I'm a 34 year old gamer from Brussels, Belgium. My gaming life started playing games as a wee lad with my 5 year older brother - who of course mostly won, yet still I always came back for more. An omen of things to come... At first the basic, more mainstream stuff like Scrabble, Rummikub, Yahtzee and Mah-Jongg. Back in 1994 I picked up Magic
in the local games store where I liked to ogle at miniatures I couldn't afford. It was all downhill after that.
About five years of intensive Magic, including tournaments followed. I had a lot of fun, even had some success winning a few tourneys and going to New York to play in a Pro Tour. When I was about 18 years old I had the wonderful idea of getting an army of Dark Elves with the money I earned on a summer job - which started the age of Warhammer
When I started my higher education, gaming was put on the backburner as I was too busy having fun with fellow students and chasing girls. Contrary to what you may believe, this actually turned out to be a good thing as I met and fell in love with a fantastic girl, who is now the awesome gamer's wife any bachelor BGG'er would kill for. Before you do any rash things: you'll have to get past me first, and I'm 6ft10 with a black belt in taekwondo*. EDIT 2008/04/08: She now also has a BGG handle:
While still in that same higher education, I stumbled across and got fascinated by this amazing game called go
. I will probably still be playing this when I'm old and incontinent. In the same period, I started to grow a collection of more 'quality' board games.
January 2008 to present. I discovered BGG and have up to here
if not exactly definitely
expanded my collection, and
improved it a lot by getting new great games and getting rid of old, little liked ones.
Anyways, I'm a happy gamer, playing games with my wife, my best friend whom I started to play warhammer and go with but who's really my gaming brother
, and anyone else who's willing to, both on- and offline.
Here I am. Game on.*Actually, it's my brother who's that tall and the last time I practiced, I only had a green belt. I'm sure you got the message though.On my avatar
May '15: Yup, changed my face for the first time after more than 7 years on the geek. It used to be the cover of a Tool album, but now it's a picture of the common swift. I like this bird because it heralds summer's coming each year and its cries take me back to blissful summers way back. Also, spechtje is a passionate birder and now our avatars match a lot better On my ratings10
Outstanding. This game has given me countless hours of fun.9
Excellent. Still good after hours of play.8
Very good game. I love to play it.7
Good game, will gladly play. Favorable first impression.6
Ok game, will play sporadically if in the right mood. Neutral first impression.5
Average game, some fun or challenge at least but nothing standing out. Negative first impression.4
Not so good, it doesn't get me but could be talked into it on occasion.3
Bad. Likely won't play again.2
Extremely annoying game, won't play this ever again.1
You won't catch me dead playing this. Boring, broken, brainless, the opposite of fun.
I don't rate games I haven't played.Recently played:Latest acquisitions:Random games from my collection: