User Profile for angelgabriel
Russell D
United Kingdom
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In spring 2007, a friend invited me round to play Talisman 1st Edition. I hadn't really played games for years, but as a teenager had been very keen on Games Workshop stuff: Space Hulk, Warhammer and Talisman. To refresh my memory of the rules before playing Talisman again, I googled, and found BoardGameGeek. I immediately felt compelled to find out more about these "eurogames" I was reading about, and bought Ticket to Ride, and placed an internet order for Carcassonne in the next couple of days. I loved playing these two games, and gradually started to expand my collection.

In 2010 I started attending two board game clubs, London on Board and Epsom Games Club. Family commitments make LoB impossible at the moment, but I am at Epsom Games most weeks. I also enjoy playing games with family.

Games I play

Advanced Squad Leader is my favourite game though I've only been playing for 3 years, and I enjoy historical wargames, although I have only just scratched the surface. I love meaty Euros: Agricola, Age of Empires III, Dominant Species and Eclipse; but I've grown tired of the cult of the new, and would rather play a small number of Euros and get to know them well.

Hot games

Every now and again I update my "Hot Games" here on my profile to show which games I'm playing most at the moment, but it's usually out of date.

All-time favourites:

Favourite 'new to me' games of each year:

2015: Roll for the Galaxy, Julius Caesar

2014: Close Action, Hellenes: Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War

2013: Kemet, A Study in Emerald

2012: Advanced Squad Leader, Flying Colors

2011: Inca Empire, Liberté, Dune, Eclipse

2010: Dungeon Lords, In the Year of the Dragon, Dominant Species, Die Macher

2009: Space Hulk: Third Edition, Tigris & Euphrates

2008: Agricola, Race for the Galaxy, Brass

2007: Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage, Age of Empires III, Puerto Rico

There's no real reason for my BGG username, I made up a username when I registered on the spur of the moment, and there we are. This picture of Gabriel is by Burne Jones, and is in the American church in Rome.
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User Details for angelgabriel
Registration Date: 2007-07-02
Last Profile Update: 2015-03-01
Last Login: 2016-04-29
Country: flag United Kingdom
State: Surrey
Town/City: Ewell
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Collection Summary for angelgabriel
Board Game
Owned   318
Previously Owned   110
For Trade   35
Want In Trade   46
Want To Buy   6
Want To Play   110
Preordered   6
Wishlist   15
Commented   407
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   1
All   871
Board Game Expansion
Owned   138
Previously Owned   17
For Trade   11
Want In Trade   38
Want To Buy   4
Want To Play   8
Preordered   2
Wishlist   3
Commented   24
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   1
All   249
Board Game 11
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Rating 9
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Average Rating 6.79
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Average Rating 7.58
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Top 10
#1: Advanced Squad Leader
#2: Agricola
#3: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
#4: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
#5: Race for the Galaxy
#6: Eclipse
#7: Dominant Species
#8: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
#9: Hellenes: Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War
#10: Puerto Rico
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