2012 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...
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Welcome to my 7th annual Secret Santa List. For those of you who are new to the list:

I run this list as a central location to let your Secret Santa know when your (hopefully much appreciated) gift has arrived.

Use this list to record what your Secret Santa sent you and remember to include any comments such as thanks that you want to give your Secret Santa. When you post on this list, you may want to make a note on your profile with a link to your entry so your Secret Santa can easily locate your confirmation of delivery and your reaction. That way your Secret Santa can look to see if you received your gift and you can post any comments you may have about the gift here and you can reply without the identity of your Secret Santa ever having to be released!

Please only make an entry when you actually receive the present! This assists those of us who read the list regularly as recipients are adding their gifts in a chronological order. No placeholder entries, please.

I find it very handy to put a link on your profile page so your Secret Santa knows where you have posted the feedback so s/he doesn't have to sort through 2000 entries to find yours quickly.


To see all previous years' editions of this list and to give the new Secret Santa participants an idea of how this works, look at these links:

"2011 List"

"2010 List"

"2009 List"

"2008 List"

"2007 List"

"2006 List"

Further helpful hints:

IMPORTANT - When you get your gift(s), take the time to "Add Item" to this GeekList rather than place a comment at the bottom of the list. This helps the statisticians out there.

A good example of how to make an entry containing multiple gifts is located at: this entry.

Making an actual entry will also make it easier for your Secret Santa to locate your Item.


If you would like to taunt your "target" while maintaining your secret identity, you can do so using the Santa logon. Just log yourself off and close any BGG windows (if you don't you take the chance of being discovered if the new username doesn't take) and log on using this info:

Username: santa
Password: password



I hope you have a terrific holiday season and enjoy the list!
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351. Board Game: Dominion: Dark Ages [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked]
John Wilson
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Falkirk
Stirlingshire
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Earlier in the week, the postman posted a card through the door indicating a parcel that could not be delivered because it was too BIG. I wasn't expecting anything so it must be from my Secret Santa. I had had one contact from my Santa so I knew something might be on the way. But for now I had to wait.....

Saturday AM, I picked up a parcel in a roughly "Kosmos Style" box, from the name on the side I knew this was from BoardGameGuru. It was my Secret Santa Present. But more chores to be done first so I had to wait....

Now I would normally wait until the 25th to open the presents as I like to get the surprise on Christmas day but since I knew the presents would be wrapped I opened the package. Inside were two nicely wrapped packages one standard Kosmos square box and one roughly the size of the Kosmos 2 Player series, and a Christmas card. The card made it clear that one of the packages was for Dominion and I have all but one of the Dominion expansions, so it must be Dark Ages. Knowing what one of the parcels was broke my will and I ripped open both the presents. The smaller game was Jambo.



Two great and thoughtful gifts, with so many plays of Dominion already the changes in dark ages should add some nice spice to the game and as an "Ex" CCGer I am looking forward to the combos that Jambo offers.

The card indicated it was from my Ukranian Secret Santa so I hope you have a great Christmas and if Google translate works

З Різдвом Христовим
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352. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:4]
Liam Jette
United States
Holbrook
Massachusetts
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My awesome secret santa got my wife and I Through the Ages as well as two promo cards for 7 wonders: Catan Island and Mannekin Pis. Thank you santa, I can't wait to play.
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353. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:192]
Matthew Galer
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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I was out of town, but apparently Santa's elves dropped a box on my porch! Huzzah! Inside we three very fine choices - Santa is awesome!!


Cartagena

and


Friday
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354. Board Game: Warhammer: Invasion – Legends [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Brian Vogle
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Jenks
Oklahoma
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Holy cow, my secret santa was very generous this year! I received a box containing seven wrapped presents. There was no way I was going to be able to wait until Christmas, so I tore into them. I was amazed by what I saw!

