User Profile for milomilo122
Nick Bentley
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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I'm a hopeless games fanatic, game designer, and the Play Coordinator for North Star Games, LLC.

I love abstract games above all (example: Slither). Negotiation games and party games are a close second (example: Intrigue), along with non-CCG card games (example: Battle Line). The unifying theme here is a love of games that create rich and emergent experiences from a tiny number of rules and components. My ideal game has 1 rule, no components at all, and is endlessly, bottomlessly deep.

I design games with maniacal obsessiveness. I've designed hundreds but rarely make any public.

My blog about abstract games.

My best game designs at the moment are, IMO:

Stinker

Catchup - Catchup Page at my blog

Odd - Odd Page at my blog

Cat Herders: The Cat Herding Game of Herding Cats

Glorieta - Glorieta page at my blog


My most popular contribution to BGG is, by far, the 100 Play Challenge, of which I'm more than a little proud.

Related to that, I have a system for buying games. I only buy a new game after playing the last one I bought 100 times. This is one exception, however: I allow myself to buy used games at thrift stores or yard sales, as long as they're under $5.

Note about my ratings: I grade on a curve, so I can use the whole ratings scale. A "6" rating is above average for me, and since most of the time I only play games I suspect I'll like, even a 6 can be quite good.
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User Details for milomilo122
Registration Date: 2003-11-24
Last Profile Update: 2015-07-27
Last Login: 2015-09-03
Country: flag United States
State: Wisconsin
Town/City: Madison
Website: http://nickbentleygames.wordpress.com/
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Average Rating 5.59
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5 13   (16.2%)
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Top 10
#1: Slither
#2: Hex
#3: Catchup
#4: Battle Line
#5: Quoridor
#6: Intrigue
#7: YINSH
#8: TZAAR
#9: Zendo
#10: Octi
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