User Profile for danwalk
Daniel Walker
United States
Marina del Rey
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Like many here, I came back to board games after being away from them for a long time. It has been wonderful to share this new pastime with my wife. Now, if she would only stop crushing me in Carcassonne...

I maintain a relatively small game collection and generally speaking am not a member of the cult of the new. As one can see from both my games owned and wishlist entries, my tastes are quite diverse but all of my games must work well with either one or two players.

I greatly appreciate elegance in gaming, a subject I tried to explore in the thread "When is a game elegant?" My working definition of the term approaches the brilliant one put forth by user Eric Brosius in that thread:

A game is elegant when the length and complexity of the rules is low compared with the variety and depth of the decision making required. A game is elegant when the rules hang together in a logical way so that you rarely have to consult the rule book to remember the details of the rules.

For me, elegance is perhaps seen most in some abstract strategy games, among them Hive and games of the GIPF Project, but can also be found in select Eurogames such as San Juan.

Because of life circumstances, my gaming sessions tend not to be marathons and I love short 45-90 minute games that still have some depth.

I have a feeling that my gaming likes and dislikes have much to do with my personality:

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User Details for danwalk
Registration Date: 2009-10-31
Last Profile Update: 2012-10-07
Last Login: 2016-01-30
Country: flag United States
State: California
Town/City: Marina del Rey
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