The Most Popular Secret Santa Games (2009)
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The BGG Secret Santa phenomenon has, once again, descended upon us!

As ever, I find it interesting to tally the Secret Santa Gifts reported in this geeklist to see what the top choices are this year. This list shows all the games explicitly mentioned in geeklist entries (not comments) 5 or more times.

(I shall update this list once every couple of days, probably into mid-January, to catch the straggler reports.)

Previous Years
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HO! HO! HO!


Massive Post Christmas Edit:
Dec 31st - It has taken me a while to process all the entries since Christmas Day, but now here are the results to date...

Minor Edit:
Jan 19th



Total number of identified games : 2499
Number of unique games : 861

46x : 1 game
43x : 2 games
40x : 2 games
37x : 1 game
35x : 1 game
28x : 2 games
25x : 1 game
24x : 1 game
22x : 2 games
21x : 4 games
20x : 3 games
19x : 1 game
15x : 1 game
14x : 3 games
13x : 8 games
12x : 7 games
11x : 6 games
10x : 1 game
_9x : 5 games
_8x : 8 games
_7x : 13 games
_6x : 11 games
_5x : 21 games
_4x : 49 games
_3x : 82 games
_2x : 144 games
_1x : 481 games


The ratio of geeks who were able to resist opening their parcels to those who had to rip the wrapping off (as recorded on 12/24 evening):

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