Mostly these days I am stay at home dad of three brilliant kids.
I work in catering as a chef.We stage weddings and large scale events often in marques at various stately homes around Nottinghamshire. So I get to work in some beautiful places. But the work is seasonal and irregular.
Due to slim finances I try to keep my overall cost of gaming as low as I can.So I am a thrift hunter of games,Not much spare cash forces ingenuity in orderto build a collection for minimum cost and maximum fun.
A good chunk of my collection is from charity shops, Have sold some of my finds for profit.Mostly to buy new games. Overall I would say that I am around even for cost, That is the games I have sold have covered the cost of the games I own.
I don't buy many new games, but recently I've found that I have collected most of the games from the charity shop that I want and have become more accepting of buying new games and more selective of what I pick up while thrifting.
Probably would most like to play a nice medium weight euro something like Macao
or Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
. Tend to lack concentration in the longer games leading to tactical misplays. Like draughting, worker placement, auctions but not really into any one mechanism over others.
More into a good game is a good game and appreciating this great time in Boardgames. Love to meet people over a game.
Dislike game snobs, feel if someone enjoys a game and someone else doesn't then they are both right.
I enjoy conventions and attend UK games expo(where I am to be found on the bring and buy),Midcon and Manorcon most years. These are also useful for trading some of my thrifty finds and picking up some newer games.
Got into gaming in the early eightys through Wargaming,D&d,Mtg,Chess and various family card games.
Like Am-trash, Euros, fantasy, SciFi, lovecraft theme,Card games,Minis and the odd abstract.
Suffer the to many games, lack of time to play syndrome.
Like to read, mostly fantasy. LOTR, GAme of thrones, Joe Abercrombie etc
Top ten is top ten charity shop finds
hot ten is most played in no particular order