User Profile for shigadeyo
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Profile Updated: 4/19/2016

Latest News
I am still trying to greatly reduce my game collection. Please take a moment to browse my For Trade and Marketplace items. Please contact me with any questions or offers. I really appreciate your help and support!

Top Wants
d10-1 UGO!
d10-2 Filipino Fruit Market
d10-3 Katzenjammer Blues
d10-4 Riffifi
d10-5 The Bucket King

Recent Game Plays (all)

Note: I do my best to log ALL of my game plays, including solo, iOS, online, and prototype games.

About Me
I’m an outdoor adventurer, kettlebell/strength enthusiast, foodie/beer guy, and a touch of geek all rolled together. Some of my many interests include: beer, homebrewing, fitness (kettlebell and barbell), travel, food and cooking, loose leaf tea, hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), letterboxing and board and card games, of course!

I grew up playing classic family games and traditional card games. I’ve always had an interest in games and played a bit during college, but it wasn’t until late 2010/early 2011 that I started playing games regularly as a hobby. It began as a social hobby with a couple of my co-workers and quickly became an addiction as my collection grew rapidly. Luckily, that didn’t last too long and I’ve since managed to reduce my collection quite a bit. I now have the privilege of being part of a fantastic gaming group and get to play many new games as a result. For me, this hobby is all about meeting new people and having FUN while playing some great games.

Beyond Games
I'm interested in more than just games. Here are some of my other hobbies:
BEER! - I post beer ratings on RateBeer; I am also an avid homebrewer (since 2001).
Fitness - I focus on strength and mobility, including hard style Russian Kettlebell, Olympic Barbell and Bulgarian Bag; I am also a certified StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell Instructor Level I.
Outdoors - Hiking, Backpacking, hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
Letterboxing - My AQ Profile
Loose Leaf Tea (Lapsang Souchong is a personal favorite!)

I've only been active on BGG for a short time, so here are links to my feedback on other sites:
BGG Marketplace Rating
BGG Trade Rating
eBay Feedback
RateBeer Trade History

Game Preferences
Genres: Euro-style Strategy, Cooperative
Mechanisms: Rondels, Trick-Taking, Worker Placement
Characteristics: Unique Themes, Immersive Experiences, Great Artwork

Game Dislikes
Genres: Miniatures, War Games, Amerithrash
Mechanisms: Negotiation, Auctions, Commodity Speculation, Stock Holding
Characteristics: Zombie and Cthulhu Themes, Long Playing Times (i.e. greater than about 2 hours)

Purchasing Criteria
Costs less than $50 (ideally less than $35)
Must support a minimum of 2 players
Play time must be less than 90 minutes (ideally less than 60 minutes)
Solo play is a huge bonus
No exclusives (I no longer seek out promo items or expansions)

I use the BGG suggested ratings guidelines for rating games.
mb OUTSTANDING - Always want to play; a favorite.
d10-9 EXCELLENT - Always want to play.
d10-8 VERY GOOD - Like to play; will probably suggest it.
d10-7 GOOD - Usually willing to play.
d10-6 FAIR - Some fun or challenge; will play occasionally.
d10-5 AVERAGE - No significant appeal; take it or leave it.
d10-4 BELOW AVERAGE - Slightly boring, but might play on occasion.
d10-3 POOR - Likely won't play it again, but could be convinced.
d10-2 VERY POOR - Annoying; no plans to play it again.
d10-1 TERRIBLE - Refuse to play; the game is broken.

Favorite Games
1vp Troyes - This is probably my favorite game of all, but unfortunately, I rarely get to play it since it's pretty deep and intense dice worker placement game that isn't the easiest to explain and can take some time to play...
Chronicle - Great trick-taking game, but needs a minimum of 3 players.
Finca - Large chunks of bright and colorful wooden fruit combined with super easy game play makes this game approachable by ANYBODY, yet contains some deep strategy; every gamer should own this game!
Innovation / Innovation Deluxe - Fantastic, innovative, and unique card-based civilization-building game.
Legacy: Gears of Time - Really unique strategic card game that invokes time travel to establish and influence technologies; definitely has a Back to the Future type of feel; by the way, adding the board to the game was my idea!
PAX - Kind of a cross between Biblios and 7 Wonders, but better than either and can be played solo.

