I'm bloody crap doing stuff on my profile. I mean I can't even find out how to add the microbadge BGG graciously gave to me for xmas(well I did finally manage it). Apart from that little whinge, I'm new to board gaming(2008), if you don't count thirty or so years of Monopoly, Cluedo, checkers and chess. Wow are my eyes wider open now. Still amazes me how so many people haven't discovered this wonderful world yet. I just thank my lucky stars for my two daughters' sake(Tashi 11 & Nyima 9... ha ha now 18 and 17). How amazing that they now get to have a life ahead of them enriched by this hobby.
Being a SAHD and home educating, board games have become a very integral part of our life. Pity we live in the country, and no bugger has even heard of a single one of the games on my list (Still relevant in 2016). So it's just me and the girls, with the missus(ex now: 2014) gracing us with her presence once in a while. We've started working on my folks, but the old man will only play Poison so far. That's better than any of my friends who won't have a bar of board games, unless you count poker. More fool them. As for us,it just keeps on getting better!
Now (2016) I have a lovely new wife and her daughter of 9. My wife loves Bohnanza cuz she wins all the time and am trying to relearn so many games to reintroduce them to this world.