User Profile for walkie
Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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About Me

I'm an assistant professor of computer science at Oregon State University in beautiful Corvallis, Oregon. I grew up in greater Seattle and also lived for a year in Marburg, Germany.

In addition to board games, I'm into other nerdy things like programming languages, game theory, linguistics, and fantasy books. I'm also into less nerdy things like sports, traveling, beer, and trying new foods.


My wife Allison and me, and our two game-destroyers, Klaatu and Gort

My avatar is the fighter character from the first Final Fantasy game. My dad, who knows what he likes and sticks to it, has been playing this game for over 20 years now. He always names his fighter after me, so I feel pretty attached to the little guy.

I like all kinds of games from simple dice fests to brain-burning abstracts, Euros, Ameritrash, and everything in-between. Due to real-world constraints, I'm especially drawn to games that pack a lot of strategy into straightforward rules and a shortish playtime. But I love setting aside a whole evening for a long, complex game when I can. I'm also a huge sucker for awesome art and high-quality bits.

Ratings and Logging Plays

After much deliberation I have adopted Randy Cox's foolproof rating scheme:

10 - really great game
9 - not as good as a 10, better than an 8
8 - not as good as a 9, better than a 7
7 - not as good as an 8, better than a 6
6 - not as good as a 7, better than a 5
5 - not as good as a 6, better than a 4
4 - not as good as a 5, better than a 3
3 - not as good as a 4, better than a 2
2 - not as good as a 3, better than a 1
1 - not as good as a 2


I logged plays from mid-2008 to late-2013. It was fun for a while!
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User Details for walkie
Registration Date: 2008-01-08
Last Profile Update: 2015-01-15
Last Login: 2015-08-30
Country: flag United States
State: Oregon
Town/City: Corvallis
Website: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~walkiner/
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Collection Summary for walkie
Board Game
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Previously Owned   31
For Trade   51
Want In Trade   9
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   28
Preordered   7
Wishlist   37
Commented   359
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   720
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Previously Owned   9
For Trade   5
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   4
Wishlist   15
Commented   54
Has Parts   0
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All   185
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Board Game Ratings 380
Average Rating 7.06
10 22   (5.8%)
9 49   (12.9%)
8 94   (24.7%)
7 108   (28.4%)
6 44   (11.6%)
5 28   (7.4%)
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3 9   (2.4%)
2 5   (1.3%)
1 4   (1.1%)
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Average Rating 7.54
10 4   (5.8%)
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6 6   (8.7%)
5 1   (1.4%)
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