When I was about 12, my older brother joined a "military modelers" club in high school that was really more of a wargame club. He played Diplomacy and a couple of other things, then found out where to buy games, so he picked up Avalon Hill's Luftwaffe and we learned it together. After that it was Victory in the Pacific, and then The Russian Campaign. It just snowballed after that.
Your favorite game(s):
The Russian Campaign, The Civil War, Korean War, Empire of the Sun, 1960: The Making of the President, History of the World, Advanced Civilization, Combat Commander, Battlestar Galactica
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Nothing right now.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Friedrich, Arkham Horror, Combat Commander, Battlestar Galactica, Cuba, Ticket to Ride, Agricola, Dominion, The Caucasus Campaign
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
4-5 hours a week
How big is your game collection?
haven't counted - definitely in the hundreds
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)