What are your favorite games?

Terra Mystica, Concordia and Trajan
How did you get into gaming?
Three steps: Back in the mid-1980s, I played Rail Baron and learned that not all games come in long, flat boxes like Monopoly. In 1998, someone brought Catan to a Christmas gathering, and we discovered the joy of decision-based games. Finally, in 2012 I found the BoardGameGeek website and realized that we adult board gamers were not so few after all!