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Every year there are questions about what makes a good wishlist, how to write a letter to Santa, and if there are any hidden gems that could go on a wislist. This is 2015's "Rate My Wislist" thread, a place to get feedback from some of the awesome geeks out there.

To get things started, here's my wislist and letter:

https://boardgamegeek.com/user/captainraffi
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/captainraffi

Tips: To edit your User Profile to write your letter, click the pencil icon to the right of your name.
To add a game to your wishlist, go to that game's page, scroll down to the very bottom and under "User Information" click "Add a copy to your collection." Then click the box marked "Wishlist." (You may also need to uncheck the box marked "Owned". You can also add games directly from your wishlist page, by clicking the green plus symbol in the upper right.
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FIRST!

Here is The link to my Tips thread from last year.

Santas: Refer your uncooperative giftees here for tips!
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When green is all there is to be, it could make you wonder why. But why wonder? I'm green, and it'll do fine: it's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.
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Feel free to look at mine. I'm in a quandary this year, as I'm not sure what to wish for!

My letter to Santa
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My wishlist is a bit of a work in progress:

/wishlist/lisaabbott78

And my letter also:

/user/lisaabbott78

It's my first time participating, so any tips appreciated
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I got mine up too!

Letter and Profile:
https://boardgamegeek.com/user/kgk4569

Wishlist:
https://boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/kgk4569
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lisaabbott78 wrote:
My wishlist is a bit of a work in progress:

/wishlist/lisaabbott78

And my letter also:

/user/lisaabbott78

It's my first time participating, so any tips appreciated
Yours looks great! You have a large collection, but still your wishlist has a good blend of not-too-expensive items in it so your Santa will have things to choose from if they are too reluctant to go off list.
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LennyS wrote:
Feel free to look at mine. I'm in a quandary this year, as I'm not sure what to wish for!

My letter to Santa
Lenny, I have 4 suggestions for your wishlist.

Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Dungeon Dice
Cutthroat Caverns
and one I am surprised that you don't have
Betrayal at House on the Hill



EDIT: Added Cutthroat Caverns
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kgk4569 wrote:

and one I am surprised that you don't have
Betrayal at House on the Hill


laugh Wouldn't be a Kip recommendation without this!
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LennyS wrote:
kgk4569 wrote:

and one I am surprised that you don't have
Betrayal at House on the Hill


laugh Wouldn't be a Kip recommendation without this!
What can I say, I love it! laugh

I posted up what I did to my wife in my letter.
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Since it's my first BGG Secret Santa, some commentary on my wishlist and letter would be great. Don't want to give my Santa too difficult of a time.

https://boardgamegeek.com/user/res03

https://boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/res03
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res03 wrote:
Since it's my first BGG Secret Santa, some commentary on my wishlist and letter would be great. Don't want to give my Santa too difficult of a time.

https://boardgamegeek.com/user/res03

https://boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/res03


It's a good start. First thing I'd recommend is getting your wishlist up to about 40 games. Try to get a bit more in the $30 or less category, so that your Santa will have more options if shipping is costly. I'd advise looking at all of the wishlists and collections posted so far. See if any of it interests you. Also add in some lower cost promos and expansions. That way they can use it as filler.

In the second post I have a link to my tips thread. Also included are some recommendations for games.
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Hey there. Hopefully people can help me out with this.

https://boardgamegeek.com/user/Rimewisp
Mah Letter

https://boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/Rimewisp
Mah Wishlist

I mostly went through the top rated games and chose ones that looked interesting. Any suggestions (or warnings) would be wonderful.
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Rimewisp wrote:
Hey there. Hopefully people can help me out with this.

https://boardgamegeek.com/user/Rimewisp
Mah Letter

https://boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/Rimewisp
Mah Wishlist

I mostly went through the top rated games and chose ones that looked interesting. Any suggestions (or warnings) would be wonderful.

Looking good so far! You have a very good start to a wishlist, it gives your Santa a lot of options! Other games you may want to look at:
- Runebound
- Agents Of Smersh
- Saboteur
- Euphoria
- Talisman
- Risk Legacy
- Pandemic Legacy
- Shadowrun: Crossfire
- Nevermore

Maybe also try to put a few games in labeled "Do Not Buy" and rated a 1 or 2. This way your Santa knows what to avoid.
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Here are my letter and wishlist. Comments welcome.

https://boardgamegeek.com/user/tantan
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/tantan
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tantan wrote:
Hi Tantan! Good to see you again! It looks great, that is an impressive wishlist! And it's great that you are giving them ideas of stores to ship from.
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Fellow Secret Santas,

I'm in need of some assistance at expanding my wishlist to provide as many possible choices

Here's a link to my current list and owned games:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/sireagle3
https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/sireagle3?own=1&su...
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Good idea! I put up some games I know for a fact that I do not like playing as well as info on that in the letter. Thank you so much for the help, it was really useful!
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Kip is killing it again this year. I will try to go through everyone's stuff tomorrow at work
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Feels like I'd need to write a book to Santa and I'm certain there will not be time to read one. Will this do?

Letter to Santa:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/busdjur

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Wishlist:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/joules2?subtype=board...
Letter:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/joules2
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OK I'm game ;P

Note to Santa: https://boardgamegeek.com/user/Rapscallion_69
Wishlist: http://tinyurl.com/LordMalachiWishlist

Let me know what you guys think! Any recommendations based on this list and my current collection are welcome! xD

--Lord Malachi
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Can I use this geeklist as my wishlist? No? OK, I'll go put most of them on my own wishlist. BRB (after Spiel).
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Woo! Just woke up and looked over the threads while eating! I'll look over everything once I get to work (and get some coffees in me).

@Raff: Lol. I love helping people. It also gives me new ideas for games to add to my wishlist too.
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kgk4569 wrote:


Love your letter. Have you looked into the game Android? It's contentious, but I love it. I feel like if you can appreciate the story that comes out of a game of Betrayal then you can find what I think is amazing and unique about Android.
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lisaabbott78 wrote:
My wishlist is a bit of a work in progress:

/wishlist/lisaabbott78

And my letter also:

/user/lisaabbott78

It's my first time participating, so any tips appreciated


Excellent letter. Your note to the W&G participant will also help those game santas who like to include extra items or treats.

What are your thoughts on Suburbia?! I was surprised to not see it on your list or already owned. I'm more of an Ameritrash gamer but love Suburbia. I gushed so much about it on the first episode of my podcast that two college buddies have already ordered it
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