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User Profile for mikeweeney
Mike Sweeney
United States
Rochester
New York
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My top 10 are the games I would take to a deserted island (including expansions). My Hot 10 are the games I want to play at this second (updated 6/23/15).

I've been in the board gaming hobby for close to 5 years now, and in that time I've come to learn what I like and don't like:

Likes

Asymmetry: I love it when each player has unique abilities. Bonus points to games where you actually play the game differently.

Engines and Combos: Who doesn't like becoming more powerful and pulling off insane feats?

Spatial Reasoning: I want it to matter where I put things. I want to be able to position pieces to my advantage.

Card Games: I think because I played so much Euchre growing up. To go along with this-

Hand Management: I like the tough decisions that come along with choosing how best to use what you've drawn.

Variety: Both within a game and within my collection. I like to play games that are different every time you play them, and I like to buy games that fill a niche in my collection.

Player Interaction: I'm playing a game with you; I want you to care about what I am doing, and vice versa. I enjoy some low-interaction games, but they need to have a lot of the other stuff I like.

Thrifting!: Nothing like getting an awesome game for $3.


Dislikes

Downtime: Especially if there's nothing for me to do while I wait. If I can be thinking or contemplating my next turn, then it's ok... although if everybody has this extra thinking time, downtime shouldn't be an issue.

Cube-Pushing for the sake of Cube-Pushing: I can play Euros, but I only really enjoy them if they have some unique hook to them that elevates them above cube-pushing. For example, Glen More has boring cube pushing, BUT it has a neat tile track AND a strong spatial element.

High Randomness to Decisions Ratio: I like some luck, but I also like to make choices. If the randomness level gets too high, it's not fun anymore.

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User Details for mikeweeney
Registration Date: 2010-01-25
Last Profile Update: 2015-06-23
Last Login: 2015-07-05
Country: flag United States
State: New York
Town/City: Rochester
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Collection Summary for mikeweeney
Board Game
Owned   158
Previously Owned   18
For Trade   10
Want In Trade   32
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   29
Commented   66
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   220
Board Game Expansion
Owned   26
Previously Owned   3
For Trade   2
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   10
Commented   2
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   40
Fandom
Board Game 3
Marketplace
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Board Game Expansion Plays 2 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
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Ratings
Board Game Ratings 127
Average Rating 7.00
10 4   (3.1%)
9 14   (11.0%)
8 31   (24.4%)
7 40   (31.5%)
6 28   (22.0%)
5 7   (5.5%)
4 2   (1.6%)
3 0   (0.0%)
2 1   (0.8%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 3
Average Rating 8.50
10 1   (33.3%)
9 1   (33.3%)
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7 0   (0.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Dominion
#2: Race for the Galaxy
#3: Hive
#4: Earth Reborn
#5: Claustrophobia
#6: Agricola
#7: The Resistance
#8: Summoner Wars
#9: Quantum
#10: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
Hot 10
#1: TZAAR
#2: Fields of Arle
#3: Blue Moon Legends
#4: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
#5: Summoner Wars
#6: DVONN
#7: Catacombs
#8: Impulse
#9: Push Fight
#10: Pecking Order
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