User Profile for Michael Becker
Michael Becker
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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I have been playing games forever or what feels like forever. I started with Snakes and Ladders, Checkers, War. Moved onto Crokinole, Othello, and Chess. Then Coleco Vision consumed my time like no other. Then onto Axis and Allies, Stratego, AD&D. Then onto Cosmic Encounter, Wiz War, A House Divided, Shogun. Talisman became legend. Then onto Blood Bowl. Next Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Then onto Magic the Gathering and Cribbage. In 1996 life changed again with Settlers and a bit later El Grande. This brings us to today with the German game invasion and its entire ilk. That pretty much sums it all up folks. I have been on a buying tear over the past few years. I have always wanted to own / manage my own store or board game cafe. Games take almost all of my free time. They are what I know and love best.

My personal top 10 is based on my accumulated statistics since 1999. The games are rated in order from most played to least played. My hot ten includes the most played games during the previous month or titles I am currently enamored with.

Now that my oldest son is in the seven year old category I have been playing lots of games to give him a headstart on all of the great things they teach us. I expect children's games to be at the top ten lists every year for quite a while. I try to play a game with him every chance I get!!! He is such an amazing, smart kid.

My youngest boy has completed a successful recovery from his heart surgery. He is going to be a solid boy (11 mths old in size 2 clothes).

On Father's Day, 2010 I got out of a four year relationship. I am sad right now but hopefully in time my heart will heal. I miss Carmen and her two amazing little girls.

Finally - since Feb 2011 I have been diligently working on my first board game design. It is tentatively called "Whiskey Traders". It is a loose historical simulation of the CDN and US West circa 1873 - 1890. It has some really unique elements and I am very optimistic it will find a publisher at some point before mid 2012. The game is now on BGG.



Cheers,
Michael
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User Details for Michael Becker
Registration Date: 2002-03-26
Last Profile Update: 2013-09-04
Last Login: 2015-08-31
Country: flag Canada
State: Saskatchewan
Town/City: Regina
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Collection Summary for Michael Becker
Board Game
Owned   1124
Previously Owned   436
For Trade   59
Want In Trade   23
Want To Buy   19
Want To Play   7
Preordered   0
Wishlist   11
Commented   703
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   1819
Board Game Expansion
Owned   225
Previously Owned   20
For Trade   9
Want In Trade   12
Want To Buy   8
Want To Play   2
Preordered   0
Wishlist   5
Commented   21
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   262
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Owned   5
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   5
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Sold 16
Rating 29
Plays
Board Game Plays 3996 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 13 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
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Ratings
Board Game Ratings 979
Average Rating 6.05
10 2   (0.2%)
9 9   (0.9%)
8 63   (6.4%)
7 274   (28.0%)
6 370   (37.8%)
5 175   (17.9%)
4 60   (6.1%)
3 21   (2.1%)
2 4   (0.4%)
1 1   (0.1%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 26
Average Rating 6.15
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Top 10
#1: Magic: The Gathering
#2: Liar's Dice
#3: Catan
#4: Cribbage
#5: Pente
#6: Tigris & Euphrates
#7: Ra
#8: Backgammon
#9: Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack
#10: Warhammer
Hot 10
#1: Magic: The Gathering
#2: Warhammer
#3: Finca
#4: Dinosaur Chess
#5: Hive
#6: Wings of War: Famous Aces
#7: Monster Factory
#8: Tigris & Euphrates
#9: Crossbows and Catapults
#10: Bloody April, 1917: Air War Over Arras, France
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