The BASH Christmas Gift Guide
Getting a gift for hobby gamers or just gamers in general can be tough. No one wants to be disappointed on Christmas day when they get things they don't want.
Never fear, Boards and Swords are here to suggest the perfect gifts to make someone's Christmas.
Boards and Swords Hobbies gift card
This is probably the ultimate gift you could give to a hobby gamer. You'd be giving them the chance to let loose in BASH. They could buy more models for their armies, hobby supplies or get started into a new game.
We do gift cards in various amounts. If you order online you will only be sent a code but if you buy in store we can load them onto Boards and Swords branded gift cards (currently unavailable due to Covid)
Price: £10 / £25 / £30 / £50 / £100
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/2Hd1dDT
Army Painter Wet Palettes
This may seem like an innocuous little pouch, but it contains what is widely regarded as the best hobby accessory on the market. Wet palettes help to prevent your paint from drying up while you're working on your projects which in turn means you use less paint.
If the person you're buying for doesn't have one of these then trust us, this is the most useful thing you can get them. Even if they already have one you can get them some of the hyrdo pad refills which will also be much appreciated!
Army Painter Wargames Mega Brush Set
If there is one thing a hobby gamer buys more than paints it is new brushes. These mega sets contain an amazing selection of different brushes that should keep them going for a while!
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/32WFw2y
Army Painter Hobby Set / Warhammer 40,000 paint and tool set
Both of these sets contain everything you need to get started putting together models and to get them painted. We're talking tools, brushes, paints, the works.
The Army Painter set contains a few more items than the Warhammer one (which is reflected in the price), but if you want some specific paints for Warhammer 40,000 then that's the one to get.
Army Painter set
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/3pF1ReD
Warhammer 40,000 set
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/3pCnuw5
Magic the Gathering - Zendikar Rising Gift Bundle
Looking for the perfect gift for a Magic the Gathering player then this gift bundle is it. Inside are 10 booster packs of the latest set Zendikar Rising but the real cherry on top here is the 20 foil land cards. Players LOVE foil land cards!
All in all this is incredible value and a hassle free way to give the gift of Magic!
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/3nAgXAb
Warhammer 40,000 / Age of Sigmar boxed armies
It can be risky to buy specific armies or models for gamers so we would suggest only getting these things if you are 100% sure it's what they want. If you're sure then here are some great suggestions
Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar Battleforce boxes
Every Christmas Games Workshop release these huge army boxes for their signature games. They are full armies that represent incredible value. As of writing we don't have the prices, but they will be available from 5th December onwards.
Find it in the BASH store -> soon!
Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar Start Collecting boxes
The Start Collecting boxes are excellent for either getting into a new army or bolting onto an existing one. If the gamer you're buying for plays and collects Space Marines for example one of the Start Collecting boxes will always go down a treat!
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/3nwMV0n
If you want to push the boat out even further we've suggested some starter boxes for brand new games if
a) you know they like miniature games or card games and
b) they like a certain IP like Star Wars or Marvel
Marvel Crisis Protocol
The big hit of 2020 in the miniatures world has been Marvel Crisis Protocol. It perfectly marries up the superhero aesthetic with the in depth and fast paced play of small sided miniatures games.
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/38Ud4SA
Star Wars Legion
The miniatures scene has been crying out for a Star Wars miniatures game and arguably Star Wars Legion has really hit its stride over the past 2 years.
There are 2 starter boxes available for fans of either the original trilogy of Star Wars films or the prequel trilogy.
Batman Miniatures Game
This starter box is an incredible set to buy for any Batman fan. It contains the 3rd edition rules (which are the latest) as well as 2 crews and some amazing terrain.
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/3kQd3BL
A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game (aka Game of Thrones)
If the person you're buying for loves Game of Thrones and miniatures games then this is a no brainer of a gift. The game is much loved in the store and the miniatures included are incredibly well made.
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/2INjXdR
Marvel Champions Card Game
Marvel Champions is a cooperative game where you play as your favourite Marvel heroes trying to stop the super villains diabolic plans. The action is fast, fun and on theme to make you feel like you're really playing as heroes you know and love.
Find it in the BASH store -> https://bit.ly/2ILC17N