Rate the collection of the user above you #2
Norman Hedden
United States
Greenville
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
Recommend
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
How this works:

First and foremost... Save your SPOT!

1. Post your favorite gem/game in your collection and express why you feel the game is so special

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.

Working on my avatar. Thanks for contributing. Good gaming to all of you!!!

Bausack is my favorite game at the moment.There is a lot of tension in balance and dexterity.

I own 2 Bandu sets and 1 Sac de Noir. Last night I tried to only stack the red pieces, With some success, I learned a lot more on their demensions.

Eventually, I would like to stain the natural wood pieces.

I love mixing all the pieces together and building with all the different colored pieces to make an awesome multicolored artform on my kitchen bar table, and leaving it there for guests to gaze in awe of it.

I tend to get to a point where I know where it is on the brink of falling, and leave it there for a few days before trying to add more pieces. Sucks when it falls apart.

The only issue I have with it is cleaning it up. ugh.
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:231]
Scott Pizio
United States
Fall River
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Another year, another support drive, another silly Over text
badge
Which way to the nearest cliff?
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Norman Hedden
United States
Greenville
New York
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb


1. Post your favorite gem/game in your their collection and express why you feel the game is so special

Twilight Struggle is the gem here, in my opinion, especially if it is the deluxe edition. Not that there aren't other fine games here. This is what I would ask to play out of these games. If I needed to pick a multi player game it would probably be either Imperial or Power Grid.

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.

This is a pretty solid looking collection. It seems well researched and put together, especially for its size. There isn't much chafe here. For me to take it over Tigris & Euphrates would have to go. I'm not a big fan of Ingenious either but can tolerate it on occasion. But over all pretty good, maybe a 9.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.

I would likely say Survive: Escape from Atlantis!. Compared to the rest it is an older, rarer game. Probably a left over from childhood.

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.

Tigris & Euphrates and that shouldn't just be opinion, it should be fact. I don't get how it is in the top 100 never mind top 10.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
Michael J
United States
Folsom
California
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in your collection and express why you feel the game is so special

For me, right now, it's Ra. This game is a perfect balance of strategy, tactics, push your luck, and scalability. I will play this any time, anywhere. It plays quickly, has interesting decisions on every turn, even when it is not your own, and has variable paths to victory. It's a true classic, and one I will never let leave my collection.

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.

8. The collection is very solid, with a lot of good games. It has some of the best (Puerto Rico, Power Grid, Through The Ages, Age Of Steam, and Ra), a good mix of Ameritrash (Battlestar Galactica, Nexus Ops), a good mix of Euros (Agricola, Puerto Rico, Power Grid), a long list of gateways (many TTR and Carc expansions), games for non-gamers (Lost Cities), good push your luck (Ra, Can't Stop), a couple of games I still want to own (Factory Fun), some good under the radar games (Taktika), and even a few PnP games to support the BGG community (Zimp, D-Day Dice). A well rounded collection indeed.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.

My favorite in their collection is Ra. But it's tough to pick from any number of great looking games. My latest grail item is Factory Fun, and so I'm going to say that's the coolest. I LOVE puzzle games. I'd love to get that one in a trade!

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.

It's too easy to pick on games like Uno and Checkers, both of which have a purpose at the stage in life they are played. I think the game in their collection that disappointed me the most when I played it is Tsuro. This game was the ultimate "meh" to me. After two plays, I was pretty much bored completely with it. I didn't see many choices to make, or any real strategy. It sure is pretty though.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:219]
Dan Goodier
United States
North Smithfield
Rhode Island
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in your their collection and express why you feel the game is so special

I love Tikal. I've played it a few times and have always had a great experience. I love the interaction with other players and the ability you have to better your camp while hurting someone else's.

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.

I give mjacobsca a solid 7. He's got a wide variety of games from party to family to strategy. There's some nostalgic games (for me) on his list such as 221B Baker St and Scotland Yard, two games i grew up playing. If he had Shadowlord i'd give him an 8!

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.

Container. I've never had the pleasure of playing this game but from everything i've read i need to play!

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.
This was a tough one, i didn't want to go with something obvious like Junior Labyrinth. And for this category i wanted to be fair and have at least attempted a play at the game in order to call it 'worst'. That's why i'm going with Ghost Stories. I've tried to play this game several times with a few different people and we just end up getting frustrated over the instruction manual; then give up and move on to something else.


