A BGG Christmas with my Secret Santa (2012)
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This year was the first time I've joined in on the BGG Secret Santa. With my hectic wedding planning going on, my other commitments, and my really tight budget, I wasn't sure if I would be able to balance this. But I really wanted to be able to spread some BGG joy as well, so I went in full blast and I'm having a fantastic time with my Secret Santa and my recipient.

Since my Secret Santa and I have been having a lot of wonderful conversations, I wanted to preserve them somehow. So I'll be putting the conversations here. Enjoy.

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Dear BGG Secret Santa,
Thank you for being my Secret Santa. I think I've been a good girl this year. This is the first time I've joined the BGG Secret Santa, and am so happy to be able to participate this year. I'm not sure what to expect for the BGG Secret Santa, but I look forward to the mystery and fun and games.

I've updated my wishlist, and please feel free to ignore the rare/OOP/not in print games, as they are there to remind me to buy them whenever they come back into print. I also keep my collection list up to date, so feel free to look at that to see what style of games I like.

Also, please do not to go overboard, as I don't wish my Secret Santa to be out of pocket or break the bank, as I know shipping to Japan is quite costly. It's the thought that counts

May you get some awesome presents as well from your Secret Santa, and I look forward to bumping into you on BGG, and even though I don't know you are my secret santa, I will still have a lot of fun chatting with you.

Thank you Secret Santa Merry Christmas!!!
Mandy & Nemo (Meow)
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Dear Mandy and Nemo,

I've heard you've been very good this year so I've been perusing your wishlist. I have a couple of ideas, but wondering if you and Nemo would mind an OOP edition of a game on your wishlist if it were unpunched but outer shrink removed, and had the nicer bits vs a brand new in shrink edition of a different game on your wish list. If you could let Santa know in your profile that would be great. I want to thank you for becoming an active member of the BGG community and Nemo, too even if he is a cat and not a dog. I appreciate your reports on the Japanese game scene since it is unlikely that Santa will ever get to the Tokyo Game Market.

Yours Truly,
Santa
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Dear Mandy and Nemo,

Thank your answering my letter. This geekmail way of communicating from the Northpole is kind of nifty. I will put my elves to work right away on preparing a suitable box for your gift.
Congratulations by the way, sounds like you will be a very busy gal the next few months! Good luck with all the preparations
Donner, Blitzen and the rest of the crew say hello to Nemo.

Yours truly
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Hi Mandy, I saw your post in your profile. Yes we may have had some comments in the some same threads before but I don't think we've had any direct conversation. Just to let you know I still have my elves and reindeer working hard but I may be out of touch for a few days since a lot of santas will be meeting in Dallas to get away from the northpole for a few days.
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Hi Mandy,
Well don't worry, Santa is back on the job now. I have packed up your gifts for being such a good gamer girl this year. I have included a game for you and your friends, a game for you and your husband to be and my reindeer included something for Nemo
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Did you have time to attend the Tokyo Game Market this year? What was your favorite new game there?
The Santa con in Dallas was great and I hope one day you can attend, a total gamer experience
You might be able to track Santa's sled CW365198932US at https://www.usps.com/welcome.htm

Merry Christmas!
Santa

PS if you don't want to have a major clue as to to who Santa is, just ignore the customs form and have Nemo rip it up.
2012-11-19
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Dear Mandy,

The gifts inside are wrapped, so you may safely open the box to put the gifts under the tree this year. It's fine with me if you can manage to wait until Christmas Eve to open them. For my family Christmas is the biggest holiday with both food and gifts, but we certainly celebrate New Year as well. When I was young I was very curious and impatient and would always try to figure out my gifts or peek into the wrapping paper for clues...My mom works as a nurse so we'd open presents on which ever day she wasn't working so we opened gifts of either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. We'd have gifts under the tree and a different Santa would bring a few stocking stuffers on Christmas morning.

I've been to China, but never Japan, I'd like to visit some day especially to see the Kyoto Moss Garden. I'd also love to be somewhere in Asia sometime to celebrate New Year.

The Game Market sounds like it was fun. I am always curious to see what Japon Brand may offer next year.

Hope things are going well for your wedding planning!

Santa and the Reindeer
PS. The Reindeer are Shih Tzus, just a little bigger than Nemo sized. They would love Nemo, they like to play but the kitties usually just run away and then they think the kitties are playing the chase game...
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Happy Holidays!
Hi Mandy,

I am glad you received your gifts from Santa's helpers. It was fun watching your video I hope you enjoy the gifts and have a wonderful wedding and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and get to play lots of games!

Santa and Reindeer Dogs
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Dear BGG Secret Santa
Merry Christmas! I can't believe it's already December, I'm still in November mode. Thank you for watching my video I'll make another one when I open up the gifts

Is it already snowing in your part of the globe? It's really cold over here, but no signs of snow in Tokyo yet. I'm wondering if I'll get to experience a white Christmas

What are some of your favourite Christmas foods? Do you have any foods you don't like to eat?

Does Reindeer Doggy 1 and Reindeer Doggy 2 have a new Christmas outfit this year?

Mandy
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My Secret Santa package arrived early in December, and I was using all my willpower to hold off on opening the boxes until Christmas Day. It was well worth the wait You can see the boxes I received here

You can try guess what the games are in the first Video, then watch the 2nd video to see if you were correct What an awesome Christmas!!!!!

Look what my BGG Secret Santa Sent me!

PS. I've played both games and they are a lot of fun!!!
Thank you so much Secret Santa Lorna


 
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