I play mostly Euro Games at various game groups in the area. Currently my favorite game is Knizia's Samurai. I prefer games with a lot of negotiation and player interaction such as Princes of Florence, Cosmic Encounter, Chinatown, and Medici. I also love Scrabble, chess, most word games, and most abstract games. I like party games that require creativity such as Beyond Balderdash but I never get to play these. I am obsessed with the game show Pyramid (used to be $25,000 Pyramid) and wish I could find someone to play this.
I have a young son who is my favorite gaming partner. His favorite games are Hey That's My Fish and Kahuna. When he was younger, he liked Go Away Monster and Madeline Finds Her Puppies. My husband and I play Scrabble and Ticket to Ride Europe, but he isn't into games otherwise so I have been trying to find 2-player games he might like.
I write grant proposals for the Alzheimer's Association.