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Board Games Pocket Letter - USA

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Board Games Pocket Letter - USA
Swap Coordinator:user2637 (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 8, 2015
Date items must be sent by:June 29, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

Who doesn't love Board Games!?

We will each make a Board Game themed Pocket Letter for our 1 partner. We're going for "Classic" Board Games here so think Scrabble, Pictionary, Bingo, Monopoly, Candy Land, Chess, Checkers, Clue, Sorry, Trivial Pursuit, Life, Trouble, Chinese Checkers, Chutes and Ladders, etc. Also, we'll extend this to other 'classic' games like Uno, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Dominoes, and regular playing cards.

Pretty much any commonly-known game is fine; just don't go for really rare games unless listed on your partner's profile!

These Pocket Letters should include:

  • Fully decorated front of a 9-pocket page
  • Lightly decorated back (not just white paper)
  • A letter talking about the board games your partner likes/if you like the same/what you discovered about the board games while making the PL/etc. It can be short!
  • At least 6 little goodies tucked into the pockets. Goodies don't have to be game-themed, but should be profile-based. Common goodies include: fun paperclips, washi tape samples, stickers, smashbook items, tea packets, etc.

When folded, PLs fit into regular business sized envies, but are often too bulky/fragile for simple mailing; check your postage requirements! The link above and the internet in general has lots of inspiration for PLs.

I will manually screen participants. Your profile must be filled out well and any or all low ratings must be adequately explained. Newbies must have a handful of Type 3 swaps rated. I expect all participants to send on time, but if there's some emergency, please contact your partner and me before the deadline. A late swap is grounds for a 3 rating.


  • 1 Board Games themed PL to 1 partner (sender's choice for which games)
  • Containing 1 letter and 6+ profile-based goodies
  • Contact your partner and me if you will be late!

If you want, list some of your favorite games in the comments. Perhaps your partner will look there for inspiration!


user2637 05/31/2015 #

I love Scrabble and other word games, dice, cards. Gambling games like craps, roulette, and paigow (not so much blackjack). Don't like playing Monopoly, but I like the design of it. Also Uno, chess, Clue, Life, and many of the great 'new' games like Zombicide, Pandemic, Forbidden Island, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.

grandmaroro 05/31/2015 #

Iam so excited for this one. I collect board games --- new, old, odd, whatever I find. I can hardly wait. Thanks for hosting this one.

sabbysteg 06/ 7/2015 #

This would be cool if it were mainly about the new/trendy games like the ones on BoardGameGeek.

grandmaroro 06/ 8/2015 #

Some of my favorite games are Monopoly, Scrabble, Bingo, Clue, the game of Life, Mr. Wiggly, Sorry, Trivial Pursuit --- and on and on. I just love board games.

user2637 06/ 8/2015 #

@stabbysteg - last time I checked, ALL games are on BGG. :)

grandmaroro 06/24/2015 #

Oh my. user2637 I do apologize for joining this swap. I have two cats and like my children, they have the run of the house. I will do all I can to keep them away from my project, but you may want to use your magic when you receive my envelope. Again, I am sorry.

TC 07/29/2015 #

@fineapple / Haley Curtis of McLean, VA, age 17.

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