My life in gaming
Greg Jackson
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My first ever GeekList and it's a slight variation on timsteen's 'My Life as told by 10 games' list.

Rather than a biography using games it's a list of the various games I've played throughout my life and how my gameplaying has progressed throughout the years.
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1. Board Game: Mouse Trap [Average Rating:4.09 Overall Rank:15317]
Greg Jackson
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Who didn't play this as a kid?? One I remember from my younger years although like most people I think we mostly just set up the board and set the trap going.
 
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2. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:7554]
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As I got slightly older I progressed onto games like Cluedo. Another classic that I recently picked up again at a car boot sale for 50p.
 
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3. Board Game: Ratrace [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:11642]
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I continued playing lots of different board games but still very much mainstream games like Ratrace, Monopoly, Totopoly, Game of Life, etc.
 
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4. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit [Average Rating:5.21 Overall Rank:15255]
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Trivial Pursuit was popular in my family but being the youngest I never won. About 3 years ago I played a couple of games against my brother and finally beat him. It felt like a rite of passage!
 
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5. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:2278]
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My brother and I progressed onto Stratego and Risk which felt like heavier and more involved games. Hmmm, maybe I should pick up Stratego again, I quite fancy a game now that I think about it.
 
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6. Board Game: Warhammer [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1331]
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A bit of a breakthrough in my gaming life - the discovery of Games Workshop. A whole new world was opened up and my brother and I dived into Warhammer 3rd Edition....and suddenly we both had never had any money any more! Some great days were had and some great arguments too, including the now infamous door handle incident.
 
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7. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1620]
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As well as the wargames we played most of the other games Workshop games of the day including Blood Bowl 2nd edition, Space Hulk and Advanced Heroquest. I've since picked up Advanced Heroquest and Space Hulk from ebay and even managed to convince my firlfriend to play Space Hulk a few times.
 
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8. Board Game: Rogue Trooper [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:5803]
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I even picked up this on ebay but I'm not sure why as I don't recall it being very good.
 
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9. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:157] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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After several years roleplaying I got caught up in the latest craze. Just like my days playing warhammer I suddenly never had any money again! I had some great times playing Magic though so I don't regret it or dislike it as many people seem to these days.
 
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10. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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When I went to university I stopped playing games of any kind. many years were spent in the gaming wilderness until the beginning of 2005 when a friend of my girlfriend asked us to play a game they'd just got called Carcassonne. Pretty good I thought. I'll have to play that again sometime.
 
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11. Board Game: Unexploded Cow [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:3096]
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The next game they introduced us to was Unexploded Cow and several Cheapass Games followed. Suddenly my interest in games returned and I tried to find out what happened to all my old games. When my mother informed me that she'd got rid of them all I was more than a little peeved and set about searching ebay for them.
 
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12. Board Game: Shadowfist [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:2524] [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked]
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Searching the net made me come across a local games club which I decided to investigate. Being well behind in the board game stakes I found it easier to join in with the card players and got myself a few Shadowfist cards to play with. A good game but as with all collectable games it'll bankrupt you.
 
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13. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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The first board game I played at club and probably my favourite to date. I also learned about BGG from someone at the club so it was definitely a good move to go along!
 
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14. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Another game I played at the club and one I enjoyed enough to buy myself.
 
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15. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:327]
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This seems to be a favourite at the club and one I've played a few times now. In fact I won a 7 player game of it last night. I think the first game I've won at the club - another rite of passage??
Now my eyes have been opened to BGG and the possibilities are endless....
Hmm, I sense another period of having no money!!!
 
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