I'm a big fan of trades so if you see something you're interested in on my "For Trade" list, feel free to send me an offer or a geekmail--even if you don't have anything from my "Want in Trade" list. I'll do my best to respond promptly and hopefully we can work something out!
I was introduced to The Settlers of Catan
in 2010 as a junior in college and received my very own copy of the game later that year for my 21st birthday. From there I progressed to Race for the Galaxy
and I've been hooked ever since, rarely turning down gaming opportunities
As an engineer, I enjoy the problem-solving challenge that many games provide and I love trying new games that require different tactics and strategies. My favorite games are medium weight strategy games with minimal amounts of luck/randomness like Agricola and Caverna
and I generally love anything involving worker placement (Keyflower
, etc) but I'll play anything once!
I have an awesome wife who is also a gamer (though not quite as addicted as me!) and board games are a fun hobby we can enjoy together
While I constantly find new ideas popping into my head, board game design has proven easier said than done... My first game design, Kegonsa, now has its own entry here on BGG!
Check out the free Print & Play and let me know what you think!
Besides board games, I really like spending time outdoors (hiking, fishing, playing various sports) and I particularly enjoy long distance runningNotes:  recorded plays reflect all games played in person since joining BGG on 1/25/12 (standard deck playing card games not included);  all games rated according to BGG's suggested scaleTop 10
= My favorite games (#1-10)Hot 10
= My favorite games (#11-20)(Updated: 26 Jan 2015)My 5 Tiny House Games
If I moved into one of those super-small, super-efficient homes and I had to limit my collection to just five 'big box' games, here's what I would choose considering teachability, versatility, and replayability:AgricolaThe Castles of BurgundyDominion
+ ALL ExpansionsKeyflower
+ Farmers + MerchantsTicket to Ride
+ Extra MapsMy Favorite Designers(Updated: 27 Apr 2015)