My favorite game growing up was Axis and Allies. I also enjoyed triva games and card games (Poker, spades, hearts...) growing up.
When I met my wife (2003) she introduced me to Risk and for our 1st Christmas she got me Risk 2210. That got me hooked to board games other than trivia games.
We had some friends who introduced us to Settlers of Catan and a passion with Euro style games was born. I became an offical Board Game Geek in 2005 and I rarely turn down a chance to play any game. It is my favorite way to enjoy an evening with friends.
I love researching a new game, especially when my Birthday is near.
95% of of the games I play are with my wife, so any game I choose has to appeal to her and I am very lucky that she enjoys playing board games.
I struggle to play all of my new games prior to ordering more new games. But I love looking for that next game that I want to play/buy.
I do love to play games with my kids & wife, so I am have a lot of games from the Family caterory in BGG. I do own several Strategy games & they get table time, when we can get friends to visit. I hope that my kids will continue to like to play these games as they get older.