2011 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa sent me...
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Just added a new Secret Santa Poll . Head over to [geekurl=http://boardgamegeek.com/article/7924278#7924278]Week 2 Secret Santa Poll[/geekurl] to see how everyone is faring thus far in this year's event. And of course, add your votes!

ALRIGHT! It is time once again for the annual Secret Santa List, this time the 2011 Edition. 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.

In years past this list has been heavily monitored as the gifting season approaches and I am sure the same will hold true this year.

Last year there were 1,437 unique entries spread over 58 pages. I'm curious to see how huge it grows this year. As a tip - if you go looking through the previous years' lists, please be mindful of which year you are actually posting your gift to. There have been multiple occasions of people posting a gift from the current year on the previous year's list. That would likely diminish the chances of your Secret Santa getting around to seeing it...

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:

"2010 List"

"2009 List"

"2008 List"

"2007 List"

"2006 List"



In addition,
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does a superb job using the data from this list to create his great statistical look at the hottest gifts of the season. This year's version of his list is located at:

Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2011


Last year: Most Popular Secret Santa Games of 2010

Want some for your stocking? Simon also runs a Secret Santa Sweepstakes which is located at:

This year: 2011 Secret Santa Sweepstakes

Last year: 2010 Secret Santa Sweepstakes


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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1. Board Game: Trollhalla [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2046]
Krzysztof Zięba
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So I'm first, wow! Not that I strive for this kind of stuff, but it's sure nice

When I got word that there's a package for me, I was rather surprised, because I didn't order anything recently. But then it dawned on me "Wait, it might be Santa, coming VERY early this year." And here it is, in all it's glory, Trollhalla! A game I've been eyeing since it came out, and was on the verge of buying it at least once! Thanks a lot, Secret Santa!

PS: I opened the package, because there was no card on it saying I shouldn't, nor did I get any instructions via GeekMail... I hope you're not disappointed, but I can be a real kid when it comes to getting presents, and just couldn't wait! blush

EDIT: and this is how the package looked when I got it out of the cardboard box
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2. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:227]
Annika Kask
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Dear Santa!

Thank you for the gift, it contained a new War of Gears game!
I received my package just today. I immediately opened the box. When punching out the parts from card boards I almost thought out two pieces with garbage. Luckily a friend who has the same game, new that there must be some extra stuff and asked me to return cardboards and rescued these.
We started to play it and lost in less than an hour, but I still like it. So, my dear Santa, if you live in Estonia maybe, you can come and play this now with us.

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3. Board Game: Marvel Heroes [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1281]
Matt Slowiak
United States
New Lenox
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Ok, so I flew home from work(actually I drove very safely, but that doesn't sound as fun) and ran(walked) to my sealed box from Santa.

The box was stamped "Fragile", so I of course was amazed that the box game all the way from Italy.

And inside were 2 wrapped boxes. 2? There was only supposed to be one. Or at least that is all I expected there to be. Santa must have known that my gaming appetite could not be filled with just one box(The first step to conquering an addiction is to admit that you have one. I have not admitted anything)

As I unwrapped the first box, I was shocked beyond belief at a game I have only played a few times, but I have loved every minute of:



The box could have stopped there and I would already have been thankful. But no, Santa also made sure to get a game I have wanted since it came out, missed it and have not been able to buy since. Marvel Heroes is something that I shall proudly add to my gaming collection.

Secret Santa I do not know who you are, but Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
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4. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:148]
Paul Taylor
United Kingdom
Nottingham
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Well, what can I say.

I am flabbergasted and that is not a word I use very often!

I have not only received MoM the board game but two of the expansions as well!

Thank you whoever you are! I am sooooo over the moon.

It arrived tonight covered in Secret Santa stickers courtesy of Shire Games over here in the UK.

If you are thinking of using Shire i can highly recommend it as I have a free gift with my amazingly wrapped pressie too!!

Merry Christmas and I hope you all get what you want, I did!!!!

EDIT: Expansions I also got:

Mansions of Madness: Season of the Witch
Mansions of Madness: The Silver Tablet
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5. Board Game: Steam [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:49]
Matt Smith
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I got home from work today, and my wife said a box arrived. I told her I hadn't order anything, and she said she hadn't either. She flipped over the box and found the shipping label. It said Boards & Bits! She said maybe it was from my BGG Secret Santa. I said it would be the fastest Secret Santa known to man, but it's possible. I suggested she open the box, wrap what's inside, and put it under the Christmas tree (once the tree is put up, of course). While we were talking about something else, she opened the box and checked the contents. She said it's definitely for me. I saw enough of the game box to have a pretty good idea what game it is:

Spoiler (click to reveal)
The name of the game is the state of water above its boiling point.

