When I was much younger, I started out playing a ton of card and dice games. My parents liked games and taught me quite a few of them very early, starting with Cribbage and Rummy.
I use this site a lot, and have a lot of fun with it. My Top 10 games profile list are my favorite 10 games I've played more than once in the last 6 months.
My Hot 10 are the games I've played the most in the last 6 months. I try to rate and comment on each game I've played, even if only once.
I like to trade games, especially if I can reduce the volume. I have way too many games. BUT... it's never enough. Here's the top end of my wishlist, the stuff I will probably buy next!
Recently, I've been playing:
I've played video games since we got our Atari 2600 when I was about 10 years old.Atari 2600
OwnedGame Boy Advance
My favorite game of all time is Civilization, especially II and IV. I played CivII to DEATH. I was able to beat it on Deity level a couple of times without using any save game cheats, so you know I was playing way too much!
My VGG profile has games marked:
Unplayed - I probably bought it, and never got around to it.
Started - I started it and didn't like it, or didn't have time to continue.
Played - I played to a fair level of competence.
Finished - I finished the core game, or unlocked a majority of main content.
Mastered - I finished it multiple times, or unlocked nearly every bit of content.
When I was about 10, I was introduced to D&D by my cousin Tim. It was not until I was about 14 that I found some friends that also wanted to play RPG games. In high school and college, I played a lot of AD&D, WFRP, & TMNT.
During that time we got into quite a few Games Workshop board games. Then jobs and busy life got in the way. I hadn't played any new games until around 1999. Then a visit with my old friend Matt in California introduced me to the world of hobby board games that had developed. I was hooked. I got back into the hobby with a vengeance. I bought way too many games. Then traded them like crazy, tried out a ton of them.
And then I got very busy again. My company weathered the recession stronger than ever. Then I married my wife Sarah, had two children, moved to a house in the 'burbs, livin' the dream.
And now my son Henry is 5 years old and my daughter Katie is 3, and they ask to play games all the time. It's a dream come true.
My avatar is art from http://electricsheepcomix.com/apocamon
Patrick Farley's great web comic that has sadly lapsed without new episodes for many... many years. The first 4 are great though! If you use the Who's that Apocamon? selector and pick River Angels, you can find out all about my avatar.
Here's my gameplay summary from 2015, courtesy of this little tool:http://www.robandkriskris.com/gcl/ 9 Tiny Epic Galaxies
x32 NEW! 8 Cube Quest
x22 NEW! 10 Go Away Monster!
x21 9 Froggy Boogie
x15 8 Tally Ho!
x15 6 The Princess and the Pea
x15 6 Sandwich Stacking Games
x14 9 Spooky Stairs
x14 7 Don't Break the Ice
x11 10 One Night Ultimate Werewolf
x11 7 Piraten-Pitt
x10 NEW! 7 Incan Gold
x9 NEW! 7 Blokus
x8 5 Liar's Dice
x7 7 Rhino Hero
x7 7 Red7
x6 NEW! 10 The Resistance
x6 N/A Age of War
x5 NEW! 7 Carla Cat
x5 9 Catacombs
x5 NEW! 2 Don't Rock the Boat
x5 7 Elk Fest
x5 8 Eminent Domain: Microcosm
x5 NEW! 8 O Zoo le Mio
x5 NEW! 9 PitchCar
x5 8 Qwirkle
x5 6 Timeline: Inventions
x5 NEW! 5 Destruct 3
x4 5 Feed the Woozle
x4 NEW! 8 Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers
x4 NEW! 10 Electronic Catch Phrase
x3 7 King of Tokyo
x3 8 Odin's Ravens
x3 4 Pirateer
x3 7 Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age
x3 NEW! 8 Runewars
x3 6 The Ares Project
x3 NEW! 8 Triumvirate
x3 N/A Unpublished Prototype
x3 5 Animal Upon Animal
x2 NEW! 9 Antike Duellum
x2 NEW! 8 Cartagena 2. The Pirate's Nest
x2 NEW! 7 Cartoona
x2 NEW! 8 Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
x2 NEW! 8 Farkle
x2 6 Mouse Trap
x2 9 Pandemic: The Cure
x2 8 Say Anything
x2 NEW! 9 Space Hulk (second edition)
x2 7 Spot it!
x2 8 Terror in Meeple City
x2 NEW! 8 The Battle of Five Armies
x2 NEW! 10 Wits & Wagers
x2 10 Wits & Wagers Party
x2 6 Zombies!!! Roll Them Bones!
x2 NEW! 8 7 Wonders NEW! 8 Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small N/A Aliens: This Time It's War 8 Balloon Cup 10 Carcassonne 8 Carcassonne: The Castle 7 Chaos in the Old World NEW! 5 Colt Express NEW! N/A Cthulhu Wars NEW! N/A Dungeon Fighter NEW! 10 Edel, Stein & Reich 4 Enuk NEW! 7 Fire and Ice N/A Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue NEW! 6 Jenga 8 Laser Attack N/A Libertalia NEW! 10 Lifeboats 8 Love Letter 7 Lunatix Loop 9 Magic: The Gathering 9 Mega Civilization NEW! 4 Micro Play-Break: Kingdoms NEW! N/A Mr. Jack NEW! 5 Old Maid N/A Omen: A Reign of War NEW! 6 Pick Picknic NEW! 6 Pocket Football NEW! 4 Risk Battlefield Rogue NEW! 5 Robot Turtles NEW! 8 Sewer Pirats 4 Slamwich 8 Smash Up 8 Snakes and Ladders 6 Snorta! N/A Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion N/A Star Wars: Imperial Assault NEW! N/A Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game NEW! N/A Takenoko NEW! N/A Tokaido NEW! 8 Ubongo 7 Zombicide NEW!