User Profile for looleypalooley
Jonathan C
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Iowa
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"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose."
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This bug bit when I played Carcassonne and Puerto Rico circa 2006. These quick euros were my gateway into modern board games, which I hadn't touched since Axis and Allies as a teenager. Now I enjoy teaching my children and introducing them into this wonderful hobby, as well as host a regular board game night in my home.

I am a follower of Jesus, but find that, quite providentially, He pulls most of the weight. Here is a review in which I also attempt to cover a bit of my background: A Rambling Review of "Steam: Five Way Town". I also like to run. Completing the Des Moines IMT full marathon was my athletic accomplishment of 2014. I finished it again in 2015, all 26 miles of asphalt, and as my health and fitness levels have been pretty unstable this year, I count that a win.

The collection is being culled, from a peak of 150 in 2013, to 100 or fewer from 2014 forward. I am attempting to stave off most future buying. The "cult of the new" enables an attitude of consumerism which is, for me, an exercise in perpetual discontent. A noticeable shift from euros towards more history-themed and war-simulation games has evolved my shelves into what they are today.

I tend to follow designers such as Chad Jensen, Mark Herman, Carl Chudyk and Phil Eklund. These guys create some simply amazing games and game systems that will be around for many years to come.

www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/184084/item/3640699#item36406...

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User Details for looleypalooley
Registration Date: 2011-02-23
Last Profile Update: 2015-11-12
Last Login: 2016-02-12
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Collection Summary for looleypalooley
Board Game
Owned   95
Previously Owned   111
For Trade   9
Want In Trade   2
Want To Buy   2
Want To Play   0
Preordered   6
Wishlist   6
Commented   245
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   272
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Owned   0
Previously Owned   40
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   1
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   3
Commented   64
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   67
Fandom
Board Game 62
Board Game Expansion 4
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Board Game Compilation 1
Board Game Implementation 9
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Sold 1
Rating 3
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Average Rating 6.71
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5 27   (10.4%)
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3 5   (1.9%)
2 6   (2.3%)
1 2   (0.8%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 67
Average Rating 7.09
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