Gamed a lot as a teen and college student...
Then: the early 2000s, after a couple kids. We are on vacation, staying at my wife's cousin's house. He had just gotten Catan
, plus C&K and Seafarers and the 5-6 player expansions. He picked it up after playing at a friends house once or twice. We are interested, and end up helping punch, sticker, and learn the rules, and play a 5 person game... and since we were all relative newbies, it took 5 hours to play the 5 player C&K. But I had rediscovered my inner gamer, and also the awesome new-to-me Eurogames! And through needing to find out more about Settlers, I discovered BGG... and the rest is history.
Nowadays, I spend my time mostly gaming with my wife and kids, and at occasionally at one friend's gaming group...
"It's easy to add another rule or another exception. It's a lot harder to take things out." — Alan R. Moon
"Keep your minds out of the gutter. These are giant cybernetic machines of death." - Ogre Kickstarter Project Update #78
Former avatars (original works by me):
Former avatars (Based on a photo by Uwe Hermann, used under CC-by-SA license):