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Jonathan Post
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My sister is a photographer/performance artist, her husband is a Chef. They love games. Games they have & love: Acquire, Dominion, Power Grid. He also loved Glory to Rome when I taught him.

It'd be great to get them something with a theme that would fit one of their professions (which awesome-ly are jobs they love).

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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- $20-$30 range (including shipping, amazon=best)
- Not exclusively 2 player, but works ok->great with 2
 
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In my experience it's never good to gift games to gamers. They know what they like/want, and they usually get them for themselves.

So, my suggestion is a Board Gaming Calendar to fit their love of board games as well as your sister's profession.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/scott-king/2018-gaming-calendar/cal...

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Jonathan Post
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Thanks for the suggestion!

Fortunately (unfortunately?) I'm typically their source for new games, so they're always asking me for recommendations or requesting games for gifts.
 
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Based on food, card drafting, and management you see in some of the games you mentioned, Sushi Go! might be a good fit as it fits a wide array of player types and the price is right..
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Keary Quigley
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Veero wrote:

In my experience it's never good to gift games to gamers. They know what they like/want, and they usually get them for themselves.

So, my suggestion is a Board Gaming Calendar to fit their love of board games as well as your sister's profession.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/scott-king/2018-gaming-calendar/cal...

~V


I agree and disagree at the same time. It is a very risky present to buy gamers games without some serious insight to what they like to play. Having seen what they enjoy so far and adding a thematic touch however isn’t a bad idea so long as you do your homework on buying a good game and consider the recipients existing collection. I think the o.p. is on the right track and keeping the price tag small makes the risk less.
 
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If he loved Glory to Rome, maybe consider Mottainai?
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dave boulton
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kitchen rush?
 
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Calvin Nicholson
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How about the new Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game that might fit the photographer.
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Jonathan Post
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Done! Thanks Calvin!
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jonathanpost wrote:
... Games they have & love: Acquire, Dominion, Power Grid.

...It'd be great to get them something with a theme that would fit one of their professions (which awesome-ly are jobs they love).

I don't see how those favorites necessarily tie in to the professions, so I wouldn't worry so much about the professions for something new. I get a better picture about them from those game titles than I do from the job titles.


(but that doesn't mean you can't try)
 
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