The 2nd Thrift Guild's Container of Generosity for 2017!
Welcome to the 2nd 2017 edition of the ever popular Thrift Guild Container of Generosity!
Wait the first one hasn't finished...
Your First Citizen recognizes this, and yet there is only 2 people remaining, so it is finishing in record time. So I am sponsoring yet another Chain of Generosity here in 2017. We fortunate thrifters often find multiple copies of games that other thrifters just can't seem to find at all, so as a part of my continuing Thrift Wealth Redistribution Plan to assist in future game prosperity, it's time to kick-off another Container. Here's another chance to assist your fellow Citizens.
This is limited to THRIFT GUILD members (they are the Citizenry of the Thrift State); you should be a member of the Guild AND have posted a thrifty find on one of the weekly lists within the last year.
The rules are pretty simple, here's how it will work:
1) Folks will register on this list. Registration will close sometime on the around 4 July 2017. Once it closes to new entries, the list will turn into a reporting list (i.e. tell us what you got) via the comments under your entry. (In some ways, it operates similar to the Thrifty Secret Santa). Once you register, send me a geekmail with the subject: ADDRESS for 2nd 2017 Container.
2) When you receive the box, mark yourself off the list and simply take out 0 to all the games out of the box. Replace them with as many as you wish, but send the box out with at least 5 complete games in the box with an average (not Geek) rating of 5.7 or above when you send it along. Any other games may be incomplete, rated lower, or simply parts if you want to pass them along (for example, we've had Heroscape terrain and various interesting miniatures in the past).
ANY games with a 0 for a rating will be treated as 5.7. Again, there can be more in the box and these can be incomplete. It would be a courtesy if you posted a note in the game of what is present/missing if incomplete.
3) REPORT EVERYTHING YOU TAKE OUT REGARDLESS IF YOU INTEND TO KEEP IT OR NOT. (Don't report anything you don't take out or add.) You must post to the list; if you took nothing out of the box, post that you took nothing and passed it along. At no time do you reveal any games that remain in the box, only what you removed. (Treat the box like Vegas...)
You are allowed to call foul if there are less than 5 unique game titles that are less than a 5.7 rating. This will serve as public humiliation, and possible re-education camp enrollment, to the last person to have the box... (I'm a benevolent leader, but Redistribution requires honor!) These fouls may also impact any contest I may decide to run.
4) Select a person to send to... You can select folks that are less costly for you to ship to (we've had people drive it to the next person as they were in their hometown) or by games you think they will enjoy based on what is in the box. It's nice if under your entry when it is sent, you add a tracking number for the box as well. (We have some creative folks that actually map these and it's quite fun watching the box meander across the country.)
5) Ensure the list stays with the box as it goes around. I'll repeat: ensure this list stays with the box as it goes around. This is the list of the people with their addresses!
NOTE: you are free to change the box size to accommodate the size of the games you are shipping. The expectation is people will ship this CONTAINER parcel post or some other cheap shipping method. The following is the lower bound on the box size: 1.75 cubic feet; there is not an upper bound other than what you personally want to pay. For people wondering, an 18 inch by 13 inch by 14 inch box is about 1.75 cu ft or 24 inch by 14 inch by 9 inch box. (I also hope no one gets a ruler out, the point is to just reinforce why this generosity box is called the Container). Don't feel compelled to stay with a super large box if this is too expensive for you to ship - I usually start it very large, but I know personally I have no expectation of such a size when it gets back to me.
We've tried to include Canada before by adding a few dollar donations to the box, this worked great until one time the box ended with someone not continuing it. If folks from Canada ALSO have a US postal address and all Canadians that register don't mind sending it back to the US, then feel free to add yourselves to the list.
You may, but don't have to, place games within games. This is more prevalent in the Logistics Box.
Proper participation is on your honor, but I believe we Citizens can do this without State oversight. (We've had very few problems... Usually it's the typical life gets in the way type of delays.)
I'll be starting us off and I'll be the end of the chain (i.e. I'll be on this list with the expectation I am last). When it gets back to me, the chain is complete.
