User Profile for amy1355
Amy Pike
United States
The Woodlands,
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Welcome to my profile!

As I started thinking about what I might want my Secret Santa to know about me, I took a look at my profile and realized that I have not changed it in ages...time for a little update!



I will be posting tonight in the thread that my Secret Santa gift arrived, but I want to thank you so much for your generosity and thoughtful gifts! We already have a game of Flash Point planned for this weekend, and I am so very excited to teach my boyfriend Mord im Arosa, as he has not played it yet.

I hope your Santa brought you as much joy as you have brought to our house this really was very generous and has made my first secret santa on BGG one that I will never forget!

Merry, merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!



I have updated my wishlist and my personal collection after the convention.

There were a few games that looked pretty interesting but that I did not get to play, so I hesitated to wish for them, since I do not know whether I will enjoy them. (Those were A Study in Emerald and Rokoko/Rococo.) I hope my list is full enough, but if you need more ideas or information please let me know! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travel if you are out and about this week. We have family coming to us, so we will be home this week playing games and studying over the break.


I am so happy to hear from you, and I am glad that my letter was helpful. As I said, if you have any questions or need more ideas added to my wishlist, please let me know!

As I said in my letter, I think there will probably be a few games that I play at the convention that I can add to my wishlist. However, I would add them knowing that you might have already made a purchase. I can also just save those ideas for family if you would prefer that my wishlist not change at all.

Also, please let me know if you want me to put my gift under the tree and open it on Christmas Day, or if you want it opened sooner. I will be happy either way....I have read in the past that Santas have requested different opening timing.

I hope you have had a relaxing Sunday as you unwind from the trip and get back into your routine.

Thanks again for the letter, it made my day!


Happy Holidays Santa!

First, I would like to take the time to say THANK YOU for being my Secret Santa this year, and I hope that you will not have too hard of a time picking out my gift. If I can be of further help, let me know.

Second, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This is my favorite time of year, filled with baking, family, and a giving spirit that seems to spread among people. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!

I know that you are very busy this time of year, so I have written you a letter to help you learn a few things about me. If there is something more that you would like to know, feel free to ask!

This is my first year to participate in the BGG Secret Santa. I am SUPER excited, perhaps even more about my giving than I am about what might end up under the tree for me!

I have placed a few items on my wishlist, and I am working now on updating my personal collection. If you are looking at what I already own, please also take my boyfriend's collection into consideration. We live together, so if he owns a game, then it is already available to me.

I may be adding a few games to my wishlist after BGG.con this year, but of course I know that time is of the essence for shipping and delivery. So if you use the list information as it is or select a special something before then, I will understand. I just wanted you to know that my wishlist is likely to grow after next week at the con.

Feel free to use any method of delivery you like. One option I will offer is that my boyfriend is willing to protect your secret identity and act as a delivery facilitator at BGG.con if you will be there. (potential shipping savings). He could pick up a package and ensure it is not accessed until Christmas. I love surprises, so there would be no attempt on my part to open or otherwise compromise the secrecy of a package until Christmas or the opening date requested by my Secret Santa, if they requested a different opening date. So if bringing a gift to BGG makes sense for you, contact Jeremy Freeman (Fullhouse751) to arrange something. Be sure to include SECRET SANTA FOR AMY in the subject. I also included information about the FLGS that we order from in my registration. (Third Planet in Houston, TX)

I have recently updated my wishlist and added comments to help make choosing a present for me a little easier. I have tried to "rate" my wishlist to show which games are the ones I'm most interested in obtaining first by marking them as "must haves"... BUT I would be more than happy to receive any of the games on my wishlist! I have moved any suggestions for my family or games that I am interested in learning more about over to my “Want In Trade” list, so please ignore that list and use my wishlist only.

My taste in games is pretty broad, but I do love deduction games, co-operative games, and games that have unusual components, provided the game play is interesting as well. I also have been trying to build a collection of non-competitive games that work well with 2 players, since my boyfriend and I do spend some of his very limited free time playing together, but we do not always enjoy games that are highly competitive when it is just the two of us. (Unless you count the cat…but probably not a good idea, though he does love to “play” with the game pieces when we set up a game in our apartment.)

If there's nothing on the wishlist that tickles your fancy, Santa, don't hesitate to send something you think I'd like, even if it's not on my list, as long as it seems to fit with what you know about me. Knowing that you've taken the time to select something you think I would like is what means the most to me. I am also fine with dinged and/or dented, or gently used games. The important thing is that a game is playable. I love finding a game that others do not have interest in or time to play, and giving it a good home where it is played and appreciated. I would be happy with anything on there. I would also be fine with used games if all the pieces are there and they are in good condition.

I'm sure that you will make me a very happy gamer this Christmas! I am so excited for the chance to do this for my first time on BGG. I am looking forward to Christmas for so many reasons, but seeing what you have in store just adds to my excitement! Feel free to contact me using the Santa account if you need anything!

I have tried to stay on the "nice" list this year in many ways…treating others as I hope to be treated, donating food and clothes to the homeless, teaching games to friends who are new to the hobby, and helping my boyfriend de-stress from a long day of law school classes just to name a few. Fingers crossed that I am on the “nice” list with you!

So, my wonderful Santa, I will leave it up to you what you wish to buy me this year for Christmas! I'm sure you will make me very happy! I have filled out my wishlist and checked it twice and tried to rate it and comment on it to help you out with choosing the perfect gift. If you need more help, feel free to Geekmail via the Santa account and I will answer here.

What else? ..... Feel free to ninja taunt ninja and make things fun, I love the idea of participation in the process!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Amy whistle


History of a gamer: The early years
I started playing games with family, but did not enter the world of gaming as I know it now until 2003. I learned to play Canasta with my grandmother, and I still love playing it when I get the chance.

It was in 2003 that I was introduced to Settlers of Catan and Eurorails, both as two player games.

After meeting the Houston Gamers in 2004, I began to learn new games at a rapid pace. Eventually I also began to playtest with a small group of designers and players. I also worked with APE Games for a few years.

Being involved in each of the stages and aspects of gaming has shaped who I am as a gamer.

I was named the Cookie Pimp years ago, and the reputation is one that follows me in gaming circles and among my non-gaming friends as well. I love to bake and look forward to the opportunity to try out new cookie recipes and ingredients!

I could go on (and ON...and ON....) but this is a start.

Feel free to ask me ANYTHING else.... I just might answer!

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User Details for amy1355
Registration Date: 2005-04-19
Last Profile Update: 2014-09-24
Last Login: 2015-10-04
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State: Texas
Town/City: The Woodlands,
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