User Profile for entranced
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My current project is Riptide. A Race for the Galaxy clone, to put it simply.

I have a pretty heavy background in boardgaming. Raised in a family where mass-market games were played quite heavily (Monopoly, Clue, UNO, Chess, Checkers, etc.) As a teen continued that into Risk, Castle Risk, Scotland Yard, etc., with very heavy play of 52-card games at school (Spades, Kseri, Scum: The Food Chain Game, etc.) In young adulthood (1997/98) i discovered Magic: The Gathering and got heavily into that. Learned Texas hold 'em Poker in 2003, and made that my livelihood until 2014. Discovered eurogames in late 2008, have fallen in love with them and here i am!

Qualities i most value in games, in no particular order: maximal portability, minimal length (for gaming session flexibility due to ppls' variable time constraints), accomodating to variable number of players (and equally high quality of play regardless of number of players), extreme replayability, depth, complexity, unsolvability, hidden information, bluffing, psychology/human element. No surprise then that RftG is my holy grail. I consistently prefer card board games over regular "board" games. Most enjoy heavy/strategy/variable player powers/bluffing/scifi/exploration/dice management/spies_secret agents/theme/real-time and most dislike coop/diplomacy/abstract/wargames/miniatures/fantasy/output dice rolling/auctioning/area control/area influence.

Favorite Categories:
*Card Game

Favorite Mechanics:
*Hand Management
*Simultaneous Action Selection
*Variable Player Powers

My Top 10 is the shortlist of games i most want to play right now. A mix of faves, new discoveries i want to try again, and games i want to try for the first time. [Unpublished Prototype refers to Riptide, and secondly to a fascinating card game a buddy created, mixing Magic and Race.] If you want to see my alltime Top 10, check my ratings. My Hot 10 is my last 10 game plays.

I record all game plays since i joined (including online, software and solo plays), so wysiwyg. A play is logged under the most recent expansion used (plays usually include all previous expansions). I've never logged online poker sessions, and have stopped logging live poker sessions: the money-earning aspect makes them all work no play. I generally don't rate expansions, and what i write in the base game includes expansions (exception: Race). Plays mentioned in base game Comments are total plays including expansions (exception: Race).

Recently played games:
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User Details for entranced
Registration Date: 2009-03-02
Last Profile Update: 2015-05-12
Last Login: 2015-09-05
Country: flag Canada
State: British Columbia
Town/City: Vancouver
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Collection Summary for entranced
Board Game
Owned   23
Previously Owned   13
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   70
Preordered   0
Wishlist   21
Commented   252
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   380
Board Game Expansion
Owned   8
Previously Owned   0
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   4
Preordered   0
Wishlist   3
Commented   13
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   47
Board Game 9
Board Game Designer 3
Board Game Artist 2
Board Game Family 2
Board Game Expansion 6
For Sale 0
Rating 0
Board Game Plays 4580 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 2252 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (0) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 253
Average Rating 6.05
10 8   (3.2%)
9 10   (4.0%)
8 27   (10.7%)
7 54   (21.3%)
6 79   (31.2%)
5 34   (13.4%)
4 15   (5.9%)
3 12   (4.7%)
2 13   (5.1%)
1 1   (0.4%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 11
Average Rating 8.39
10 4   (36.4%)
9 4   (36.4%)
8 0   (0.0%)
7 0   (0.0%)
6 2   (18.2%)
5 1   (9.1%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Unpublished Prototype
#2: Unpublished Prototype
#3: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
#4: Race for the Galaxy: Xeno Invasion
#5: Race for the Galaxy
#6: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game
#7: Imperial Settlers
#8: Star Realms
#9: Android: Netrunner
#10: The Castles of Burgundy
Hot 10
#1: Alien Frontiers
#2: Macao
#3: Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War
#4: Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War
#5: Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War
#6: Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War
#7: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts
#8: The Voyages of Marco Polo
#9: Timeline: Diversity
#10: Timeline: Diversity
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