My very first board game at the old age of 13 was Avalon Hill’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich which I had purchased at Toys R Us of all places. It’s still one of my favoriate board games to this day. I can’t truly remember my first computer game but I think it was East Front on my Atari 800 computer.
Some of my favoriate game designers are Mark Herman and Eric Lee Smith on the table top and Gary Grigsby, Norm Koger on a digital platform. There are many other games I enjoy a lot but these designers never seem to fail me.
I’ve been playing games in some form another for most of my life. They are and have always been a large part of who I am. I knew since high school I wanted to design, developed and play games and if I could make a living at it even better.
I have more games than I will likely ever play but that does not stop me from trying something new or picking up that game that catches my eye.
God blessed me with great parents that put up with my friends gaming all night at my house. If that was not enough I was blessed with a wonderful wife who has never minded my gaming hobby. Some of my best meals have been cooked by her for my gaming sessions with my friends.
Now a little older I have three sons who all love playing games. Table top, computer and of course Xbox. They love attending conventions with me and and now have many of their friends playing with us. So I feel I done a little something to help carry on the hobby going forward.