My name is Vangelis and for as long as I can remember I have been playing games! When I was young it was almost exclusively Computer Games until I discovered Magic: The Gathering and I got hooked. After many years and after having spent a lot of money on it I decided to quit and luckily for me I discovered the amazing world of modern boardgames! Now, I have a decent collection, most of my online time is spent on BGG and I've made many new friends thanks to this hobby.
In general I prefer Ameritrash games over euros although I will play almost everything. I also enjoy Dexterity Games. What I am primarily looking for in a game is theme. I want my games to provide a rich thematic experience and to generate a lot of discussion afterwards. Unfortunately, the games I want to play the most usually last 3-6 hours so I can't easily play them as much as I'd like to.
I've been lucky enought to visit Spiel Essen three time in the past (2008, 2009 & 2011). The last year in fact I was running a booth, selling my own boardgame! Each time was an amazing experience and I recommend it to all fellow boardgamers. It is something you won't regret and that every serious gamer should do at least once in his lifetime.
In the past years I've came to realize that I really enjoy designing games. I already had 2 of my designs published so far, with 3 more scheduled for the near future. The more time I spend doing this, the more I love it and I've decided that I would like to work on game design professionally.
In the past 2 years I've been blessed with 2 beautiful children which I love them more than anything. Of course a direct consequence of this is that my gaming time has been reduced dramatically. However in a few years I am sure I will have 2 gaming buddies with whom I will be able to play every day!
Thank you for taking a look at my profile. If you want to discuss anything about boardgames drop me a geekmail. I am always eager to talk with other gamers!