User Profile for familygaming
Jeremy Avery
British Columbia
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My collection peaked at 160 games, currently have about about 85 games, and I'm trying to get down to 50 (including expansions - which I love). I'm finding that I'd rather own games I love and buy expansions for those loved games, then own tons of games that don't get played much. (Modular expansions are the best! So many ways to play!)

Over time, my Top 25 has morphed from a list dominated by medium-heavy euros (Taj Mahal, Princes of Florence, etc.) to one more balanced. It currently includes classic euros (streamlined and fun to wrestle with), a few modern euros, co-ops, Magic: The Gathering, a couple chromey hybrids, and a game that nearly defies description (My current number 5 - Innovation)! I find that 45-60 minute games tend to be more my thing these days. I don't want to deal with the rules density that comes with 90+ minute games.

I used to prefer the balance and control that euros provide, but lately the games I prefer to play most are ones that have a lot of asymmetry and variability in set-up. Agricola has the hand of cards that elicits a different approach with every playing; Innovation is...well, it's Innovation, and all the insanity that it provides. BattleCon provides an interesting duel with highly variable tactics within the matchups and modes. In short, I used to prefer balance and control, now I prefer a unique challenge with every playing, even if that means less balance.

I used to write a lot of reviews for back in the early 00's, started the old Terminal City Gamers website, and wrote many session reports on the early days of BGG. I worked a few cons for Uberplay and was lucky enough to meet a bunch of desginers and many of you old-timer geeks! Currently I'm working on an adapted verion of my old site that will focus on some of the basics of the hobby for new players.
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User Details for familygaming
Registration Date: 2001-07-16
Last Profile Update: 2015-08-16
Last Login: 2015-09-01
Country: flag Canada
State: British Columbia
Town/City: Kamloops
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Collection Summary for familygaming
Board Game
Owned   91
Previously Owned   216
For Trade   48
Want In Trade   37
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   95
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   561
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   1
All   939
Board Game Expansion
Owned   18
Previously Owned   30
For Trade   6
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   5
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   28
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   112
Board Game 9
Board Game Designer 1
Board Game Expansion 2
For Sale 16
Sold 5
Rating 3
Board Game Plays 3454 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 194 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (19) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 683
Average Rating 4.60
10 21   (3.1%)
9 0   (0.0%)
8 75   (11.0%)
7 0   (0.0%)
6 170   (24.9%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 238   (34.8%)
3 1   (0.1%)
2 178   (26.1%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 40
Average Rating 7.35
10 11   (27.5%)
9 0   (0.0%)
8 14   (35.0%)
7 0   (0.0%)
6 8   (20.0%)
5 0   (0.0%)
4 5   (12.5%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 2   (5.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Top 10
#1: Agricola
#2: BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
#3: Innovation
#4: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts
#5: Suburbia
#6: Bohnanza
#7: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
#8: Lord of the Rings: Sauron
#9: Ora et Labora
#10: Medina
Hot 10
#1: Impulse
#2: Race for the Galaxy
#3: Roll for the Galaxy
#4: Agricola: Farmers of the Moor
#5: Innovation
#6: BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
#7: Suburbia
#8: One Night Ultimate Werewolf
#9: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
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