My Gaming GroupCharacteristics of the Games I Like
Over the years I've discovered that I have developed a fondness for certain characteristics in a game. These characteristics don't lump together in a nice description such as civilization building game or dry euro game, so it's best to list the game characteristics I like rather then try to lable them.
1. I like card games; not trick taking games, but games that primarily have cards.
2. I like engine building games.
3. I like games that are simple to learn, but have strategic depth.
4. I like games that become better with repeated plays.A Few Examples of the Games I LikeMy Gaming History
I'm an only child, so growing up I played most games solo. I cut my teeth on games like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Stratego. Growing up I had a friend in the neighborhood whose older brothers was into Risk and Axis and Allies. They would occasionally let us play when they needed extra players. Once I became a teenager I stopped playing board games and moved began chasing girls. It wasn't until my mid twenties that I rediscovered board gaming. In 2007 I started playing backgammon with a guy at work during lunch and stumbled on BGG while searching the Internet for backgammon strategies. I lurked on the site for a long time before creating an account. Shortly after I discovered BGG I moved to Utah and spent many years looking for other hobby gamers. In the beginning of my gaming career I played mainly with my wife and her family. The first designer board game I purchased and played with them was Bang!, which went over like a lead balloon; I think it was a year before I purchased Ticket to Ride. To this day I refuse to play with one of my sister-in-law because of this early experience. In 2012 I attend my first gaming con, Saltcon, and played my first RPG. Later that year I introduced a friend to board games and helped him form a gaming group. We mainly played gateway games and slowly got introduced to heavier games by other gamers in the area. Once I got a taste of the heavier euro games I became hooked. In 2013 I joined a gaming group full of hardcore gamers. and was exposed to a variety of board games and RPGs. In late 2013 I started my own wargaming group, the Northern Wasatch Front Wargamers which didn't really go anywhere, but who knows I might put a bit of effort in to it one day. In 2014 I decided to begin keeping a yearly list of my top twenty-five games. I also decided to begin a yearly 10x10 play challenge.Top Twenty Five List by YearBubbaWashington's Top 25 Games 2015 EditionBubbaWashington's Top 25 Games 2014 Edition10x10 Play Challenge2015 10x10 Hardcore Gameplay Challenge Game Acquisition BubbaWashington's 2015 Game AcquisitionsBubbaWashington's 2016 Game AcquisitionsRecently Played GamesMy Personal Rating Scale
10 - Outstanding
: One of my all-time personal favorites.
9 - Excellent
: Always a pleasure to play. Shines under most circumstances.
8 - Very Good
: Rarely disappoints me. High on my request/recommend list.
7 - Good
: Usually willing to play. I might even request or recommend it.
6 - OK
: Some fun or challenge at least. Enjoyable in the right circumstances.
5 - Average
: I’m indifferent, but may be willing to play.
4 - Below Average
: I might occasionally play this with people who strongly request it.
3 - Poor
: Will strongly resist playing.
2 - Very Poor
: I refuse to play this.
1 - Awful
: I don’t understand why anyone would want to play this.Magic: The Gathering Plainswalker PointsFolding @Home StatsExtended Stats for BubbaWashington