Warhammer: Invasion – Legends
Warhammer: Invasion – The Inevitable City
Warhammer: Invasion – Realm of the Phoenix King
Warhammer: Invasion – The Iron Rock
Warhammer: Invasion – Karaz-a-Karak
Warhammer: Invasion – City of Winter
Warhammer: Invasion – The Imperial Throne

Legends plus the complete 4th cycle! Thank you so much Santa! I love them!
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355. Board Game: Pergamon [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:670]
Patrick McNamara
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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Received a box from Amazon on 11/24. This was one of the games included. Pergamon is a game I have been wanting to play for a long time. Very pleased with this.
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356. Board Game: Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1892] [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
Patrick McNamara
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And this was the other game. This is the "Premiere Edition" with the Original Character promo cards included. I am a big fan all things Trek, and this is just icing on the cake. Santa, thank you sooooo much. This has been another great year for the BGG Secret Santa. I am already looking forward to 2013!!!
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357. Board Game: Star Trek: Fleet Captains – Romulan Empire [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
Jerry
United States
Elkridge
Maryland
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Wow, Santa - Thank you! My 2 year old son couldn't resist tearing open the wrapping paper before Christmas. There may or may not have been any prompting from Daddy.whistle Thank you very much - I can't wait to bring them to my group's game night!

Not only did I receive the Romulan expansion to Fleet Captains, I also got


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358. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:585]
Peter Johns
United States
Houston
Texas
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Woohoo Santa arrived so early I opened the box thinking it was something else.

In it was TWO classic games I wanted for my collection.

Elfenland and Survive: Escape from Atlantis

THANKS SANTA!!!!!

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359. Board Game: Andean Abyss [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:451]
Mike Pranno
United States
Chardon
Ohio
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I told my Secret Santa that I was going to roll a d20 each day and only open my gifts on a Crit20. That was honestly the goal. However, I had been fielding some trade requests, and because all my Wishlist(1) items are on my want list... well, I basically had to know what was in the box. It was life or death, man.


[Side Note: This specific case would not have been as bad because I already had the Secret Santa gifts in my possession, but something along these lines happened a couple years ago. If you have a couple minutes, please read this short thread to see what you should not do if you are participating in the Secret Santa.]


Anyway, I opened the package yesterday. Along with Andean Abyss, I was given:




This is one of those years I really wish I know who my Secret Santa was, because I got the suspicion they were a gamer in the Cleveland area who happen to know, perhaps verbally from me, these were three of the four games toward the top of my list.


The Stone Age expansion was played immediately that afternoon by the family. We were glad to add my six-year old as our fifth player. It was his first stab at Stone Age. All he wanted to do was have babies and collect gold. With some help, he did pretty well and had some fun. My wife and daughter gave thumbs up to what the expansion added to the game.

I watched snippets of three different games of Andean Abyss being played at the Buckeye Game Fest this past September but missed out buying a copy while in Columbus. It was added to my want list once I got back from the convention. Hence, I am reading the rules to Andean Abyss now and plan to give the solo game a spin before I dive into a couple FTF games.

Dominion: The Dark Ages might take the longest to reach full use, as I think we will only add cards here or there when we play with all the other Dominion product.

Thanks a lot, Santa!!!
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360. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:99]
Michael Edwards
United States
Everett
Washington
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Thank you, Secret Santa! Merry Christmas!

My Santa was very communicative, engaging me with questions, giving me updates on progress, and even discussing movies with me.

Not only did my Santa get me Navegador, but also in the box was the 20th Anniversary Edition of Outpost, and some holiday cheer in the form of candy canes.



Each item was personalized with either a message or a gaming themed poem!



ThanksblankSanta
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361. Board Game: Dominion: Dark Ages [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked]
Jerry Hagen
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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A mysterious box arrived from Amazon while my family was on holiday for US Thanksgiving last week, and my neighbor, who picks up my packages when I'm out of town, just rang to deliver it.

Odd...I hadn't ordered anything from Amazon.

There were two gift-wrapped boxes inside, and a note from Santa! One is a square box and one is a standard Alea-size rectangle. I've resolved not to open them yet...but it's a whole month until Christmas and I'm not a very patient person...

