=============For my BGG Secret Santa, Local Singapore Friendly Board Games Stores:1. Dueller's Pointhttp://www.duellerspoint.com/categories/board-games-9394de8d...
Wife and I are their regular customers and we can self collect at the store to save Santa shipping or postage. Dueller's Point is actually more of a Magic the gathering shop near our place but one of the owner is a board gamer so they do sell some board games too. We often go there a few times each month to game with friends there as they provide tables and chairs for free gaming and we can just buy drinks and snacks. We can bring our own games or play with the store opened games on their shelves. Usually we will bring our own games.
Note : Not all the games for sale at the store are listed on the website as they are still in the process of updating it.
Kindly contact Wei Liang
who is helping to manage the board games stock to check if they have the games which Santa is keen to get for us if not, he can help to pre-order too.2. World of Board Games http://www.world-of-board-games.com.sg3. Hobby Games Marthttp://hobbygamesmart.com4. Toy Taghttp://www.toytag.com/8-board-games5. PI at Midpoint Orchardhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/pimidpoint/http://www.pi.com.sg/about-us/
Note - their online website doesn't list the games collection being sold as it is a physical brick and mortar store. They are the first and biggest board games retail store in Singapore but somehow their website isn't so fantastic.....You may still contact them to enquire if they have the games in store and make arrange for payment and collection. We can self collect at the store if needed * Wife and I are also perfectly ok with second hand games too as long as it is complete and in good condition if it would help Santa to have a bigger budget as the games would be cheaper than brand new games.
Here is a link to our Singapore board game meetup forum marketplace where Santa can also look for second hand games for us.
=============16 Nov 2015: 2nd reply to my BGG Secret Santa
I have updated my wish list by adding more games.
Hope it helps you to have an easier time in choosing the games for me.
Generally I love games with great themes especially Greek mythological theme and fantastic artworks. I enjoy Asymmetrical games eg. Race for the Galaxy, Day and Night. I also like games with different paths to victory.
I dislike games that require bluffing in the face or negotiations without conditions as I tend to do poorly in such games.
Just to let you know, new games shipments to Singapore is generally slower as compared to other countries.
But don't worry, I am willing to wait for my X'mas gift from you, Santa.
No hurry, Santa can even pre-order. You can also get games not in my wish list, if u feel that they are suitable for my wife and me.
Thank you for all your time and efforts in making this year X'mas a special one for me. My wife and I really appreciate your kindness, Santa.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a great new year ahead!
===================13 Nov 2015: 1st reply to my BGG Secret Santa
I'm very happy to hear from you.
Hope this geek mail finds you well.
I believe you are ordering from Hobby Games Mart.
MRT station would mean the train station in Singapore.
Punggol mrt station would be closest to me.
CCK is too far....the other end of Singapore.
Actually, Hobby Games Mart did delivered to our home before when we ordered games from them so you might want to ask them.
If not, I can also collect at Punggol MRT station.
Kindly ask Hobby Games Mart to text me on my mobile to arrange.
For payment issue, you may like to check with them if they do accept Paypal.
Alternatively, Santa, you may also consider another two Singapore stores -
1. Toy Tag http://www.toytag.com/8-board-games
2. World of Board Games. http://www.world-of-board-games.com.sg
We are also one of their regular customers and their service is pretty good too and email replies from the store owner is rather fast when we contacted them before. You can check if they accept Paypal payments for secret santa.
Please let me know if you need any help.
====================25 Oct 2015: 2nd reply to my WG Santa
How are you?
1. Is there any pet / (wild) animal / fantasy creature which you have a special affection for
Panda... who dun love a panda?
2. What are your favourite fruits
Not fond of fruits but I like Avocado and Avocado milkshake
3. Do you drink alcolhol
No. Allergy to whisky. Look like a red lobster with red spots for days after drinking.
How about you?
Yongfai 8 Oct 2015: 1st reply to my WG Santa
How are you? Hope things are well with you and your family.
Here are my replies:
1. What do you like about Singapore?
Safe and Secure country & Many different delicious food from different cultures because we are a multi-racial country that people live in harmony with one another even though we are of different races and religions.
2. Let´s say you have won a journey to a destination of your choice: which country or city would you like to visit?
Greece. Always been a fanatic of Greek Mythology.
I enjoy Cyclades with Hades expansion. Wife painted all the minis for me.
3. If you could keep only 10 games of your collection, which ones would you chose and why?
Race for The Galaxy, Agricola, Dominion, Seasons.... mostly cards driven games.
4. Besides playing boardgames, can you name some activities which you love to spend your leisure time with?
KTV. Singing with friends to relieve stress.
Yongfai MORE ABOUT ME
Started gaming in 2006 when attending a singles event at local boardgames cafe where I met my wife, Michelle. She is the one who will faithfully clock all our games plays under her profile -
and she usually buy and pay for most of the games. I will help to review and research on the games before we get any games and after the purchases, my next job is to read the rulebooks and teach her and our friends cos she does a lot of speed reading when she is reading her story books so much so that she tends to miss some critical points in the rules so it's better that I digest the rules instead. Anyway she said she didn't like reading rulebooks...she prefers reading her romance story books...hahaha.
Work wise, I'm in the manufacturing engineering industry.
Beside gaming, I also enjoy conducting pantry raids (cooking with whatever ingredients I can find in the pantry and refrigerator). I love to cook for family and friends. Actually I pick up cooking only after getting married as my wife can cook so she gave me some pointers and encouraged me to try cooking. I'm proud to say that I can cook pretty well now.
I love games with great themes especially Greek mythological theme and fantastic artworks. I enjoy Asymmetrical games eg. Race for the Galaxy, Day and Night game and also games with different paths to victory most eg. Aton, Chaos in the old world.
I dislike games that require bluffing in the face or negotiations without conditions as I tend to fare poorly in such games.
I volunteer being game host to singles events at our Government Social Development Network as well as to the public at local community centres and libraries. This is because I find great pleasure in teaching games to newbies as I was also once a newbie who was shy and felt inferior. Gaming allows me to open up and expand my social network.
In addition, my wife and I also regular host games sessions for friends at our house which often include a pot luck lunch or dinner as gaming and cooking are our two greatest pleasures in life.
I recognise the importance of explaining a game clearly and patiently. Someone once told me he was very glad that I was the one who taught him the game and he had a wonderful experience comparing to others who tried to explain the same game to him previously.
Never thought of my favorite designer until I started to write my BGG profile. I guess Eric Lang's style of games will best suit my taste.
By the way, this is my 3rd time participating in BGG Secret Santa. My first time was back in 2009 and 2014 was my second year. Decided to take a long break in between until we finally did some re-painting and re-furnishing of our own apartment with our very own game room and more games shelves for our beloved games! I had a good time giving and received some great games from my generous Santas before. I hope that this BGG Secret Santa event would be a great one for everyone this Christmas.
Tips: Santa can save from overseas shipping by buying from our local online stores in Singapore.
*Our board games shelves @ Aug 2014*