User Profile for Thiessi
Jason Root
flag msg tools

I have received the package and have posted in the AU/NZ Secret Santa thread. Thanks so much for your gift!

I do admit that I have been quite the naughty soul this year. You are right, the rest of the family are angels and more than adequately cover my significant shortcomings.
To rip or not to rip? To travel in the footsteps of the great explorers of old, or to tread new, untouched ground. The realist in me longs for safety, but the romantic in me yearns to explore, to create, to embark on an epic quest for true meaning.
So Santa, you crafty devil you, I must go with my heart in this case. I choose to rip. I choose to explore new ground, to boldly go where I have never gone before.
Thank you Santa for taking me on this journey of choice. May your coal be black and your snow be especially powdery this festive season.

Thanks for taking part in the AU/NZ Secret Santa this year, and thanks for dropping by to see my profile.

My favourite games involve heavy strategy and hours upon hours of strategic musings. However, work and kids have combined to banish these games firmly into the 'conventions only' box.

What I would appreciate most, given my stage of life, are family games that can be played in a single short session. My kids are getting to the stage where they are an ideal age to start playing 'family' games as opposed to 'kids' games. Think Ticket to Ride, Formula D, The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac, King of Tokyo etc.

I have played and enjoyed many different games over the years ranging from abstracts to miniature games to heavy euros so feel free to buy me any game you feel is suitable.

And hey, I'll play anything once.



My most recently played games

My Top 10

My top ten represents both my current favourites, and games/genres that have shaped me as a gamer.

d10-1Twilight Struggle and d10-2Through the Ages are my favourite heavy strategy games.

d10-3Arkham Horror is my favourite RPG/Boardgame hybrid and also represents my love for the story telling genre, the Lovecraft mythos and RPGs in general.

d10-4Ascension is my favourite deck builder by far. Easy to set up and highly tactical. Winner.

d10-5Survive! is the game I always pull out for non-gamers. It is a blast each and every time.

d10-6Amun-Re was the game that got me back into board games back in 2007/2008. It was the first Euro I encountered (other than the ubiquitous Settlers) and had me laying awake at night thinking about strategies. This entry represents my love for the Euro.

d10-7Warhammer Quest represents both nostalgia (I played it heaps as a teenager) and my Warhammer past. I played 6th and 7th edition Warhammer Fantasy for around 6 years on the tournament circuit. While I look on those times with a acertain degree of fondness, I'm glad I've moved on to playing many games rather than focusing on just one.

d10-8Pitch Car represents my love for dexterity games. I love playing Pitch Car mini with my young kids, and I'm itching to buy a Crokinole board one day.

d10-9San Juan was my favourite card game for about a year. I played it to death and still hold some love for its simplicity. It also represents many nights spent playing card games like Hearts and Rummy with my folks growing up.

d10-1d10-0Colosseum is on the list mostly for nostalgia (although I still really like the game). We would play it most weeks in my gaming group just after I discovered 'Euro' games in 2007/2008.

As I delve deeper and deeper into this hobby, I am discovering that I am leaning more and more towards my first love - games that have a strong narrative, a high level of interaction, and a high level of tension with just the right amount of randomness.

Basically, I like most games and will try anything at least once.


My hot ten are games that are getting played a lot in my gaming group at the moment.


My avatar is an image titled 'The Red Horse'. It is a depiction of the red horse from Revelation 6.

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

I've often been fascinated by people's obsession with this chapter and the inspiration it has been for many stories and tales.

The Horsemen of Apocalypse as depicted in X-Men are a personal favourite.


I was a Warhammer Fantasy player for many years, frequenting the tournament scene of Australia. I gave it up partway through 7th edition as I had well and truly played the fun out of the system. I had lost my first love, which was the fun and social aspect of gaming. Playing to win really does kill the soul.

In 2007 I was introduced to Euro games by a mate of mine. Like many people, Settlers of Catan was the first Euro I tried. Amun-Re soon followed. Now, what a game that was! After my first play I found myself analysing every aspect of the game as I drifted off to sleep. I had never done that before with any other board game. I found the system so elegant and so addictive.

From that point on, I was hooked. Amun-Re is still a favourite of mine, and I am glad to have found BGG in late 2008. The research and social opportunities this site offers are endless, and I am truly thankful for the people who work hard and strive to make BGG a great haven for gamers.

I would have to say that as time has gone on, I have found myself more and more attracted to games that provide a clear narrative and/or immerse you in the action. I still have plenty of love for the 'Euro', but in recent times I have been gravitating towards story telling games (like Tales of the Arabian Nights) and RPG/Boardgame hybrids (like Mansions of Madness, Arkham Horror etc.)

Microbadges for Thiessi
Award mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
BGG mbmbmbmbmbmb
Board Game Related mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
Board Games mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
Comics mb
Computers and Technology mb
Contest (Official) mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
Ideas mbmb
Internet mbmb
Literature and Arts mbmbmb
Misc mbmbmb
Music mbmbmb
Pop Culture mb
Profession mb
Role-Playing Games mb
Role-Playing Related mbmbmbmbmb
RPGG mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
Special mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb
Sports mbmbmb
Video Game Related mb
Video Games mbmbmb
Weird mbmb
User Details for Thiessi
Registration Date: 2009-07-07
Last Profile Update: 2015-12-08
Last Login: 2016-04-28
Country: flag Australia
State: NSW
Town/City: Dubbo
GeekMail: mail Send Private Message to Thiessi
Collection Summary for Thiessi
Board Game
Owned   68
Previously Owned   109
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   4
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   1
Wishlist   38
Commented   274
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   384
Board Game Expansion
Owned   7
Previously Owned   9
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   5
Commented   12
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   29
Board Game 1
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Artist 1
For Sale 1
Sold 2
Rating 2
Board Game Plays 1479 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 110 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (26) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 287
Average Rating 6.75
10 4   (1.4%)
9 18   (6.3%)
8 73   (25.4%)
7 84   (29.3%)
6 68   (23.7%)
5 21   (7.3%)
4 11   (3.8%)
3 6   (2.1%)
2 2   (0.7%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 16
Average Rating 7.62
10 0   (0.0%)
9 3   (18.8%)
8 8   (50.0%)
7 3   (18.8%)
6 2   (12.5%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Twilight Struggle
#2: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
#3: Arkham Horror
#4: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game
#5: Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
#6: Amun-Re
#7: Warhammer Quest
#8: PitchCar
#9: San Juan
#10: Colosseum
Hot 10
#1: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?
#2: Twilight Struggle
#3: 7 Wonders
#4: Carcassonne
#5: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.