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User Profile for Beaker73
Lucas Gerlach
United States
Watertown
Wisconsin
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I have fond memories of my family's game cabinet when growing up. I particularly remember games like Trouble, Sorry, Solar Quest, and Survive! As I entered middle school, I began getting into Car Wars. In high school, I played Axis & Allies, Shogun, and a variety of role-playing games with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being my personal favorite. In college, my gaming experience continued to grow with more role-playing games, Cosmic Encounters, and text-based online role-playing games. Then, probably in the year 2000, I was introduced to Settlers of Catan, which opened a whole new world of gaming to me. Now, I can't get enough.

I play board games for three main reasons...
1. They're fun.
2. They make me think.
3. I like interacting with people.


I design games for similar reasons. It is fascinating and thoroughly engaging to consider all the details of a new interactive creation and event. I consider creating board games to be a form of art... one in which I design mechanics and physical objects and plan interactions between people. Who knows where this art form will go as it continues to evolve? I am happy to be a part of its progress and hope that I can contribute something enjoyable and meaningful that encourage interactions between others.

I started designing games somewhat seriously in 2012, and they have become somewhat of an obsession ever since.

Twitter: @lgerrrlach
Facebook: gerlach.games
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User Details for Beaker73
Registration Date: 2009-07-11
Last Profile Update: 2014-11-09
Last Login: 2016-05-03
Country: flag United States
State: Wisconsin
Town/City: Watertown
Website: http://gerlach-games.weebly.com/
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Collection Summary for Beaker73
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Previously Owned   26
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   31
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Want In Trade   5
Want To Buy   0
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Wishlist   3
Commented   8
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