babysitters Club Game and Sweet Valley High. I don't think it damaged me too much though.

Growing up I played Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer 40,000 (2nd Ed), and Warhammer Fantasy Battle (3rd Ed). I had Necromunda as well, but I regret not being able to play it more. Stereotypically, I don't like the cost of GW minis, recently have picked up Kings of War and Warpath, but that has just ended in many un-assembled minis sitting in boxes.

After I graduated from college, I was at a camp and my friend Pat introduced me to Carcassonne. Actually played it with a French friend who actually used to give tours in Carcassonne. At the camp, a German girl had brought Niagara. Whatever this Spiel des Jahres thing was, it was awesome. From then, I got exposed to some of the "pop-classics" like The Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. I started collecting games, and going through phases of playing them often and not.

Over time I have changed my tastes as better games have come out. I like The Resistance better than Bang! now. I don't really enjoy Settlers of Catan much anymore. My wife and I have been playing Love Letter, Monopoly Deal and 7 Wonders recently. I've been trying to play X-wing Miniatures game and Dice Masters too.

I've also been trying some more solo games to entertain myself with games that are more complex than my wife prefers. Started Lord of the Rings LCG and that is tough but fun once I work out all the rules.

Just had a baby (November 2015) so game time is reduced, likely quicker games are better for me

What I do not like:
Merchants of Amsterdam
Many pure abstract games (Ingenious / Abalone) are just ok
Zombie themes

Most recent purchases (Oct 2015):
Camel up
Dice Masters Starters / Boosters
X-Wing expansion
B-Wing expansion
Star Realms

Most recent plays:
Lord of the Rings LCG
X-Wing
Dice Masters
Camel up
Love Letter
Monopoly Deal


Interests in new games (even those not on wishlist):
* solitaire games
* 2-player games for playing with wife (no dark themes, no pop cultural knowledge (Apples to Apples/Cards Against Humanity = bad), rules are not too complicated to explain)
* party games for playing with dinner parties 4-8 players (Camel up, Kill Doctor Lucky, The Resistance, 7 Wonders have been successful)
* (lower priority) games that require scheduling to play (Warhammer, Kings of War/Dice Masters/X-wing)

I generally buy things at the Amazing FLGS Tabletop Game & Hobby, so I'm not opposed to a Secret Santa ordering stuff from there.


Update 12/24/2015

My Geeklist Item

Dear Santa,

I received a box from Amazon containing Friday and Warhammer Quest today! Thank you so much. I've been looking forward to trying Friday for a while now, and Warhammer Quest does seem right up my alley. The original game reminds me (though never seen/played) of HeroQuest. I came across my old copy of BattleMasters a couple days ago. May have to try that with my son when he is many a year older. Thank you so much; you were spot on with going off-list. Whereabouts are you from? Merry Christmas to you sir! Hope you got some good stuff as well

Best,
Joshua
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User Details for kealist
Registration Date: 2006-01-03
Last Profile Update: 2015-12-24
Last Login: 2016-05-06
Country: flag United States
State: Kansas
Town/City: Lenexa
Website: http://www.shirephoto.com
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