User Profile for bmaxwellsmith
Bookshelf Game Junkie
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My earliest memories of board games go back to the late 1960s/early 70s when I discovered the copies of Speed Circuit, Formula 1, Dogfight, Battle Cry, and Facts in Five in our family room closet. My dad was/is a WWII vet and drove a race car when I was growing up, so those titles all make sense. However, since I was only 7 or 8 years old I had a hard time wrapping my brain around them but I did spend a lot of time fiddling around with the bits and trying to figure out how to play them.

We must have been a gaming family, because my mother's brother and his wife had Stocks & Bonds and The Mating Game though I don't recall either my parents or my uncle and aunt ever playing those games.

The first games I remember having as a kid were Billionaire, Masterpiece, The Inventors, and Green Ghost.

When I was in middle school, a friend gave me his copy of Sports Illustrated Football with 1971 team charts, which sparked an interest in sports games. Soon after I bought Baseball Strategy direct from Avalon Hill. I ordered many more AH games direct from 4517 Hartford Road in Baltimore, including Basketball Strategy, Football Strategy, USAC Auto Racing, Civilization, Dune, Magic Realm, Source of the Nile, and others (all of which I still have). I also had a subscription to All-Star Replay from Vol. 1, No. 1, and still have every issue. When the magazine went kaput I received a gift certificate for, I think, $10 toward an order but never used it. I'm sure I still have that, too.

The games from my childhood are long lost, thought I have been fortunate through thrifting to acquire some of the mass-market titles. I am still on the lookout for Formula 1 and the American Heritage series.

My current preferences lean toward Euros. I really like history, finance, and political games. I don't care for zombie themes. I still enjoy sports simulations. Yet most of what I play is picked by our 9-year-old and 12-year-old.

My Myers-Briggs profile is ISTP or INTJ, depending on my mood when I take it. The "I" part of the scale registers almost no E points. Strange that I enjoy gaming with actual people, huh? I am an ordained minister and a former professional touring trombonist. No, there are not very many of those (professional touring trombonists).

My avatar is me as a cooking judge in Cuisine a la Card, which I won in the BGG Cuisine a la Card contest. The artist told me she was going for a "Most Interesting Man In The World" vibe. "I don't always play card games...but when I do I play Cuisine a la Card." Ha.


My BrainHex Class is Mastermind.
My BrainHex Sub-Class is Mastermind-Achiever.

By their definition, I like "solving puzzles and devising strategies as well as collecting anything you can collect or doing everything you possibly can. There are few play experiences that you strongly dislike."

I guess that explains my diverse collection.

My scores for each of the classes in this test were as follows:

Mastermind: 17
Achiever: 14
Conqueror: 13
Socialiser: 10
Seeker: 9
Daredevil: 4
Survivor: 2

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User Details for bmaxwellsmith
Registration Date: 2003-08-26
Last Profile Update: 2015-06-03
Last Login: 2015-10-13
Country: flag United States
State: Michigan
Town/City: Canton
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