I don't look much like my avatar. Here's a better picture of my with my main gaming group:
I have been a fan of board games all my life. I played a lot as a kid. Risk and stratego were my favorites early on, then around age 10 or 11 I started playing lots of the microgames by Metagaming, Task Force, and TSR. In High School I played mostly hearts and poker. I took a break from board games starting in college (late '80s). In the mid-1990s I found go, which quickly became a serious hobby. In 2005 I discovered Settlers of Catan, which led me here to BGG. Now I play lots of games, mostly with my daughters and other family.
I have become a big fan of Knizia, and collect his games. I will buy any game of his if the price is good; his more gamer-y games I purchase whether I can find them for a good price or not.
I also run a large Western-based go server, KGS, at http://www.gokgs.com/
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