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Deb F
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Hi all - I'm wondering what might be a good gift for a gamer who already has a lot of games. I've given him games in the past, so I'd really like to come up with something different this time. Are there any handy accessories or useful items you can think of that any board gamer would/should like to own?

Thanks!
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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A dice tower. Just in order to throw something out there.
 
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Some beautiful dice, perhaps? The Dice Shop has an impressive assortment.
 
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Glen Rudis
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Maybe some storage accessories for games..

Zen bins

https://www.coolstuffinc.com/main_search.php?pa=searchOnName...

Chip theory games has some cool travel dice trays and some storage options too....

https://chiptheorygames.com/store#!/Chip-Theory-Games-Access...

A dice tray in general

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_7?url=search-alias...

Depending on the games he has maybe some professional inserts to optimize storage from

https://go7gaming.com or http://www.thebrokentoken.com

And finally

http://www.meeplesource.com/

has really cool upgrade kits and inserts as well.



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Barx M
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There was a similar thread posted last month that had gift ideas which you can find here:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1893870/christmas-gift-...


This is a copy/paste of my RE in that thread:
Game bag:
Do a search for a Cajon Drum Bag. They are inexpensive, most are padded, and the perfect size for hauling games around.
https://amazon.com/Meinl-Percussion-MSTCJB-Standard-Cajon/dp......

Gamer art:
I don't have any art from Displate yet, but I think one of these would make an awesome gift.
https://displate.com/letterq

There are a lot of artists, this link takes you to one of them but if you want to look though more just start from their homepage.

Digital board game:
Steam has several digital versions of popular board games. You could gift a board game to them and then you will have a way to play online with them when you can't make it over.
http://store.steampowered.com/

Online game accessory stores:
You can try one of these online stores for accessory/gamer stuff or just for some inspiration:
https://www.d20collective.com/
http://campaigncoins.com/
http://www.meeplesource.com/index.php

I am not sure what shipping turnaround would be like from any of these shops tho.

Crafty Art
If you know their favorite board games and know how to use Photoshop-like software you can put together a collage of their favorites and have it printed out at Kinkos as a poster.

Hope this helps, good luck in your search.
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A pair of suede slippers with sheepskin lining. Very comfortable for the avid gamer.
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A framed portrait of Reiner Knizia?
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James C
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Highland Cow wrote:

A pair of suede slippers with sheepskin lining. Very comfortable for the avid gamer.


jfeast wrote:
A framed portrait of Reiner Knizia?


Now we're talking!
 
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[geekurl=https://stonemaiergames.com/metal-coins/]metal coins!!![/geekurl]
 
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how about a bag of Cheetos to eat while you play his games?

The slippers are a nice gift but they should be velvet and monogrammed, now that's classy.

How about a signed autograph of the rules to his favorite game?

 
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You can never have enough card sleeves.

Some other gaming accessories that I could always use more of:

- Hugo's Amazing Tape
- Box Bands
- Plastic bags for cards and components
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marcnelsonjr wrote:


Wow, how was I unaware of this product!
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I always recommend these:

Nicely done posters that are public domain per the artist. A nice framed poster for his favorite game would be nice if he has a game room.

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/53019/minimalistic-poster...
 
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Bill Cook
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TheSpiceOfLife wrote:
how about a bag of Cheetos to eat while you play his games?


I was going to suggest a bag of Cheetos, because it's something no gamer is going to buy for themselves.
 
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My gamer brother got me Go First Dice a few years ago and I use them to determine start player every time I play a game with 4 or fewer players. (With these dice you never have to roll twice!)



Other useful accessories could include a dice tray, a component upgrade for a favorite game, or component containers. I hate baggies. I like to use little containers (which can be purchased at Dollar Tree) because you just take them out of the box and place them on the table, like so:



Best gift I would love to receive as a gamer is the gift of time to play games.
 
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Any of these things, nicely made, would be a welcome addition at my game table.

Dice tower, especially a portable one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/536111537/engraved-dice-tower-b...

Or a dice tray: https://www.etsy.com/listing/564741689/wooden-dice-tray-10-x... tray&ref=sr_gallery_23

Perhaps with dice cups: https://www.etsy.com/listing/552220120/vegvisir-liars-dice-c... cup&ref=sr_gallery_26

Clay poker chips: https://www.etsy.com/listing/237992027/personalized-groomsme... poker&ref=sr_gallery_29

Card shoe: https://www.etsy.com/listing/568047673/vintage-wood-card-dea...

Card shuffler, as long as it's a VERY good one and probably not electric:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/557479788/mid-century-ely-culbe... shuffler&ref=sr_gallery_20

Card mats: http://www.gamematz.com/playmats/

Coasters, especially absorbent ones: http://www.katzamericas.com/coasters/gallery/
 
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