I discovered modern tabletop games in winter 2010 when I received Settlers of Catan as a birthday present. Before that game, I knew and played (and didn't like) only games like Monopoly, Risk, Clue, very popular card game here in Croatia - Belote, some old roll-and-move games and some other old-fashion card games.
Now I am part of small team of volunteers who run Croatian web site on board games www.igranje.org
(igranje= playing, gaming). Few of us are really into board games and we would like to raise awareness in our country on modern board and card games. Most people here know only about old games like Monopoly, Risk, Clue, etc. We are trying to introduce more different types of games to people of all age.
How I rate games that I have played (+ BGG description of ratings):9, 10
= A, 5: excellent, I always want to play these games
*10= superb game, I will never get bored with it
*9= almost superb7, 8
= B, 4: very good, I want to play these games
*8= I like it a lot, rating could go even higher after more plays
*7= I like it but have remarks or not completly satisfied5, 6
= C, 3: not so good or good but I don't need to play these games again if I don't have to3, 4
= D, 2: bad, maybe some house-ruling could help1, 2
= F, 1: very bad, boring, never buy, never play