User Profile for mikeweeney
Mike Sweeney
United States
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 (5:51 pm 8/14/2015).

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:


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.


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: 2015-08-14
Last Login: 2016-05-05
Country: flag United States
State: New York
Town/City: Rochester
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Collection Summary for mikeweeney
Board Game
Owned   189
Previously Owned   22
For Trade   7
Want In Trade   33
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   28
Commented   76
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   297
Board Game Expansion
Owned   30
Previously Owned   5
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   11
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   8
Commented   2
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   46
Board Game 3
For Sale 0
Rating 1
Board Game Plays 1283 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 4 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (32) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 192
Average Rating 6.89
10 4   (2.1%)
9 22   (11.5%)
8 43   (22.4%)
7 63   (32.8%)
6 42   (21.9%)
5 9   (4.7%)
4 5   (2.6%)
3 3   (1.6%)
2 1   (0.5%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 4
Average Rating 8.12
10 1   (25.0%)
9 1   (25.0%)
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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: BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
#3: Elements
#4: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends – Everfrost
#5: Blue Moon Legends
#6: Fields of Arle
#7: Core Worlds
#8: Krosmaster: Arena
#9: Impulse
#10: Biblios
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