It all started with a gem called Puerto Rico late 2004. I found it reading an issue of SCRYE magazine (of all places). I just HAD to get this game becuase:
1. It was very similar in feel to the strategy games I was used to playing on my PC
2. I am originally from Puerto Rico
3. Curiosity: A "German designer" made this game?!!1?
The game, needless to say, simply blew me away. Since then I've played in many different gaming groups, I've acquired onver 200 games, and sold a bunch as I get tired of them, and I don't see my enjoyment of this hobby ever ending.
If you are ever in the SA, TX area, drop me a line. We have a great gaming group always open to new players.