User Profile for barteus
Robert B
United States
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My Top 10:

Playing one of my favorites, Conquest of the Empire

My Background:

I've been a gamer my whole life, but came of age during the 80s, enjoying such classics as Axis and Allies, Star Fleet Battles, D&D Basic/Expert, Car Wars, Ogre and various microgames.

My User Name:

Since my teen-age years, I have been interested in military history, with an emphasis in the Roman Republic era. Back in the early 1990s, I started to play Civilization on the computer (386 processor with an awesome 16 Mhz speed!). I almost always played the Romans and used the name “Barteus” as an imagined Latinization of my name.

My Game Designs:

Micro Space Empire, free PnP

Galaxy Command, published by Worthington Publishing.

My Favorite Types of Games:

Civ-Lite and Roman Themed Games/Wargames: my favorite era of historical study, particularly the Roman Republic time period. Commands & Colors: Ancients, Empires of the Ancient World, Conquest of the Empire, Antike, Julius Caesar

Other War Games: Historical or space themed combat games. Memoir '44, Star Fleet Battle Manual, Hold the Line, Commands & Colors: Napoleonics, Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975, Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition, HoldFast: Russia 1941-1942

Ameri-Trash: old school and new school plastic minis, dice rolling, lots of mayhem. Nexus Ops, Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game, Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie

Solo/solo playable games: Soviet Dawn, Hapsburg Eclipse, Ottoman Sunset, Astra Titanus, Forbidden Island, Elder Sign

Fillers: My collection, plus those of my buddies, is getting so large that many games we may only get to play once a year. I have a hard time paying $60+ for a game that hits the table infrequently, so I’ve recently tended toward filler games which hit the table more often. Archaeology: The Card Game, Loot, Fairy Tale, 7 Wonders, Augustus, For Sale

Beer and Pretzels/Card Games: Easy to pick up and play, lots of randomness, and a “take-that!” mechanic. Nuclear War, Citadels, Naval War, Kung Fu Fighting

RPG-style: quests, minis, abilities, level-up. Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game, Return of the Heroes, Under the Shadow of the Dragon, Island Of D, Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game

How I Rate Games:

A quick glance will show you that I award a “10” to about 2-3% of all games. I rate based on the generic genre of the game, i.e. a “9” filler game is not expected to go head-to-head with a “9” complex wargame. I rate for “what the game is”. A “9” filler is a very good filler.

A “10” is an A+ game within the genre, one with excellent theme and execution and little-to-no flaws. A game I would play just about any time.

A “7” is an average, mainstream rating, a ”B” in academic terms. Good play, a few problems (maybe components, or a rule is broken, or poorly written rules), but very playable and welcome to the table in moderation.
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User Details for barteus
Registration Date: 2004-02-04
Last Profile Update: 2015-11-12
Last Login: 2016-04-30
Country: flag United States
State: Kansas
Town/City: Parsons
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Collection Summary for barteus
Board Game
Owned   215
Previously Owned   21
For Trade   9
Want In Trade   23
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   23
Commented   54
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   281
Board Game Expansion
Owned   22
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   1
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   26
Board Game 14
Board Game Publisher 2
Board Game Implementation 3
For Sale 0
Sold 8
Rating 14
Board Game Plays 4847 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 361 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (11) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 157
Average Rating 6.68
10 2   (1.3%)
9 8   (5.1%)
8 23   (14.6%)
7 52   (33.1%)
6 56   (35.7%)
5 11   (7.0%)
4 4   (2.5%)
3 1   (0.6%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 11
Average Rating 6.27
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7 6   (54.5%)
6 2   (18.2%)
5 3   (27.3%)
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Top 10
#1: Commands & Colors: Ancients
#2: Hold the Line
#3: Hold the Line: Frederick's War
#4: Nexus Ops
#5: Glory to Rome
#6: Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975
#7: Conquest of the Empire
#8: Julius Caesar
#9: 7 Wonders
#10: Elder Sign
Hot 10
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