User Profile for mikecl
Mike Clarke
Port Coquitlam
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I live in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver, Canada.

That's the Pacific Northwest for my U.S. geek buddies.

I've been gaming since I was a kid and own about 180 games. I was six-years-old when someone showed me Monopoly. Talk about a watershed moment. I was blown away. I'd never played a board game before and I was smitten.

But my family was poor and we couldn't afford to blow real money on stupid kids' games ... so over the next six months, I made one....all the cards, all the money, the board, everything.

I still do that from time to time. I've just rebuilt my 1979 edition of Magic Realm using Karim Chakroun's awesome graphics uploaded here to the Geek. It took me months to do it, but it was worth it.

I played a lot of games in the 70's and 80's including Cosmic Encounter, Magic Realm, Quirks, Wizards's Quest etc, but got busy with life and quit buying new games sometime in the 1990's. (I think Magic the Gathering did me in).

Fast forward to 2006 when I discovered the Geek. I'd started gaming again couple of years earlier and wasn't really participating or logging my plays. I've only just started (Dec 2010).

I'm an amateur astronomer, photographer, web writer, professional journalist and a big science fiction and fantasy fan.

My kids are gamers too. But my most loyal game partner is my wife. She has played EVERY game in my collection...even the war games. I was a Dungeons and Dragons DM when I was younger and my children learned roleplay at an early age. Both kids are older now, but our game nights are still legendary!

I added a Flag counter today (Oct 25, 2011) just for the hell of it.

My Top Ten list are my favorite games more or less in order. And My Hot Ten are the games I'm currently interested in acquiring.

These are the games I've played most recently:

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User Details for mikecl
Registration Date: 2006-06-09
Last Profile Update: 2016-01-12
Last Login: 2016-04-28
Country: flag Canada
State: B.C.
Town/City: Port Coquitlam
Website: http://boardgameempire.ca
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Collection Summary for mikecl
Board Game
Owned   188
Previously Owned   44
For Trade   4
Want In Trade   10
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   123
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   1
All   264
Board Game Expansion
Owned   23
Previously Owned   5
For Trade   1
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   6
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   29
Board Game 12
Board Game Designer 3
Board Game Artist 2
Board Game Expansion 1
Board Game Implementation 2
For Sale 0
Rating 2
Board Game Plays 875 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 9 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (5) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 138
Average Rating 7.18
10 3   (2.2%)
9 20   (14.5%)
8 31   (22.5%)
7 53   (38.4%)
6 21   (15.2%)
5 9   (6.5%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 1   (0.7%)
2 0   (0.0%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 10
Average Rating 6.90
10 0   (0.0%)
9 1   (10.0%)
8 3   (30.0%)
7 3   (30.0%)
6 0   (0.0%)
5 3   (30.0%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Magic Realm
#2: War of the Ring (first edition)
#3: Runebound (Third Edition)
#4: Duel of Ages II: Master Set
#5: Mistfall
#6: Merchants & Marauders: Seas of Glory
#7: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
#8: Earth Reborn
#9: Shadows of Malice
#10: Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Hot 10
#1: Emergence Event
#2: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
#3: Blood Rage
#4: Kraftwagen
#5: Space Alert
#6: CO₂
#7: Roll for the Galaxy
#8: Baseball Highlights: 2045
#9: Eclipse
#10: BattleCON: War of Indines
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