When you register, please provide the following details:
+ your user name
+ your location: city, state, and zipcode (Canadians need to have a US address) ALSO, email me your full address, so I can add it to the list that will go in the box.
+ dates you know you will not be around for more than 4-5 days, that way people can avoid sending it to you as the next person in the chain when you aren't around to receive it; go as far in advance as you can and add comments if dates come up while the box is in transit
+ 3-5 games that you are currently enjoying (and why you like them if you want),
+ 3-5 you have seen on the thrift lists you want - the first game you are interested in should be the Geeklist entry item to catch people's attention,
+ 3-5 things you like in games (mechanics, themes, etc.) and if there is anything you don't like, feel free to add that as well
+ your other hobbies/interests (used for my contest)
These can be used to help guide people to select what they add into the box.
For this list, YOU MUST be an active Thrift Guild member to participate. It isn't that hard to join and participate in the best community within BGG.
All games exchanged through the Generosity Lists are expected to be Thrift finds. (They are not required to be though.) This means they may have tape or writing on the boxes, box damage (dishing, split corners), and possibly only copies of the rules. All game pieces (or at least nice SUITABLE replacements) will be present. At least 5 games will be a higher rating than 5.7 and be complete.
By joining this list, you 1) understand and agree to these rules and 2) promise you will do your best to ship any item to the next person you select within 3 standard work days to the best of your ability. All shipments are to be done in the cheapest method possible allowing for distance they may travel.
Thanks everyone and I'll be interested to see how many sign-up.
I haven't had a contest in awhile, so this one is starting off with one; review the first comment for the rules.
pmboos (aka First Citizen)
Falls Chuch, VA 22044 (when not in Rosebud)
Not around 6-20 August; 1st week I am at Agile2017 and the week after I am on vacation.
Games I and friends & family are enjoying...
Five Tribes; this is a cool Mancala variant with neat little actions a great tactical decision-making game.
Istanbul; the set-up and actions on the tiles on this are really cool.
Above & Below; we love the story-telling element on this and it mixes really well with the resource engine.
Scythe; this is a game that is hard not to love - warfare without player elimination, great tech tree.
Glass Road; this has remained a favorite resource collection and tile placement game.
Games on the thrifts I have seen I think we'd enjoy...
Aladdin's Dragons - I like Breese's work, though I don't have much of it - this has been on my radar for some time
Auf Achse - as a huge Kramer fan, this is def a game I'd like to own...
Ticket to Ride (Standard Version) - I'll use this in helping product owners/management teams learn how to coordinate their activities to deliver value
Space Beans - a lower complexity Bohnanza - played this a few years back at
Anything from the WWI in Wings of War - particularly minis and expansions I don't have.
Things I like in games...
Mechanics: Area Control/Influence, Action Points, Worker Placement, Dice Rolling that have nice decisions, fulfilling contracts, Tile Placement, Card Drafting
Themes: Science-Fiction, Medieval, Mad Scientists
One theme we disdain in our house: Zombies
Other hobbies I have - making electronic music with my synthesizers, collecting wine, traveling - particularly Europe, working with Scouts (I'm the Scoutmaster of my troop), the Tiki/pop-Polynesian culture boom that occurred in the 50s, midcentury architecture and design, languages (particularly French and Russian) and my wife and I are foodies.
REMEMBER: I am the last one to receive the box - the chain completes with me. Thanks!
3D board game prints: www.3dhubs.com/service/3dgaming
Martin DeOlden / Tawnos76
Chino, CA 91710
No unavailable dates
Currently enjoying Deck Builders, High Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A Twilight Imperium (Third Edition), Advanced Civilization
B DC Comics Deck-Building Game – AGES – Star Realms
C Mage Knight Board Game, Star Trek: Frontiers, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
I collect Avalon Hill and 3M games and have many that I am still looking for in my Wishlist. Placed them as a 4 or 5 in my wishlist so they would not be listed with my regular 1-3 wishlist. I also am an avid Print-n-Play gamer so I can always use parts (meeples, boards, money chips, dice, cubes).
