This is where your letter will be.
On November 10th.
I have started playing games in November 2010 when I purchased Catan.
I played over 100 new games during 2011 and then it became obvious what type of games I enjoy: heavy "Euro" strategy games, where the engine building gets rolling towards the end and the decisions are always tough. I love hand management and worker placement. I'm a big fan of Vital Lacerda, Uwe Rosenberg, Mac Gerdts and I like some of the designs made by Martin Wallace, Stefan Feld, Reiner Knizia, Ignacy Trzewiczek, Vlaada Chvátil and so many more.
I also like to play 2 player games with my girlfriend and abstract games that have interesting mechanics. I was obsessed with GO for a few months, but then slowed down to a crawl when I realized how much work it takes to be good.
I keep my ratings "alive" as I regularly revisit them after additional plays or after playing newer and better games.
My rating system differs a bit from what BGG suggests, I use this alternative:10: Outstanding game. One of my all-time personal favorites.
9: Excellent game. Always a pleasure to play. Shines under most circumstances.
8: Very good game. Rarely disappoints me. High on my request/recommend list.
7: Good game. Usually willing to play. I might even request or recommend it.
6: OK game. Some fun or challenge at least. Enjoyable in the right circumstances.
5: Average game. I'm indifferent, but may be willing to play.
4: Below average game. I avoid playing and would need to be persuaded.
3: Poor game. Will strongly resist playing.
2: Very poor game. I refuse to play this.
1: Dead game. Seriously negative entertainment value. Black Hole of Fun.
In 2011 I started maintaining a website where I write about games and the hobby, if you speak Romanian you should check it out: http://www.goingcardboard.ro/
Besides playing games:
- I watch a lot of movies, both new and old.
- I'm a big fan of British stand-up comedy.
- I listen to drum'n'bass and metal (not the combo you'd expect...)
- I spend a ridiculous amount of time on BGG reading about games.
- I work as a QA in a software company.
As of October 2015 I've played 560 different games. I like to keep my collection "small" - which means I keep only the games that I'm always willing to play.
My top 10 and hot 10 are up to date.
Games I've played recently:
Some random games from my collection: