Outside of boardgames, I'm a fan of HP Lovecraft (Cthulhu mythos), gothic horror (stories, movies, games, etc.), and the love that God showed for the world by dying on the cross.
Things I like in boardgames:
-emergent story (A Touch of Evil, Arkham Horror),
-thematic euros (Argent: the Consortium, Robinson Crusoe, Viticulture),
-games where you have a character that fights and finds cool weapons and levels up (Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd ed, Shadows of Brimstone, World of Warcraft the boardgame),
-variety (BattleCON, Legendary- Marvel)
Things I hate in boardgames:
-deterministic combat with no randomness (A Game of Thrones, Hyperborea),
-being required to constantly bluff (Coup, The Resistance),
-mechanics for the sake of mechanics (Eminent Domain, City of Iron)
I'm 34. I used to love playing Heroquest with my brother back when I was about 10-14. When I was 13 or 14 I got introduced to Magic: The Gathering and played that off and on till 2014. I also got into a couple other CCGs around that time. I'd played a few semi-real boardgames back around then too like Axis & Allies and Shogun, but it wasn't until college that I was introduced to Settlers of Catan.
I didn't really get much else into boardgames until Christmas '04 when I decided to get War of the Ring for my brother on a whim. After I bought it for him, I went online to see what I could find out about it, and the first site I found was BGG. Since then, I haven't bought a single game without consulting BGG.
My favorite type of game is amerithrash, though I'm really getting back into euros pretty heavily. I also like some wargames (as long as they don't contain rules listed like 6.2.1)There really isn't any type of game that I don't enjoy and I'll try pretty much anything.
My personal Top 10 are the games that I'm most "in the mood for"(which takes into account expansions, so I won't list them separately on my Top 10), and my Hot 10 are the games (or expansions) that I've never played that I most want to try.