1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:228] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
Tim Thorp
United States
Granite Falls
Washington
flag msg tools
badge
"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in your their collection and express why you feel the game is so special
I'm going with AH Civilization. One of the great AH games, IMHO. I played this game dozens of timesin the 80's and, after nearly 30 years, it still holds up. A classic.

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10
A solid 8. Of all the games in his collection, the ones I haven't played I'd like to play. Very few that I wouldn't like to play.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion
Netrunner. When it came out, it was so unlike Magic, or any other ccg at the time. The mechanics of the game just reached out and grabbed you by the throat.In my opinion, a better game than M:tG.

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion
Axis and Allies. I cannot stand that game.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Hold the Line [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:1862]
"L'état, c'est moi."
Canada
Vancouver
BC
flag msg tools
admin
designer
Roger's Reviews: check out my reviews page, right here on BGG!
badge
Caution: May contain wargame like substance
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in their collection and express why you feel the game is so special

Without a doubt, it would be Twilight Struggle. This game has everything I like - some luck, high tension, massive replayability, and a very high correlation of theme to game mechanics.

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10

A solid 9. It's about the same size as mine, the ratings are pretty close to mine, and we have similar tastes in games.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion

Defintely Dune. I haven't played in years, but wish I'd never sold my copy.

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion

Catan. Not my cup of tea at all.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Here I Stand [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Tiffany Smith
United States
Portland
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in their collection and express why you feel the game is so special.
I played Goa once last summer, and I've wanted desperately to play it again ever since. One day, it will be reprinted and that sweet baby will be mine. As for now, a copy sits in your collection for me to drool over.


2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.
Well Roger, you certainly have a lot of games. Many of them are much more conflict oriented than I would chose for my collection, but there are still plenty of Euros. If we were going to get together for a game day, I would say we should play La Città, Cribbage and Goa. You also like Notre Dame which is one of my favorites. I'd rate your collection challenging but fun. Ummm, a nine.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.
I've wanted to play Friedrich for a while, so it is certainly cool that you have it. Since you seem to be a bit of a wargamer, it is not surprising that this game is in your collection. But I think the very coolest game in your collection is Here I Stand. Here I Stand is a game that seems very cool. It's a special occasion kind of game.

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.
I can't find a single game in your collection that I don't like. I find many games that I know nothing about. So good collection, Roger.
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:128]
Mark Lockett
United Kingdom
Fishponds, Bristol
Bristol
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in their collection and express why you feel the game is so special.

Galaxy Trucker doesn't really need reasons why it is so cool. Build a spaceship (who doesn't want to do that). Then fly it through space taking on pirates, checking out floating bases and visiting planets (almost Red Dwarf) Classic. Add to that fact I have won all 12 games I have played of this and it is a GEM.



2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.

I decided the easiest way to rate this was to go through and rate each one on like, hate and don't know/indifferent. There are over 3 times as many games I like than hate. so taking 5 as a mid point I reckon this collection should be rated 8.5 on a scale of 1-10.


3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.

Easily Tales of the Arabian Nights - I have only played it once but it was so much fun. I hope to own it myself at some point in the very near future. You don't notice the time fly by while you are playing.


4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.

The worst game if you can call it a game is Start Player in my opinion. I just don't see the point of having this. It's not difficult to choose a start player.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:250]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
1. Post your favorite gem/game in your collection and express why you feel the game is so special
When someone has a collection my size, it's hard to narrow it down to a single game. For purposes of fulfilling this request, this time I'll pick Blood Bowl. It plays fast, it's loads of fun, and it's one of the rare Games Workshop products that actually IMPROVED with later editions.

2. Rate the collector's/gamer's owned list of games on a scale of 1-10.
A fair collection, but a lot of games I wouldn't necessarily want in my collection. Not a knock against Mark, but it's pretty clear our tastes in gaming do not match up well. But the games we do have in common I do hold very highly in regard. For what it is, I'd give his collection a SEVEN.

3. Talk about the coolest game they have in their collection in your opinion.
I love the playability of Stone Age. It's a game I never tire playing. Power Grid, Vegas Showdown and The World Cup Game are right behind.

4. Talk about the worst game in their collection in your opinion.
The only reason why I technically have Top Trumps is beacuse it's printed on the back of my Subbuteo TCG cards.

 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.