I will update this post when I open the package on Christmas and confirm my suspicion. Meanwhile, thanks Secret Santa, whomever you are, for the speediest delivery I've ever seen, and what I suspect is an awesome gift!

11/17/2011 EDIT - Well, I have the self control of a 16-year-old boy on prom night. After much searching, I found where my wife hid the box and discovered Steam sitting on a pillow of packing peanuts. I'm really looking forward to delving into this well-regarded train game. I've only played it once, and the person who taught the game clearly didn't know the rules, so we butchered it pretty badly. I can't wait to play with the correct rules.

THANKS SANTA!
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6. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:26]
Gabriele Berzoni
Italy
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Thank so much santa! kiss
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7. Board Game: Dixit Odyssey [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:102] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
Berit Kalda
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Thank you, Santa! laugh
We have a gaming night tonight, so we're definitely going to play this!
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8. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:227]
Alex Martinez
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Thank you very much Santa!!

I've just received my Gear of war copy, as I told you I have decided to keep it until Chirstmas day ,i will remember you in these good moments and i will wait to open the present with more illusion.

A greeting

First in Spain
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9. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:943]
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My Geek Santa is ultra fast - targets assigned - geek mail from space - couple of days later and i receive the package from the Galactic Gorlax US Emissary himself...

GREAT CHOICE ! a great spirit of christmas, fun and friendly, the TRUE spirit of BGG community !

JUST LOVE IT !

THANK YOU, and a Merry Christmas from your friend and species representant:

#nbs#



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Two gifts !!!! (really good this year )


"- Old Games - these are your new friends - New Games !"



Surprise: The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus and Steam: Map Expansion #1 !!!!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Merry Christmas !!!!
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10. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:151]
Shawn Kirkham
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My Secret Santa was very Generous!!! He sent me Settlers Of Catan and the Expansion (Seafarers). These were high on my list and you made my holiday special.

Thank you Santa!!!!!

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11. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2513]
Matt Crowe
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Cincinnati
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It hasn't arrived yet has arrived, but it's delivery is quite a nail-biter. My SS is weaving a great tale about the game's courier, Nobby the Elf. I'm going to include the highlights in comments...

Meanwhile, many thanks to my Secret Santa. I'm looking forward to playing!

Also, I got an awesome bonus gift:

Nuns on the Run

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12. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:139]
Tiffany Metz
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Waterford
Michigan
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Oh my speedy goodness! My Secret Santa is so awesome!

In addition to Merchants and Marauders, which my boys have been requesting, Santa also sent:

A la carte

Complete with a printed player aid from the Geek

AND

Loopin' Louie

Which I've been wanting for a very long time! It's a German copy, which makes it even cooler, of course, and Santa included assembly instructions in English.

Santa also sent a metal "Spin 4 It". Yay! A friend of mine has one of these and I've been coveting it.

Anyway, my homeschooled kids immediately put together Loopin' Louie and declared today a game day. They've been slapping that plane away from their chickens ever since.

Santa, thank you so very much for your thoughtful gifts and extreme generosity!

Merry Christmas!

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13. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:18]
Dan Foster
United States
Eagle Bend
Minnesota
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I got a note from Santa earlier in the day to expect a package. Santa said I should feel free to open it up. I was able to pick it up from the campus center after a meeting.



I opened it up and saw



7 Wonders and the Leaders expansion! Seriously, my favorite game as of late, having played it three times in the past ten days, that is huge since I am in a graduate program and have little time to game. I pulled leaders out first and saw another item, I quickly pulled out the base set and found

(sorry about the blurry-ness, blame a camera phone)

Macao, the first Alea big box game that I have been keen on for awhile.



The full spread! Thanks much Santa! I am very fortunate to receive such a selection of games this year!
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14. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:221]
Jeremy Coe
United States
Spanish Fork
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Wow. I came home for my lunch break from work and found a huge box on my porch. At first I thought it was present for my daughter from grandparents since today is her birthday, but that was the other box . I opened up the box and found two wrapped presents. I opened the packing list because it looked like it was a note and discovered that Santa had gotten me this and

Dixit Odyssey. I haven't actually opened the presents yet, and am undecided if they'll last until I set up my tree this year. Thanks so much Santa. You definitely went above and beyond this year.
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15. Board Game: Thunderstone: Heart of Doom [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
Jennifer Sachan
United States
Overland Park
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OMG!! Secret Santa is AWESOME!

Not only did I get the latest Thunderstone expansion, but I also got Mr. Jack, a game I have been wanting for a while now.
THANK YOU, Secret Santa!!!
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16. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:114] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Robby Timmermans
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I've got an ultra fast Secret Santa. Today arrived a package from a known gameshop in Belgium:



Included are 2 boxes, a note from my Santa and a discount coupon for the game shop. Now comes the hardest part: the waiting zombie

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Update 24/12: the day has finally arrived for us to open the packages (I know, one day early, but tomorrow is family visiting day). Inside the package I found a game that I wanted for a long time: Dixit

But there was more, also included was Dixit Quest, love it. More playfun Thanks Santa !