I do not like Zombie or Cthulhu themed games and mostly like Ameritrash over pure worker placement Euros. I enjoy theme in the game as well as the game play over just a pure Euro with a pasted on theme. I also like games that can be played solitaire or Co-op.
Hobbies: 3D printing, Print and Play game building, Reading (sci-fi Fantasy), AD&D RPG gamer
Board Game: Coup
[Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:372]
D. J. Hastings
Location: Olalla, Washington 98359
Absent dates: August 17-21.
3-5 games that you are currently enjoying:
-Star Realms: It's fast and addictive, and I like the way each faction has its own flavor.
-Carcassonne: This was the first Euro I bought, and it's still a family favorite.
-Twilight Struggle: My favorite game. I enjoy the tough decisions with your opponents' cards; the asymmetric sides, and the historical theme.
-The Resistance: What can I say? You use logic, persuasion, and lying through your teeth. Perfect game for a lawyer.
-Dominion: My whole family is enjoying this one.
3-5 you have seen on the thrift lists you want:
-David and Goliath
3-5 things you like in games:
-Unique factions/asymmetric sides
-Strong historical themes
-Teamwork with other players
-Room to explore multiple strategies
-Interesting, difficult choices
Things you don't like in games:
Text adventures, cooking for friends, reading (especially SF/F and mysteries), symphonic music, tabletop RPGs (new hobby for me, but I'm really enjoying it).
Board Game: Le Havre
[Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:36]
Wauwautosa, WI, 53226
I will be at GenCon Aug 16-20.
We are really enjoying the following:
Village - Especially with the Inn and Port expansions.
Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
Stuff I've seen that I'd love to find:
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Monopoly: Tropical Tycoon DVD Game
Any AH or 3M title I do not have. My small collection is growing.
Mechanisms & Themes: I like all kinds of games. I don't play CCG/LCG type games and I don't play heavy war games, both due to time involved, but otherwise, I play just about everything. Theme I dislike: Zombies. Didn't like it before it was popular, like it less now.
Hobbies: I run marathons, I play and compose music (part time job, really, but I'd do it even if I didn't get paid), I study Japanese and we travel to Japan once or twice a year. Do video games count?
Location: Savage, MN 55378
Absent dates: None
3-5 games that you are currently enjoying:
-Hanamikoji: It's fast and fun. I like how you try and figure out what your opponent is planning
-Kingdomino: I really enjoy this game. It is simple but lots of fun.
-Guillotine: Played this one recently and had a lot of fun. Who knew chopping off heads could be so enjoyable.
-Biblios: I love this game. It is fun trying to figure out what to keep, gift or put in the auction.
-Sagrada: I love dice games and this one is great! I really enjoy trying to fill on the entire window, while maximizing the points.
3-5 you have seen on the thrift lists you want:
-10 Days in ..(have America)
3-5 things you like in games:
-45-90 min game times
Things you don't like in games:
Photography, reading (everything but non-fiction),Music (smooth Jazz, Alternative, Pop), Print and Play game making( I have made a few and find it fun)
Because I served, I will resist
Milford, NH 03055
No known dates I'm away
Games wishlist - I always give more than 5 since it's a crapshoot to get exactly what you want:
Bazaar - 2011 Gryphon edition only
Have You Herd
Mu & More
Things currently liked in games
Dice placement, worker placement, role selection, area control, older "classic" games (e.g. Samurai) that have proven themselves - getting tired of excess complexity intended to create supposed depth. Play mostly 2p, but I have many games that are 3p+. I usually like heavier games than those in my wishlist, but I try to be realistic about what's possible to receive. I have generally liked Kramer & Kiesling games.
Photography, hiking. Wife is a massage therapist and is into health and fitness. Kids: horses, scooters. I'm always looking for good books to read to my 3yo. Looking for books that don't put me to sleep reading them, push her vocabulary while not pushing the princess BS routine.
Edit: I have a game on Paul's want list so I'm fine being near the end of the line or last before Paul.