Additional Recommendations
In addition to my favorites listed above, I also recommend the following games to people looking for something different:
2 Players - Lost Cities, Jaipur, Hemloch
Auction - TBD
Area Control - Gold West, Gipsy King
Card - Dark Tales, Mottainai, Keltis: Das Kartenspiel (multi-player Lost Cities
Card Fishing - Sloop
Children - Animal Upon Animal, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
Choose Your Own Adventure - T.I.M.E Stories + T.I.M.E Stories: The Marcy Case
Climbing - Clubs, Frank's Zoo
Cooperative - Freedom: The Underground Railroad, Samurai Spirit, The Grizzled
Deck Building - Friday (solo only), Xenon Profiteer
Dexterity - Strike!, Riff Raff, Bellz!
Dice - Zooloretto: The Dice Game, Würfel Bohnanza, Las Vegas
Dice (Action Selection) - My Village, Yspahan
Drafting - Blueprints, Rapa Nui, Zooloretto
Family Games - Finca, Alhambra/New York
Hidden Identity - One Night Ultimate Werewolf, BANG! The Dice Game
Negotiation - TBD
Party - Dixit/Dixit 2/Dixit: Oddyssey/Dixit: Journey/etc.
Press Your Luck - King of Tokyo, Spookies, Can't Stop
Rondel - Finca, Walnut Grove
Set Collection - Archaeology: The Card Game/Archaeology: The New Expedition
Solo - Utopia Engine, Friday, Deep Space D-6; also check out my Solo Games Recommended by SHIGADEYO geeklist
Stock - Speculation
Tile Laying - Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Suburbia
Trick-Taking - UGO!
Word - Quiddler, Word Wars I.II.III
Worker Placement - Village, Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

Opinionated Gamers Contributions mb (August 2015 - Present)

BGG Contributions
Board Games
Board Game Versions

BGG Microbage Designs
mb Kicktraq fan
mb Miniature Market fan
mb Boîte à Jeux (boiteajeux.net) fan
mb The Geek Allstars fan
mb Skittykitts fan
mb Kickspy fan

BGG Contest Wins
mb Fallen City of Karez
mb Raid & Trade: War on the Streets

BGG File Minion mb (February 2013 - Present)

Team Geekdō (Folding@home)

Play Testing Contributions
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Dragon Farkle
Epic Resort
Legacy: Forbidden Machines
Legacy: Gears of Time
New York 1901

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User Details for shigadeyo
Registration Date: 2011-03-18
Last Profile Update: 2016-04-21
Last Login: 2016-05-03
Country: flag United States
State: Ohio
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Collection Summary for shigadeyo
Board Game
Owned   259
Previously Owned   537
For Trade   54
Want In Trade   58
Want To Buy   8
Want To Play   0
Preordered   8
Wishlist   57
Commented   144
Has Parts   4
Want Parts   1
All   935
Board Game Expansion
Owned   98
Previously Owned   215
For Trade   28
Want In Trade   15
Want To Buy   3
Want To Play   0
Preordered   1
Wishlist   14
Commented   18
Has Parts   1
Want Parts   1
All   338
Board Game Accessory
Owned   9
Previously Owned   3
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   0
Commented   0
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   12
Board Game 29
Board Game Publisher 2
Board Game Expansion 7
Board Game Compilation 1
Board Game Implementation 1
For Sale 16
Sold 221
Rating 130
Board Game Plays 1832 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Expansion Plays 182 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Board Game Accessory Plays 3 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
Trade Rating (88) Propose A Trade With This User
Board Game Ratings 122
Average Rating 6.25
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6 24   (19.7%)
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4 7   (5.7%)
3 5   (4.1%)
2 6   (4.9%)
1 1   (0.8%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 8
Average Rating 6.00
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Top 10
#1: Troyes
#2: The Castles of Burgundy
#3: Innovation
#4: Finca
#5: Cacao
#6: Discoveries
#7: PAX
#8: Chronicle
#9: Snowdonia
#10: Legacy: Gears of Time
Hot 10
#1: Innovation Deluxe
#2: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
#3: The Grizzled
#4: Cacao: Chocolatl
#5: Mottainai
#6: Gold West
#7: Dark Tales
#8: Xenon Profiteer
#9: Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer's Manor
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