44 year old theoretical computer scientist turned teacher (math/cs).
Medium strategy, little randomness, few but tough decisions, lots of interaction, relatively short length (10-90 minutes) and strong theme preferred. I love co-ops, with or w/o traitor. I also have a soft spot for silly "party games".
And the Oscars go to:
Best Director: Reiner Knizia
Best Editing: Stefan Feld
Best Original Screenplay: Friedeman Friese
Best Adapted Screenplay: Michael Rieneck
Best Art Direction: Michael Menzel
Best Cinematography: Martin Wallace
Best Effects: Corey Konieczka
Best Short: Richard Garfield
Best Animated: Marco Teubner
Best Documentary: Rahdo Runs Through
Lifetime Achievement: Wolfgang Kramer
Two sons, 8 and 6 1/2,
(fav games: Magic:tG (since he's 6 years old!), Mage Wars, King of Tokyo&New York, Smash Up, Jäger & Sammler, Runeage, Quarriors, Talisman, Schildkrötenrennen, Wurm drin)
(favs: Ingenious, Catan Jr., Uno, Maulwurf Company, Lord of the Rings: Kinderspiel, Hexer von Salem, Drachenreiter, 7 Wonders and Keyflower(at age 6!!))
The wife's already a geek.