I'm a forty-year-old with a growing family of beginning and future boardgamers. For the last 20 years I've worked as a software developer / analyst in or near the city of Edmonton, Alberta.
I am now a serious fan of Euro-boardgaming although I didn't know these great games existed until late 2004. I'm slowly building my collection and have found boardgamegeek.com to be an invaluable resource in finding the games I'll enjoy. I grew up playing a lot of the standard fare, but always felt that there must be better games out there somewhere. This new chapter of my gaming life started when I gave a copy of Settlers to my brother (Timothius) for Christmas '04 after hearing it recommended. I got my own copy soon after, along with Carcassonne, found BoardGameGeek and well...you know the drill.
I have updated my personal game comments for the good games I've played to include various attributes I like to identify and rate. This geeklist explains this further:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/25077
I enjoy listening to various boardgaming podcasts. It started with boardgamespeak, but now I'm a regular listener of the following podcasts:
- The Dice Tower
- Garrett's Games and Geekiness (more people need to check this one out)
- Point 2 Point
- The Metagamers (wish it was still active)
- Boardgames to Go
- Boardgame Babylon
- The Spiel
- How to Play
While I enjoy almost all Euro-games, I favor the heavier ones. I really enjoy Caylus and Age of Steam, but I get a kick out of Nobody But Us Chickens and Blokus too. Twilight Struggle has recently become an intriguing game for me, and I'm finding myself investigating the wargaming side of the hobby more now too.
I've tracked all my face-to-face games played since the end of 2004, when I first discovered Euro-games.
Here are the last 10 games I've played: