Years ago I read in the regional newspaper Gelderlander
, back then on paper, about a board game named Kolonisten van Catan
. This intrigued me so much that a few days later I purchased the game. The same evening a befriended couple visited me. We played the game. The couple purchased the same game only a few days later. Not much later I procured Carcassonne
. After this start I added a few classics; Scotland Yard and Cluedo but after that the hobby was pretty much put asleep. The couple and I played games occasionally but not on a regular basis.
In my youth I had the pleasure that my parents, mostly in the form of Sinterklaas
, took care of getting us some games at home. So we played Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Mens Erger je Niet, Stratego and more that were on the shelves.
Just before Christmas 2010 we decided to meet again to play games again for New Year ’s Eve and I decided that our game collection should be expanded. I went to the shop for Ticket to Ride: Europe
which I purchased there but the shopkeeper also showed me Hoogspanning
and this game kept in my mind for the following days. The cover of the game shows a wind turbine! And that’s the business where I worked in at that moment. So I went searching online for games and this is how I ended up here, at BGG.
My other hobbies and interests are athletics, basketball, travelling, Latin America, reading, writing and music.
I enjoy writing so I am also happy to post reviews
on this forum. So please have a look at some of my writings!Picture
I am the person on the left, enjoying art in the lovely Kröller Müller Museum of modern art located in a national park.Geek of the Week #390
At the 3rd of March 2013 I was appointed Geek of the Week by Henk Rolleman
This is the thread
and I celebrated this with a small give-away
. A week later JesterPoet
took over the weekly honor in this thread
I added Indonesia
to the Geek of the Weeks favorite games list.Secret Santa
In 2011 I participated for the first time. I took care of somebody in the United States who actually is a game designer!
From my until today unknown Santa I got The Pillars of the Earth
, San Juan
, that was a great hoal
In 2012 I was happy to be part again of this great geek exchange. My target then lives in Italy and I am happy to be still in touch with him. I got un until today unknown Santa again who delivered me Ginkgopolis
. See also here
I also participated in the Christmas card exchange, which was great!
In 2013 a very communicative Secret Santa from Israel took care of me and he did very well. I got Pick-a-Dog
, fantastic haul!Pamela
My favorite gaming partner is my lovely girlfriend Pamela. I love her.2014 in numbers
In the year 2014 I played 428 (602) times 164 (218) different games plus 23 (11) expansions. The most played game of the year with 23 is Candy Chaser
. 73 (131) games were new to.
My game collection expanded from 116 to 123 Of these 122 games, 9 (6) were still unplayed at the end of the year.
The number of expansions grew from 34 to 35 with 12 (14) still unplayed by the end of the year.2013 in numbers
In the year 2013 I played 602 (457) times 218 (197) different games plus 11 (5) expansions. The most played game of the year with 15 is Mijnlieff
. 131 (143) games were new to.
My game collection expanded from 98 to 116. Of these 116 games, 6 (9) were still unplayed at the end of the year.
The number of expansions grew from 25 to 34 with 14 (16) still unplayed by the end of the year.
During the year I wrote 4 (7) reviews.2012 in numbers
In the year 2012 I played 457 (227) times 197 (100) different games plus 11 (5) expansions. The most played game of the year with 20 is The Resistance
. 143 (89) games were new to me as well as 9 (4) expansions.
My game collection expanded from 51 to 98. Of these 98 games, 9 (6) were still unplayed at the end of the year.
The number of expansions grew from 8 to 25 with 16 (4) still unplayed by the end of the year.
During the year I wrote 7 (8) reviews.2011 in numbers
In the year 2011 I played 227 times 100 different games plus 5 expansions. The most played game of the year with 11 is Forbidden Island
. 89 games were new to me as well as 4 expansions.
My game collection expanded from 7 to 51. Of these 51 games, 6 were still unplayed at the end of the year.
The number of expansions grew from 1 to 8 with 4 still unplayed by the end of the year.
During the year I wrote 8 reviews and 5 session reports.Yellohat
My avatar is a close up of a detail of a painting I purchased in Lima, Peru. I edited the picture a bit by making it a yellow-gray picture, gray scaling all other colors.
In the picture you might see a woman with pigtails wearing a straw hat. If you do not, you might see it clearer in the original painting.My BGG trophees
awarded at 15th November 2011
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awarded at 27th June 2012
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awarded at 3rd March 2013
awarded at 30th May 2013
awarded at 16th July 2013