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User Profile for chiefsachem
Alex N
United States
Metuchen
New Jersey
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Ooh Secret Santa!

Boy am I so delighted! My family saddled me with gifts of scarves & skin care products to improve my self-image but you saved the day by coming through with not one but FOUR fabulous gifts!!












What a wonderful great Christmas!

Thank you!

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I started in this hobby back in August 2011 when I purchased my first game Pandemic. I knew nothing about hobby games, having only played chess and a few war games from Avalon Hill back in the days of yore before PCs were around. So I looked up the most sought after games on Amazon and found that Pandemic was near the top of their chart. That game launched an incredible journey into the world of board and card games for me. I researched and listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts beginning in 2005 with "Boardgames to Go" with Mark Johnson and the "Dice Tower" with Tom Vasel to get an understanding of what the best games were.

I eventually compiled what I call is the DEFINITIVE ALL-TIME RANKING of 800+ highly rated games based from seven Top 100 Game Listings and nearly a dozen prestigious award presenters such as Deutscher Spiele Preis, Int'l Gamers, and Charles S. Roberts! This has launched my obsession in finding and playing the best games ever produced!

I love collecting boardgames from eBay and BGG auctions, especially if they are rare or out of print. One of my favorite finds was an unpunched edition of the The Fellowship of the Ring. I also own a new edition of Rail Baron but that's only because I purchased it 30 years ago when I dabbled in a few Avalon Hill wargames like Afrika Korps. I never found the time to play it.

As I play through my collection, I need to stop procuring more games. I figured it is already going to take me at least 10 years to play through all my games if I hit the table with a new one each week! I wonder how common of a problem this is with other collectors?

My most frequent game plays (since I began this hobby) are found under my HOT LIST (Washington's War is #1) and my most highly rated games are in the TOP 10 (“Twilight Struggle” is still #1).

Regardless of a game's complexity, I just can't get enough of this marvelous hobby. With ample social opportunities and myriad approaches in brain calisthenics you can never overestimate its irresistibility towards absolute fun! It also has to be the most unsurpassed preventative health measure for Alzheimer, bar none! laugh
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User Details for chiefsachem
Registration Date: 2011-08-29
Last Profile Update: 2015-02-06
Last Login: 2015-08-02
Country: flag United States
State: New Jersey
Town/City: Metuchen
Website: www.gandalfrestorations.com
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Collection Summary for chiefsachem
Board Game
Owned   986
Previously Owned   66
For Trade   46
Want In Trade   80
Want To Buy   46
Want To Play   16
Preordered   0
Wishlist   244
Commented   223
Has Parts   3
Want Parts   1
All   1615
Board Game Expansion
Owned   104
Previously Owned   4
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   13
Want To Buy   6
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   32
Commented   14
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   162
Board Game Accessory
Owned   12
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   3
Commented   3
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   16
Fandom
Board Game 7
Board Game Implementation 1
Marketplace
For Sale 49
Sold 33
Rating 94
Plays
Board Game Plays 1294 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 11 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Accessory Plays 1 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (8) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 379
Average Rating 7.18
10 11   (2.9%)
9 49   (12.9%)
8 119   (31.4%)
7 94   (24.8%)
6 63   (16.6%)
5 20   (5.3%)
4 16   (4.2%)
3 5   (1.3%)
2 2   (0.5%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 7
Average Rating 7.29
10 0   (0.0%)
9 1   (14.3%)
8 2   (28.6%)
7 2   (28.6%)
6 2   (28.6%)
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Board Game Accessory Ratings 2
Average Rating 9.50
10 1   (50.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Washington's War
#2: Twilight Struggle
#3: Memoir '44
#4: Ticket to Ride: Europe
#5: 1960: The Making of the President
#6: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit
#7: Time's Up! Title Recall!
#8: Chess
#9: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
#10: Nations
Hot 10
#1: Durak
#2: Washington's War
#3: Dominoes
#4: No Thanks!
#5: Ticket to Ride: Europe
#6: The Battle for Hill 218
#7: Commands & Colors: Ancients
#8: Dominion
#9: Blokus
#10: Lost Cities
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