30 years ago, I was put on the original Car Wars!
Let's see...the usual family games, Monopoly, Life, Operation, checkers, chess when I wasn't reading a book. Sports Illustrated baseball game when I got older, playing as much of a season as I could, along with collecting baseball cards. Never much for the wargames, other than Stratego and Risk. Chess club in high school then met deacondavid at Texas A&M and played a little Kingmaker, a little Ogre, a lot of Car Wars and a few other SJ games and a lot of D&D. Went heavy into computer games on multiple computer systems, joined the wargaming club at A&M, and did a few Warcons. Drifted away until the early 90s, came back to Arkham Horror (the first one) and crayon rails (I like Iron Dragon) Don't play much except when the Aggies get together, and tastes have changed. Pretty much the same route deacondave did, with CCGs in the early 90s, mostly MTG, Vampire or Jyhad, whatever they call it now, and XXXenophile. I actually have three uncut sheets of that one. Fully admit to grabbing some games due to art, which is why I've got Wench, Xxxenophile, and a few others, including the Hentacle games. Favorites now are miniatures, primarily Wings of War (1/3 of the available minis at the then record at BGGcon 2007 were mine...or maybe 1/2) I have all the Wings of War minis, and I'm waiting for Ogre 6e. With the vision having problems with colors on some games, I've turned a little more towards some dexterity games, and bought a Hilinski crokinole board a few years back, and usually do fairly well at Pitchcar. That is me in my avatar, which is the original artwork on the ziplock and pocket versions of Car Wars, and later on Mini Car Wars. That's where I grabbed the image from. Elementary school librarian and district coordinator by profession. As of July 21, 2011, I medically retired due to kidney failure and diabetic neuropathy.