Edit: Opened Dominion: Dark Ages and Castles of Burgundy! Both titles I'm happy to have in my collection, especially Castles which I expect my wife will like a lot.
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362. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:275]
Oliver Petrich
Germany
Essen
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Last week I received a package from one of my favourite online stores. Inside there was a nicely gift-wraped boardgame. I realy tried to wait until 24th of December - but my mind hasn't been strong enough. Santa - I have to admit I opend your gift too early...

Today I teared the gift-wrap away and I got Vegas Showdown from my Santa. We played it all day long and we're loving it! Secret Santa once again did a very good job
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363. Board Game: Vinhos [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:196]
Gollum RP
Brazil
Ribeirão Preto
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WOOOoooowwwww!

Look what Secret Santa sent me this week. Way before Christimas, but I could not resist and opened the package. It was Vinhos, a very deep euro! Thank you very much Secret Santa. I really appreciated the gift and I'm sure we will play it a lot here!

Here are some pictures:








Merry Christmas to you and everyone reading this post!

Oh, and I've captured a image from Santa when he passed by...


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364. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:120]
dennis devriendt
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My secret santa this year was of the taunty type.
These are the games that were individually wrapped in the package (arrived from boardgameshop.eu , together with a 10% coupon).
King of Tokyo
Forbidden Island
Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game
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365. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:109]
William Richman
United States
Seattle
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Came home from a black friday Ikea extravaganza to find a box from Coolstuffinc at my front door. I knew from the start that it had to be Secret Santa, although he has been a sneaky ninja silent Santa. I opened it up to find a nicely wrapped package, complete with card from Santa telling me to enjoy my adventures.



The speculating started immediately, as it was a decently heavy box. I lasted all of two minutes before breaking down and opening it, as there were no instructions otherwise. Santa got me:


Mice and Mystics!!!

A great pick right off of my "Must Have" list. I am super excited to get this to the table, and I'm so glad to finally have a dungeon crawl in my newly growing collection.

Thank you so much, Santa!!! This will surely be a great game for the holidays!!

Edit: Quick update! Used the gift certificate that Coolstuffinc included to pick up:


Love Letter

Two awesome games, this has been an awesome first Secret Santa!
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366. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:85]
Brien Croteau
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Drayden
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Wow, thanks very much Santa not only this great title that I have been hearing very much about and that my wife is itching to play.

But also...
Mission: Red Planet

One of my grail games that I have been looking for a long while. I am spoiled to have such a generous and thoughtful Santa shopper.


Great Taunting.

Santa wrote:
Hello, Hello Brien.

I remember you from many Christmases before, but Santa's IT department is undergoing an overhaul, and your file seems to have gotten lost in the transition. Because of this, I will need some information to refresh my memory, after all I have nearly 2,300 geeks to keep track of each year, and Santa is not getting any younger. If you could answer my questions in your profile page, it would help be greatly in finding just the right gifts for you this holiday season. Here are the questions...

1. Who do you play games with most often?
2. What is your favorite game weight (on the BGG scale 1-5)?
3. Do you have any favorite themes in games?
4. What are your favorite hobbies outside of gaming?
5. Is there a certain mechanic/mechanisms that you prefer in games?
6. Do you have any little geeks in your household?
7. Beatles or Stones?

Best regards,

Santa


Here they are on my carpet.


Thanks again Santa.
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367. Board Game: Smash Up [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:406] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
Ramsey Salisbury
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Las Vegas
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My secret Santa got me smash up which I am super excited to play! I love card games. I also got


I only played it once but I really enjoyed it and now I have my own copy. My secret Santa did an excellent job of trolling me with messages like:
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Santa has sent a package or two your way. Santa hopes it will be your steamy ticket to days of wonderous joy and happiness


Since I hate train games and all. What I really like is my secret santa inspired me to do more, I ended up writing comments for nearly all of the games I own and inspired me to start doing my video reviews again since I fell short of that this year. It really made my Christmas special.