Now to urgently order some extra sleeves.
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17. Board Game: Carcassonne: Traders & Builders [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
Michal Nowaczyk
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I got my package 2 days ago but wondering if I should open it. Yesterday my Santa wrote me that it is just the first gift. The rest will come later by the time of christmass That stopped me wondering and I've opened the package.

Thanks Santa, my wife is happy meeple
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18. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:802]
WhiteWolf
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My Santa seems to be part of the secret Society "SSS" (Speed Secret Santas), too.

Yesterday the package arrived, today I got hands on it.

Without instructions I dug into it, and pulled out a Talisman and

Era of Inventions

Thank you dear Santa!

Only cloud was, that they sent the invoice and I looked at it... and they even marked it as "Without invoice"... had to shredder it and will forget the name by tomorrow, I promise!
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19. Board Game: Carson City [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:223]
 
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Ho Ho Ho!

My Secret Santa came through! I've had my eye on this game for several months now, and cannot wait to play it (I needed a game from this genre). Will be reading the rules during Thanksgiving Morning for a play later that day.

Thanks Santa!

P.s.: Santa told me to open it, really he did!
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20. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:92]
Bob Flaherty
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Loves Park
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I arrived home a couple of days ago to see an Amazon package sitting at my desk. While I do tend to order too much from Amazon I didn't recall a recent purchase. Much to my surprise, I found that Santa also uses Amazon. I haven't opened it yet, but wanted to thank my Secret Santa for his promptness.

Once I open it, I will update this post.

EDIT: 25 December.
Merry Christmas! I opened my shiny new copy of Navegador! I am certainly psyched to play this one. Thanks Secret Santa!
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21. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:72]
Solomon Stein
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Brooklyn
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Santa is awesome! This arrived this morning (before I actually woke up), along with the expansion. This is wonderful, since the person in our group who has Space Alert is currently at BGG.con, and we would love to play it at a birthday party this weekend!

Now to pass on the joy to my recipient!

EDIT: Played 6 times over the last 2 days: twice solo, 3 times with 5 players, and once with 3. All were immensely enjoyable. Especially using the Trek Alert mp3 files Santa told me about, which were a big hit with the gaming group.

EDIT AGAIN: Played 7 more games. I have now played Space Alert 19 times in the span of 8 days, during which I pushed the game up my wishlist, received it (and expansion) from Santa, and enjoyed every moment of it. Thank you, whoever you are!

EDIT OTRA VEZ: Upon returning from a vacation, I found two additional packages from Santa. I received a card sent with postage I can't identify, and Czech Games sent me a set of glass replacements for the wooden components of Space Alert. When I get a chance to bring it back to the table, it will be a more beautiful game! Thanks!
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22. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:24]
Chris Shaffer
United States
Portland
OR
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Wow, my Secret Santa was fast! A really great game, I'm so happy to have it. And, I also got PitchCar Mini Extension 5: The Cross to finally finish my complete PitchCar Mini set.



Thanks Secret Santa!!!
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23. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:55]
Jim Butler
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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Santa was fast this year! My box arrived yesterday. And Santa included the expansion too Chaos in the Old World: The Horned Rat Expansion. Thanks Santa! This was a very good choice.

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24. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:24]
Curtis Bensmiller
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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How fortunate....

I acutally wasn't suppose to be home today and at work. A change in schedule let me stay home today and what do you know. A knock at the door from my friendly postman and a package on my step.

Santa had told me the elves had gotten things on the way, but this was VERY quickly.

Once opened, inside I found 2 packages.



and I got Dominant Species as well as Batt'l Kha'os


(One that wasn't on my wish list, but one that I was actually interested in checking out. How'd you know Santa?)

I know I opened the game early, but it at least gives me some time to read the rules and get my gaming group ready to play. Plus my wife told me to open it
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25. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:52]
James Miscavish
United States
St. Joseph
Missouri
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Yes!

Secret Santa said a gift would be coming, but I didn't expect it so soon. Santa must have looked at my wishlist because this one was waaaay up there.

My wife and I love TTR, which I realize now is not a proper train game at all, and this just fits the bill. Honestly, I've seen this game at my FLGS (which isn't really so 'L' as it's an hour away), but never pulled the trigger because this game is $75! Thank goodness for Amazon and Secret Santas.

Santa may have mentioned something about not opening it until Xmas, but...whoops...I just couldn't wait after UPS dropped it off. I'm sure we'll get in a game tonight.

Thanks a million Secret Santa!
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