Brian Train
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  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Canada

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
My favourite uncle gave me a copy of Tactics II when I was 15. I don't think my parents ever forgave him.
Your favorite game(s):
Just a few, at random: Minuteman, King of the Tabletop, Battle for Germany, The Awful Green Things From Outer Space, Go, The Creature That Ate Sheboygan, Nicaragua, PRESTAGS, Beda Fomm, Dark Nebula, Ogre, Melee, Raid!
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Greek Civil War, Konarmiya, Balkan Gambit - playtesting my own horn, as it were.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Chess, Go, The Creature that Ate Sheboygan, Search for the Emperor's Treasure, The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Kings and Things, Mertwig's Maze, all with my son... we've been on a Tom Wham kick.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
not much - mostly study games now, or test my own
How big is your game collection? says I have over 1,000 games. I'm inclined to believe it, as I'm not going to go back and count them again!
About Me
Game designer.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Two places where I write about games:
personal website pages:
wordpress blog on game design:

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Posted on March 3, 2013 at 8:40pm

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At 4:44am on September 16, 2008, Kim Kanger said…
Hi, good to see you in the groups "World of designing" and "Ici". Soon there will be a public game of Ici, played with comments, for everyone to follow. I believe you have a certain interest in the Algeria war :-)
At 7:18pm on September 15, 2008, Jim Werbaneth said…
Welcome aboard, Brian!
At 4:52pm on September 15, 2008, Smitty said…
You did Battle for Algeria, right?

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