User Profile for Adam78
Adam Porter
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I stopped logging plays as of Jan 2014, and I haven't been reviewing recently. I used to rate and comment on every game I played, but as I spend more time designing (and a little less time playing) nowadays I've limited my comments only to games I really enjoy.

My avatar.

Travis from Indie Boards & Cards was kind enough to arrange for me to be drawn as a specialist for the Flash Point Fire Rescue promos, as a thank you for my review and support of the game. So my avatar is the great picture of me in a fireman's hat. Brilliant.

My favourite games.

These are the games which I consider the pinnacle of artistry in board-games.

I have a preference for European style games, don't like lots of conflict between players, and can't get on with civilisation building on a map. I don't enjoy heavily thematic games, but am fascinated by clever mechanics.

My favourite games include medium-heavy Euros, such as Agricola, Power Grid, Troyes, and Luna. I am happy to play even heavier titles such as Poseidon or Automobile. However, I also really love trick-taking games and simple dice games.

My board-gaming history.

I played a lot of board games as a child, and amongst the regular mass-produced nonsense were some gems like Scotland Yard, Enchanted Forest, and Wrasslin'. Teenage years brought on a whole host of Games Workshop board-games, most notably Blood Bowl, Talisman, and Heroquest, along with a few RPGs (especially Heroes Unlimited). During this time, I also played a lot of Dover Patrol: my Dad's childhood game

In my late teens I forgot about the goblins and wizards, and mainly played party games. Cranium and Beyond Balderdash were favourites during university years.

Nostalgia drew me back to games a few years ago, and the discovery of Fluxx gave me a new interest in gaming with friends. It was a couple of years after this revival of a long-time love of board-games that I discovered the world of European board-games. After purchasing Carcassonne, I quickly picked up Dominion and expansions. I soon realised that American-Thematic games weren't for me and Sci-fi/Fantasy in particular have frequently proven to be turn-offs, although there are exceptions.

I have met a lot of new friends through the hobby, mainly by attending local gaming events. I now play sporadically at these events, or with friends at home. I also frequently play games with non-gamer friends over coffee, or with family (Takenoko, The Resistance: Avalon, Timeline etc.). I have a large collection of games now, and it is constantly growing.

A few years ago, I started designing games. I visit Essen Spiel convention annually, primarily to pitch my own boardgame designs to publishers.

I am always keen to make trades on BGG and involve myself in Maths trades wherever I can. I like that I can buy a game without trying it first, in the knowledge that I can trade it later if I don't get on with it.

My Hot Ten: Most recently acquired games.

These are the games I have most recently acquired by purchasing, or through trades.

My reviews.

I used to review games on BGG - this has become less frequent since I started designing games. You can access my reviews from this geek-list:

Games I want to own.

These are the games I intend to buy soon, maybe pick up in a Maths Trade, or wish I could find at a decent price in the UK!

My designs.

I have designed the following games (all as yet unpublished):

1. City Rollers - city-building/dice rolling.
2. Sunburn - space-themed tile-laying game.
3. Animal Olympics - trick taking game.
4. Ruffling Feathers - trick taking game.
5. Thrown - a dice game
6. Make It Snappy - a simple card game
7. Moles - a simple card game
8. Savannah - a tile-laying game

Plus many others, at various stages of development, sitting on the shelf...
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User Details for Adam78
Registration Date: 2012-01-11
Last Profile Update: 2015-12-23
Last Login: 2016-05-05
Country: flag Wales
Town/City: Cardiff
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Collection Summary for Adam78
Board Game
Owned   441
Previously Owned   119
For Trade   20
Want In Trade   20
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   17
Commented   472
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   840
Board Game Expansion
Owned   137
Previously Owned   25
For Trade   2
Want In Trade   13
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   14
Commented   68
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   186
Board Game 20
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Artist 1
Board Game Implementation 3
For Sale 0
Sold 7
Rating 9
Board Game Plays 1059 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (121) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 455
Average Rating 7.18
10 21   (4.6%)
9 34   (7.5%)
8 109   (24.0%)
7 200   (44.0%)
6 90   (19.8%)
5 1   (0.2%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 45
Average Rating 7.92
10 8   (17.8%)
9 6   (13.3%)
8 17   (37.8%)
7 12   (26.7%)
6 2   (4.4%)
5 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Evolution
#2: Agricola
#3: Dixit
#4: Tigris & Euphrates
#5: Dominant Species
#6: At the Gates of Loyang
#7: Java
#8: Catacombs
#9: Witness
#10: Auf Teufel komm raus
Hot 10
#1: Kodama: The Tree Spirits
#2: Batik
#3: Kabuki
#4: Machi Koro: Deluxe Edition
#5: Through the Desert
#6: Quoridor
#7: Welcome to the Dungeon
#8: Tem-Purr-A
#9: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 2 – India & Switzerland
#10: Letter Tycoon
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