User Profile for mikecl
Mike Clarke
Canada
Port Coquitlam
B.C.
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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 140 games. Monopoly was the first one I ever played. I was six years old and I was blown away. I'd never played a board game before. We were too poor for me to get a copy so 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, 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: 2014-07-15
Last Login: 2015-09-04
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   180
Previously Owned   36
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   1
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   119
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   1
All   249
Board Game Expansion
Owned   21
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   27
Fandom
Board Game 7
Board Game Designer 3
Board Game Artist 2
Board Game Implementation 1
Marketplace
For Sale 0
Sold
Rating 2
Plays
Board Game Plays 776 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 9 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trades
Trade Rating (5) Propose A Trade With This User
Ratings
Board Game Ratings 133
Average Rating 7.17
10 3   (2.3%)
9 19   (14.3%)
8 29   (21.8%)
7 51   (38.3%)
6 21   (15.8%)
5 9   (6.8%)
4 0   (0.0%)
3 1   (0.8%)
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%)
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Top 10
#1: Magic Realm
#2: War of the Ring (first edition)
#3: Duel of Ages II: Master Set
#4: Merchants & Marauders: Seas of Glory
#5: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
#6: Earth Reborn
#7: Shadows of Malice
#8: Alien Uprising
#9: Xia: Legends of a Drift System
#10: Pax Porfiriana
Hot 10
#1: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
#2: Blood Rage
#3: Star Trek: Five-Year Mission
#4: El Gaucho
#5: Exodus: Proxima Centauri
#6: Onward to Venus
#7: Roll for the Galaxy
#8: Evolution
#9: BattleCON: War of Indines
#10: Super Fantasy: Ugly Snouts Assault
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