The 2012 Container of Thrifty Generosity - Sign Up, Report In, and (eventually) Report Your Items
LIST IS CLOSED FOR JOINING IN; THE BOX WILL BEGIN MAKING ITS ROUNDS VERY SOON, SO REPORT YOUR FINDS HERE!
This is the EVER POPULAR Thrift Guild Generosity Container.
The Boardgame Geek Thrift Guild, is sponsoring another Chain of Generosity. We fortunate thrifters often find multiple copies of games that others just can't seem to find at all, so as a part of the First Citizen's plan to redistribute our Thrift Wealth and assist in future prosperity, to's time to kick-off another Container. Here's your chance to assist your fellow citizens of the Thrift State.
This is limited to THRIFT GUILD members. Unfortunately, this will be limited to the boardgame side of the Geekdo since we don't seem to have any cohesiveness across the domains.
The rules have changed a bit from the last box, please pay attention, here's how it will work:
1) Folks will register on this list (IT WILL START EMPTY). Registration will close sometime on the morning of 29 February 2012 OR when the list hits 25 people. This was the most voted for amount within my recent set of polls. This will mean there are actually 26 people on the list as I don't count myself; this makes it easy, as soon as there are 25, I'll add myself to the to the next page and voila, we have a completed list. After that, the list will turn into a reporting list.
2) When you receive the box, simply take out 0 to all the games out of the box. Replace them with at least 5 games in the box. REPORT EVERYTHING YOU TAKE OUT REGARDLESS IF YOU INTEND TO KEEP IT OR NOT.
CHANGE: At least 5 games in the box must be both complete and of a rating 5.25 or greater. ANY games with a 0 for a rating or less than 3 ratings will be treated as 5.25. (This is a mod from how the voting went...) There can be more in the box and these can be incomplete. It would be a good courtesy if posted a note in the game of what is present/missing if incomplete.
3) Post what you took out on THIS registration list (which will turn into a report your finds list). 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. Also look over the list and mark the game off the list from whatever person's entry it resides by...
Also post whether there is a duplicate of any game in the box - not what the duplicate is, but that there is a duplicate. You are allowed to call foul if there are 5 games are below a 5.25 rating. This will serve as public humiliation to the last person to have the box... It may also impact any contest I run.
4) Select a person to send to... You can select folks that are easier for you to ship to or by games you think they will enjoy based on what is in the box.
5) When you select the person, mark them off the list included in the box - ensure this list stays with the box as it goes around. It will essentially be a list of the people with their addresses! Also write down the games you are adding to the box! (I plan to create an infographic of how long the games traveled in terms of segments with it...) This didn't happen last time and I think it will be a fun thing to do... NOTE: The infographic will not have names on it; it will be the length of time a game stayed in the box.
6) Place the same number of games into the box that you removed and mail the box to the next individual on the list. Due to the limited # of folks, I think we'll not be able to include Canada this go around. :-( If people feel differently, please let me know.
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 parcel post. The following are the lower and upper bounds on the box size: 1.5 cu ft - 2.25 cu ft. Do not violate these please; this keeps the cost reasonable. You aren't expected to pay more than $20-25 to ship the box.
Also the expectation is that there will be at least 5 games in the box. There may be more. It is not expected that people will squeeze games inside games as parcel post is weight sensitive (though they are welcome to do so and you should check to ensure people have not done this); unlike flat rates.
Proper participation is on your honor, but I believe we geeks can do this without State oversight.
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 and state (this will be limited to the US) ALSO, email me your full address, so I can add it to the list 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
+ 4 games that you are currently enjoying (and a why you like them if you like),
+ 4 you have seen more than once on the thrift lists you want - the first game you are interested in should be the Geeklist entry item to catch people's attention,
+ 4 things you like in games (mechanics, themes, etc.)
This can be used to help guide people to select what they add into the box for you.
For this list, YOU MUST be a Thrift Guild member to participate. It isn't that hard to join the best community within BGG.
All games exchanged in this Exchange 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 copies of the rules. All game pieces (or at least nice SUITABLE replacements) will be present unless noted otherwise. At least 5 games will be a higher rating than 5.25 and be complete.
By joining this list, you 1) understand and agree to these rules and 2) promise you will ship any item to the person to be gifted 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. Additionally, I would recommend, but will not demand that you use a delivery confirmation.
Thanks everyone and I'll be interested to see how many sign-up.
I'll be having some form of contest, so standby and watch the list comments.
Board Game: Tikal
[Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:181]
"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
Yaay! I'm first! Well, here's the info
location: Granite Falls, WA (98252)
availability: anytime, not going anywhere
4 games I'm currently enjoying: Arkham Horror, Starship Catan, Labyrinth, London
Games I've seen on thrift lists that I'd like: Tikal (any Kramer), Survive!, Square Mile
I love variable player powers, but really, I'm pretty open.
THanks everyone, and good luck!
Board Game: Jati
[Average Rating:5.39 Unranked]
Ha ha! Just kidding--I don't even think I'd like Jati. Although it has been appearing on the the thrift lists of late...
location: Birmingham Alabama
I picked Jati because I couldn't really come up with one thing I most wanted from the box. Mostly I'd love to just find a bunch of games I don't have/haven't heard of. I have some decent stuff to put in, too, so clearing shelf space was a factor.
