User Profile for looleypalooley
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"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose."
This bug bit when I played Carcassonne and Puerto Rico circa 2006. These quick euros were my gateway into modern board games, which I hadn't touched since Axis and Allies as a teenager. Now I enjoy teaching my children and introducing them into this wonderful hobby, as well as host a regular board game night in my home.

I am a follower of Jesus, but find that, quite providentially, He pulls most of the weight. Here is a review in which I also attempt to cover a bit of my background: A Rambling Review of "Steam: Five Way Town". I also like to run. Completing the Des Moines IMT full marathon was my athletic accomplishment of 2014. I finished it again in 2015, all 26 miles of asphalt, and as my health and fitness levels have been pretty unstable this year, I count that a win.

The collection is being culled, from a peak of 150 in 2013, to 100 or fewer from 2014 forward. I am attempting to stave off most future buying. The "cult of the new" enables an attitude of consumerism which is, for me, an exercise in perpetual discontent. A noticeable shift from euros towards more history-themed wargames has evolved my shelves into what they are today. Most enjoyable to play include CDG's like Twilight Struggle, Washington's War, For the People, and Combat Commander: Europe, or a card-game like Tichu, Innovation, and Pax Porfiriana, or occasionally a heavy Euro like Steam, High Frontier (3rd edition), Dominant Species, Tigris & Euphrates or Brass. Recently I have started wrapping my head around Burma and Navajo Wars.

You can sometimes find me over at Chantry-Games:

Playing Steam PBF games here on BGG is fun--always taking new volunteers!:

I tend to follow designers such as Chad Jensen, Mark Herman, Carl Chudyk and Phil Eklund. These guys create some simply amazing games and game systems that will be around for many years to come.


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User Details for looleypalooley
Registration Date: 2011-02-23
Last Profile Update: 2016-03-03
Last Login: 2016-05-02
Country: flag United States
State: Iowa
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Collection Summary for looleypalooley
Board Game
Owned   99
Previously Owned   111
For Trade   9
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   0
Preordered   6
Wishlist   6
Commented   245
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   277
Board Game Expansion
Owned   0
Previously Owned   40
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   3
Commented   64
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   67
Board Game 63
Board Game Expansion 4
Board Game Subdomain 1
Board Game Compilation 1
Board Game Implementation 10
For Sale 0
Sold 1
Rating 3
Board Game Plays 213 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 1 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (3) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 267
Average Rating 6.66
10 8   (3.0%)
9 21   (7.9%)
8 41   (15.4%)
7 107   (40.1%)
6 36   (13.5%)
5 26   (9.7%)
4 12   (4.5%)
3 8   (3.0%)
2 5   (1.9%)
1 3   (1.1%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 67
Average Rating 7.04
10 0   (0.0%)
9 3   (4.5%)
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7 34   (50.7%)
6 10   (14.9%)
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Top 10
#1: Tichu
#2: Twilight Struggle
#3: Glory to Rome
#4: Empire of the Sun
#5: Steam
#6: Thunderbolt Apache Leader
#7: Combat Commander: Europe
#8: Pax Porfiriana
#9: Dominant Species
#10: Brass
Hot 10
#1: High Frontier (3rd edition)
#2: Washington's War
#3: Navajo Wars
#4: Innovation
#5: Burma
#6: Tigris & Euphrates
#7: Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer
#8: Pax Pamir
#9: For the People
#10: Cuba Libre
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