HI SECRET SANTA!
Thanks so much to both my BGG SS and my AU/NZ SS. Both of your packages have arrived safe and sound. I am enjoying Ikusa, Blood Bowl Team Manager and One Night Ultimate Werewolf immensely. My most recently played gamesMy Top 10
My top ten represents both my current favourites, and games/genres that have shaped me as a gamer. Twilight Struggle
and Through the Ages
are my favourite heavy strategy games. Arkham Horror
is my favourite RPG/Boardgame hybrid and also represents my love for the story telling genre, the Lovecraft mythos and RPGs in general.Ascension
is my favourite deck builder by far. Easy to set up and highly tactical. Winner. Survive!
is the game I always pull out for non-gamers. It is a blast each and every time. Amun-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. Warhammer 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.Pitch 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. San 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. Colosseum
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
My hot ten are games that are getting played a lot in my gaming group at the moment.MY AVATAR
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.GEEK INFO
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.)