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James Barnes
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South Carolina
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!CAUTION!...Teacher, Gamer, Birder, Disc Golfer!
Welcome to our profile page! My wife Holly and I share this page, submit posts, images, etc. and learn about games together. We are both teachers...music teachers actually! We both are avid birders and we both play Disc Golf any blessed chance we get! Oh and of course...we both play boardgames...any games...any time...it really doesn't matter, it's all good!

An original painting created by Andy Hull. This image depicts our number one game 10 Days in Africa with our cats! Colonel Mustard (driving) and Gretal (flying) risk 9 lives in 10 days.

Recently played games:

Top 10: These are games where I have been known to involuntarily yell out " I love this game" every time it comes to the game table.

Hot 10:Our hot 10 list depicts games seeing the most plays each month! Updated regularly at the end of every month. Expansions are not represented here; if we play the base game we will usually be using the expanions!

The lists of top 10 change periodically as we discover new games or our interests in a particular game change or... well...you get the idea!

Random Game of the Day:

My wife and I rate the games together and our ratings are actually based on numerous plays of a particular game. The actual number of plays that determines the rating varies on the game; however, the rating is based on our combined average score.
New development for 2014, my wife has declared a new #1 game:

Her color is:
Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.

My current five favorite games:

My color (although I don't usually play it):
Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.

Educational Games
Being that we are both teachers, we have found some great inspirational games that we have shared with our students. Such as:

We are now having game nights at our house and students are showing up for the fun.
The hot game for 2009-10 was:

The hot game for 2010-11 was:

The hot game for 2013 through 2015 is:

Top 8 Party Icebreakers

Top 19 Party GamesThese are games that have proven excellent with large groups of people of all ages and different gaming backgrounds. Lots of laughs and super fun!

Top Gateway GamesThe best games - tried and true - for introducing new gamers into the hobby.

Late Night Silly-Fun Games You know...that time of night when you are too tired to think but really need to have a good laugh.

Great Solo-player games:
Sometimes you are stuck at home alone with no one else to play a board game with. Here is a list of games we own that are possible to play by yourself!
IGOR: The Monster Making Game
Al Cabohne
Hey Waiter!
Take it to the Limit!
Zombie in my Pocket
Galaxy Trucker
Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
Labyrinth: The Duel
The Isle of Doctor Necreaux
Red November
Ghost Stories
Arkham Horror
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age
Agricola Express
San Juan
A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Catz, Ratz and Batz
Battlestar Galactica
Return of the Heroes
Catan Dice Game
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Castle Panic
Factory Fun
Witch of Salem
Can't Stop
Sunda to Sahul
At the Gates of Loyang
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
8-Bit Invaders
SOS Titanic
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Eldritch Horror
Viticulture: Complete Collector's Edition
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Glass Road
Five Tribes
Brandon the Brave
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
The Witcher Adventure Game
Alhambra: The Dice Game
Fields of Arle
Travel Games
What games do you need to take when you travel? My wife and I took a trip to Costa Rica awhile ago. She thought we should pack a few small games. It took awhile for us to think of what games were small enough to travel with. So this list includes games we think are easy to travel with for emergency game play!
1. Ticket to Ride: The Card Game
2. Bohnanza
3. Lie Detector: The Crime Solving Card Game
4. Slamwich
5. Slide 5
6. Coloretto
7. Catan Dice Game
8. San Juan
9. Toss Up!
10. Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper
11. Mystery Rummy: Murders in the Rue Morgue
12. Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde
13. Mystery Rummy: Al Capone and the Chicago Underworld
14. Ingenious: Travel Edition
15. IGOR: The Monster Making Game
16. Catz, Ratz and Batz
17. Bananagrams
18. Pass the Pigs
19. Go Nuts!
20. Cockroach Salad
21. Thor
22. Frog Juice
23. Loot
24. Battle Line
25. Race for the Galaxy
26. Fairy Tale
27. Rubberneckers
28. Are We There Yet?
29. The Nacho Incident
30. Archaeology: The Card Game
31. Café International: Das Kartenspiel
32. Schafe Schnappen
33. Frank's Zoo
34. Say Cheese!
35. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition
36. Counting Zzzzs
37. Mamma Mia!
38. Sleeping Queens
39. Scary Tales: Little Red vs. Pinocchio
40. Hippos & Crocodiles and Buffalos
41. Mutton
42. Corporation
44. Rebel Moon Defense
45. Querni
46. Adaptoid
47. Mole Hill
48. Hex
49. Mosaix
Cats in Boxes
Chuck Norris is our young boy...named so because he was a very sick kitty and had to be tough to survive! Three weeks...we had to wait for him to get better before the Humane Society would let him come home with us! He gets pretty bored when we play board games and wonders when we will come play or love him instead. He is pretty careful around games! He looks for a safe up to the table and steps in between all of the game pieces or cards...which is quite amazing to see...and then receives his love from my wife and generally sits down right by her for awhile...then leaves! But he loves dice...the slightest sound of dice rolling brings him to the game table and he has been known to steal one quickly! Here's his pic...

The elder and wise cat Gretal really doesn't get the gaming thing, but she will participate. She likes to sneak up to the game table for a visit, stretch her legs...in the middle of the game table...receive petting from each player, then lay down in front of the best petter! She also has been known to hack up a fur ball on a box top or two! But we love her and try keeping our games as far away from her as possible. Here's her pic...

Colonel Mustard passed away from Cancer Aug. 5, 2009! We will miss you buddy! You were the best gaming cat in the world!

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User Details for patchwerq
Registration Date: 2007-04-06
Last Profile Update: 2016-05-02
Last Login: 2016-05-05
Country: flag United States
State: South Carolina
Town/City: Spartanburg
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Top 10
#1: 10 Days in Africa
#2: Zombicide
#3: Arkham Horror
#4: Tales of the Arabian Nights
#5: Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition
#6: Pandemic
#7: Ticket to Ride: USA 1910
#8: Witch of Salem
#9: Small World
#10: Betrayal at House on the Hill
Hot 10
#1: Alhambra: The Dice Game
#2: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
#3: T.I.M.E Stories
#4: Crossing
#5: Ghostbusters: The Board Game
#6: Flick 'em Up!
#7: Schatz-Rabatz
#8: Starfarers of Catan
#9: Power Grid
#10: Twilight Struggle
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