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Bernard Hopkins
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I’m a thirty five year old male who started playing Chess in my early twenties. It wasn’t long after, that I discovered Board Game Geek and made an impulse buy of Europe Engulfed. I’d never played a real board game before so at the time the rules were too complex for me. I also had no opponent to make it worth my while to learn the game. Subsequently it sat in my cupboard and was eventually sold to help fund a move to Australia.

It was in Australia that I discovered Go whilst watching the Russell Crowe film ‘A Beautiful Mind’. I headed to the local internet café and logged onto Board Game Geek to research this amazing new game. I ended up buying myself a nice Go set and to even things out, a Chess set too. As I was researching Go I couldn’t help but notice all the other games that I’d never heard of. Remembering my experience with Europe Engulfed I decided to start simple and ended up purchasing some gateway games such as Pentago XL and Ticket to Ride. They got me started and it has been a slippery slope since then.

I’ll gladly play any type of game but my personal favourites are low luck brain burners. I think at heart I’m an abstract player and always will be but I do enjoy a little theme occasionally. With a keen interest in history I’m also partial to a light war game.

Since I've started playing board games I’ve come to realise, to have great games you need great opponents.

Finally, my gaming attitude can be summed up well with this quote from Sepp Herberger:

"Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel"

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M 01.01.15

1... Monkey Madness x18
2... Memory x16
3... First Orchard x10
4... Go Away Monster x6
5... Gulo Gulo x2
6... Red Dog, Blue Dog x1

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A 01.01.15

1... Cockroach Poker x8
2... Backgammon x5
3... Igel Argern x4
4... Pyramid x3
5... Salta x3
6... Stapeldammen x3
7... Blockers! x2
8... Checkers x2
9... Conspirateurs x2
10. Gulo Gulo x2
11. 5ive Straight x1
12. Blokus x1
13. La Chasse aux Monstres x1
14. Igel Argern x1
15. Pathwayz x1
16. Pounce x1
17. TAC x1
18. Ticket to Ride 1910 x1

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A 27.7.14

1... Mancala x6
2... Connect Four x4
3... Monkey Madness x4
4... Ribbit x4
5... The Magnificent Race x3
6... Nobody but us Chickens x3
7... Blockers! X2
8... Pounce x2
9... Billabong x1
10. Blokus x1
11. Dominoes x1
12. Giro Galoppo x1
13. Hex 11x11 x1
14. Hugo: Het Slotspook x1
15. Pass the Pigs x1


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Recording plays with my daughter 27.7.13

1... Mancala x32
2... Blokus x8
3... Goro-Goro Dōbutsu Shōgi x7
4... Let's Catch the Lion x7
5... Nobody but us Chickens x7
6... Kleine Fische x6
7... La Chasse aux Monstres x4
8... Dominoes x4
9... Gulo Gulo x4
10. Hugo: Het Slotspook x3
11. Loopin' Louie x3
12. Kupferkessel Co. x2
13. The Magnificent Race x2
14. Pounce x2
15. Whoowasit? x2
16. Zooloretto Mini x2
17. Checkers x1
18. Geister x1
19. Giro Galoppo x1
20. Gobblet x1
21. Hnefatafl x1
22. Hyle 7 x1
23. Memory x1
24. Muggins x1
25. Pentago x1
26. Pick Picknic x1
27. Quoridor x1
28. Snakes & Ladders x1

TOTAL 107

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User Details for Arctic Jack
Registration Date: 2004-08-12
Last Profile Update: 2015-07-28
Last Login: 2015-07-31
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Previously Owned   42
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Top 10
#1: Chess
#2: Salta
#3: Stapeldammen
#4: Backgammon
#5: Toğızqumalaq
#6: Checkers
#7: Dominoes
#8: Shogi
#9: Go
#10: Ponte del Diavolo
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#1: Trader
#2: Pasang
#3: Pampas Railroads
#4: South African Railroads
#5: Conspirateurs
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