Howdie fellow wanderer in the enchanted land of too-many-games.
Who am I? Well that question might be hard to express clearly in a couple of words.
I've been drawn into the hobby from 2004-ish.
Ironically my first game session in the local gaming club didn't go that well. Not all games where that interesting to me. Fortunately, afterwards a friend asked me after that session
if I'd be interested in playing a game called "War of the Ring".
Having played a couple of Pen & paper RPGs I'd gladly accepted.
The game did drag somewhat, but it was much more interesting than the dry games I've played shortly before. The next week we played an other game called "Game of Thrones".
Needless to say I got hooked since, and bought way too many games from that point onwards.
Now 10 years later, I do seem to have an idea as to what games hold my fancy. Here's the rundown:
* Dexterity games
* Party games
* Memory games
* Fillers (time is too precious and I almost never need a warm-up or cool-down)
* Long downtime (unless, I can actively think about my upcoming move, see COIN games)
* Soulless euro's (with a pasted up theme)
* Thematic games without much strategy/tactics and bucket loads of dice (Dante's Inferno...)
* Negotiation games (I still like A Game Of Thrones, don't like Battlestar Galactica)
* Dudes-on-a-map games (I'm not quite fond if people take my stuff ;p)
* Deduction games (Still unsure about Tragedy looper and Fury of Dracula)
* Dice games (I do like Roll for the Galaxy, don't like Quarriors)
* Theme: Space (Do like Starcraft, don't like Eclipse)
* Civilization type of games (haven't played one I really like)
* Abstracts (Go, Pente, ... and in a way Tzolkin)
* Solid mechanics and a theme that fits (i.e. Dungeon Lords).
* Heavier euro's with some interaction (i.e. Caylus)
* Excellent story telling (i.e. Arkham Horrow) does help me overcome repulsion to too much randomness.
* Co-Op (Robinson Crusoe, Ghost stories, ...)
* Cardgames (I love Netrunner & 51st state, but don't play any of them nearly enough).
* Deck-building (Ahhh Nightfall & Core Worlds)
* Theme: Fantasy; Post-Apocalypse; Steam-punk/Gothic; ...
* Wargames which I can actually play (playtime max: 240 minutes)
* Odd-ball games like Innovation.
Oh, I don't limit gaming to cardboard, I've been a PC and console gamer since I was a wee whelp. My All-time fave PC games:
* XCOM Ufo Defence / Enemy Unknown;
* Planescape Torment;
* Day of the Tentacle
* Baldur's Gate II
* System Shock 2
* Fallout 1 and 2
* Jagged Alliance 2
* Monkey Islands
Recently I was drawn into the Dark Souls series, and eagerly awaiting Fallout 4, Doom 4, XCom 2, Dishonored 2 and the new Deus-ex. No rest for the wicked!
Oh, should you be visiting Belgium, Bruges specifically and be up for a game. Then do shoot me a geekmail!