I'm Sarah, 35, structural engineer currently working in BFE and not getting in much gaming.
I played a lot of boardgames as a child, but once my siblings went off to college, I stopped for the most part. With a few notable exceptions (Tara & Ned, holla!) I didn't start up again until my mid-20's, when I met my live-in gaming partner, Ben, and we discovered Ticket to Ride. Our combined collection is currently hovering around 300 games, mostly light- to mid- weight Euros.
I typically don't rate a game until I have several plays of it in several settings under my belt. I log my plays pretty compulsively, however, so you can see what I've been up to there. I don't log plays of games on my phone, though, which is how we primarily game anymore while traveling or waiting.
My Top 10 are the games I'm most likely to suggest for my own pleasure.
My Hot 10 are the top games I want most at the moment.