Updated 07-07-11 7:06am
***** My humble apologies to all BGG usrs and ADMINS for not having learned how to properly use this website. A fellow BGGer recently brought to my attention how to make use of the filters, columns and views when looking at my different lists. I now know how I and other BGGers are able to view the Trade Condition of the games in someone's collection!!. However, it seems that things get a little more confusing, the more I make use of the site!! The more I learn, the more I think I see things that just don't seem to make sense. Then I think I see how they make sense. Then I start looking a little closer and they don't make sense again! Aargh! *****
***** ATTENTION TRADERS!!!! My For Trade list now has games in it!! Hooray!! I have many games to enter, so don't be too disappointed if you don't see anything that you want on your first visit. Come back again and again and check things out. When I have them all in, I will revise this profile again.
!! Welcome to my little piece of BGG real estate.
First off, just finished rearranging my description because many of you may not be reading it all the way through or not at all, and so you are asking me for trade questions about my Owned list.
Owned List - is just that - the ones I own. These are not for trade, sale or ???. However, keep in mind that whenever I get another game, whether new or used, if I do not own it, it goes into my Owned List. If I do own it and it is complete, it goes into my For trade list. So, until my For Trade list gets created, you are more than welcome to look thru my Owned list and if you see something that you would like, send me an email and ask me if I have a copy for trade.
Want in Trade List - is just that - these are games I am definitely looking to obtain, some more than others.
For Trade List - Hooray!! I have now officially started entering games into this list. Trade condition info can be viewed by going in to my For Trade list, clicking on the Columns filter at the top of the list, and then clicking on the check box next to Trade Condition. However, it seems you need to do this every time you come back to a BGGers web page. Is this right? Am I missing something? Site design change time?. As always, the games in this list are those games that I definitely have for trade. Any game in that list will be complete.
I also have numerous incomplete games that I try to go through from time to time to try and find parts for or use to fill other BGG users' parts needs. Those two lists also need to be created. I am very open to providing people with parts to a game, so please contact me and ask.
I'm 57, married and have one daughter. Like many people my age, I played typical American manufactured games when I was a kid. Probably all the usual ones for that time frame (late 50's early 60's). As an adult, I have been playing, collecting, buying and selling and otherwise trying to support this great pasttime since 1976 when I got my first AH game --Bismarck. I bought quite a number of other AH titles as well as SPI and others. I've played D&D and several other RPGs and have gone to a few conventions. Currently, I am endeavoring to expand my collection of Euro games and would love to trade with people who have those games available. Yea, I know, I need to get my For Trade list together.
When my daughter was born I became interested in seeing how games could help her grow and develop. We started playing A-MAZE-ing Labyrinth with her when she was just 4 1/2, even though the age recommendation was 8 - Adult. By the time she was 5, she was holding her own and even came close to beating us. That was when I decided to ignore the age recommendations and try playing games that might seem a little too much for her. That was never the case and we have had loads of fun ever since. Since we decided to homeschool her, we incorporated games into our daily life as a means of giving her extra learning opportunities without the typical drudgery. It was an eye opener too, to see how educationally valuable playing boardgames could be. It is an excellent way to help children develop strong mental skills and learn about many different subjects while having a fun time.
Our our daughter is almost 21 now and though she still plays games from time to time, she is spending more and more time blazing her own path. My wife and I are always looking for new people to play games with, especially since many of the games are best played with 3 or more. The place where I work has a lot of people in it and I have been able to find several people who are interested in playing, I just need to find a way to get them more interested and actually get them to play. I make it a practice to always ask any new employees we get if they are interested in boardgames. Sometimes I get a bite and sometimes not. There are some people at work whom I have been able to get together to play. I have also played at some of the local gaming groups, but haven't been there in awhile. There are a ton of people out there who probably play on a part time basis within their own home and probably just as many that don't even know that Euro games exist!!. These are the people my wife and I would like to find in order to open their eyes a little wider to the larger world of boardgames that extends beyond the traditional American manufactured games.
Thanks for visiting and happy gaming!!