April 12, 2008
I'll try anything as long as it's not "mindless" (any game with a BGG rating below 6 is usually pushing it). Preference for territorial-conflict, thematic and cutthroat games, and also games with pretty components and lavish artwork. My top 10 are War of the Ring, Battlestar Galactica, Chaos in the Old World, Runewars, StarCraft, Android: Netrunner, Middle-Earth Quest, Claustrophobia, Twilight Struggle and Merchants & Marauders.
As often as I can. At game night, preferably the whole time. Game nights are for playing games, not for sitting around and chatting for extended periods. If talking during the game is not enough, then let's talk when it's not game night.
I am always happy to teach games. I ask only for respect. Pay attention when learning a new game, do not engage in extended external conversations during a game (including texting/cellphone), wash your hands if they are dirty/oily/food-stained, stay in a game to completion (or give a heads-up before the game starts if you might have to leave halfway through), don't sit there for over 5 minutes when it's your turn in search of the best move in history, and other basic things.
I play for fun and don't take my move or the game too seriously, and hope everybody has fun. I don't really care if you take your move back, unless it was a long time ago. People do seem to think I'm an intense player. Maybe I look like one, but I assure you I'm ultra-laidback with board games! I enjoy the process of finding out new strategies and nuances in the game with each play, or checking out fresh mechanisms in games I haven't played before, not doubling your score in a game I've played a hundred times.
Yes, request a game from my collection: http://bit.ly/18NmebD
I like to play at least 1 heavy game and get there around 6. Tell me what you want to play!
Inclusive tight-knit group that stays close despite changing faces through the years. If you're new, don't be shy and say so at your first meetup. If you have the slightest interest in modern board games, this group can be habit-forming!