Bellevue, Nebraska 68147
No anticipated periods of travel or unavailability
I'm getting into quite a few Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, HABA - Habermaaß GmbH, and Gamewright games since I have a gamer that just turned two , and an even younger gamer that just arrived this week.
As far as board game mechanics; Five Tribes does some fascinating things for the worker placement mechanic. Karuba(which I will be picking up later this spring) and Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King both are very clever tile placing games. (I'm also excited about Kingdomino.
Promos, promos, and more promos, I am a completionist, and if I own the game, I want all of the little bits!
I finally picked up a copy of Kingdom Builder and I've begun to add expansions to that as well as Carcassonne.
I've seen some these I'm sure, others I may have imagined or just hoped were there: Colt Express, Amerigo, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, Thurn and Taxis, Broom Service, Ricochet Robots.
There are also some little games that I would love to add to my collection such as Qwixx, Rolling America, and Roll For It! Deluxe Edition.
I collect dice, I store them in a gumball machine, but I am hoping to graduate to water bottle (Culligan.) I like deckbuilding, tile laying, and worker placement. I like promos, especially ones for King of Tokyo, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game, and Ascension: Deckbuilding Game. I keep my collection current; including promos, expansions, and missing pieces. And I have a stack of games that has been accumulating on my pool table to be included in this round of generosity!
Buffalo, NY 14207
I won't be around oct 22nd to the 29th
But I am sending my parents address, they are always home so the box will be met with someone no matter when it is sent!
I am currently enjoying
The exit an escape games
Games I have seen thrifted that I would love...
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong... I haven't seen this thrifted... but it is my must have right now so thought I would add it.
Any of the gifp series games besides Yinsh
Any other dixit games besides the original
Cockroach poker.. or any of the games in that line except for the salad one
Crazy chicken (I have drive... just wanted this version too)
Any expansions or boosters to mansions of madness first edition. Netrunner, or mice and mystics
I love worker placement, games with scenarios, games with zombies, games with on overload, coops, games with minis to paint.
My other hobbies are painting minis, video games, and traveling,
user ID: blackgold369
I do not currently have any known dates that I plan to be out of town.
I've been enjoying Carcassonne, Alhambra, Splendor, Isle of Skye, Codenames and Dominion.
My collection of games has actively exploded (from maybe a dozen) in the last year after finding groups that I could join to play them. There are tons that I would probably love to play that I haven't heard of or had a chance to play yet so what is here can only be considered a very rough guide.
The Castles of Burgundy - I know it's unlikely to happen, but one can wish. I've played at a small group I joined and wouldn't mind my own copy.
Discworld: Ankh-Morpork - I loved the books I was able to get my hands on years ago so this would be totally awesome though incredibly unlikely.
Ticket to Ride: Europe - I would most love the 10th Anniv. followed by Europe and Asia. I gave my nephew TtR a year ago and would love any copy of my own.
Stone Age - I've played once and would enjoy more plays of this.
Anything Carcassonne that I don't have.
An empty Carcassonne or expansion 1 or 2 box (not the smaller expansion boxes as they aren't big enough) to put my extra game in so I can get rid of the other 'big box'.
I enjoy some strategy (not a chess fan), worker placement, tile placement, some risk taking... Haven't delved into war games though I did enjoy playing Divine Right many ages ago. I won't generally rule out a game unless I've tried it.
Themes etc. that I like: Dragons, Medieval, castles, horses, nature...
I am not a fan of the Apples to Apples type party games, Star Wars, dungeons or zombies. 2-player games don't make it to the table very often.
Other stuff: I love small well crafted items, collect items for Samaritan's Purse Shoeboxes, love reading Sci-Fi and fantasy and could go on...
Promos, expansions or parts for games I have (or want), player aid tile for Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets (or photocopy) and Scrabble tiles for a hoped for craft project would also be happily received.
Starting the registration process. I'd like to see how this turns out.
+ Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
+ No out of town trips scheduled
+ 3-5 games that I enjoy:
Lords of Waterdeep - Love this worker placement style with many choices
Thurn & Taxis - beautiful art and enjoyable pace. Hard to know who will win until the end.
