BGS Member Spotlight is our way of saying thank you to top contributors in our Facebook group. These are the people who step up to help others with questions about games and provide other input that makes our community great.
Nick is from the far western suburbs of Chicago. He started gaming early, and has great memories as a child playing Fireball Island and Thunder Road with his parents. However, the original Nintendo came out and consumed the majority of his childhood in terms of games. Twenty years later, he returned to the world of tabletop due to the digital implementations of Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan; both, believe it or not, discovered through Xbox Live. Nowadays, he rarely plays video games and his consoles are collecting dust. Nick is a genuine Carcassonne fanatic; collecting all versions and expansions. He doesn’t limit himself however, and has dabbled in everything from Magic the Gathering to all varieties of tabletop games.
Do you have a favorite game or game mechanic?
Tough call on just one, but my favorites are deck building, tile placement and tableau building.
Which games hit your table the most?
Okay, going for extra victory points here with some bonus titles. Right now with friends its: Clank! (all versions), Cottage Garden, Fidelitas, Best Treehouse Ever, One Deck Dungeon, Pencil & Powers and Welcome to DinoWorld. With my kids and family: Fireball Island, Go Nuts for Donuts, Karuba, Potion Explosion and Herbaceous.
Do you have a “dream game” that doesn’t exist, but you would love to play if you did?
I’d die for some games in the Transformers Generation One universe. A Marvel legendary style deck builder would rock. Can you imagine the battles between Autobot vs Deception battles? Makes for a perfect co-op mode. A smaller Hero Realms […]