Hi, my name is Kathrin. I live in Vienna, Austria and I love board games (duh!). I tend to prefer light to medium-weight euros, but I also enjoy dexterity games - not that I'm any good at them
- and party games, unless they involve pantomime. Some of my favourite games are dice placement games like Kingsburg
, Alien Frontiers
and Waggle Dance
. I enjoy experiencing games together with friends, but recently I've also started to discover the joys of playing solo.
I'm a big Star Trek
fan (my favourite show is DS9), and a Star Trek theme can convince me to venture into gaming genres that I otherwise have little/no interest in, such as CCGs or miniature games. This is how I ended up playing Star Trek Customizable Card Game (Second Edition)
and Star Trek: Attack Wing
, though I have to admit that I collect them more than I play. Which brings us to another bit of random information about me: I have too many (unplayed) games!
I often buy them at flea markets and thrift stores and find it difficult to resist a great deal - a fact that neither my shelves nor my partner are very happy about.
Another of my hobbies, for which I sadly don't have as much time as I used to have, is photography
, and in particular closeup/macro photography of insects
. I'm utterly fascinated by the bizarre beauty of these little critters. (In case you're interested, some of my photos can be found on deviantart.com, though I haven't been active there for several years.) I have a degree in Biology and English & American Studies, for teaching students at secondary school, but then went for a job in university administration instead. Suits my personality better - offline, I'm rather shy and quiet. It takes me a long time to open up and being around people I don't know well makes me nervous.
I love to read, occasionally crochet, bake muffins. I'm also interested in languages, biology, science fiction, and history. My favourite colours are blue and green, but I mostly play with yellow (too many other people fighting for those colours, yellow is usually available).
On BGG I spend most of my time in the Women and Gaming Forum
and Feel the Love
main thread. I also like to help out in the New User Questions
and BGG Help and How-To
forums, and to contribute to the database by submitting games, versions, images and weblinks.
If you want to learn more about my interests and likes, the microbadges further down are a good place to start.Recently played games: