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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,
Simon Hunt
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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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1451. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:85]
Kameron Gibson
United States
Delphi
Indiana
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Thank you so much Santa, for bringing me a copy of Galaxy Trucker. Since opening it on Christmas day, it has seen quite a lot of use already.

Also, thank you for giving me the Thunderstone: Doomgate Legion expansion. I always enjoy more of a challenge when it comes to deck-building games.
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1452. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
Shawn Purtell
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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Not only was I floored to receive Twilight Struggle, but I also received a smaller package that contained Bohnanza!

Thanks so much to an awesome Secret Santa - you're the best!
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1453. Board Game: Dungeon Run [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1653]
Roy Snyder
United States
Kalamazoo
Michigan
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After my 4 christmas/es, (ala. the movie lol) I finally opened my presents!

How happy I was!

I got an instant favorite game. I had the pleasure of playing a preview demo of this awesome dungeon crawl at GenCon this year with the designer
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I also received:
Hive: The Ladybug
, Hive: The Mosquito
, and Carcassonne: Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars
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Thanksblanksanta:!:
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1454. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:57]
Zack Parsons
Canada
Kamloops
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Finally came home after visiting family for the holidays and got to pick up my package.

Chaos in the Old World is in my hands! As well as the expansion pack for some Skaven-y goodness.

Thanks so much Santa, you're awesome! I can't wait to play.
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1455. Board Game: Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:680]
Joe Valdez
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Tampa
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Finally getting around to posting this after a crazy holiday season.

My Santa was awesome, actually the best I've had in the three years I've been participating. He was in constant communication with me, and yes, I did wait until all of the packages arrived and until after Christmas to open them.

My Santa also sent me a game I didn't even know I wanted, but it turns out it's right up my alley: Eaten By Zombies!

Thank you so much Santa for your generosity! I'd love to know who you are, you did a good job of stalking.

EDIT: Can't believe I forgopt to post the inclusion of some really awesome card sleeves for the Eaten By Zombies game. They have the Zombified Uncle Sam on the front and say "I Want Your Brans". They are seriously cool. Thanks again Santa!

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1456. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:148]
Michael Melbourne
United States
Shoreline
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Thanks Santa, I can't wait to play this. I was getting worried that I was forgotten this year. I'm glad I waited.
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1457. Board Game: Dominion: Cornucopia [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
Scott Peters
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Steinbach
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My package had a lot of travelling to do, from England to China, so it's no surprise it took a while to get here. We leave for a four week trip in a couple of days so it came just in time.

Thank you, Secret Santa! We will all enjoy this. Here's some pictures I took of the arrival this morning.





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1458. Board Game: Rallyman [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:493]
Arne Hoffmann
Germany
Essenbach
Germany
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I received a great big parcel at work on Dec 21.

Santa had contacted me earlier and written that he was sending from France under the name off a BGG user. Seems that he was stuck on his route there and customs would not let him put down his real name. Clever Santa to just use that of a french Geek. :-D

Christmas season is always a very busy season at work and I enjoyed a long day in the office. Thus I tore through the parcel and found a Christmas Card, not one but TWO wrapped gifts and, continuing my surprise, a bag of Christmas tea. Santa must have studied my Microbadges that I am a tea lover!



Santa told me to wait in patience until the 24th to open the gifts but to already put the tea to good use - which I did. *YUMMY*


My SO and I spent Christmas at my inlaws and finally at night on the 24th we were exchanging gifts. I was finally able to unwrap them to find




WOW! Just WOW!!! - was my first reaction and I am till very very thankful to my Secret Santa. Either one of the games would have made a superb gift and receiving both is out of the sky!

I had the chance to try out RALLYMAN only at the Spiel'11 in Essen and really liked due to the different take on racing. TAKENOKO had also made it on my wishlist after the Spiel, having not been able to try it but hearing very positive comments from friends about it. I am really looking forward to playing both games quite soon, after the busy season at work recedes.

Thank you Santa! Thank you so much! I hope you and your family did have a a merry and peaceful Christmas. For 2012 I wish you all the best - health, luck, success and many a good gaming opportunities and memorable events!
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1459. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:166]
Nikita Alexandrovich Selikov
Russia
Omsk
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On 30th december I found a check, sticked to my pannel house door, that said, courier tried to deliver box on 29 but was away, so I needed to go to a Express post office(whith is not local and lays in a long way from me)... I knew I Must recive it that day,so I called all of my friends rtying to ask them 2 go with me but everybody were busy prepairing to hollyday. So i decided to take my schollbag(to put packadge there)(how foolsih it was...).Luckyly on a buss stop i meat a good frienf of mine Igor and he held the same way as me. When we got to the place by bus it got dark and onle trafficl lingts slashed our way.(Noire wrigther ).
We were searchicg for this post office over 1.5 hours but finalyy we gon there.T was really surprized when i saw the box. It was !!!8kg!!!!(I was sooo shoched) weigt and my shsoolbag was 2 small for it. The box was size of my bodyDD. HTe path was hard bt finally i brougth my pcge home!Just look at its size!

I wanted 2 open it on new year but my curiosity was 2 stong! T have broke the box with my teeth and what I have found there!

3 awesome games! WWWWWWOOOOOooowwWWWWWOWOowowwowo!!! I am so happy But wait.. there is something else in there....

IT is so cuite...
Santa ur the best i wish all ur wishes to come true in This new year!
TNX AGAIN(coockies are really tasty)

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1460. Board Game: Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:510]
Anne Boleyn
Germany
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My very efficient Santa sent the package early - really early! I received it on November 16, but was determined to wait until Christmas to open it. As I was visiting family over the holidays, that meant hauling the package across the entire country laugh

On Christmas Eve (the gift-giving day in Germany - take that, Americans!), my husband and I finally got to open the mystery package and found, to our utter amazement, Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York! I had put it on my wishlist because I'm a sucker for English history but never would have dreamt of actually getting such an expensive gift!

Imagine my face looking like this: wow when I discovered an additional game inside the box: the very cool Principato by a Finnish designer. I started to suspect that this Santa might actually come from Finland himself...

...and that still wasn't it! On Christmas Eve I also received an e-mail informing me that a certain "Secret Santa" with a very Finnish-sounding first name had given me a gift certificate for www.kiva.org, a site on which you can give microloans to people around the world to help them start up small businesses and the like. I can't wait to browse the site and choose a project to support.

When I showed the games to my mother and told her about the gift certificate, she said: "This is amazing. You've got a great worldwide community there." She isn't the most internet-savvy person, and I think the BGG Secret Santa really gave her a better idea of what people can achieve together via the web. That's how awesome my Santa was

Thankblankyoublanksoblankmuch
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1461. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:127]
C Cruz
United States
Santa Cruz
California
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Thank you, my incredibly generous Secret Santa!!! I've been wanting this game for so long!

This along with Ra

and
Famiglia
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I feel so spoiled! Thanks for brightening my Christmas morning with these great new games!!!
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1462. Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:501]
Jean-Luc Simard
Canada
Longueuil
Quebec
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Well, I had some tough years with absent Secret Santas in the past, but this year it was far from the case! Not only did I get the pulp adventure game Fortune and Glory, but there was a second game in the shipment:



Lords of Vegas, the chaotic dice rolling game which I've heard good things about.

So a heartfelt thank you to my Secret Santa. May 2012 be a wonderful year to you, and I quite look forward to trying both new acquisitions!

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1463. Board Game: Dominion: Hinterlands [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
Amanda
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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Sorry I'm posting my gifts so late. I got very sick before Christmas and feel like I'm still trying to catch up on things. My Santa was very generous with sending me 3 great games. Two of which are expansions so I know they will get lots of plays. I got the newest expansion of Dominion to complete my collection. I also got Carcassonne Inns and Cathedrals. We have been playing Carcassonne a lot lately so I was excited to see this. My last gift was the new version of Aquarius. I own the original version and I play it often at my work. Thank you Santa for all the great gifts!
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1464. Board Game: Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Thanasis Patsios
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Athens
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Here's what my Santa sent me! An excellent expansion for an excellent game! Now let's get this baby on the table!

A second present just arrived! Santa must've thought I was even better a boy during the year than he first thought!

K2


Thx Santa
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1465. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:355]
z morgan
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Shelbyville
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Was really excited to find this in the pile of Christmas mail when I got home from vacation. Thank you Secret Santa! laugh
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1466. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:25]
Not really Ryan Leaf
United States
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Wow, so what can I say? First off, I had the best Secret Santa ever, and this, while sounding cliche, is indisputable (to me, at least!). We exchanged several letters back and forth, and I had the pleasure of getting to know my generous Argentinian benefactor. I really enjoyed getting to know my Santa. He's a just a great guy.

Santa's present arrived in mid-November (around the 18th-ish). It was big and heavy. I toyed with the idea of opening early several times, but I resisted temptation and waited until Christmas. Since my family is going on a skiing trip to Colorado later this month, Christmas was pretty light on the presents. So Santa really brightened the holidays. Thank you, good sir.

Apparently, Santa did a bit of research beyond just glancing at my wishlist. Because he not only included my #1 biggest want,

Dominant Species,


but he also generously gave me

Tikal,


a game I had been intensely bidding for in an auction a few weeks earlier. And if that weren't enough, he also gave me a copy of

Race for the Galaxy,


only the 3rd greatest game EVER (according to the experts. Which is me. ...incongruent uses of plurality aside.)!!!

What a wonderful gift. Santa, I can't being to express my gratitude. I'm humbled by your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness. I look forward to many hours of enjoyment with these games (I've already played DS twice and Tikal 3x!). As promised, I will send you pictures of the unboxing when I get them uploaded to ye olde computational machine.

Thank you, Santa!
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1467. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker: The Big Expansion [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Stephen Dahlin
United States
Coarsegold
California
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My secret Santa was really speedy. The gift arrived before Thanksgiving! My wife intercepted the box and wondered what I was getting from CSI. I wondered the same thing but before I realized that it was probably from SS the box was opened. Not only did it include Galaxy Trucker Big Expansion but also:
Finca
and:
In the year of the dragon
as well as:
Forbidden Island!
My Secret Santa really went above and beyond. The games were swiftly confiscated for placement under the tree but I managed to sneak a couple of plays in before hand. Thank you Secret Santa for going way above and beyond what I expected!
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1468. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:357]
Raul Evangelista
Brazil
Araraquara
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Today I received from the North Pole via the sunny Australia my Christmas gift.

It was a pleasant surprise and Blue Moon City was an excellent choice. He was on a top place of my wish list.

Together I also received a nice Christmas card.

Thank you very much, my Australian Santa Claus (I think I know who you are ... Does your [nick]name resembles that of an industrious and organized insect?).

I wish you a great year 2012, plenty of happiness and of board games!

Kind regards!
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1469. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:10]
Monika Hjelmås
Norway
Aukra
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I came home from Christmas holiday the day before New Year's Eve. I went through the Christmas mail and found the message from the post office that the gift had come
I was initially happy, but then I remembered that the post office was closed and I had to wait until January 2. It was two long days of waiting ...

But those who wait for something good, do not wait in vain

I got 3 games!

I have never tried Submarine before, but I love to try new games





Thank you my not so secret santa and a Happy New Year! thumbsup
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1470. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:90]
Simon Weinberg
Netherlands
Wassenaar
Z.H.
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Ok, so first an apology to my Secret Santa for making him wait so long!!

After a taunting email I received my package wayyyyy back in early December...but hey, I always make it a rule not to open until Christmas day, which this year was going to be in..Australia!

Unfortunately my SS present was left behind under the tree in Holland! Rats!! Double rats!!

So today I got back and finally opened my pressie. Thanks SS for the game which was a definite wish list favourite.

Happy New Year to Secret Santa and everyone on BGG :-)
Oh, and (shameless plug) don't forget to stop by my game auction where I am trying to raise 1000 bucks for Unicef:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/76021/2011-annual-unic...
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Jeremy Cleveland
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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So, I actually received this mid November and didn't realize that I was supposed to post this as this is my first year in the Secret Santa game.

I received Struggle of Empires which was a very fun game I got to try at a friend's house. I really appreciate this gift as I don't know when I would have had the opportunity to buy it. Plus, there is so much Ameritrash that keeps coming up with a higher priority. I am glad to own this game now and hope that it continues to be as fun as it has already been.
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1472. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:224]
Ryan Hopkins
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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Many, many thanks to my Secret Santa

Jim Gallie

Michigan
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who came through in a very big way this Christmas by sending me Defenders of the Realm!!!



My wife is a fan of cooperative games, and I was looking for a good fantasy adventure game for my game group to tackle. Defenders fills both niches perfectly - so everyone's happy!

My wife and I had a chance to get Defenders to the table this weekend (pictures below), and we were both so impressed with this one. In addition to just dripping with theme, the game felt like a real challenge, but not an overwhelming one.

After losing badly to Varkolak early in the game, we regrouped and were able to slay 3 generals before finally losing by running out of taint crystals on the turn before our decisive battle with Sapphire.





Thanks again, Jim, and Happy New Year! We are going to get a ton of plays out of this one (and I've already ordered the Dragon Expansion!)
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1473. Board Game: Runebound: The Frozen Wastes [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
Dave Heberer
United States
Redmond
Washington
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There was some taunting geekmails that told me Santa is Canadian. Then, I got a box a couple weeks before Christmas from Canada. It all makes sense though, Santa is too nice to be anything else.

I've had this on my wishlist for quite a while, and it will be a welcome addition the runebound game I've got. Thanks Santa!
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1474. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:459]
lance baker
Australia
west wallsend
NSW
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well i got home from my olds place for chrissy, and there was a card from the postie that i had a parcel to pick up.. i crossed my finders and hoped for secret santa.. as soon as i seen the standard box milsims post in.. i knew that was it!

thanks so much santa!

my bgg santa was also super nice and threw in an expansion to go with my gift i got from my aussie secret santa


Im definatly going in the secret santa again next year
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1475. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:284]
Eric Kusmaul
United States
Rochester
New York
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Santa was very nice to me and I received Hive and Mr. Jack on December 23rd after working an 11Hour day at the hospital. Made My day! thanks Santa and sorry it took so long to post.devil


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