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.
In high school and college, I played a lot of AD&D and WFRP. 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.
I use this site a lot, and have a lot of fun with it. My Top 10 games profile list are my favorite 10 from games I've played 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.
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.