I looked around for a bit on past swaps and swap ideas and didn't see anything... But I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a board game/card game themed swap? I've been tabletop gaming a lot lately (in fact it's becoming an addiction yet again) and I thought it'd be fun to do a swap themed around it if anyone else were interested. I know some of you have to be as geeky as me...
Some general ideas for items could be:
Crafts made out of board/card games (such as the above Monopoly jewelry box, or even game-piece jewelry), crafts referencing or representing favorite games, homemade games from your own ideas, re-envisionings of existing games (there's like a million ways to do variants), thrifted games themselves, or even nice versions of free Print And Play games (I sit on boardgamegeek.com a lot and they have some great ones available--- a printer and maybe some laminate could make for a lovely swap item along with some pretty dice/game pieces).
Swappers could list in a questionnaire their favorite games, their favorite game types (strategy, RPG, wargames, etc.), the kind of in-game items they may need or want (dice, pawns, counters), and things like that.
I think it'd be a pretty easy and fun swap.
I also dig open/random swaps that have more open rules regarding size (I like when you and your partner can craft for each other what you agree on, without adhering to point systems. I feel like it helps everyone stay within their means and gives everyone a chance to swap who may not be interested otherwise due to "large" items being mandatory). I'm also a fan of extended crafting times (3+ weeks).
If anyone's interested maybe it can come to fruition!
I've personally never organized and I'm currently in the middle of doing my second swap, but if there were enough interest in doing a swap like this, maybe someone experienced with doing so could organize, or once my second swap ends (the end of September) maybe someone would be interested in co-organizing?