2014 Santa - Thank you for your many gifts!
I live in Madison, WI with my wife and 6 yr old son. We just recently got interested in boardgames in the fall of 2005.
What started us down this path was I had watched my son playing a CCG at after school care with an older boy. He seemed to be holding his own and having a very good time. I was not thrilled at the "theme" of the CCG, but did realize that he was having a good time having to think about his next move. That day we went home and pulled Stratego out the "limited game collection" we had. It was an instant hit!
Our game collection started in October of 2005 with Stratego, and a Chess / Checkers Set which my father purchased for my son's 6th birthday after the boy had convinced grandpa that he could play chess, grandma wanted to add, and did add the checkers to the set.
Our first family board game was OCTILES purchased in December of 2005. As of July 2006 we have just over 50 games in our collection and add one game every 4-6 weeks. As a family we have decided that playing boardgames is better for the family than watching TV. We have dropped our cable down to just local channels and now play games instead of watching TV.
Top 10 is my Favorite 10 Games
Hot 10 are the games currently hitting the table
In March 2008 I began to log BSW games as "GAMES PLAYED" as long as I played against another human. (please don't let me know if I lost a game on BSW to a chimp or very gifted dog)
In 2013 I got an Ipad so I also count digital plays on th Ipad as games played.
2014 goals: run an event at a con. Complete the 10x10 challenge