Viticulture/Tuscany Collector's Edition Charity Auction
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[AUCTION CLOSED] Thanks to our amazing bidders and bloggers, we raised a total of $4,783 for charity!

Welcome to the Stonemaier Games 2015 charity auction! In 2013 and 2014, we raised a total of $4,481 for 22 different charities selected by some of our favorite bloggers, podcasters, and video creators. We're back this year to auction off the last few copies of the Viticulture/Tuscany Collector's Edition, which we've been saving for this special occasion.

Here's how it works:

This Geeklist features 10 separate auctions, each for a copy of the Viticulture/Tuscany Collector's Edition. Each auction is attributed to an amazing and passionate blog, podcast, or video channel and each of their charities of choice.

The auctions will begin on Tuesday, December 1 and will end on Monday, December 7 at 2:00 pm CST. Payments will be submitted to us through the BGG marketplace (PayPal) after the auctions close, and the games will be shipped within a few days.

--Bidding starts at $1. Bids must increase in increments of at least $1 USD. To discourage final-hour sniping, in the final hour of the auction on December 7, bids must increase in increments of at least $25.
--Each auction will have 1 winner. Thus there will be 10 winners.
--The blogger whose auction garners the most thumbs will receive an advance copy of Scythe in the spring. So you can support your favorite board game media creator without bidding at all!
--100% of all winning bids will go to the charities selected by these media creators. BGG (Octavian) kindly said they would waive their auction fee so that the full 100% will go to charity!

The winning bidder of each auction will receive:

--1 copy of the Viticulture/Tuscany Collector's Edition
--Free shipping anywhere in the world (the games are located at global fulfillment centers)
--1 set of stickers for the property tiles

The highest bidder out of all of the individual auctions will receive their pick of any 1 product in our current inventory (as of December 1): http://stonemaier-games.myshopify.com

Winning bidders will have 3 days to pay; after that we'll revert to the second-highest bidder.

Thank you for supporting these amazing charities, talented bloggers, and Stonemaier Games!







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1. Board Game: Viticulture: Complete Collector's Edition [Average Rating:8.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.40 Unranked]
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LEGAL MOVES - Child's Play

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Legal Moves podcast and blog--an amazing source for legal insights as they relate to games and Kickstarter--run by lawyer Zachary Strebeck, who selected Child's Play as his charity of choice.

http://legalmovespodcast.com
http://childsplaycharity.org/
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BOARD GAME BRAWL - Beagle Freedom Project

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Board Game Brawl YouTube channel--a detailed and passion-driven series of video reviews--run by Nick Meenachan, who selected the Beagle Freedom Project as his charity of choice.

https://www.youtube.com/user/boardgamebrawl
http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/

As Nick told us, "I have two beagles - Bugbear and Honeybee - and I love dogs in general, so this charity is near and dear to my heart. Sadly, beagles are one of the most common animals used in lab testing for pointless things like cosmetics. They live a life of misery, with some of them being born in a lab and living their entire lives in a cage. The BFP uses every legal avenue available to get beagles - and other animals - released and into safe and loving homes."

Here's a video of Nick with one of his beagles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv9TtUI5Blg
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BOWER'S GAME CORNER - Erin's House for Grieving Children

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Bower's Game Corner YouTube channel--a brilliant video series featuring both pre-production and published game reviews--by Forrest Bower, who selected Erin's House for Grieving Children as his charity of choice.

https://www.youtube.com/user/blqonXBL
http://www.erinshouse.org/

As Forrest told us, "My charity is Erin's House for Grieving Children. Ive volunteered their for 5 years, and its for kids who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Love the place, its where I met my wife." He filmed a video to talk more about what Erin's House means to him: https://youtu.be/U4aickX7ICY
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WHO DARES ROLL - Southamptom Hospital Charity

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Who Dares Roll--a comprehensive website containing both written and audio game reviews--run by Ben Handy, who selected the Southampton Hospital Charity as his charity of choice.

http://www.whodaresrolls.com/
http://www.southamptonhospitalcharity.org/

As Ben told us, "My partner is due to give birth in December so I'd like the funds to go to the maternity services & neonatal fund at the Trust. The service has been providing excellent care to her throughout the course of her pregnancy, which has been invaluable. Southampton has one of the leading neonatal units in the country as well and with an ever rising demand for their care I know they would be grateful for any extra resources. When I think about healthcare provision, the times we are most dependent upon it are at either ends of our lives and with our impending arrival and the care we will need as a family, I would love to do what I can to support that, not just for our benefit (hopefully our needs will be minimal), but for the benefit of those most vulnerable."

The hospital's maternity services are mainly based at the Princess Anne Hospital, providing a comprehensive service and a choice of birth options, for about 6,000 women each year from around Southampton, UK.

Their neonatal intensive care unit provides specialist care to sick term and pre term (premature) new born babies, and is one of the largest in the country, caring for over 600 babies every year.

It is a state of the art facility, which has 36 cots; 20 intensive/high dependency cots and 16 special care cots.
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THE LONG VIEW - Wounded Warrior Project

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of The Long View podcast--an intense and detailed look at long-standing games--run by Geof Gambill, who selected the Wounded Warrior Project as his charity of choice.

http://www.thelongviewpodcast.com/
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

As Geof told us, "For me I'd like the charity to be www.woundedwarriorproject.org in honor of my stepdad Jay Pittner and all if the other vets I know who have done so much for us and not received the help they need and deserve."
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ROLLING DICE AND TAKING NAMES - Operation Christmas Child

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Rolling Dice and Taking Names podcast--a lively and engaging podcast about a variety of tabletop games--run by Marty and Tony, who selected Operation Christmas Child as their charity of choice.

http://www.rolldicetakenames.com/
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christma...

As Marty told us, "The the staging facility for that operation in our hometown of Charlotte. And each year we know many volunteers who goto the facility to help sort and box the toys."
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DUKES OF DICE - Big Brothers Big Sisters

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Dukes of Dice podcast--a fun and insightful podcast about a myriad of board games--run by Sean and Alex, who selected Big Brothers Big Sisters as their charity of choice.

http://www.dukesofdice.com/
http://www.bbbs.org/

As Sean told us, "Alex has been a Big Brother for several years, so there's a personal connection for him."

Podcast about this charity auction: http://dukesofdice.libsyn.com/dukes-of-dice-ep-69-the-drunks...
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FORENSIC GAMEOLOGY - SafePlace

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Forensic Gameology YouTube channel--a unique game review channel that manages to pack a lot of information into 7-minute (or less) reviews--run by Tom and Molly Wright, who selected SafePlace as their charity of choice.

http://www.safeaustin.org/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYaidgYOUZpUDdUYfs-utQ

Here's a video Tom and Molly filmed about why they're passionate about this cause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUbZqu1m9tA
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LUDOLOGY - Variety: The Children's Charity

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Ludology podcast--a must-listen podcast from start to finish for any game designer--run by Geoff Englestein and Mike Fitzgerald, who selected Variety: The Children's Charity as their charity of choice.

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BOARD GAMER'S ANONYMOUS - Extra Life: Benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

This Collector's Edition is up for auction in recognition of the Board Gamer's Anonymous podcast--a fantastic assortment of feature reviews and lists--run by Drew, Daniel, Anthony, and Chris, who selected Extra Life: Benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals as their charity of choice.

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