Welcome!My history of boardgaming
I began playing board games at the elementary school (in the middle of 1990's). I played with games like Risk, traditional board games (including chess) and card games. There were family game collections like '100 Family Games'. I discovered how deeply I could get into these games.
My fist "real" board game was Tikal besides Risk. Since then Tikal is one of my all time favourite games. I got it around 2000. I was overwhelmed due to its unique theme and the clever rules that made it famous.
Then came two games that caught my attention. These were The Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne around 2001-2003. I tried Catan at a local RPG club at Győr, Hungary, and I really liked it. Its scope was new in many ways.
Around 2004-2005 I played much with the game 'A house divided' or Carcassonne. Then I purchased Arkham Horror because I read many short stories by H. P. Lovecraft and the idea that I could get a board gaming experience in a world inspired by his works enthralled me.
I think this was the first time I got acquainted with the distinction between "euro games" and "ameritrash games".
After Arkham I played such games as Cuba, Dominion, Small World and so on.
Now, in 2013, my collection of board games is growing all the time. We play games like Mansions of Madness, Talisman (4th edition with expansions), Merchant of Venus (2nd edition) or Caylus. And of course, I don't want to forget to mention Age of Conan, because I'm a fan of R. E. Howard and his works. My newest games are Brügge (Bruges) and the 3rd edition of Dominant Species. We love them.
As you can see the way of becoming a board game geek for me has been quite a long process. Now I think board gaming has become a significant part of my life. I try to make board gaming as popular as I can, especially among my friends. When we lack the time or the energy for gaming, I usually watch the Dice Tower!
Sam, Zee, Tom and the Chief are really great guys!
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As having already mentioned above, I like reading. R. E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft are my favourite authors of horror and sword-and-sorcery fantasy genres. I also read many Hungarian authors. I like reading mostly everything that catches my attention. I usually read Hungarian or English books or short stories. I recently began reading the cycle of 'The Song of Fire and Ice' by G. R. R. Martin.
I have alway had an interest in foreign languages. I speak English and German on advanced level, and nowadays I learn French. I try to read, speak and listen in English, in German and in French as much as possible.
I also play the guitar. With my Fender "Baja" Telecaster I mostly play blues and jazz. Music is an essential part of my life. In my free time I listen to as much jazz, folk, blues and classical music as I can.
Movies have always attracted me, and they still do today. I regularly go to cinema.
Having visited many cities around Europe I must admit I really like Paris, London, Prague and Rome. These are the destinations I would like to visit once more. In the early 2000s I also spent a really good time in the shire of Devon, UK, so it's an other desire of mine to go there once again.
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