User Profile for Lawnjob
Teacher Fletcher
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I mainly enjoy games that require risk management, and investment into prospects whose value changes throughout the game.

In the main, all that matters to me in a game is "does it have tough decisions"? On every one of my turns I want to be faced with a tough decision. I don't want to be overwhelmed by possibilities, but I do want to have to choose between two or three distinct options, each of which is attractive in its own right. I prefer games that boil this decision space to its purest essence, such as Acquire and Modern Art and Genoa.

I also enjoy 20-minute abstracts. Long ago I decided I wasn't going to put the time into studying and getting good at such overexplored games as Chess and Go, but I am happy to play newer, fast-playing abstracts, each match a new opportunity for me to try out new strategies, unafraid if I blunder and lose because it's just a 20-minute investment. Favorites in this class would include DVONN, Blokus 3D, Blokus Duo, Trax, and Twixt.

Such seriousness aside, I also enjoy a simple, goofy game of Wise and Otherwise, Pit, or Celebrities among friends where laughter is the order of the day.

Dislikes: low-conflict optimization races (The Princes of Florence, Race for the Galaxy, Dominion, or Agricola). Tried 'em, can't stand 'em, won't play 'em.

I've lately come around to train games. I like the kinds of games that the train themes lend themselves to, and I'm currently trying to play as many of them as I can. Age of Steam is a recent favorite.

My Top 10 are the games I would save from a fire. My Hot 10 are the games I have not played yet, but that I most want to play.
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User Details for Lawnjob
Registration Date: 2004-10-15
Last Profile Update: 2009-07-28
Last Login: 2015-08-28
Country: flag United States
State: Illinois
Town/City: Chicago
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Collection Summary for Lawnjob
Board Game
Owned   60
Previously Owned   31
For Trade   15
Want In Trade   47
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   13
Preordered   0
Wishlist   2
Commented   133
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   229
Board Game Expansion
Owned   1
Previously Owned   1
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   1
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   3
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Rating 4
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Average Rating 4.79
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Top 10
#1: Age of Steam
#2: Modern Art
#3: Magic: The Gathering
#4: Acquire
#5: DVONN
#6: Genoa
#7: Imperial
#8: Clippers
#9: Keythedral
#10: Celebrities
Hot 10
#1: Princes of the Renaissance
#2: Goa
#3: Indonesia
#4: Queen's Necklace
#5: Confucius
#6: König von Siam
#7: Verräter
#8: Meuterer
#9: Dune
#10: Die Macher
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