My men are dying and I am crying but maybe if we throw more bodies at the enemy they will drown in our blood.
@7-15 : Heroquest, Space Quest, Key to the kingdom, Risk, Stratego, Chess, many other well known boardgames from Ravensburger and family of Monopoly, Hotel...
@15 year old I started playing Magic for a few years and picked up other ccg's : Vampire TES, Star Wars Decipher TCG .
@University i picked up playing Magic again. Played mostly with Mathijs.
I played Axis&Allies for the first time with Peter and Carcasonne with Ellen.
The point of no return started when I bought a copy of Settlers of Catan around 2004. I also replayed Heroquest with friends and tried a heavier game: Civilization the boardgame, but that one sucked.
@2005 i became bgg member.
Other better games followed in 2005 like Twilight Imperium , Arkham Horror , Age of Napoleon , Hannibal: rome vs carthage, Puerto Rico. Played mostly with Mathijs, Dries, Bram or Lawrence.
Dungeon Twister was a game we played frequently too.
Special mention goes to Twilight Struggle that I played many times with Dries.
@2006 I tried a new cardgame: Hecatomb but it didn't become popular and died. Also playing magic dwindled around 2006-2007/8.
At the end of 2007 I tried to pick up magic again with Heny but that dwindled too. I picked up some more heavy eurogames like Caylus and Agricola at that time. I played with Floris, Elisabeth, Bart, Bram, Mathijs, Dries.
@2008 Shadows over Camelot was really popular. I moved to a new appartment and so grew my collection too.
@2009 continued the trend with Le Havre, Descent...
@2010 the Red Ravens were founded with Ruben, Ben, Wouter, Erika, Jens. It all started with a game of Doom. Started collecting LCG like Warhammer Invasion. Most notable game: 7 wonders.
@2011 an exponential increase in playtime since I then joined the thunderbolts and met many other players. Took 4th place at boardgamechampionship in Lokeren. Visited Speltafel weekly. Played some epic nights at Jens old house.
Notable games: Yggdrasil, Lnoe, ghost stories, troyes, alien frontiers, small world, lotr lcg, space hulk, a few acres of snow, rattus, BoW, (notable game not owned: dixit)
@2012 The Ravens did a 24h boardgameplay. Regular play with hardcore boardgamers. Red Ravens grew with new players like Kim, Sascha, Seen (we lost Wouter though). Most fascinating game: Eclipse.
notable games: Yomi, Wiz-War, Cyclades, 1989, Hive, Descent, Rex, CO², Libertalia, Tzolk'in.
@2013 year started with addiction to Netrunner. Notable games : Android, Kemet, Polis, Mage Wars, the Great Zimbabwe, Manhattan Project, Trains, X-wing miniatures game, Star Wars LCG (notable games not owned: Terra Mystica, Concordia).
We have some new Red Ravens prospects : Jonathan, Alain, Irina, Jeroen, Gaetan.
A new boardgamestore in Ghent is opened and the owner Stefan is the best most enthousiast boardgameshop owner ever. Started with weekly game nights of the Spelgezel in july.
@2014 Notable games : Robinson Crusoe, Tash-Kalar, Earth Reborn, Archipelago, Warhammer Conquest, Sons of Anarchy, Patchistory, Mysterium (notable games not owned: Sekigahara, Lewis & Clark, A study in Emerald)
Visited spelclub 'De Strateeg' with much nice and funny people to play with. Will visit again soon. Did a 24h challenge with Jens. Started a RPG Dark Heresy with the Red Ravens.
@2015 Started Imperial Assault campaign. Memorable plays : StarCraft, Eldritch Horror. Notable games : Abyss, C&C: Napoleonics, Armada07/2015
Interest in owning:
Innovation (english second edition)
In the mood for playing:
War of the Ring
Merchants & Marauders
Games in collection not played yet:
Fire in the Lake
Here I stand / Virgin Queen
Paths of Glory
Interested to test:
Assault on Doomrock
Battle of Five armies
A distant plain
1944: Race to the Rhine
Looking forward to:
Hands in the Sea
Raiders of the North Sea
Carson City Horse expansion
Defenders of the realms
Make a 'God's Playground' copy