Thank you Secret Santa!
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368. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:30]
Robby Timmermans
Belgium
Wellen
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Last week I got a delivery, a big box with no note. So I opened it to find a lot of packaging:


But wait, what's that emerging from the box:


A game mighty high on my wishlist:


Thanks Secret Santa ! This will hit the table quite often :-)
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369. Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
CM Amidon
United States
International Falls
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This is my second year participating in Secret Santa. I really enjoy reading the posts about receiving gifts.

My wonderful Santa sent me Brass and also a great filler, Hey, That's My Fish!


My presents arrived the day before Thanksgiving, so my wife and I said we'd open then on Thanksgiving! Yay! My two kids were very excited and couldn't wait to tear open the box. The littlest one kept pointing and mumbling "gammme... gammmee... gammee." He's even more obsessed than his older three-year old sister. He drug Brass around the coffee table. We immediately broke open Hey! That's My Fish!. My daughter popped out all the pieces by herself! We played it that night with my brother after polishing off our Thanksgiving meal. A wonderful holiday made even better by some great new games.

Thank you Secret Santa. I hope everyone has a great Holiday Season!

When I have some time, I'll post pictures.
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370. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:142]
Jestin Jund
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Rapid City
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My secret santa had a pretty big wishlist to sort through and I think he may have gone the extra mile to see that I'm on a quest to purchase all things Feld. With Notre Dame in hand, I'm just missing Luna, Strasbourg, and The Speicherstadt from my collection!


Also in the package came D-Day Dice which is extremely funny for a number of reasons:

1. It's a game I had on my wishlist from last year when I was still finding my taste in games (I've kind of gone full Euro at this point).

2. My gaming friends just last night gave me more crap about how I say I hate dice in games but own so many games with them.

3. Is a game I wanted to jump in on the kickstarter for but ran into issues with payments, preventing me from buying it on time.


In short, really excited about my gifts this year and the one awesome note my santa sent me just before sending out the package. I still don't know who he/she is, but I can't wait to find out to thank them!


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371. Board Game: Merchant of Venus (second edition) [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:387]
Ryan Hopkins
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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I arrived home today after having been out of town for Thanksgiving to find a HUGE box on my doorstep - reason enough to get excited - but when I saw that the package was from CoolStuffInc, I knew that it was going to be a good day!

My Secret Santa had sent a GeekMail last Friday indicating that a gift was on its way, and so I was hoping all weekend that it would be there when got home. I was not disappointed. I was, however, only expecting A gift (singular), but when I opened the box I found . . .



THREE AWESOME GAMES from my Wishlist!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Secret Santa, whoever you are!!! I am bowled over by your generosity - above and beyond the call of duty by a mile. I can assure you that these three games are going to be well played for years to come!

Thank you again, Secret Santa, and Happy Holidays to everyone!
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372. Board Game: Merchant of Venus (second edition) [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:387]
Andrew LaFica
United States
Buffalo
New York
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Huge thanks to my Santa!! I actually received the box yesterday... saw it on the porch when I was leaving for work. I took it in the car with me and opened it while driving on the expressway, couldn't possibly wait all through my shift.

Turned into the best ride ever when I saw what was inside. Merchant of Venus has been very high on my list and it was a very generous gift from an awesome Santa.

Many Thanks!!
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373. Board Game: Star Trek: Fleet Captains – Romulan Empire [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
Evan Rattner
United States
Minneapolis
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I got home from visiting family for Thanksgiving to a box on my doorstep containing Star Trek Fleet Captains: Romulan Expansion and Shadows Over Camelot: The Card Game.

Thanks Santa!
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374. Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 - ? [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:210]
David Sims
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Santa sent me both of these! I am so lucky... thanks so much and Merry Christmas.
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375. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:139]
Loren
United States
California
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A large package was waiting for me at home on thanksgiving eve, and opening it up I discovered Merchants & Marauders! A game I've had high on my wishlist ever since it came out. It will go great with plundering pumpkin pie and raiding the merchants fridge for turkey leftovers.

Along with this was a copy of The Horned Rat Expansion for Chaos in The Old World (one of my favorite games), and a little card game I'd never heard of called Battle for Hill 218, which looks right up my alley.

Thanks again Santa!

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