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Adam Weed
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So, I am part of this secret santa thing for the holidays, and I got my buddy who is really into board games. This guy has them all, so I dont think I can actually get a game he wants. What I am wondering, does anyone know of any cool gifts that I could get him. I was thinking of like special edition stuff or maybe some awesome figures for a game. Any ideas would be great! These are the types of games we play pretty often: (and I think he has a lot of the expansions and such)

Descent
Sentinels of the Multiverse
King of Tokyo
actually, we play a ton of them.

Really, any assistance would be helpful. Thanks!
 
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Does this person have a BGG profile? If so, go to his profile and look at his wishlist. As far as him owning all of the games...there are over 5000 games in the databse, so I am sure you can find a few items he doesnt have.
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Have you ever painted miniatures before? One year I got a friend a Descent expansion, opened it up, and painted all of the character minis for him. If you have a good sized play group, having a "painting day" where you all get together means you could knock it out pretty fast since the minis don't have too much detail.

Games like Agricola and Carcassonne have special meeples you can get that add a little flair to the game:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dto...

Didn't Sentinels come out with the special box to hold the game and expansions? So there is that.
 
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correct me if Im wrong, but isnt there an expansion coming out for Descent in time for Christmas? that could be good to get if he isnt someone who makes day one purchases x
 
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How about game accessories, like a dice tower or some nice bags to store game components?
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Descent 2nd edition does indeed have an expansion coming out in time for Christmas. King of Tokyo also just released and expansion. On Kickstarter Sentinels of the Multiverse has an expansion with some limited edition type stuff if your interested in that. He most likely will not get it for Christmas but you could print out his pledge.

Edit* sorry here is the addi

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinels-of-the...
 
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From just yesterday:
Gift to boardgamers that is not a game ?
 
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If you were a real friend, you'd get him one of these.




http://geekchichq.com/furniture/sultan/

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A gym membership.
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joe_salamone wrote:
If you were a real friend, you'd get him one of these.




http://geekchichq.com/furniture/sultan/


remind me to become friends with Joe Salamone
 
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madhatter106 wrote:
A gym membership.

It's better to give gifts that will be used.
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lukedenby wrote:
joe_salamone wrote:
If you were a real friend, you'd get him one of these.




http://geekchichq.com/furniture/sultan/


remind me to become friends with Joe Salamone




I never claimed to be a real friend. Actually, I'm just a jackass.

 
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Did your SS target not come with a wishlist?

If so, did you read it?

Personally, I would be unhappy if I got a 'meeple beer stein' -- no matter how nice, when I had carefully crafted my wish list to make it easier on Santa.

If your target comes with a wishlist, but you are having problems filling the order, then post the problem and we are likely to be able to fix it.

Or -- BRILLIANT THOUGHT -- are you not a secret santa on this the BGG?
Instead you got your buddy as a secret santa in some other organisation?

In which case, all I said above is a waste of time. Come let us know!


 
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Truthfully, like I tell my wife...A gift card from PayPal. Easier for me to find the best deal at the time, for games she won't be able to find at the list of places I shop.
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lacreighton wrote:
Did your SS target not come with a wishlist?

If so, did you read it?

Personally, I would be unhappy if I got a 'meeple beer stein' -- no matter how nice, when I had carefully crafted my wish list to make it easier on Santa.

This is apparently a non-BGG-related SS:
adamweed wrote:
So, I am part of this secret santa thing for the holidays, and I got my buddy who is really into board games.
 
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MWChapel wrote:
Truthfully, like I tell my wife...A gift card from PayPal. Easier for me to find the best deal at the time, for games she won't be able to find at the list of places I shop.


Oh no no no. You must send the wife out into the wilds. I put The Ladies of Troyes on my Christmas list this year. I told her it was not possible. She growled at me. Competitive girl she is.
 
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Gift card to a local boardgame shop or online game store like Coolstuff, funagain games, thoughthammer, and even amazon

I also liked the suggestion about painting him a custom figure.
 
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