Things I like: theme, light to medium strategy, nice/interesting bits. No wargames, please. I often play with my family, so games kids can enjoy (but not necessarily kid games) are a plus, and coops. I've been hankering to try some dicey goodness like Roll Through the Ages or Ra: the Dice Game.
User Name Chops
Location: Lemon Grove, CA
Games enjoying at the moment:
Memoir 44 (basic game)
Command & Colors Napoleonics (friends copy)
What I would like to see in the box
Memoir 44 expansions
Defenders of the Realm expansions
Love the games with miniatures
These are too much fun.
Board Game: Ticket to Ride
[Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:105]
[Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
You're ruining one of the best songs ever!!!
This is my first time as part of the generosity box - just another reason I love the thrifting guild.
So my registration:
username: rabid bear
location: Ft. Collins, CO
Dates not around: none foreseen
5 games currently enjoying:
A very well done cooperative that will be my daughters' gateway to Pandemic. The cooperative nature s the best aspect - even though in our house there is a slight competition to get the elements.
Zenix Wood is good. It's simple but complex somehow.. My daughters enjoy it. It's the 1st game where I handed my daughter the directions, she read then taught me how to play.
Zooloretto Again another game my daughters and I enjoy, It's simple, solid and fun. Although we allow money actions after taking a truck, that way you can still play in a round and aren't sitting waiting.
Fireball Island It's big, it's a fancy roll and move, it's got FIREBALLS!!!
Tower of the Wizard King The tower is awesome. It's a euro dressed up as a kids game - with some good ole bits tossed in.
More than 4 games in lists seen more than once I want:
Ticket to Ride Any edition really - I get a bit jealous of all those I see show up. The closest I've come to in the wild is seeing a copy in the back seat of a parked car as I was walking home from work to go thrifting.
Burp The theme just look awesome. A balancing dexterity game we would all enjoy.
Loopin' Louie I actually saw in a thrift once - and had in my hands but put it back on the shelf. In my defense I didn't realize what it was thought it was another Gassy Gus or Crocodile Hunter type game. Ohh well...
Hive My daughter digs abstracts - I do too and like the logistical thought they require and encourage.
Talisman A dungeon stomper. I love em.
Aladdin's Dragons Dragon's are cool even if just for theme. I would dance in the aisles if I ever found this in a thrift.
Most of the games I enjoy are ones that are heavy on theme and strategy. DoW games go over fairly well with my adult friends. I primarily game with my daughters so games that work well with kids but are entertaining for adults are very good - auction mechanism games tend not to work well for this.
Wargames I'm slowly getting into - I seem to thrift these with a surprising frequency though so am not looking for any more at the moment - with the exception of B-17 Queen of the Skies.
CCG and collectible mini games hold no interest for me - I pass frequently on these in the thrifts and only pick up the mini's if I can repurpose for my RPG's but have more than enough at the moment.
Hobby game designer, please print and play my games!
Vacay weekend of April 20th
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Power Grid (It'll be my 4th FF board game, I can't justify why I didn't start with the highest rated one)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game (Used to watch the show with my dad as a kid, would like it for the nostalgia-and the game)
Balloon Cup (I haven't been here long enough to know if it's been on more than once, but I've seen it once)
Yahtzee Jr. (I've got several games I want to PnP and I rarely see these - I saw one for $6 that I passed on and one without dice for $.57 that I also passed on)
Ticket to Ride (Played it and enjoyed it, wife even requests it, so it's a must)
Heavily thematic - fantasy, adventure, etc. nothing too realistic/historic usually
Fun - Not necessarily too much thinking/some luck involved is good (non-gamer wife)
Toys bits - I like games with a lot of components that are interesting but don't make the game too fiddly
Players - I prefer games that can be played solo but scale to more players
Kid Friendly - this doesn't go for all games, I just wanted to throw this in here as my son will be getting to the gamer age within a few years, so some HABAs or Ravensburgers, or just good, fun kids games wouldn't be frowned upon.
I wouldn't mind some books on Game Design, spare components for PnP/Prototypes, or anything really cool you think I might like... :-)
So your First Citizen, based in the Thrift Capital (with a stealth address of Falls Church, VA to confound the Royalists), is fully available except the last weekend of March/first week of April (31 March - 7 April); we're doing a little family vacation for Spring break.
I am enjoying:
Here's what I've seen show up from time to time...
I'm very much interested in Thunder Road as I think I would enjoy playing it with my 10 year old son.
Pitch Car hasn't shown up much, but this is another I think that would be well loved here...
Heroscape: I'd particularly like some more trees, lava, and/or icy mountain peak pieces. Or some of the ones I don't have from Utgar's Rage. But almost anything would be welcome.
Wings of War minis.
I really like Action Points, Worker Placement, and Area Control/Influence as mechanics
I dig Science Fiction Themes.
I'm not a heavy wargamer.
Euros seem to go over well at my house.
Cool abstracts are always welcome.
I'll appreciate almost anything though and just enjoy seeing other people's faces light up.