User Profile for Arkeas
Keith Rudolph
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Like many people, I started playing board games as a kid; the standard Monopoly and Risk garbage, along with things like Candyland, Life, and Pay Day. By the time I was 12 or 13, I had lost all interest in these bland games and thought I was done with board games forever. In 2008, one of the guys I worked with invited me to a board game night. With nothing better to do that evening, I went along, fully expecting the stuff I was already used to. Instead, I was exposed to Carcassonne, Power Grid, and Ticket to Ride; a style of games I had never seen before. And I was instantly hooked. I started with a fairly small collection.

When I moved from Winnipeg to Calgary, I lost my regular gaming group and access to a lot of games. I quickly built up my collection, hoping to find others to play with again. I introduced my now-wife to modern day board games through a couple of games and she was immediately hooked as well. Our collection has since exploded with new games being added on a regular (perhaps a little too frequent) basis. It should be no surprise then that our house has a dedicated games room which you can read about in my Evolution of a Games Room blog.

In most cases, I tend to rate expansions at the same value as their base game unless I feel they add something to the game or are just a really bad expansion. While I record every one of my plays, I record the plays for just the base game and never the expansions as I tend to always use them once they're mixed in. For games like Carcassonne, recording a single play for the base game and every single one of those expansions would be too time consuming for no additional value.

My FLGS: Sentry Box
Online stores of choice: BoardGameBliss, Great Boardgames, and Starlit Citadel

What have I played recently? Let's take a look...

My current top 10:

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User Details for Arkeas
Registration Date: 2008-12-31
Last Profile Update: 2015-01-01
Last Login: 2015-08-27
Country: flag Canada
State: Alberta
Town/City: Langdon
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Collection Summary for Arkeas
Board Game
Owned   426
Previously Owned   122
For Trade   12
Want In Trade   4
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   10
Wishlist   15
Commented   540
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   0
All   602
Board Game Expansion
Owned   261
Previously Owned   81
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   4
Wishlist   7
Commented   327
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   356
For Sale 0
Sold 1
Rating 3
Board Game Plays 1274 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (10) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 545
Average Rating 6.54
10 0   (0.0%)
9 20   (3.7%)
8 105   (19.3%)
7 188   (34.5%)
6 131   (24.0%)
5 56   (10.3%)
4 34   (6.2%)
3 6   (1.1%)
2 1   (0.2%)
1 4   (0.7%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 326
Average Rating 6.63
10 0   (0.0%)
9 11   (3.4%)
8 60   (18.4%)
7 119   (36.5%)
6 91   (27.9%)
5 26   (8.0%)
4 18   (5.5%)
3 1   (0.3%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Village
#2: Murano
#3: Bruges
#4: Puerto Rico: Limited Anniversary Edition
#5: Dungeon Petz
#6: Alchemists
#7: AquaSphere
#8: Rococo
#9: Troyes
#10: Five Tribes
Hot 10
#1: Suburbia
#2: Seasons
#3: Biblios
#4: Bruges
#5: Russian Railroads
#6: Jaipur
#7: Pandemic: The Cure
#8: Five Tribes
#9: Mutant Meeples
#10: Viceroy
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