Kevin is the newest member of Tantrum House. After sticking him in a dark room, and shining a bright light in his face, this is what we were able to get out of him:
TH: Okay Kevin, tell us all about yourself.. In 10 words or less. Go!:
Kevin: Charming, musical, magical, swift-fingered, game-playing fiend
TH: Wow, well done. Ok, tell us about your earliest board game memory? You can use more words then 10 this time.
Kevin: Playing Parcheesi with my Dad brings back fond memories of fun times and super strategic gameplay -- at least that’s what seven-year-old me thought. Parcheesi is a reworking of a game called Pachisi, the royal game of India. Which is significant because I am neither royal nor from India….oh well.
TH: I know it's hard to name just one, so tell us about a few of your favorite games.
Kevin: Kingsburg - love influencing people in high places, Power Grid - still ranked number 10 on BGG, Agricola -it is always good to feed your family, Dominion - duh, and Lewis and Clark - I feel this game is a hidden gem with a great combination of deck building, worker placement and resource management.
TH: What's your kryptonite then... what game are you just the worst at?
Kevin: Probably Race for the Galaxy….but I still enjoy playing it!
TH: You're the most recent member of Tantrum House, what is it about those guys that drew you in?
Kevin: I knew I needed to be a part of Tantrum House when I saw the talent, skillz and passion of the group.
TH: What role will you play/how do you plan to contribute to the team?
Kevin: You will want to follow @tantrum_house on Twitter since I'll be spreading board game awesomeness there. I will also help coordinate regular community board game days/nights. So stay tuned for that! And one more thing...I should probably keep this secret for now, so I’ll just say board games mixed with cotton/poly blends and leave it to your imagination….
TH: Tell us about this Melissa person?
Kevin: Melissa is my lovely wife. She is the perfect Thurn to my Taxis. We actually met while playing a game of Pit.
TH: Other hobbies?
Kevin: I sing in a community choir - Rivertree Singers. My wife and I also entertain in Greenville, SC through balloons, puppets and magic (check out www.handsfulloffun.com). We also teach Sunday School at a local church in Greer.
TH: Favorite gaming snack?
Kevin: Chocolate covered pretzels.
TH: What's up with you always choosing the yellow game piece?
Kevin: Two main reasons. It’s usually the brightest color so I don’t confuse it with other player’s pieces. Also, yellow is often overlooked by others and seldom fought over as a favorite color. Someone needs to show it some love.
TH: If you lived in Smallworld, what race would you be?
Kevin: Bivouacking Sorcerers - Bivouacking is such a cool word! I am glad I got use it in this interview.
TH: Well I think that about wraps it up. Do you think anyone will read all the way to the bottom?