Castles of Burgundy - also difficult to know who'll win. More choices!
(also enjoy Isle of Skye, Puerto Rico, Catan, Keyflower, New York 1901).
Ticket to Ride - Usually about the most "take that" i'll get is cutting off a route someone needs. I like the added things like tokens or passengers, too.
Legends of Andor - I like working together with my fellow gamers to try to beat the game. (Also enjoying various Pandemic types, Forbidden Desert / Island, etc)
+ 3-5 you I seen on the thrift lists you want:
Fireball Island - it's one of the games from childhood that is still out there. That and Dark Tower. I will own those one day!
Other Key games (key market, key harvest, etc) or games named after places seem to be really cool, too. There are many times when I think "That's awesome!" for what people find.
+ 3-5 things you like in games
I like worker placement, resource collection, racing. I am not interested in war games or family games (like apples to apples and whatever).
+ your other hobbies/interests
Music, traveling, geocaching.
Does your religion have lightsabers? Nope? Didn't think so.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals." Agent K. Oh my what he would think of people had he known about what the internet would become.....
+ your user name
+ your location: city, state, and zipcode
Glenshaw, PA 15116
+ dates you know you will not be around for more than 4-5 days
I will not be around May 7th-15th and the week of Origins(June 14th- 18th). But this doesn't matter as it is a business address you will be shipping to so it will be fine sitting there a couple days in my office.
+ 4-5 games that you are currently enjoying (and a why you like them)
Fief: France 1429 - This game has so much evil, backstabbing and conniving it's amazing.
Android: Netrunner - I love how this has the two sides that play completely differently. It's brilliant!
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game - There is nothing about this game I don't love - different paths to victory, ways to stall people, different starting positions, long term planning ... it's amazing!
Battle Dome - I love these kind of games. Silly, HUGE and fun.
I will try to add more as time goes and I think of more...
+ 4-5 you have seen on the thrift lists you want
Heroscape Master Set: Battle for the Underdark[/thing]HAHAHAHA! I know. But.. it's the last piece of heroscape I need to complete my collection
Pirates of the Spanish Main - Love this game. Love trading this game. I am part of an active trading community (miniaturetrading.com so anything I don't need I can convert into things I do!! )
Frontier-6 - have a 3/4 complete copy(with a shit box) and this game looks neat. I want to find a complete copy or be able to complete mine!
Anything fun, silly and involving dexterity. (I love Coconuts, Jumpin' Monkeys and similar games).
Anything I don't have. Seriously. I love collecting games(2297 (w/expansion) and counting!) almost as much as I do playing them!
+ 4-5 things you like in games (mechanics, themes, etc.)
THEME: I love THEMATIC games. Android is probably the best of this kind of thing. Love it or hate it the theme may stain your table it is that rich!
VARIATION: I love games with variable starting powers and/or starting positions. It's fun to be forced to play different ways depending on who your are(Chaos in the Old World,Cosmic Encounter, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition), Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game).
COMPETITION: I hate co-op games. There are very few true co-ops I like(Arkham Horror and Elder Sign are on that short list). I love semi-coop(Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game- everyone can lose but only one person wins), 1 vs many(Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Star Wars: Imperial Assault and anything I can possibly use a variation of the phrase "Blood for the blood god!!"(this is a reference to Khorne from Warhammer.
Cute & Silly: I love pandas. My wife loves tigers. If they appear in a game we usually like it by default. So much better than kittens and puppies!!
Offensive or Obscene: Nothing offends me but I am still looking! Plus most of my friends are just as twisted as me! Last year I got a game GETSOME and it's expansion... that I still need to add to the database. lol.
DEXTERITY: AS mentioned above things like coconuts or Jumpin Monkeys.
Despite the above mentioned there are also plenty of Euro games I enjoy as well. They are usually not as exciting or give as many stories to tell so I tend to forget them.. but I do enjoy things like Agricola. And I enjoy two player games and abstracts.
I guess it might have been better to list what I don't like as I am a pretty opened minded gamer!
I have one request... I don't want to be first!! haha.