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1. How did you find Board Game Atlas?

I got re-directed here when trying to look at, which I used to use all the time.  And it sure looks like there's a lot of great information here that I can use and that I can't really get easily on bgg, so I'm staying!

2. How long have you been in the hobby?

I played (or attempted to play) my first real hobby game when I was in 6th or 7th grade, so about 1977.  I believe it was Avalon Hill's Anzio, and I hated it.  (I still don't have any love for hex-and-chit wargames today.)  But I was fascinated by the concepts.  I think I soon tried Avalon Hill's Battle of the Bulge, and I liked that one a little better.  There weren't a ton of options in those days.  From there I branched into some miniature gaming and then went heavily into roleplaying (when AD&D first came out).  Then I went back into board games (Diplomacy and Civilization and Dune were big for us), some collectible card gaming (Magic, when it first started), some more roleplaying (Call of Cthulhu and Torg), and then when the Eurogame revolution hit the US in 1995 I went in starting with Settlers of Catan whole-heartedly.  My boardgame collection is now somewhere around 2000.

3. What are your favorite 3 games at the moment?

Right at this very moment, I guess it's Dune (still), Dune Imperium, and King's Dilemma.  At least those are the hot ones I'm actually playing.  Recently, I've also really liked Gloomhaven, The Crew and Azul.  And I love all the room-escape style puzzle games.  I'm dying to play Pandemic Legacy Season 0, which is sitting right here on my desk, but not until the real-life pandemic lets us get back together face-to-face.  All recent gaming has been entirely online.

Several of these are very much games I'm interested in. 

#John Company (Second Edition) has been on my radar for a long time. I started wanting 1e about the time it was not available any more. I'm still waiting to see their final proposal and the price. But, I am nearly certain to back this when it hits Kickstarter.

Of course I'm excited for #Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile. But I'm scared it's not for me. I really need to see some more playthroughs, especially solo. I really can't get a good idea of this one from the rule book. 

#Tinners' Trail is something I'm quite interested in. I've long been intrigued by Wallace, but have yet to play any. I do believe this remastering will include a solo mode, so that is interesting for me.

#Burncycle the thing that scares me about this one is the cooperative aspect. I find myself leaning further and further away from co-ops.

#Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition I'm sorta interested, but I am waiting to hear more.

Another game I'm super excited for is #Border Reivers. This is designed by Ed Beech, and is a bit of a continuation of the system he used in #Here I Stand and #Virgin Queen. It's a historical period and place I live. It supports solo play. And, it's a wargame with wooden animeeples.... What more could you want? 

I'm in on the Border Reivers P500 as well. I never would have thought a wargame would have been a good fit for raiding and stealing each others sheep but here we are. :)

1. I got here because of boardgameprices, which I found out about because of 3 minute board games youtube channel. Staying because of deals and the price alert feature.

2. Loved playing board games growing up. Mostly the standards, Monopoly, Risk, Life, Clue, etc. But also had some Avalon hill hex and chit wargames. Played gettysburg the most. Sadly, I think my parents got rid of these games after we all moved out and I left hobby gaming behind with developing career and growing family. Played some Catan occasionally, but it was Ticket to Ride about 10 years ago that rekindled the love and have slowly been building a collection. Still mostly family oriented games, as my kids are my primary gaming group. But in the past few years as they've gotten older our collection has started to grow a little more quickly. 

3. Currently, I guess I'd say 7 Wonders, Wingspan, and Isle of Cats. I'll still never turn down a game of Ticket to Ride or Dominion, though.

I'm always down for more Lacerda games. I own them all except for CO2. That one holds zero interest to me. I otherwise don't know enough about what may be coming later in the year to really know what I'm anticipating see pop up on KS, although anythign Mindclash will probably get an insta-back. I think my MOST anticipated stuff is everything else that hasn't shipped yet for #Kingdom Death: Monster. Other than that, in no particular order, I'm really anticipating the following KS deliveries:

  1. #Wonderland's War
  2. #Middara
  3. #Sleeping Gods
  4. #Merchants Cove
  5. #Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game
  6. #Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
  7. #Foundations of Rome
  8. #Steamwatchers

Outside of the KS realm, I have several P500 and Legion CPOs that I am looking forward to. #Heart of Darkness should be out about mid-year from Legion, and #Storm Above the Reich should be out about the same time from GMT along with #Commands & Colors: Samurai Battles. That will be my first block wargame so I'm looking forward to that. 

There are so so many classics that I havn't played, but really want to.

  • #Twilight Struggle: Classic two player GMT cold war game. This was number one on the BGG for a number of years. And it seems to be one of those rare hybrid games that appealed to both euro gamers and wargamers.
  • #Concordia: I have never played any games from Mac Gerdts, and honestly there are a few others of his that interest me more, but this does seem to be a great game. And, I really want to try it sometime.
  • #Die Macher: A game about german parlimentary elections???? sounds thrilling, doesn't it??? Seriously, this game looks good.
  • #El Grande: One of the classics, if not THE classic area control from the mid 90's.
  • #Hansa Teutonica: One of the old ugly euros. It looks like it could be really fun.

There are also a number of classics that I have no desire to play:


I haven't played #Scythe in months. The game is great, but I've just been focusing on slightly shorter games. But I've cycled through my collection by now, so I'm going to pull it out soon to play with someone.

I also haven't played #Axis & Allies in a long time, but it's a giant wargame so of course that's the case. I think I'm going to want to play that soon, too.