Dragon Quest slime controller for PS2  

Games I Play

I have always liked playing board games, and was rather serious about chess in high school. Though I became involved with computers in the early 1970's, I avoided video games because they take so much time to play and because programming that era of computers was game enough in itself for me. After I retired and had the free time, I began playing console games and am kind of glad I waited, as it gives me something new to do by myself in my old age.

Most of the games I play are story-oriented role-playing games of Japanese origin (J-RPGs) with good stories, significant character development and ideally with strong female characters.

  Selphie Timlitt, FF VIII, Copic marker

My Copic marker fan art of Selphie from Final Fantasy VIII

I am in my sixties, with deteriorating eyesight and hands damaged from too much non-ergonomic use of keyboards, so I may play games differently than some people do. But I still have a lot of fun!

Favorite video games

These are games I have finished or am actively playing; I own many more that are waiting to be played, and not a few that I've given up on or decided are not for me. The games I have replayed are in bold. Updated: July 2017.

  • PSP 2000/3000
    • Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
    • Harvest Moon: Back to Nature for Girl
    • Jeanne D'Arc
    • Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, FC, SC
    • Star Ocean: First Departure
    • Star Ocean: Second Evolution
    • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
    • Ys I & II Chronicles
  • PS2 slim w/multitap
    • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I & II *
    • Champions of Norrath & Call to Arms *
    • Dragon Quest VIII
    • Grim Grimoire
    • La Pucelle: Tactics
    • Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII
    • Rogue Galaxy
    • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
    • Tales of the Abyss
    • Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
    • Xenosaga I, II, II
  • PS3 slim
    • Eternal Sonata
    • Final Fantasy XIII, 2, 3
    • Ni no Kuni
    • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
    • Tales of Graces f
    • Tales of Xillia, II
  • PS4
    • Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
  • Playstation games **
    • Chrono Cross
    • Chrono Trigger
    • Final Fantasy I, II, IV, VII, VIII, IX
    • Parasite Eve, 2
    • Star Ocean: Second Story
    • Valkyrie Profile
fan art of Rena from Star Ocean SE

My fan art of Rena from
Star Ocean: Second Evolution.


fan art of Peppita from Star Ocean TEOT

My fan art of Peppita from
Star Ocean: TEOT.

* These are games I have played repeatedly with my two grown children. (That's why I own the multitap.) They are PC gamers, and well familiar with Baldur's gate. We are rather less fond of the EverQuest universe, and hate Firiona Vie with burning passion.

** I do not own original Playstation hardware; these are original Playstation games played on the Playstation 2 system.

Non-computer games

This is by no means a life list, but games I currently play with my two grown children.

  • Heavy rotation
    • About Time
    • Arkham Horror, with expansions
    • San Francisco Cablecar
    • Chinatown
    • Cut†hroat Caverns, with expansions
    • Fury of Dracula
    • Firefly, with expansions
    • German Railways
    • Kansas Pacific
    • Letters from Whitechapel
    • Locomotive Werks
    • Matter of Fact
    • Mental Floss
    • Merchants and Marauders
    • Metro
    • Mind Trap
    • Mystery of the Abbey
    • New York 1901
    • Paris Connection
    • Risky Business
    • Scrabble
    • Scotland Yard: Hunting Mister X
    • Shadows over Camelot
    • Silber Zwerg
    • A Study in Emerald
    • Ticket to Ride: NA, Europe, Märklin
    • Trivial Pursuit (various decks)
    • Wits End
    • Wrath of Dragons
    • Xia: Legends of a Drift System
    • Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star
  • Occasionally played, or played-out
    • 221B Baker Street (both versions)
    • 3 Man Chess
    • Clue, Firefly edition
    • Cluedo, Sherlock Holmes edition
    • Dread Pirate
    • Forbidden Island
    • Godstorm Risk
    • Monopoly, TMNT collector's edition
    • Munchkin (we have all of them)
    • The Play's the Thing
    • Puerto Rico
    • Risk
    • Settlers of Catan + expansions
    • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
    • Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
    • TMNT Pizza Power Game
    • various card games

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