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Everyone on this site is united by a common love of games, but that doesn't mean we're all here for the same reason. There are as many types of gamers as there are games, and each of us approach our time on this site a little differently. That's definitely a good thing - our community is strengthened by the diversity of its members. Plus, it lends itself to creation of a Geeklist.

This list is definitely not comprehensive, and it's not intended to categorize people by the types of games they play. In this case, BGG is the game, and if you're reading this you probably like to play it. So what kind of BGGer are you?

(Like most here I'm a mix of many of these categories, but I probably lean most heavily towards being a knowledge seeker.)
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1. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
Jeromie Rand
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Title: Balance Master

You seek to have a balanced presence here on BoardGameGeek. The contributions page in your profile is a score sheet, and a zero in any category means negative points, of course. You may specialize in one category, but making at least one contribution in each area is (or was) your first priority. And you'd really like to try out a Segway...
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2. Board Game: Scotland Yard [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1056]
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Title: Lurker

Like the mysterious Mr. X, you move from place to place and hope that nobody notices you. You may or may not have an account, but you rarely (if ever) post anything here on the Geek. You just watch and listen, soaking everything in and waiting for that perfect moment...

(I don't expect anyone to admit to this one.)
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3. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1328]
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Title: Firebrand

You're not afraid of starting a conflict in our little online world. If you get banned or someone else decides not to come back, well, elimination is part of the game. It wouldn't be any fun if everybody could win, anyway.

Note: This is not intended to imply that people who enjoy conflict oriented games with player elimination fall into this category. Unless, of course, you see BGG as a conflict oriented player elimination game.
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4. Board Game: Pokémon Trading Card Game [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2492] [Average Rating:6.16 Unranked]
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Title: King (or Queen) of Collecting

You come to BoardGameGeek to make sure your collection isn't missing the next gem. There are 387 pages of games on BGG, and you have most of them memorized. You'd like to take every one of them home with you, but if that's not possible you'll strive to be prepared for any and every gaming situation that might theoretically arise. You've got all the expansions for every game you own, and non gamer friends have taken to using words like "ridiculous" and "excessive" when describing your collection. Gamer friends just pause in awe whenever they survey your (many, many) shelves.

You're ready for game groups of any number. If your nephew who wants to be an astronaut and really likes monkeys comes over, you'll have Monkeys on the Moon ready to go. If you're tired of seeing the same guys in your weekly poker game, you'll casually suggest a game of Diplomacy one evening. You probably have more unopened games than those you've played, "just in case".
 
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5. Board Game: Math Magic [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Title: Mathemagician

You were drawn to the Geek for the games, but you stayed for the delicious raw data. You've crunched the numbers and know which games have had the biggest change in ranking, which user has rankings most strongly correlated with your own, and which game really, really should be rated a ten because it's mathematically perfect and you can prove it.
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6. Board Game: Trader [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Title: Games trafficker

You're here for the trading. Math trades, direct trades, trade lists - it doesn't really matter. The people at the post office know you by name. (Or perhaps you've picked up a FedEx account to facilitate the habit.) The excitement of putting a game you kind of like in the mail in order to receive one you might like better will never grow old to you.
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7. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:860]
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Title: Community organizer

Games are interesting, but it's people who really catch your attention. Games provide the common ground on BGG, but you'd be willing to talk about anything. You're here for the community itself.
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8. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit [Average Rating:5.21 Overall Rank:15263]
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Title: Knowledge Seeker

There are vast seas of knowledge to traverse in this world, and BGG is a fun little corner of the wide seascape. You probably read most things that make it to the front page and many of the things that don't. You know about far more games than you've actually played, and that doesn't bother you at all. In fact, learning about the games is almost as fun as playing them.
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9. Board Game: The Comical Game of Who? [Average Rating:3.94 Unranked]
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Title: In Denial

You post a comment which says "How 'bout if you just like games?" to a GeekList about your BGG type. On the other hand, you have over 30 microbadges (including GotW and Silver GeekLister) but only one of them is in the "Games" category. You also have an Avatar and a GeekBadge, of course, and over 5000 thumbs-up.
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10. Board Game: Chit Chat [Average Rating:5.86 Unranked]
 
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Title: Chit chatter

Wait, what?
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11. Board Game: Jesters [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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The jester of idiotland

This is me.
Oooh look at me dance. Look at me try to say something funny. Hohoho I'm so funny and trying hard to make your bleak day a little cheerier.
You like to make stupid comments and crack a joke because like anything you love, games are best served by a humourous approach.
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12. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:158]
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How about people who come to a board game website mostly to argue about politics?
 
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13. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:227]
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Title: Aesthete

You spend all your time here searching for that rare thing of beauty - a perfect game. They may look adorable, work like a well oiled machine and take you on a journey to that sublime space of gaming nirvana.

Usually these are best left unplayed, except in your head.
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