User Profile for sq498
Rebekah B
United States
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Most of my collection and play history reflect the fact that my "game group" usually consists of a 4-yo and a 7-yo, with the occasional appearance by my husband.

Because I teach my children at home, I'm always on the lookout for ways to sneak some learning into games. I originally came to BGG while searching for fun, educational games that I could use to supplement our schooling. My 4-yo especially fell in love with the games, and I found that they are a great way to give him some specialized attention during quick school breaks or when my 7-yo is doing independent work. Even though most of the games I play with him aren't overtly educational, I've found that he has picked up so many great math, reading, and thinking skills, because he's motivated to learn. I look at these gains as side benefits, though, compared to the quality time spent playing with him. I just love to see his face when he's figured out a good move in Château Roquefort, or to hear him laugh evilly when he gets a power card in Sleeping Queens.

My 7-yo usually starts off her school day with a quick game. The 5-10 minutes it takes to play in the morning is more than worth it, as games help her to wake up, have a good attitude, and be ready to learn.

Of course, not all my gaming is focused on teaching. I love to play for fun, and I enjoy the rare times I get to play a "grown-up" game. I'm a huge fan of house rules. I love tweaking, fixing, redesigning, and retheming games. As an avid thrifter, I frequently subject my finds to these contortions. When I grow up, I hope to be a game designer .

My Top 10 list contains the games that I think best blur the line between kids' games and adult games. My Hot 10 list contains the games that I most want to play right now.
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User Details for sq498
Registration Date: 2007-10-02
Last Profile Update: 2008-12-17
Last Login: 2016-02-12
Country: flag United States
State: Colorado
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Collection Summary for sq498
Board Game
Owned   308
Previously Owned   204
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   111
Commented   149
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   682
Board Game Expansion
Owned   8
Previously Owned   1
For Trade   0
Want In Trade   0
Want To Buy   0
Want To Play   0
Preordered   0
Wishlist   2
Commented   1
Has Parts   0
Want Parts   0
All   11
Board Game 8
Board Game Designer 7
Board Game Artist 6
For Sale 0
Rating 1
Board Game Plays 4675 Total | By Month | Last 30 Days | Chronological
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Board Game Ratings 259
Average Rating 6.32
10 6   (2.3%)
9 7   (2.7%)
8 39   (15.1%)
7 81   (31.3%)
6 61   (23.6%)
5 37   (14.3%)
4 15   (5.8%)
3 12   (4.6%)
2 1   (0.4%)
1 0   (0.0%)
Board Game Expansion Ratings 1
Average Rating 10.00
10 1   (100.0%)
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Top 10
#1: Wildlife Adventure
#2: Incan Gold
#3: PitchCar
#4: Château Roquefort
#5: Dragonland
#6: Caveman
#7: Hare & Tortoise
#8: Dancing Eggs
#9: Pick Picknic
#10: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
Hot 10
#1: Dominion
#2: Pandemic
#3: Livestock Market: the Card Game
#4: Thebes
#5: Wildlife Adventure
#6: Agricola
#7: Alhambra
#8: Aquaretto
#9: San Juan
#10: Bazaar
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