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Thomas R. Moen
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Hi everyone!

Last night while sitting up and playtesting the rules for Arkham horror, a newly purchased boardgame, I suddenly got the realization that... I'm a boardgame geek!

So, I got the idea to post this list, and hope that you fellow geeks will add to it...

It goes like this:

You know you're a boardgame geek when... you end up, alone, on a saturday night from 12:30 a.m. to 03:30 a.m. playtesting your newly purchased boardgame! And you LOVE it! wow
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You KNOW you're a "Board GAME Geek" when...
...YOU can fully comprehend the entire 'gist' from ANY of MY 'posts' and remain SANE!!1!1elventwin! shake
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GROGnads wrote:
You KNOW you're a "Board gg Geek" when...
...YOU can fully comprehend the entire 'gist' from ANY of MY 'posts' and remain SANE!!1!1elventwin! shake


Nooooooooooooooooo [insert image of shirtless Kirk here] - I am a geek!


Edit:
You know you're a boardgame geek when... you set up a single player game on the kitchen table and decide to let it stay there over night because you know you play it again before you have breakfast
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GROGnads wrote:
You KNOW you're a "Board GAME Geek" when...
...YOU can fully comprehend the entire 'gist' from ANY of MY 'posts' and remain SANE!!1!1elventwin! shake


Really? I think that would make me just a very strong-willed person with a high resistance to things like colors you can smell or odors you can hear...

On the other hand, I've never quoted a Grognads post before, and never really seen it in all its tagged glory... All the brackets, and tags... the matching letters and /letters... the beauty of the graphics spelled out in cold hard code...

My dog... it's full of stars. wow



(Oh,yeah - You know you're a boardgame geek when you play a game primarily because you then get to go add it to your BGG games played list.)
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... when you know the term ameritrash is a game genre and not an anti-american slur.
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Darren M
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... you have a spreadsheet of your entire boardgame collection with column headers such as:


Game Name
Designer
Publisher
Year of Manufacture
Bar code/collection ID number

In Shrink
Shrink opened, bits ogled
Shrink opened, bits ogled, rules read and game FAQs downloaded from BGG
Played solo as a multiplayer game to "get the rules and gameplay down"

Date of Purchase/Trade
Traded For:
Trade appraisal factor: "Overall Rating of game/Rating of traded game"
Cost
Copies owned
eBay average Current Value

Times Played
Times Won
Placed 2nd
Placed 3rd
Placed 4th
Placed 5th
Placed 6+
Highest personal score

Overall Game Rating (All Scales 0.001 to 1000.000)
"Gamer game" rating
"Fun" rating
"Gateway game" rating
Interactivity rating
Screwage factor rating
Rules complexity rating
Fiddlyness factor rating
Luck rating
Chaos rating
Tactical rating
Strategy rating

Game Mechanisms
Game Category

Rating with expansion "1"
Game Length with expansion "1"
Rating with expansion "2"
Game Length with expansion "2"
Rating with expansion "1"+"2"
Game Length with expansion "1"+"2"

Geekbuddy average rating
Rating Solo
Rating with 2 players
Rating with 3 Players
Rating with 4 players
Rating with 5 players
Rating with 6+ players
Game length Solo
Game length with 2 players
Game length with 3 Players
Game length with 4 players
Game length with 5 players
Game length with 6+ players

Weight in grams
Gameboard quality rating
Box Fart rating
Wooden/Plastic bits quality rating
Gamebox design rating
Overall Goober factor rating

Gamebox/gameboard signed By Designer
Pics taken for insurance/BGG uploads




...you think this is a great idea and make a spreadsheet like this after reading this post.
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nexttothemoon wrote:
... you have a spreadsheet of your entire boardgame collection with column headers such as:


Game Name
Designer
Publisher
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Weight in grams
Gamebox/gameboard signed By Designer
Pics taken for insurance/BGG uploads




...you think this is a great idea and make a spreadsheet like this after reading this post.


Nope. That just means you have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and you're a Geek.
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You know you're a boardgame geek when you've just started dating a girl, you're dizzy with excitement to see her again ASAP, and you still tell her that Monday nights are off limits because that's your gaming night.

Or maybe that just makes me an idiot.
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... when board game day is a major event in your life and you look forward to it like some folks do to having a baby ...
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True story. My 5-year old son went to a farm with my grandparents, where they had some baby mice. (Why, I don't know.) I asked him how big they were and he said, "about the size of a meeple."

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