RE: Game Preferences:
Now that I've played something like 500 different games, I have a rough idea of what I like (and don't like) when it comes to board games:
What I don't
- Abstract games (gotta have a theme!)
- Feld-type euros (theme's gotta be relevant & present! These are just abstract games in a not-so-subtle disguise)
- Train games
- Negotiation games
- Light/filler games
- Lotsa different lil chits/counters (a la
- Games that last more than 3 hours
- Collectible games (card, miniature, or LCG-style)
What I do
- War games (but, they must either have a low chit/counter density, or minis (or similar))
- Empire building games
- Space/sci-fi themes, Viking themes, & games set in Antiquity
- Games that mix euro (e.g. economic) and wargame elements
- High replay value in games
- Unique games (theme-wise, or gameplay-wise)
- ExpansionsRE: Trading:
I like trading games. It's fun. It's exciting. So I'm up
for exploring almost any reasonable trades. I'll always
reply to a trade proposal/inquiry.
But it may be worth noting:
- If a game is just listed as 'want in trade'
really want it, but might be open to considering it.
- If a game is listed as 'want to play'
interested, but might have reservations.
- If a game is listed on my 'wishlist'
-If something is listed as 'want to buy'
, I really
want and would be very interested in working out a trade.
- If I've listed a game as just 'for trade', I want to get rid
of it. Whereas if it's also listed as 'owned', I may be incline
to get rid of it, but part of me still wants to keep it.Personal Geeklists: If I Was a Satisficers, I Would Still Have These GamesGames I Regret Getting Rid of
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