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Matthew Carlson
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Back in 2012, Sentinels of the Multiverse was my "breakthrough" from Scrabble, Monopoly, and Canasta. Since then, 70 different titles played and manageable collection of 25 games
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Matt8987 wrote:
Since then, 70 different titles played and manageable collection of 25 games

So... you haven't really had a breakthrough yet
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Shaun Giller
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Ticket to Ride and Forbidden Island followed closely by 7 Wonders. That and finding out our close friends were really into Dominion and Catan really propelled me into the hobby. I found BGG looking for a copy of Colosseum.
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Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
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I guess Magic: The Gathering did it for me.

In my childhood I played a lot of games. Some a little special, others the regular stuff. But after playing Magic for some time, I got introduced to other games, like Elfenland, Ricochet Robots and Catan: Cities & Knights.

Still going up from there....
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Probably Star Wars Customizable Card Game by Decipher.
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I have played a few great games in recent years, probably starting with Dominion. However, I haven't been that interested in the hobby until a few months ago when some friends brought over Champions of Midgard. This worker placement mechanic/beautiful theme really opened me up to a new world of gaming I didn't know existed. I became very interested in seeing what other types of games were out there.

Since then (Februaryish), I have probably picked up a dozen new games and have a decent wish list with some more I'm looking forward to adding to my "collection!"
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I had always liked playing games. I played Magic, YuGiOh, Pokemon...Monopoly, Clue...all of the standard games

and then a few years ago I was introduced to Dominion and then I was hooked and can't stop spending money and buying games lol
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I've been gaming ever since I can remember, so... Hi Ho! Cherry-O, maybe?

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Avalon Hill's Panzer Blitz. My father bought it, as he liked the idea of wargames better than actually playing them (Years later he later repeated this pattern with PC videogames for a few months in the late '90's). I was fascinated by it as a child, and as soon as I could comprehend the rules I played the Hell out of that one.

That was the gateway for me for games beyond Risk, Monopoly and a few other family-oriented mass market games.

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I played Risk/Monopoly as a child........I could play a game everyday for the next 5 years and not surpass how many times I played these as a child.
However, I would say that games like Marvel Superheroes TSR RPG, HeroQuest were some of my first modern-esque games.........then I dabbled in Warhammer 40K and some Hero clicks by wizkids....then I took a hiatus and then I started having party nights and started playing Apples to Apples and other party games. Then I evolved to the modern day games like Ticket to Ride now I play games like Last Will, Trickerion, Telestrations, Blood Rage, etc.
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Yeah, it was a long time ago cool
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I think it was HeroQuest. That's the first game I remember owning and getting excited about.

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Ticket to Ride would be the first game that got me hooked.
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My first game night we played Puerto Rico and Fantasy Business.

For some reason the idea of a game about developing a Caribbean Island wowed me much more than elves and ogres and trolls.
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Well, when I as about 10 or so, I had an older friend, (about four years older than I was), who I used to play Stratego and chess with. He then introduced me to The Battle of the Bulge. The mechanics were a little challenging for a 10 year old, but I loved the whole wargame concept.

Then in high school I found a group of guys who had started a wargaming club, so I attended, and rediscovered my love of wargames.
One of my very first purchases was .....

eddy_sterckx wrote:


Yeah, it was a long time ago cool


Great Game!
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I was introduced to Pandemic on a New Years Eve 2013. I was blown away at how amazing it was. Shortly after, I bought a copy and my wife and I played it hundreds of times over the next several months. It wasnt until about July of that same year that I came across this site and diving into the world of board games.
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I had four main generations of being a gamer.
Gen 1:
I played games as a kid, and have always loved board games - mostly the usual but the "unusual" (less common) ones as a kid were Rich Uncle, Sinking of the Titanic, and The Inventors. (I still have Rich Uncle, bought Titanic on ebay about ten years ago, and recently found The Inventors at a thrift store.)
Gen 2:
A wave of MB Gamemaster games in high school (Axis and Allies, Fortress America, Shogun)
Gen 3:
Dabbled in M:tG in college, bought maybe 2 half-size card boxes full before realizing, I'm in college, I can't afford this. D&D, spades, and Backgammon.
Gen 4: (Current gen)
Went to a few game nights where we played party games which were fun and I still like, but my first "Wow!" moment was Battlestar Galactica. Soon after, a gift card to a game store got me Arkham Horror. Been "into" gaming ever since.
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The beginning of "wow I really enjoy getting together with friends and playing a game!" was Cards Against Humanity. Yes, I loved it, whatever.

The first "real" game that hooked me though was Dominant Species. My once-a-year Risk group had someone bring it out one time since he thought it looked cool, not realizing how heavy a game it was. We tried it begrudgingly, all LOVED it, and thus the rabbit hole was opened.

I blame him for my addiction.
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Fireteam Zero

I had read the books that the game is based on and followed the author's blog. I saw he was working on designing a board game and it opened my eyes to the world to designer board games.
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It was the Japanese wargame
Leopard II, totally unplayable but an incredible simulation model. Now I mostly play Kingdomino. A development from maximal complexity towards max playability.
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Arkham Horror.
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I think it was Tactics II.
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